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Thanks to everyone that linked up with us two weeks ago. It was interesting and fun to read everyone’s 5 words they picked to describe themselves. It was also interesting to read that quite a few said they were introverted. Today I will be sharing more and writing about a few things you may not know about me.
I’ve never been hospitalized
I’ve been to the ER when I broke a glass with my arm and had to get stitches. I spent a few nights with my mother in her room when she was hospitalized after her stroke. Nope, nothing for me.
I was engaged
We had our hall, church, and date picked out. Things fell through. I remember the day I was supposed to get married, it RAINED! Do I see myself getting married in the future? Definitely not. Nothing wrong with it. I am just used to it being me, myself, and I (with my cats too) and I am perfectly fine with it. However, I do wonder what my life would be like if I had gotten married.
I eat A LOT when I get stressed out
Food relaxes me. Sometimes I like to get a Big Mac with fries and a Coke with no ice from McDonald’s. Who doesn’t like fries from McDonald’s?
There are 7 in my family and I am the 2nd youngest
There are 3 girls, one boy, and then 3 more girls. All of us are about 2 years apart. That is how I can remember the ages. The oldest is 10 years older than me. Rumor is that I was named after my grandmother (my dad’s mom) because I was supposed to be the last one.
I cannot stand the taste or smell of whiskey
Just thinking and writing about it makes me queasy. Let’s go back to 1993. I was in college for summer school. I was at a party and we were playing “Quarters”. You know where I am getting at, right? Yep. I had too many shots that night.
I was born in Mexico but emigrated to the US when I was 5
I still remember that day. My mom and my siblings arrived on July 4, 1978. We were supposed to arrive the day before but we missed our flight. Well, that is the story my siblings tell me. I have some vague memory of being in the airport and being outside. I also remember being in a car and seeing the Sears Tower and the lake. Now that I am older I know that was the Kennedy Expressway (I-90). I have some memories of living in Mexico, but sometimes I do wonder if they’re real.
I wore braces and glasses in high school
High school is already awkward. I got braces at the end of my freshman year and wore them till the beginning of my senior year. The glasses I got at the beginning of my senior year too. I was already a quiet and shy girl so it didn’t really bother me. As a matter of fact, I had a great time in high school! I was not a social butterfly but I still had many great friends.
I have 3 tattoos
I have a panther, a butterfly, and a sun. I would like to get another one but am not sure. The last one (the sun) is on my ankle and that was painful.
I wasn’t always a teacher
After college I worked at The Lodge for 3 months. It was a company owned by McDonalds’s. Then I worked several years and different positions at the American Bar Association. It was there that I received an email to attend an orientation for people wanting to make a career change. I went because another friend of mine was going too. I remember someone there telling us not to go into teaching just for the money. A few months later I had an interview. Then did a few years of graduate school. As much as it is tough to be a teacher, I do not regret it one bit. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
My dad passed away when I was 18 years old
It was at the end of my freshman year of college. I was never close to him. He was a quiet man and we rarely talked. I remember before leaving for college, he asked me a question. I don’t recall what it was but I responded with “yes”. He then told me to take care of myself.