10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

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!

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. I’m left-handed.  And if you’re left-handed or know someone who is, this is both exciting and frustrating.
  4. 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.
  5. I collect Funko Pop figures.  My collection’s up to about 200 and even admitting that is scary!
  6. 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.
  7. I’m an INFJ (introversion, intuition, feeling, judging) on the Myers-Briggs scale.  And it describes me perfectly.
  8. I suffer from bipolar disorder and was misdiagnosed for the majority of my life.
  9. 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.
  10. I had gastric sleeve surgery in December 2016.  Best decision I’ve ever made!


(header photo credit: Sergii Gulenok)