Monday, July 28, 2008

10 Things

10 things you probably didn't know about me:
1. I work for a stenographic/court reporting firm right now, but am actually still in school. I'm close to finishing my degree in Behavioral Science, and am hoping to work as a therapist. That scares me and excites me at the same time.


2. When I get stressed out I go to sleep, for a LONG time. Once at Rutgers I slept for the entire weekend before finals. Probably not the wisest approach to test-taking!


3. I love Starburst jellybeans, if I'm not careful I will eat an entire bag in one sitting...and often do.


4. My parents thought I was deaf when I was around two years old. They would call my name and I wouldn't look, or even seem to hear them. They took me to the doctor for hearing tests, but it turned out that I was just ignoring them.


5. I have moved 9 times that I can think of...possibly more.


6.I love to paint, as in paint walls. I find it relaxing. Edging is my favorite, I've been told that's weird.


7. I am a nervous cook. I like to cook dinner, I think it's a lot of fun, but I get very nervous when it actually comes time to have someone else (Matt) eat the food. He tells me it is good and usually gets more, but then I think of that Brad Paisley song where he says they were "eating burnt suppers the whole first year, and asking for seconds to keep her from tearing up" and I worry that this is the case.


8. I was diagnosed as anorexic when I was 19, that's a hard thing to admit, but I see so many young girls refuse to admit that they have a problem that I feel like I have to talk about it so that they know there is hope and they can get better. I don't know if I will write about that in detail here, because I like to keep things a little lighter here on Countrymouse.


9. One of my goals in life is to fill a passport with stamps, but now that I have changed my name I have to start over.


10. Wow. 10 was a lot. Umm.....I make my bed (almost) every morning. Sorry that last one is lame. I know it.


Your turn! Tell me something I probably don't know about you, either in the comments or on your blog, but let me know so I can go see what you write!

4 comments:

  1. So I totally sleep when I get stressed too. I would sleep while my friends studied for finals. (Luckily, when I woke up, they'd catch me up) I was notorious for that.

    The anorexia admission was hard, I'm sure. Admitting Mr. C and I had a fight was hard for me, I can't imagine admitting something deep! Do you still fight it? How did you get over it? (I understand if you don't want to share!)

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  2. its not that i MIND sharing, i just dont necessarily want to turn this into a blog about it, if that makes sense.

    I think that I'll always fight it to an extent. I can also say that I am much better. Physically and mentally. I dont think its something that will ever go away completely, and in times of stress I am much more susceptible to it. I think a big part of fighting it is being aware of it, and hearing that inner voice that is telling me that i need to be thin to be happy.

    I also cant forget that when I was so extremely underweight I was FAR from happy. I was miserable and completely trapped, not to mention my body was literally deteriorating at an incredible rate.

    I had a lot of incredible people as a support system, so that really helped as well.

    Its a weird thing...I was always that girl that couldnt understand HOW someone could ever be anorexic...then before I knew it I was in bad shape.

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  3. so you go into mini coma's while your super stressed? wow. impressive.

    You have an uncanny way of ignoring your parents? Also quite impressive. Bet that skill came in handy as a teenager.

    And your an excellent painter? Could you come over to my house? We have a huge amount of walls to paint. I'll pay you in Starburst jelly beans!

    And I completely relate to the nervous cooking part. But little secret: Guys don't care that much. They are just excited that your cooking and that means that they are eating.

    And speaking of eating.... I am so proud of you for admitting your past. I know exposing yourself is so scary. I feel like that ALL.THE.TIME when talking about my relationship (or lack of one) with my mother. And I'm super proud that you were able to get healthy again. I know its a battle you still have to deal with, but you made it to the other side.

    [[[[[[[Big Hugs]]]]]]]

    And I love it when you share your deep thoughts or personal past. I don't think its too dark.

    And since this comment isn't long enough.... I'll share a quirk of mine. After I eat my morning cereal, I let any of my four cats drink the leftover milk. In fact they are doing this as I type this. I spoil them rotten. LOL.

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  4. I love Number 4 - of course you were!

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