10 Things About Me

I was tagged by Nell for this one. I’m excited that there is someone out there who wants to know more about me! Here goes…

  1. I met Joe in a chat room online over 10 years ago. He was living in Wisconsin and I was in California; we were both 16. We met in person 3 months later, and were engaged 3 months after that. We’ve been married since 1999.
  2. I lost my dad to AIDS in when I was 10. This was a secret in my family for a long time, even from me, and I still feel anxious when I tell someone.
  3. I had a natural child birth planned, but ended up being induced at 41.5 weeks. This led to getting dosed with pitocin when I didn’t progress quickly enough, but I slid home with no pain medication. I am proud of myself for this and happy with the birth, although I will not cave to the doctor’s wish to induce next time (if there is a next time).
  4. I like crafts. I’ve dabbled in beaded jewelery, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, and quilting. I’m not very good at knitting, although I love yarn.
  5. I took four college classes and then quit going to school. I may go back someday if I can come up with a career goal that keeps my interest for more than a second. Right now I’m torn between social work, lactation consultant, finance, human resources, English, photography, and child development/psychology. Do you see why I don’t go to school?
  6. I question everything, so don’t ever be offended if I don’t take your word for it. It’s not that I doubt what is being said; I just want to make sense of it all for myself. I need more information to do that. Google was made for people like me – I love to research!
  7. I have a nose piercing. I got it because I think my looks give others the impression that I am super young and sweet. I wanted something that would give the hint that I’m not quite what I seem. Aside from my ear piercings, this is the only thing marking my body.
  8. It is difficult for me to make and keep friends. This is most likely because I have social anxiety, trouble opening up emotionally, and I am not a good conversationalist. Also, I am unforgiving (although I’m working on this) and too honest.
  9. I am atheist. This doesn’t mean I am lacking in morals/ethics, it just means that I don’t use a book or person I’ve never met to tell me what is right (consideration for others is something everyone should have, regardless of belief). Unfortunately, this somehow makes me the least trusted minority in America.
  10. I have three cats. Wicket is a full-bred Tonkinese, Lyra is a rescued tabby/Siamese mix, and Blue is a tabby we adopted from a friend.

Tag time (I’ll just do one but anyone else who wants can participate, as well):

Zen Mama

6 thoughts on “10 Things About Me”

  1. 3. Hopefully, if there is a next time, it will be fast, on time, and relatively pain free.

    9. I had no idea that atheists are the least trusted minority. Wow. And I count myself in your number as well, at least most of the time.

  2. Wow. I am *floored* that you got engaged six months after meeting, and at such a young age! Dang, yo!
    I guess your parents must’ve thought you were good together!
    (no way would my parents have let me get engaged in HS!) ;p

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