Today I am 58. With that in mind, I was challenged to share 58 things about myself. (Thank you, La La in the Library.) Since I don't celebrate my birthday, I thought this might be an interesting way to reflect. I did put a lot of thought and feeling into this project. So, in no particular order, I share these fifty-eight things about myself.
58. I am an active hugger. *Hugs*
1. I was born at 12:01 A.M.
2. I am an old soul.
3. I am a first-generation Northerner.
4. Growing up, I went to eleven schools.
5. I am a realist.
6. I have an acute, often dry, quirky sense of humour.
7. I often use my sense of humour as a defense mechanism.
8. I am a voracious reader.
9. I have arachnophobia. *augh*
10. I have severe claustrophobia.
11. I come from a long line of storytellers. I use mine for good, though.
12. Writing is how I sort through thoughts and feelings.
13. Without cats and dogs in my life, I feel incomplete.
14. I converted to Catholicism at age 18.
15. I contemplated joining a convent.
16. I believe in the supernatural and mysteries of faith.
17. I am a Peanuts fan, especially Snoopy and Woodstock.
18. I wear blue jeans (exclusively).
19. I wear a lot of tie-dyed clothing.
20. I am a Muppet fan, especially Kermit.
21. I love to fish on a lake.
22. I have a solid moral compass.
23. God is my anchor, always.
24. I was in ROTC for four years (and excelled).
25. I have handled and used an M16 rifle.
26. I am a lifelong Bette Davis fan.
27. I was a vegetarian when I was ages 17-20.
28. I am completely at home with nature.
29. I choose words carefully because of their power.
30. From early childhood, I have been very intuitive.
31. I withdraw when I feel overwhelmed.
32. I believe in karma.
33. I did not cry as a child because I saw it as a weakness.
34. I love and use old rosaries.
35. I have witnessed the magic of the Aurora Borealis.
36. I believe there is hope in a sunrise.
37. I think a sunset is proof of survival.
38. I believe in divine providence.
39. Autumn is my favourite season.
40. I feel God in the stars and moon.
41. I believe in angels.
42. My favourite days are cool, cloudy, and rainy.
43. I feel a deep respect for trees.
44. Clouds inspire me.
45. I both love and fear storms.
46. I first drove a car when I was twelve years old.
47. I got my driver’s license at age twenty.
48. I was a passenger in two near-fatal car accidents, at ages 18 and 19.
49. I am an incessant deep-thinker.
50. I love flowers, bees, and butterflies.
51. I am more comfortable with animals than I am with people.
52. I have had exotic pets, but do not advocate owning them.
53. I know I am a dork and am fine with that.
54. I have a very active inner child.
55. I am a very private person.
56. I love the colours green and blue.
57. I have an exceptionally good memory (a blessing and a curse).
~Thank you for being here today!~