Following in the footsteps of Nicole Dean, Bonnie Gean, and Victoria, I’ve decided to put together a list of 30 things you may not know about me. I’m sure there are a few that you’ve picked up on if you’ve been following me for a while, but we’ll see. I’ll add in some stories where I can.
If you also put together a list like this, leave a link in the comments! It’s great getting to know each other better.
1. I’m 25 years old. I turned 25 on March 14th of this year. I got a slow cooker that I can cook three things at once in.
2. I became a vegetarian on February 14th in 8th grade. There are a few reasons I became a vegetarian and I’m not sure which was the deciding factor. Around the time I made the decision there were three separate things that happened. The first was that one of my pet chickens was stolen by one of my neighbors who told me the next day at school that his dad cooked it for dinner. The second was that for about a week and a half during this time my mom had been cooking rotisserie chickens and I was not only getting tired of eating chicken but I was getting freaked out by how you could still make out the shape of a chicken when you put it on the table. The third was that this boy I liked was always eating lunch with me and he always seemed to get bits of hamburger stuck in his braces. Yuck!
3. The only times I’ve been outside of Washington were when I lived in Idaho for a few short years in elementary school, a trip to Montana to see one of my friends from high school get married, and a trip to Wyoming to meet my mom’s boyfriend she met online.
4. I used to be an admin on a HUGE forum dedicated to role playing. It was based around the popular “Naruto” anime.
5. While we’re talking about Naruto, I’m a huge anime geek. I’ve even been to the Seattle anime convention Sakura-con a few times and it was a blast!
6. I took Japanese for two years in high school and one year in university. I also hosted a Japanese exchange student for a few weeks.
7. I had my gall bladder removed when I was 19.
8. I met my fiance on my first day of high school. We started walking to class together because he had a crush on my friend. Me and him quickly became good friends. A little over a year later we started dating. We were both 15. We’ll be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in November.
9. I don’t have a driver’s license. I took drivers education when I was 16 but after failing my drivers test 3 times I gave up on trying to get it. Since then I haven’t felt the need to try to get one.
10. I started playing the trumpet in 4th grade and was in band until 11th grade. I hated marching but I loved pep band. I also went to jazz band competitions. Our high school had a great jazz band that you had to try out to get into and then show up an hour before school everyday for “zero period” along with being in regular classical band.
11. In Junior year I was suspended for 90 days after making a series of poor decisions. I took about two months off of school and goofed around and then signed up for an independent school program for summer school to catch up. Because I got to work at my own pace I made up all of the classes I missed AND took senior year history and English so I wouldn’t need to take them when I got back to the regular high school. I only had to take electives my senior year. I choose to take AP Physics, AP Chemistry, advanced math, and Japanese.
12. I almost didn’t graduate because I had only taken one semester of P.E. and you needed 3 to graduate. I guess the school lost the note that my doctor had given them when I was in 10th grade excusing me because of my asthma. The principal just didn’t see not letting me graduate after they saw the classes I had taken instead.
13. I applied to four universities and got into all of them including Yale. I chose Central Washington University because I had an emotional attachment to it. My grandpa was a janitor there when my mom was a kid and always talked about how badly he wished he could have been a student instead.
14. I failed English in school but ended up becoming a writer for a living.
15. My first job was cleaning tables at a restaurant when I was 14. My step-dad was a cook and they paid me cash to work on the weekends and on holidays as well as after school sometimes. It was hard work but that first payday had me so excited. I went and bought the new Gameboy the day it came out and a pack of Twisted Metal games for my brother. I still have that Gameboy and it reminds me of how great it feels to work hard and earn something you want.
16. I worked at McDonalds and Dairy Queen with my fiance. Both jobs were horrible. I ended up quitting both because my back problems were getting worse and I couldn’t handle it.
17. One summer in high school my mom took my family to Ocean Shores on vacation to meet my new step-dad’s family. My brother and I were playing in the water and trying not to go out to far but somehow managed to go from waist deep to neck deep. I got caught in the rip tide and almost drowned. I was screaming for my brother not to leave and pull me out by he want back to find help. When I screamed louder he came back out to find me. I fought my way back to shore only to find out he was still out there because he got caught trying to find me. Luckily people had heard me yelling and there was a group ready to help pull him back. After the paramedics made sure we were okay a news reporter came to talk to us. Just our luck that a big news station was doing a story about the dangers of the rip tide and so all of my friends back in Washington saw me crying on TV. (My brother Derrick didn’t make it on the news because he was trying to act macho about it. lol)
Okay, that’s it for part one. I was going to do this all in one go but I’m going to do part 2 tomorrow and it’s going to be a VLOG! Keep an eye out.
Share something about yourself that I may not know in the comments.