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.

7 thoughts on “Uniquely, fundamentally me

  1. So lovely to learn a bit more about you and I love that photo! I thought I was an early morning person until I read what you consider to be early – I haven’t seen 4am since my daughter was a baby. 🙂

  2. Loved getting to know you better, and you’ll never convince me you’re not at least a little bit wild and crazy deep down inside – not after posting that picture! I’d sure like to join you and Brenda for that pie and coffee! Wouldn’t it be fun if we could? 🙂

  3. Even if you are not wild and crazy, I still love the hat. I liked learning more about you – like we had spent an afternoon together over pie and coffee.

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