250 words of me

The story of my life in 250 words-ish:

  • I was scared of the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz as a child.
  • I was precocious—a large vocabulary and an early, voracious reader.
  • I am the youngest of four girls; we are about 2 years apart.
  • The death of my mother when I was six years old has shaped my life in a variety of ways: I expected to die young (hello middle-age), I did not want to have children of my own, I have OCD (not many rituals but a lot of repetitive thoughts), and I have very close relationships with my father, stepmother, and sisters.
  • After college, I worked in retail for nine years—using the opportunity and vacation time to travel to Europe.
  • Eventually I got the social studies teaching job I currently have.
  • I am single but not desperate.
  • I have a wide and varied circle of friends.
  • Stepping out of my comfort zone scares the bejesus out of me but I try to do it often to keep myself fresh.
  • Being a life long learner is important to me, and fostering it in those around me gives me pleasure.
  • Becoming involved in the community makes me feel connected—I am on the Board of Trustees for the public library and I am really enjoying it. I’ve also been invited to join an education sorority: Delta Kappa Gamma.
  • I’ve learned to knit in the past year, and it feels like I’ve always been a knitter.


Cristy S said...

I also have OCD. Mine is routine and repetitiveness based, not really ritual based.
I am happy to see that you have close relationships with your family.
My daughter's favorite subject is Social Studies and Geography. I hold teachers in a very high regard. I don't think they get nearly the respect and pay they deserve (a subject I am very passionate about).
I don't like to step out of my comfort zone either. It's hard for me to put myself out there.
I love learning about a variety of things. It's probably why I have so many passions. The one thing I have tried to learn and can't quite grasp...knitting...lol

Thanks for sharing. I love learning more about people. I love reading your blog. Your poetry is awesome. I wish I had that talent.

Paula said...

I so enjoy getting to know you better. Thanks for sharing with me.

Lisa G said...

I also read early, and had a large and quite adult, vocabulary as a child. My parents are voracious readers, and encouraged my brother and I to read anything we liked--so, I remember reading Vonnegut at about age 9, LOL! I'm looking forward to reading your answers over this month!

The Gal Herself said...

I love this! A wonderful approach and I think we learn a lot about you by what you choose to reveal. I may have to borrow this someday. (I was an early reader, too, and I never expected to live this long, either.)