twenty two random facts

To get to know me a little better, I thought it would be fun to put together some quirky facts all about me.

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  1. I am a teacher, but it’s a second career for me.  I have a business degree and started out in community relations and marketing.
  2. I am a perpetual fourth grader. It’s like the movie Groundhog’s Day.  I’ve been going back to a fourth grade classroom every August for almost twenty years!
  3. Snakes scare me to death.  I don’t even want to be in the same vicinity for fear of a chance meeting.  And, I always stay clear across the room from my coworker’s class pet.  It freaks me out.
  4. I eat chocolate every.single.day. Preferably dark.  That is, when I am not doing Whole30.
  5. I am a single mom of a 13 year old daughter.  She makes me so proud each and every day.
  6. I have been an on again, off again runner since I was 14. That’s almost 30 years!
  7. That said, I’ve had many high school, collegiate, and professional accomplishments in the sport.
  8. My dad tricked me into running a long time ago, but I thought I was born to be a cheerleader.  Ha! Not really.  I will share more about my running history in a future post.
  9. I also thought I was an excellent softball player and all I wanted to do was pitch.  That didn’t work out too well either.  Ironically, my daughter does quite well at the sport.  She takes after her mother!  😉
  10. I have a published recipe in the Runner’s World cookbook.
  11. I’ve never lived anywhere else other than Bethlehem, PA. Born and raised. High school, college and now.
  12. I love to travel and have been doing a lot more of it recently. If you look closely in the photo above, you can see the fake snow flurrying around in Malibu.
  13. My fingers are longer than most men I know.
  14. Sports that require a ball are not my forte. Hence, that is why I was a runner.  Although, I have been known to hit a long and straight golf ball and got a new bag and driver for Christmas.
  15. Strange things seem to happen to me. They may be completely random, but they sure make life a little more interesting.
  16. I’ve done some modeling on the side [off and on] for the last 15 years, including stints on QVC, local print ads and commercials.
  17. I can’t draw to save my life, but I definitely am a creative person.
  18. One day I would love to become a realtor and buy, remodel, stage and flip houses.
  19. Sometimes I pretend that I am a famous singer and belt out ballads while driving in my car.  Thankfully blue tooth is a thing because hopefully other drivers will assume I am dramatically talking on the phone.
  20. As a kid, I thought I was hot stuff.  Anyone from Wonder Woman to Madonna to Barbie…that was definitely me.
  21. I am a self proclaimed lover of quirky, indie-type films…preferably the romantic ones.
  22. I secretly love to write, even though nobody knows that about me.  Hopefully this little blog will inspire me to write even more!

 

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