...by the incredibly talented Jen of Beebee Mod. In case you have seen this fun tag yet, the goal is for me to share "7 Random Facts about Me". Hmmmmm... this should be fun!
Before starting, I have to say that I think that Jen is my long-lost twin... I too was born in 1974; I love cows (there is a HUGE cow mural in my old bedroom in NJ - I just gave Mom the "okay" to paint over it); I was a competitive runner (though not at the college level); I was born in NJ (close to NY!); I too wanted to be a Veterinarian when I was little (didn't decide on human medicine until college... part of me thinks that I will go back to school to become a vet after the kiddies are all grown and gone): and I also had a canpoy bed when I was little (my mom can't wait for me to get it out of the attic!) and I used to stand at the end of it and do forward flips onto the mattress (hit my head a few too many times...).
Okay... onto the list!
1) My birthday is next week (Tuesday) and for some reason I'm really not a fan. Never have been, even as a kid. I *love* everyone else's birthday and love sending out cards and gifts.
2) I love to iron! I iron everything short of my sheets and towels :) I also love to vacuum and mow the lawn.
3) My most embarrassing moment: one day in my senior year of high school I wore my favorite GAP twirly, above the knee skirt... while walking into school I noticed a lot of people laughing... I didn't think anything of it until a guy friend of mine told me that the back of my skirt was tucked into my undies. I was mortified!!!! The pluses of this situation: (1) I was a distance runner and had a pretty good bum at the time, and (2) this was before thongs became popular.
4) I never really was much into kids, but always saw myself having a family... I wasn't sure I'd enjoy being a stay-at-home mom... Now, I can't imagine my life any differently - I'm the happiest that I have ever been in my life! I love every aspect of it all: my husband and I are the only ones raising our daughter (who I love more than anything in the world), I can still keep my hands in the Physical Therapy world by working a few days a month, I can sew/craft EVERY day! (well, almost every day) and surround myself with beautiful fabric... there is just so much more flexibility than living the corporate lifestyle! I actually decided not to become a doctor because of my strong desire to have a family - Physical Therapy provides the mental challenge and the scheduling flexibility that I need.
5) I dream of having a small farm (or at least a chunk of land) on which I can have a barn and a moderate amount of farm critters - cows, chickens, sheep, and of course some ALPACA! I'd either sell the Alpaca wool or learn to make it into yarn.
6) The thing that causes me the most anxiety: being the center of attention. Even the thought of giving a speech in front of a room of people causes me to sweat. You should have seen me the day of my wedding... What's weird is that I'm actually a very outgoing and talkative person - I just greatly prefer a one-on-one / small group situation.
7) I have no clue how to wear makeup, so I never do (aside from mascara, some foundation now-and-again, and chapstick - my equivalent of lipstick). The last time I wore eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush and lipstick was on the day of my wedding 4 yrs ago. I keep thinking that I'll learn someday, but I doubt it :) I even went to a May Kay lady when we lived in VA, but it didn't help. Luckily (?) I have quite prominent facial features (most notably: big blue eyes, and a large lower lip that was the bane of my existence when I was younger, but that people now tell me they would pay big, big bucks for).
Now I tag: Tara (who suggested that I start a blog and learn to knit - thanks Tara!)