1. If I had an unlimited amount of money, I would travel around the world experiencing new things, places, people, culture and food.
2. No matter how many times I try, I can’t parallel park. It looks so easy when others do it. I can’t seem to get my car close enough to the curb.
3. After I was done with aggressive chemotherapy, I underwent a radical cystectomy. My bladder, cervix, uterus, and part of the inside of my vagina was removed. It might be considered too much information, but I believe it is necessary to say so you are informed more about bladder cancer and what may follow. I was so incredibly anxious about it the nurses put me in la-la land before I was wheeled into the operating room.
4. I’m super weird and strange when you first meet me then I become cool. Everyone is not everyone’s cup of tea, and that is okay.
5. I work in the social services field. I despise the question “what is the worse you have ever seen?”. It’s not a contest.
6. I go to carnivals, the beach, festivals, and other places just for the food. I like trying all kinds of foods. Fish tacos, fried coconut shrimp in Florida totally delish. I’ve thought about going to Florida just so I can eat fried coconut shrimp. Cambodian food, fried dough. Good stuff.
7. I’m super sarcastic and witty. For an example: If brains were gas you wouldn’t be able to get your scooter around a cheerio. Feel free to recycle that.
8. I believe animals can offer comfort, love, and companionship. My cat Mr. Boots (who is no longer here) was my buddy during chemotherapy and my recovery. Mr. Boots used to sit outside my bedroom and sometimes come in scratch then jump on my bed. If I were in the hospital, he would run up and down the hallway while checking my room to see if I came home yet. I used to lay there and talk to him, and yes, I think he understood everything I said.
9. In the summer growing up my best friend and I had a lemonade stand, and we would sit out there almost every day. We used a wheelbarrow to transport all our things along with a table, and something to sit on I can’t remember if we had chairs, but we had something to sit on. People did stop to buy lemonade. It was fun and something to do.
10. I have one son who is an adult now WOW!!! He is funny, friendly and kind and sometimes he’s not too sweet, and sometimes he annoys me.
11. I have been in therapy for two years now. It has helped wonders.
12. I feel pretty badass I went through aggressive chemotherapy and menopause at the same time. It was dreadful, but I got through it.
13. I am a single mom.
14. This past summer it was so hot and humid. I stripped down to my bra and underwear with people around and jumped in the river. No trying to hide or conceal my ostomy bag or the sagging skin from all my surgeries.
15. Loneliness is the worse feeling ever.
16. I have done stand up comedy in the past and plan on doing it again.
17. My favorite shows are reruns of SUV (special victims unit) Investigation discovery and anything to do with crime lock-up and documentaries. I also like the shows All in the family and the Golden girls.
18. I am an introvert and an extrovert. I enjoy being social and out doing things, and I also enjoy my down time I call it “recharging my batteries.”
19. I consider myself a loyal friend.
20. I like cooking; it feels good to produce a delicious meal. Pinterest is my friend.
21. My senior year in high school I skipped GYM/PE class, and I would go to the library. I hated that class. It went on for a while before they caught up to it and I was called to the principals’ office. I was told that I was failing GYM and I wouldn’t graduate unless I made up my classes. Needless to say, I spent about a week in GYM class. Yes, I almost didn’t graduate high school because of GYM class.
22. The best thing I ever did was move away from my hometown. I lived in Tennessee for almost 10 years. I learned so much about myself. No one knew me or of me, and I could be myself. No one knew of my past unless I told them, there was no oh yeah I know your sister or I remember when you were 5 years old. By all means it wasn’t all glitter and unicorns; however, it was all and all a great experience.
23. Military life taught me how to say goodbye to close friends; it is hard losing that connection and constant in your life with friends that were there for you and you for them; play dates, bible study, deployments, shopping, crying and laughing and hanging out and helping each other out or having our morning coffee together. When their spouse gets new orders to PCS (permanent change of station) the family packs up, and they move to another duty station in the United States or in another country. But it also taught me to make new friends and new connections by finding a common denominator. You just have to find it and take advantage of it. Strong relationships contribute to longer, healthier, even happier lives. And believe it or not…the old saying, money doesn’t buy happiness holds true. Building relationships makes you feel richer.
24. I sang karaoke once. A friend of mine asked me over and over trying to convince me to do it, and I did it, and it was terrible. I even downed a shot beforehand and no dice. I was so nervous and stood there stiff and sang. I have a terrible voice.
25. The two foods I won’t eat both starts with the letter L liver and lima beans.
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