This is me, today, in bullet points…
*I am a sleeptalker, and occasional sleepwalker. When I was 4, I almost walked out the back door of the house in the middle of the night, and in college I once cleaned my entire dorm room in my sleep.
*I am addicted to coffee and chocolate, and I’m proud of it. Give me a freshly brewed cup of Bad Ass Tropical Coconut coffee and a Cadbury Creme Egg and I’m in heaven.
*I have a 5-minute Complaint Rule that I live by–Bitch and moan all you want for 5 minutes. After that, it’s time to move on and figure out what you need to do to fix the problem.
*I am ridiculously good a first-person shooter games. I have yet to meet anyone who can beat me playing multiplayer mode on James Bond or Perfect Dark.
*I believe that some people come into my life for the sole purpose of teaching me patience.
*I love taking photos, and HATE having my own photo taken…so this is likely the last one you’ll see for awhile.
*I secretly want to be an FBI profiler and catch serial killers…or work on the X-Files. 😉
*I arrange books on my bookshelves by author, subject, and size.
*I have never, and refuse to ever, carry a purse. If it doesn’t fit in my pockets or my camera bag, I don’t need to waste energy hauling it around.
*I believe that you can’t truly be happy or reach your fullest potential unless you live a balanced life.
*Unlike my husband, I cannot work at an empty desk. He calls it clutter, but from that organized mess, I draw my inspiration.
*After living in Arizona for 3. 5 years, I realized I cannot survive without changing seasons. And yes, that means snow.
*I love movies, and I’ve seen a lot of truly amazing films over the years. And yet, if I were told I had to choose just one favorite, it would still be Dirty Dancing.
*I believe we are all here for a reason.
*I have never been able to meditate in the traditional sit-in-a-dark-room-close-your-eyes-and-clear-your-mind-of-all-thoughts sort of way. But I believe that being mindful and fully focused on the present moment has the same therapeutic results.
*If I won the lottery, I would take classes for the rest of my life and travel the globe.
*I very seldom enjoy watching a movie or television show for pure entertainment. I prefer something I can analyze and dissect and think about instead.
*There’s something about string instruments–piano, violin, cello, guitar, etc.–that hits me right in the soul. One day, I’d like to learn to play them.
*I have a love/hate relationship with bananas.
*I cannot sleep without covers, even when it’s hot.
*I was in labor for almost 72 hours, and I have no idea what a contraction feels like. Because of this, my husband (and a small group of nurses in Arizona) believe that I have superhuman powers.
*Carol Burnett holds the #1 spot on my People I’d Like to Have a Beer With list.
*I showed sheep in barrel-raced in 4-H when I was younger. You city-folk who don’t know what those things are should probably look them up. 🙂
*I handwrite at least one draft of everything before typing it (with the exception of blog posts).
*If I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, it would be Heart. Those women have been rockin’ for nearly four decades now and still sound as amazing as when they first started. Obviously, they’re doing it right.
*I believe in God, ghosts, guardian angels, and gratitude. I believe that you reap what you sow. I believe that there is evil in this world, but there is far more goodness. I believe that miracles happen every day, if we take the time to notice them. I believe that people can change, if they really want to. I believe in saying sorry. I believe in hugs, handshakes, hard work, and humility. I believe that one smile and one small act of kindness can turn a whole day around. I believe you should always trust your intuition. I believe in taking chances. I believe that everything happens for a reason, even if we can’t understand it at that moment. I believe in love at first sight, losing yourself in a good book, and letting go.
*One day, I will write a book.