Tuesday, January 19, 2010

10 things about me

In an effort to learn how to define myself without referring to my career, I’ve made a list of 10 random things about me… and not one of them mentions my job title. I’d call this progress.

1. I would happily eat oatmeal every morning for the rest of my life.

2. I pride myself on my book collection. Feel free – actually, I encourage you – to judge me by it.

3. I moisturize head-to-toe daily.

4. I assume people don’t remember who I am even after they’ve met me multiple times.

5. I have my father’s eyes.

6. I own a guitar, but don’t know how to play.

7. I love my nose ring; my mother tolerates it.

8. I am afraid of fish. That said, there are three living in my apartment. Boyfriend got them for Christmas. For the record, the fish I live with are not scary. They’re actually quite entertaining.

9. I only drink three things: milk, tea, and water.

10. I colour code my closet and alphabetize my DVDs.

SOTS wonders... how do you define yourself?


  1. I used to define myself by being smart and an over achiever - then it backfired in my face when I chose a career out of prestige and not passion.

  2. hi! i just noticed your blog today, and i have to say its amazing that you are going out of your comfort zone to try and heal your body. my brother got in a bad car accident 9 years ago and had severe brain damage, that he (thankfully) was able to recover almost 100% from. i say 100% because he will always have issues, the same as you describe. it was very scary for us to watch him recover because we didn't know how much he would recover. he still can't hold jobs that require a lot of stress or intricate memory, but he is lucky to have his life and to be able to support himself. anyways i just wanted to say you are doing great (from what i can read)!

    also, this is strange, but i am exactly like your number 1, 4, 6, 7, and 10 (clothes part)!!! i laughed as i read it!

  3. Manda - Thanks for your encouraging words. I wish your brother all the best with his recovery.

    With all those similarities we could be two peas in a pod!