Uniquely, fundamentally me
One of last week’s Beyond Layers challenges was to share 10 true things about ourselves. I was initially put off by the assignment (personal things? boring old me?), but once I applied myself to the task, I came up with a number of things that are uniquely, fundamentally me. Here, in no particular order, are ten truths about me:
- This photo notwithstanding, I am not a wild and crazy person.
- I am one of ten siblings. Our parents are gone and so is one sister, but I will always think of myself as “BigSis29” (a sometimes screen name), and I worry every day over each of my brothers and sisters.
- One husband, one child—I like to keep things simple.
- I am, without a doubt, an early bird. Prime time, as far as I’m concerned, is between 4 and 7 a.m.(!)
- Much as I enjoy the e-courses I’m in, I am almost always behind in them—as noted above, this is last week’s assignment!
- I’ve lived in nine different states and territories. Of these, Guam was the most exotic and North Dakota is still the place I consider home.
- My worklife has included two Navy enlistments, brief stints with a non-profit organization and a real estate company, a job-friendship combination that is entering its third decade, two extremely rewarding positions as a civilian Navy employee, and a latter day office manager position that is perfect for this stage of my life.
- We have two cats—one for DH and one for me. His is an aloof, long-haired Maine coon cat who does his best to rule our household. Mine is a sweet bit of orange fluff who will cuddle at a moment’s notice.
- It took 30 years of off-and-on coursework before I finally received my bachelor’s degree and then I was crazy enough to continue for three more years in order to earn an MBA too!
- My bucket list destination is Australia.