Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 things...

Here are 25 random things about myself....because I'm procrastinating. And I want the friends who read this to do this too, so I can learn about them!

1) I drink 2-3 diet sodas a day. I realize this is not healthy but it's a very hard habit to break (and I'm unwilling to break it!)

2) I never thought I'd be 22 and (happily) married. Commitment in general scares me.

3) I LONG to be a good decorator but I am limited by the feeling that I am throwing away money on frivolous things.

4) I always feel in-between. Not American, not Hispanic. Not ultra-conservative nor uber-liberal.

5) I hate being the center of attention.

6) I love family reality shows: Jon and Kate Plus 8, Wife Swap, Supernanny, 17 and Counting and also trashy shows like Bridezillas and My Big Fat Redneck Wedding.

7) I feel a slight twinge of guilt whenever I write a run-on sentence.

8) Going to the farmer's market makes me feel like a better person.

9) I loved being in school...and I cried at my Meredith graduation. I miss "academic" learning.

10) I feel so sad when I don't have dessert in the house. Like now.

11) I love to cook and bake for friends.

12) When I am extremely sad, I go to Shelly Lake to think and pray.

13) I want to have a big family.

14) I became a Christian when I was 12...under a big tent.

15) I recently went to my parents' house and found all my journals from the time I became a Christian until I got married. I'm so glad I kept them, and I wish I journaled more now.

16) I listen to NPR obsessively. I'm not sure how much I retain because I've been listening to Car Talk since I was a kid, and I still can't change a tire.

17) Before I got married, I was really scared of the dark and would have trouble sleeping. I have slept like a baby the last 6 months.

18) I don't think I am the sort of teacher I went into teaching to become...and I'm scared of what that means for my students.

19) I've always struggled with figuring out what my talents are. And I've always wanted a "visible" talent: singing, sports, art, writing...

20) Leaving Spain was one of the hardest things I've ever done. It took me a long time to get over it, and it still breaks my heart when I think about it.

21) I like reading non-fiction better than fiction. I'm also good at math. Joel is the opposite, and we think this is funny.

22) I'm excited about staying home with my kids.

23) I used to want to live on a commune.

24) I want to learn how to make more things at home (like the Duggars :) )

25) My favorite thing in the world is laughing with my husband.

So if you read this...I want you to do it too!

1 comment:

meredith* said...

An old friend of mine from Elementary School did this last week, and tagged me in her note. One of her 25 things was "Meredith Cox and Keely Sweet were the best friends I've ever had." And it was sweet, and a little sad, because the three of us haven't been best friends since elementary school. Other than being facebook friends, we really haven't spoken in years.

(i am thankful for friends past and present.)