Your Turn

Your Turn/Robin Colgrove

Posted: Dec. 30, 2017 10:30 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an airline stewardess. Every time I would fly and see the stewardess or see a movie with a stewardess, I thought they were so glamorous and how lucky they were to travel the country. Unfortunately, at the time I was interested in that being my career, there was a height limit. I am six feet tall, so I was ineligible.

What would you rather be doing right now? Laying on a beach or by a pool in a tropical paradise with an adult beverage.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I had a full ride scholarship to play basketball at Kansas State.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? In 2007, I received team member of the year from Hannibal Regional.

It really stinks when ... people are not on time. It is very disrespectful.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Outgoing. I am very friendly, sociable, lively and extremely frank.

I always laugh when ... I am with my children. They are extremely fun-loving kids, and you never know what one of them is going to say or do to get me to laugh.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Christie Brinkley, Melania Trump and Matthew McConaughey. I would love to know Christie's beauty secrets, what Melania's life is like with Donald and Matthew just because he is my celebrity crush.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... go home, put my jammies on and watch reality TV.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a good athlete.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... Sammy Hagar. I was at his bar, Cabo Wabo in Cabo, and he was there. We got our picture taken together.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... have a girls night with both of my sisters.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... stop living frugally.

America should be more concerned about ... peace within our own country. (There's) so much unsettling hate between Americans.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... makeup, jewelry or shoes.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... social media because I am like everyone else, Pinterest because I want different ideas for decor or recipes.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? "The only thing you truly control in your life is your emotions." Dave Lalande, my coworker.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... XM radio. Hits 1, Classic Rewind, 70s, Venus, BPM. I am constantly changing.

I always get sentimental when ... I am in church, and we are singing.

The older I get, the more I realize ... that life goes by way too fast. Don't sweat the small stuff, and forgive! Forgiveness not only offers you freedom but peace of mind.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... not change a thing. This is the book of life that has been given to me. Yes, there are milestones where poor decisions were made or I felt very sad about something I did, but that has made me the person I am today. I am who I am, and I have done what I have done -- no taking it back.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my leggings. You can dress them up or dress them down. You can sleep in them, work out in them. A piece of clothing with multiple functions and so comfy!

If I've learned anything at all ... Trust in God with all your heart, and dance like no one is watching.

Robin Colgrove, 40-something, works at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System in the marketing department. She recently married Mace and moved from Missouri to Illinois. Colgrove has four children of her own -- Colt, Catie, Case and Casch Doyle -- and now has three bonus children Clark, Kyle and Karlie. She loves to spend time with her children, her family and friends. Colgrove's favorite thing to do is to travel.

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