Now that I’m a few posts in, I figured I’d compile a list of getting to know me facts. It started off at 25 and then got scaled down to 10 because I couldn’t think of anything. Then I thought I’d spin it and make it a quarterly thing or a list I can add to as I think of more. We’ll see how it goes!
- I’m a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer in March 2009 and had a hysterectomy in April 2009 at the ripe old age of 29. It was stressful and completely horrific (before, during, and after), but I didn’t have to go through chemo and to this day I’m completely cancer free!
- I read about 250 books a year. Wow, that was really weird to type. 250 books? And this is according to Goodreads. I read 232 books in 2015 and 264 books in 2016. But yeah, I read pretty much every single day. And the majority of what I’ve been reading lately has been romance. I think contemporary romance is the genre I enjoy the most.
- I’m left-handed. And if you’re left-handed or know someone who is, this is both exciting and frustrating.
- I don’t like having dirty hands. Absolutely can’t stand it. Even thinking about it is making my skin crawl. Okay, I need to go wash my hands.
- I collect Funko Pop figures. My collection’s up to about 200 and even admitting that is scary!
- I have no memory. Short term or long term. I have to write down everything or I won’t remember it. If you asked me what happened yesterday, I’d have to sit down for a minute and think about it before I could answer. Maybe I just push the unimportant stuff from my head because I can definitely tell you about the time I fell down the stairs in high school while wearing clunky high heels.
- I’m an INFJ (introversion, intuition, feeling, judging) on the Myers-Briggs scale. And it describes me perfectly.
- I suffer from bipolar disorder and was misdiagnosed for the majority of my life.
- I smoked for over 15 years and quit six years ago. I’m 37 now if that helps the timeline. I think I was a smoker more out of habit than addiction. It became a routine. An old boss of mine that had smoked for probably 20 years or more told me that when I really wanted to quit, when I made the decision in my head to stop, then I’d just stop. No pills, no patches, nothing. And in my case, he was right. One day I decided I didn’t want to do it anymore and I quit. Done deal.
- I had gastric sleeve surgery in December 2016. Best decision I’ve ever made!
(header photo credit: Sergii Gulenok)