Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gettin' Scrappy With It

I've been tagged recently by Jenny at My Favorite and My Best, and Federica of Sweet as a Candy with the Honest Scrap Award. So in the spirit of candor, I've tried to put together ten honest-to-goodness things about myself you may or may not find interesting...

1. I have a good deal of formal education under my belt, which includes a Bachelor of Science, and professional license in Nutrition. Add to that a law degree, but I have little-to-no interest in practicing either of those professions. I have no training, but feel naturally suited to, the trade I'd most love to pursue: design. I struggle every day with how to best channel that passion...

2. I try to be the adventurous "see the world" woman I was before we had Avery, but truly, I just want to be able to spend most my time with close family and friends.

3. One of my college roommates credits me for her political "conversion." We had the most interesting debates back in our UT days, and I'll admit, she introduced me to a new lens through which to view situations. Back then, she was destined to be a diplomat. Today, I'm the "dip," and she hosts a radio program and blog in Austin. She's one of the smartest women I personally know.

4. I had what I consider to be some of most excellent obstetrical care in small-town North Carolina - and would consider flying my midwife just about anywhere to assist in the delivery of Baby #2 (whenever that happens!)

5. I'm not ruling out the benefits of Brazilian plastic surgery (Isn't everyone getting their nose tweaked these days?)

6. I don't like to admit it, but my competitiveness sometimes rears its ugly head in not-so-productive ways.

7. I generally can deal with major crisis, it's the small stuff I sweat...

8. I was raised by parents who began their life together without formal education, and who (in their words) didn't have "a pot to pee in." Hard work, savings, and discounting any need to "keep up" are family values I appreciate, and am grateful for being taught.

9. I have a high pain tolerance.

10. I've lived (platonically) with two men.

7 comments:

marty39 said...

Interesting. Isn't it funny how our education often takes a back seat to real life and what our passions become. Most of all though, you seem to be true to yourself. That is a blessing. Hugs, Marty

Simply Mel said...

I love all this juicy honesty! Jenny tagged me too, so now I have to get ready and spill the beans...

my favorite and my best said...

i agree with marty39. you seem to be true blue. and someone i'd like to know better. you fall into the category of people i would maim for. blogger family is still family!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Fun baring of the soul...Brazilian plastic surgery, hmmm? Where??? Shhh.

bluehydrangea said...

Love this! When and where did you live in NC? Any chance it was Wilmington?

Averill said...

It's amazing how many design bloggers are lawyers by training. I see you went to UT for undergrad (hook 'em!) -- did you go there for law school as well? I graduated from UT Law in 2006 actually...it'd be funny if we overlapped!

LindsB said...

Those are so honest and things that I never would have guessed about you...then again i dont actually know you haha.

I think I like #5 the best, haha made me laugh outloud. Oh and I feel the same way :)