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Life Lessons: Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

Life Lessons:
Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

Are you happy at the moment?

I’m happily overwhelmed at the moment.  I have a lot going on, but don’t we all?

If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

Being a grown up is ridiculously overrated and no, you do not need a boyfriend to be complete. You define you.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

Don’t be afraid to stay true to myself and go with my gut.  This especially applies to making ethically sound and responsible business decisions!

What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

World domination, of course.  I kid…well sorta.  My goal is to be fully self-sustaining as a blogger-freelancer-new-media-pro.

What’s your secret to happiness?

Simplicity.  The simple things in life are the sweetest.  Reading a book, sharing a meal, dancing around like a nut…that’s the real stuff life is made of.

What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

It’s going to sound corny, but when I found myself struggling to keep my head above water, I step away from what I’m doing and have my munchkins give me a power hug.  It keeps me grounded and reminds me of what’s important.

What’s your biggest regret?

I don’t do regret.  I just don’t.  I am the sum of my experiences.  Every fall and every success has lead me to the person I am today.  And I like love who I am.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

To love and respect each other as sisters and friends.  They are each other’s constants and as military kids, they need to stick together.

What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

Getting worked up and stressed out about things that I have zero control over.

Aside from motherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

That I know myself really well.  I know what I like, I know what I don’t like, and I’m not afraid to stand up for what I believe.

When were you happiest?

Whenever I’m with my family…as a military spouse, I live so far removed from my parents.  My parents are my rock and I am happiest when I have them in my daily life.

What ten words best describe you?

Ambitious, confident, caffeinated, quirky, compassionate, cheeky, committed, intelligent, loyal, outgoing, Mom.

Adrianna Domingos-Lupher, is the owner and writer at Military Money Chica and the Co-founder of Military Spouse Bloggers. On her personal blog, Military Money Chica, she seeks to empower military spouses to make the most of their money, family, and the military experience with a sprinkling of Latina sabor. Military Spouse Bloggers is the first professional network and agency that seeks to help military spouses build a portable and sustainable career in new media.

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