I, and Jim (since January) have been blogging for just over 6 months. This post is #95 (Chelsea, you've got me beaten by a lot! I promise to take on your challenge of posting everday!). However, this is my first ever "Blog Recognition Award" (and I don't really know that it is an award). It is the Honest Scrap Award. I was nominated by Chelsea and all I can say is thanks for having faith in me even when I suck at blogging! You're awesome! Here it goes- 10 things you might not know about me:
1. I was a competitive dancer for most of my younger life. I was in dance shoes by the age of three and quit when I was 17. I did tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, but I preferred tap and jazz. I quit dancing to focus on soccer, because I didn't think I had the body for dancing AND I enjoyed knocking people over in soccer MORE than I enjoyed dressing up. It was still really fun, and I don't regret it at all. I've even looked at getting back into some adult tap classes. We'll see.
2. I am totally OCD (to the point of annoyance) about having my house clean. I don't like being that way, and I'm trying to simplify/ minimalize our home so that I don't have so much to be focused on (less stuff = less dirty stuff). This OCD'ness leads to an incredible discontent with my house at times, which is embarrassing to admit, but hey- I'm laying out all my honest crap.
3. I had knee surgery in 2002 to repair a torn ACL in my knee, which ended my career (if I ever really had one) in soccer and those 8 months of being out of soccer was a time that I know now that the Lord was using to take my mind off of things that were secondary to Him and refocus the center of my life on Him. (That was a really long sentence).
4. I am a people pleaser, and this isn't something that is always to my benefit. I many times care more about pleasing people than I do my own health or God. To know that I have let you down in some way is the greatest form of punishment. My parents always instilled in me that they expected 110% and thinking about letting them down is what drove me sometimes- not so much that I loved what I was doing. I think that has carried into other areas of my life, sometimes in unhealthy ways (like being OCD about my house).
5. I have an incredible fear of being sick. Most of you do know that I have been diagnosed with IBS, and after not making it to the bathroom ONE TIME, I know incredibly limit myself on what I can do. Anything out of the ordinary, stressful, or new that I may want to do will many times not get done because of my fear of getting sick and embarrassing myself again.
6. I love fast food for it's convenience. (Maybe this links back to not making a mess in my house/car?) I know that it is incredibly unhealthy and I've seen "Super Size Me" and it still doesn't fade me. I'm a sicko.
7. I am forgiver, but not a forgetter. If you hurt me once, chances are you won't have another chance to do it again. I tend to be incredibly critical and judgmental of people. I'm always watching to see what you do or say to either use as a weapon against you or to justify something in myself. Isn't that awful?
8. I almost completely cut my pinky off one time while carving a pumpkin at Halloween. Lesson learned: always wash and dry your hands after cleaning all of the gooey stuff out of the middle. Don't immediately grab a 7-inch serrated knife and stab it into the pumpkin. Your hand will slip off the handle and rip you finger off as it slides down the blade.
9. I also had to get stitches another time because I was laying on my back with my legs in the air (making a right angle with my body) and holding a Dr. Pepper can in my feet. The can dropped and hit me right on the bridge of my nose, slicing it open.
10. I don't drink enough water. 60% of what I drink is Dr. Pepper. The other 30% is sweet tea. 10% is water.
Now I’m supposed to nominate 10 bloggers. I’m not going to because I don't read that many.
Kimberly Ginnings is one of my dear friends from high school who is one of the coolest, most fun, people I know. She is a great friend to go get coffee or tea with, eat a good meal with, or just hang out with and talk things through.
Emily Fulcher is another dear friend of mine from high school who is a good friend for me because she is married and young! We just connect on a special level that is different from the bond I share with other friends.
Tammy Trembley is a co-worker of mine who is one of the most hard working people I know. She has an awesome sense of humor and does a great job at running Upward @ our church!