Day Five: Ten Things About Me

I was just thinking about a post I saw once on someone’s blog and it was 100 things about them! I’ve been have trouble with the 10, so without further ado…

1) I’ve had chronic insomnia since I was 13 years old. I only sleep in 30-45 minute increments and never more than 3.5 to 4 hours total. No one’s ever figured out why.

2) I also haven’t slept in my bed in over 2 years. My oldest dog was very sick for a while and I was always having to check on him, so I slept on the couch and I just never went back, lol.

3) I go to the movies almost every week and I never pay out of pocket. When friends or family ask me what I want for birthdays and holidays, I ask for movie gift cards. Weekend movies before noon are discounted, so I make them last a long time.

4) I grew up in a very rural area. We lived in a log cabin that my parents built and went without electricity and running water for over a year when we first moved in…I don’t miss it at all. 🙂

5) I changed my first, middle, and last names when I was 23. Apparently, I picked my new name well, because within 6 months, none of my coworkers could remember my old name!

6) I’ve been vegan since 1995 when I almost died from salmonella poisoning.

7) I’ve also worked at the same company since 1995. When I tell people that, they look at me as if I’ve grown another head.

8) I’ve written at least one letter a week since I was 18.

9) I was in ballet for almost 8 years. Because of this, my big toes stick up and wear holes in the tops of all my shoes, lol.

10) I was also in gymnastics as a child and broke my collarbone on the balance beam during a competition.


3 thoughts on “Day Five: Ten Things About Me

  1. i LOVE that you write letters. I wish I could get into that again. I used to have a penpal in Ireland and my cousin in Ontario and I used to write back and forth a lot. My cousin and I still write back and forth, but now it’s by text–which is a LOT faster. 🙂 But writing letters is an art, I believe. Nice getting to know you better.

  2. yay for movies. I always give my kids movie gift cards. We are all movie fans.

    I am committing to the practice of letter writing for 2014. So cool that you have are a letter writer.

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