There’s a fun new meme floating around the blogosphere. Have you seen it? It’s all based on bloggers sharing five simple things most people don’t know about us. Well, last week, Jacquelyn reached over, tapped me on the shoulder, said “Tag, you’re it!” Like her, I’m not always up for an Internet meme, but in this case, I’ll make an exception. Part ‘Things I’m Afraid to Tell You,’ though perhaps less serious, I love opportunities like this to fill you guys in on random facts about my past and present. Plus, I can’t say no to my sweet blog friend, so as prompted by her and the Internet at large, here are five random things you probably don’t know about me:
1. I can be the world’s worst back seat driver. Of the very few big fights I’ve ever gotten in with Joe over the last decade, I would say like 90% originated in the car, and from my backseat driving. I’ve made a concerted effort in the last several months to shut the eff up, sit back, relax and let the good times roll…literally.
2. My greatest regret in life is not studying abroad while in college. I didn’t for a bunch of different reasons, all of them foolish now, so my strongest recommendation to anyone who is in the position to do so: study abroad. What makes this regret even weirder is that I worked in the study abroad office for almost 3 years while a college student.
3. I’m considering having my DNA tested. Part of the deal with being adopted is that (probably obviously) you don’t have access to any kind of family medical history. In my case as well, I’ve never been 100% sure of what my ethnic identity is. I learned about a service called 23 and Me, and with the low cost of getting a test done (which is pretty unbelievable since the last time I had checked it was in the tens of thousands of dollars), getting the information that’s been a mystery to me my entire life is now a very real possibility — especially important if/when we decide to have a kid. But it’s weird thinking about knowing certain things you’ve not known you’re entire life…if that makes any sense.
4. My favorite snack when I was a kid was croutons with cold ranch dressing over them. So hillbilly and super embarrassing. And yes, I totally still crave it sometimes.
5. I’m really, oddly excited about my 30s. It’s still just under a year and a half away, but so far, everything I’ve ever heard about you understanding yourself better as you head into your 30s has been so true. Recently, I feel like I’ve had increased clarity about my childhood and my 20s, and it’s brought about a renewed sense of confidence that feels great. I’m excited for what the next decade will bring.
Hope you guys enjoyed learning these five little random things about me.