Things You may not know about Me

People are fascinating. Behind the face are stories that you would never guess: places they have been, things they have experienced, interesting tidbits about their family. I thought that it would be fun today to share seven things you might not know about me. And it might explain why I am the way I am.

1)   I was in a beauty pageant. Yep. Me 😉 Now before you get any ideas that I’m that kind of person, I entered because there was a scholarship attached. I had no desire to go prancing around in high heels and talk about world peace. But since I had to earn my way to college, I would do almost anything to get a scholarship.

So this is how it happened: two teachers cornered me. They said I should enter the Lilac princess competition. I said no way. But after consideration, I figured there was no way I would make it to the final round. I wasn’t one of the popular girls at school. So most likely I would be voted out during the all school voting. To my surprise, I was voted into the finals.

I had to learn how to wear high heels, cross my ankles, walk a certain way, and give speeches. In the end, I did not win. But it was quite an experience!

2)   And speaking of shoes, this leads into my next disclosure: I wore tennis shoes under my wedding dress. No, it wasn’t so I could make a quick getaway if I needed one. It was because I really don’t like fancy shoes.

So instead of enduring pain by wearing shoes no one would ever see under my wedding dress, I bought a pair of all white tennis shoes, glued silver glitter all over them and replaced the strings with lace. Much more comfortable than high heels ;). My daughters found my shoes a year ago and asked about them. I told them they were my wedding shoes. They were impressed.

3)   I worked as a janitor to pay my way through college. I guess that’s why I’m good at cleaning bathrooms :).

4)   I have been to Europe… twice. I love the European culture and people. I love visiting places that date back to the roman times (something you can’t find here on this side of the ocean). Oh yes, and I climbed the Eiffel Tower just so I could say I did.

5)   I have moved every 1-2 years my entire life. Except in high school. That was the only time I stayed in one place for longer period of time (sometimes I wonder if I’m in the military).

6)   I come from a big family. My grandfather was one of 15, my dad was one of 8, my grandma was one of 10. And I have almost 30 first cousins the last time I counted :).

7)   I used to be a raider. Not in the ark sense, but in the gaming sense. I was the main tank healer for a 10 man raid group. Good times, fun people. But now my free time is taken up by writing and marketing.


So now you know a little bit more about me. How about you? What is an interesting fact about you?




5 thoughts on “Things You may not know about Me”

  1. I am smiling, cause I knew all those facts about you except # 7. And I am happy to have been part of some ot those facts: You brought me back an Eifel Tower souvenier on mission trip; and I helped decorate the wedding shoes. I was in the audience when you audtioned for Lilac princess (you were so beautiful)! And the moving? Yeah, this gramma’s heart knows how many times (and how far away) your family has moved.
    Here’s one from me you might not know: I helped my cat Patches deliver her first batch of kittens. Needless to say, I did not want to become a vet.

  2. I know all seven things about you and it was fun remembering. I need to add two more pieces of information about Morgan- When Morgan and her brother were young, I remember her brother screaming and walking out of the bathroom. Morgan had decided to slather him all over with Mentholatum! Of course those two liked to argue and fight. One day they got alittle too rough and a window was broken. Of course the consequence was both of them had to pay for the window. It was close to Morgan’s birthday so guess what she spent the birthday money on? Here is one I bet Morgan doesn’t know….I have always wanted to work at McDonalds.

  3. I knew about all but the janitor and wedding shoes ones…:) And one you don’t know about me….after Alex passed away, I spent the following winter going to a wood carving class/club with my grandma and I still have all the tools/wood to finish up the projects I started.

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