Monday, February 21, 2011

30 Day Challenge In A 5 Minute Read

There's a "30 Day Photo" challenge going around Facebook where people are uploading a photo a day with an explanation regarding each photo. Cute idea, except my A.D.D will not allow a project to go on that long...seriously, I am THAT bad. I love the idea and decided I would Jamie-ize it by not using photos but words. I will be picking ONLY the ones I want (benefit of being the blog owner/writer) and I will try to keep this simple, however, we all know I am a woman of many words. 

Ten Facts:
1. I am tall and I've always wanted to know what it is like to be petite.
2. When I was little I wanted to grow up and be in a marching band. I couldn't even play that stupid recorder  in Middle School. 
3. I am a closet Twilight fan.
4. I don't usually think before I speak. (That's how I have gotten so good at
5. I eat Mexican 3-4 times a week.
6. I have a very tender heart.
7. I sweat like a man.
8. I am a true romantic. There is nothing hotter than a creative man. (Not the lame overdone crap)
9. I would swear to you that I am a man trapped in a woman's body 21 days a month.
10. I have a love/hate relationship with surprises. If you are going to attempt to surprise me, don't give any hints just hit me with it because the suspense for me isn't worth the agony. 

Habit I wish I didn't have...
Over-thinking-every-thing. I am not sure if it's a habit or a mental illness. Jury is still out on that one.

Favorite memory:
Here is where I should say "the birth of my child", no that hurt like hell and was the most tragic day in history. Or I could use "the day I married my husband", no that was a stressful day that ended in too many Miller Lights and an exhaustion coma. I guess one of my favorite memories was the Christmas I opened a HUGE box that had a rock taped to the bottom of it with a note from my parents that read: "It's a bike!" You had to get up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on me, especially when it comes to surprises. (See # 10)

Person who makes you laugh:
Shane. Hands down, without a doubt. Shane. No matter what we are doing or where we are at, he makes me laugh. He is one of the few people on the planet, besides my poor husband, that really, "gets me" and still loves me anyway. He can just look at me and send me into a snot throwing, belly rolling, eyes watering, seizure laugh.

Someone I couldn't live my life without:
My daughter. I had her at 17 and we've pretty much raised each other, or she has raised me rather. She saved me. (That's another blog post)

Someone who inspires me: 
Maya Angelou, you should all Google her and read her works. Really though, I get inspired all the time by people everywhere. I am easily moved by acts of kindness and human interactions that show kindness and love for others. There is a 96 year old woman in my home town that still plants and cares for her own garden, to me, that's pretty inspiring.

Something I want to do before I die: 
Leave my print. I want people to remember I was here.

Biggest Insecurity: 
Not being enough.

Something I am afraid of:
Not taking risks. Letting "myself" get in the way of me.

Something that always makes me smile:
Text messages from my Dad. He still forwards those cheesy chain messages or sends a random fact about his day that always makes me smile. For the first year he had a cell phone he didn't know how to space soallhistextmessageslookedlikethisandihadtoreallyworkatreadingthem. He's that coolest dude ever!

Someone I miss: 
My Nana. Perfect example of grace, class, kindness and devotion to her family without getting lost and forgetting who she is. She loved herself, and proved that when you love "you", you love everyone around you even better.

Final Thought: 
There are LOTS of things that make people who they are. These are just some silly, some serious, things that make being me different from being like everyone else. We are all different. We are all alike. As long as we all remember BOTH of those things about one another, it will make this experience called life a little easier.


Anonymous said...

Love it Jamie...

Annette said...

Finally I get to leave a comment! I loved your condensed version!! It's funny that you don't see yourself as a risk taker! Every time you post you put yourself out there! That's risky business girlfriend!