Friday, August 2, 2013

Every adventure ever.

Day 1: List 10 random facts about yourself.

This took me way too long.  Thinking of ten random facts is way harder than I thought it would be.  This is probably because I share most random facts on this blog as I discover them!  But here are the first ten that popped into my head. 

1.) I call myself an optimistic pessimist.  I'm not a true pessimist at all, but I'm not overly optimistic either.  I like to say, "I expect things to go wrong, but I want to make the best of it."  It works for me. 

2.) The most common thing I'm teased for is smiling too much.  It's funny, because I used to never, never smile.  I was way too shy.  And now I just can't stop!  

3.) My love languages are, in order, quality time, words of affirmation, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

4.) I can longboard.  I'm no expert, but I can and do ride to class during the year.  I'm also excellent at falling off and getting a concussion.

5.) I'm learning Swahili.  As of recently.  Also, I know quite a bit of American Sign Language, due to taking four semesters over the last two years. 

6.) You can often find me wearing a heavy jacket in the middle of summer.  I get cold way too easily!  In Africa, I actually fit in.  Even though it was warm, it's their cold season, so everyone was wearing long sleeves! 

7.) I have been redeemed.  I am cherished by the Creator of the universe.  Wow! 

8.) I have a shrunken head in my bedroom.  It's not real, but I put it next to a bunch of trinkets I brought back from Africa, so most people I know do actually think it's legitimate.  The best gift I've ever received from my little brother.

9.) Four years ago today, I was baptized.  In a swimming pool.  One of my very favorite days.

10.) In 5th-7th grade, I wrote a series of "books" about a girl named Jessie who went on every adventure I could possibly think of.  At different points, she was an Indian chief, a survivor of a shipwreck, a spy, captured by kidnappers, sold into slavery, trekked through the Saharan desert, had an islander best friend, had a talking dog, found out she had an identical twin she never knew about... and best of all, this series was an extremely big hit among my friends.  Every day I would go to school and pass out the latest chapter.

That was a long last fact, but it sure made me laugh.  What are some random facts about you?

Two years ago: Happy Birthday, Ali! and His Whisper

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