Posted on | March 16, 2012 | 19 Comments
You’ve followed me for awhile, or maybe you only stumbled upon my blog yesterday. You’ve gone to college with me, or perhaps we “met” on a forum a couple years ago while talking about babies. You’ve met my boys, or perhaps you’ve watched them grow up through pictures and my words on the screen.
But do you really know me?
Considering the fact that I feel like I’m constantly learning more about myself and changing daily, I’m not sure if I really know me. But there are some things about me that have stayed the same or grown stronger and become a deeper part of my personality as I age. Since I’ve introduced you to a side of my boys’ personalities that I don’t always mention, I thought I’d let you know a little bit about myself. Some of these things I may have hinted to and some you may already know. None of it’s deep or terribly important. You’ll probably wonder why I’m sharing it. But these are integral parts of me that I feel like my friends should know. You’re my friend, right?
Okay, here we go.
1) I have four tattoos. I got one almost the same day I turned eighteen. It’s a celtic shamrock in green on my lower back. My reasoning? “I’ll always be Irish!” I know. The brilliance of an eighteen-year-old who knows everything. I forget about it most of the time, but every once in awhile, I catch a glimpse in the mirror and have to smile at my youth. The others in the collection include my wedding date in roman numerals on my rib cage (Taylor and I got them on our honeymoon in Orlando at a sketchy tattoo parlor. Our “artist” drank PBR and told bar stories the entire time. Best night of my life), a quote from on of my favorite songs (Taylor and I got different quotes from the same song during R&R), and a small cross on the back of my neck. I share the cross tattoo with my sister and mama, and we got them in memory of my Aunt Sharon. I love all of them, and I have plans for two tiny birds on my wrist for my babies.
2) I’m a history major which means I’m completely unmarketable unless I become a teacher. I have no plans to teach. This is an issue.
3) Taylor and I “met” on Facebook. He friended me (along with every other incoming Freshman he thought was cute), and I fell in love with him immediately. He still has the message I sent him to introduce myself. I was totally smitten.
4) I have an addictive personality. It’s true. Luckily, I’ve focused those addictions on things like Cloth Diapers, Pyrex, and Diet Coke. But I tend to get kind of “fixated” on things. My whole family knows and makes fun of me for it.
5) I always wanted four kids. But then I had two. And now three sounds kind of scary. But I will admit, I’m not ready to close the door yet. Maybe someday we’ll consider a third.
6) My favorite movie is “Fight Club.”
7) My favorite quote is, “Love, love, love, what more is there?”-DMB
8 ) My favorite Bible passage is Tobit 8: 5-7
Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever. Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever. You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended. You said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.’ Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose. Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age.’
We had it read at our wedding.
9) Our first dance was “I Will” by Blackhawk.
10) The Wizard of Oz will always hold a special place in my heart. My first dog was named Dorothy. My daddy and I danced to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/It’s a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole at my wedding. (Ignore the weird video, but here’s the song)
11) I placed at the American Saddlebred World Championships Horse Show when I was in high school.
12) I’m “Sal” to my friends and family.
13) Writing is my therapy. Without it, I would go crazy.
14) I was born in Missouri. But South Carolina is home. Always. It didn’t used to be important to me to be close to home. As my family has grown with my children and as I have lost several loved ones, being near those we love seems so much more important now.
15) Loyalty is so incredibly important to me. It is one of the top traits all of my friends share in common. Without it, there is no trust.
16) I am Type-A to a tee. It even annoys me how ridiculous I am sometimes.
So there you go. Little pieces of me. Care to share something about yourself so I don’t feel alone?