I could never bungee jump, sky dive, cliff dive, or do anything involving jumping off a high surface. I guess you could say I am not an adventurous person, but I just call it good sense. 🙂
Seriously, my idea of adventure is speaking in public or playing a board game that I just might lose (which describes about any game in existence). Of course, I will now contradict myself and say that despite my lack of adventure, I absolutely love theme parks, including roller coasters that go upside down!
Now, are you good and confused? Good! I like it that way! 😉
When I was 18, I went on a summer mission trip to California. I was way outside my shy comfort zone, but I realized that my comfort zone needed to shift. It was on this trip to California in 1996 that brought me out of my extreme shyness. So now I can say, “I used to be very shy. Now you can’t get me to stop talking!”
I used to be extremely shy! When I say “extremely” I mean it! When I was in early elementary school, I only talked to a hand full of people. Everyone probably thought I was mute, except for one friend and my teachers.
Normally I would not answer roll call, but one day my teacher told me she would mark me absent if I did not answer, so I tearfully answered and continued to answer from then on (what a smart teacher!).
Another time that same year, I pulled a tooth in the bathroom and came into the classroom with a piece of paper towel against my gums. I got into trouble for having it in my mouth. Without offering a reason for having the paper towel, I threw it away. It wasn’t until my friend told the teacher what was going on that she understood!
So, you may have gathered by now, that I was one of those students that would be dying to ask more questions, but never would because it was embarrassing to me. I just sat and hoped others asked the same questions I had. I was definitely ridiculously shy!
I was a goody two shoes. My goal was always to please. If it was against the rules, I didn’t do it! Now, don’t you hate me? Oh well! Hopefully your curiosity will make you keep reading my 100 Things posts, despite that! 🙂
I have a short temper. The funny thing is that I don’t tend to get upset with people. It is the circumstances that make me lose my cool. I have been looking to God to deal with this issue for a long time. I am slowly learning to “be content in all things.”
My husband taught me to cook. When I got married, there were just a hand full of meals that I knew how to cook, so he taught me. He says he got the better end of the deal because he got to train me to cook the way he likes!
Yesterday you learned that I was weird because I like to write. Today I will add that I also like to type, but typing is different from writing. I can enjoy typing my thoughts, but for some reason, I enjoy just sitting and typing pre-written jibberish on a page and also typing as something is dictated to me. Oh, no! More evidence that I am weird! Stay tuned for more!
I like to write. I don’t mean write books or songs. I mean the actual act of writing, whether it be my thoughts, my name, or whatever else comes to mind. I know. That probably sounds weird, but what ever led you to believe that I wasn’t weird?
I am not a natural teacher. I teach a Sunday school class and teach my children at home, but it does not come naturally to me. Fortunately I married one of the best teachers I have ever met in my life! He is able to take a story that should be boring and make it come alive! So, I guess you could say my husband is teaching me to teach! 🙂
Growing up, I almost always shared a birthday party with my younger brother, Timothy. Our birthdays were 3 days apart, and it just made sense that we celebrate together. I don’t recall ever wishing I could have my own day without him. As a matter of fact, my 19th birthday was the hardest ever. This was the first one I celebrated without him.
Timothy passed away 14 years ago at the age of 15 due to a genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystropy. I wasn’t sure whether to share this with you all, but if any day is a good one to share it, it is today. Today is his birthday!
Happy Birthday, dear brother!