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.
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?
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