My son tagged me on Facebook to share 10 things about myself. I’m always up for that kind of challenge because it helps me gather thoughts and memories that I want to document. Here goes:
1. I’ve never put together a résumé or had an official job interview. I’ve worked for our family businesses (both sides) and been self-employed. I did have a job as a resident assistant in a dorm in college, but they came to me and asked me to fill the position – no application necessary. The freelance work I’ve done online has been found through connections I’ve made because of my blog.
2. I was born with crooked legs and had to wear casts and a brace when I was a baby. One leg was never properly fixed so I had to have it surgically broken and the bones stapled when I was 17 years old. I was in a cast up to my hip and I missed 4 months of my junior year in high school because of that.
3. After a 4 month recovery of mostly being in bed from my leg surgery, my tailbone was bent and I returned to high school using a cane for my leg and a doughnut cushion for my poor tushie. It’s amazing to note that this is the time Jeff and I started dating (the first time).
4. I’ve never had any alcohol to drink with the exception of one sip of crème de menthe that my grandmother gave me when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I thought it was a candy drink and she let me take a drink. I’m still kind of mad at her for ruining my record.
5. I played the guitar from the time I was about 10 years old until I was 12. Then I broke my pinky finger playing dodgeball at school (I hated that game) and I had a really hard time holding down the chords after that so I quit.
6. When I was young, I really, really wanted LEGOS, but I assumed that they were just for boys for some reason so I never told my parents. I’m sure they would have bought me some if they knew. I’ve more than made it up to myself in recent years.
7. I was an only child for 12 years and always desperately wanted a sibling. I prayed for one every night until our family was blessed with my brother Mike. Then we were blessed again when my parents adopted my brother Zach when I was 19 years old. The three of us are very spread out in age, but we get along great and are very close. We don’t fight and never have.
8. I went to three different colleges, a study abroad in England, and switched majors at least four times. Somehow, I still graduated from college in 5 years time. I was very lucky to have super supportive parents who just wanted me to get a college degree and let me try out several different experiences to get to that goal.
9. I won the State DECA championship for sales when I was a senior in high school. There was no national level to go on to. My presentation was on frozen soup and one of the judges was in the restaurant industry and actually wanted to buy it when I was finished.
10. When we were grocery shopping the other day, Jeff pointed out to me that when I put some cookies in our cart, I gave them a loving little pat like I was tucking them in for the night. I have no idea how long I’ve been doing that, but I’ve been aware ever since that I really do have the urge to do that with cookies. I love them so much, they are like my little babies. lol!
If you haven’t been tagged by anyone with a number, I hope you will just pick a number and share some fun little tidbits about yourself. It’s a great memory keeping activity and a gift to those who would love to get to know you better!