Several of my favorite bloggers have been posting this “Ten Day You Challenge.” I’ve really enjoyed reading their posts, so I finally went to the source of the challenge — Kristin at Sweat Courage — where I discovered yet another blog to add to my Feedly to try to find time to read. And then I decided to jump in on this Ten Day You Challenge, too.
This first post of ten secrets definitely fit the challenge part of the title. It was tough to come up with ten secrets to post, because let’s face it — if it’s really a secret, I don’t want it on the interwebs. And really, I don’t have many secrets, anyway. So this is really more a list of “things you may not know about me.” If you know me in real life, it might not even be that. Oh well. I hope you enjoy it, regardless!
1. I really, really hate talking on the phone. I don’t mind talking to my parents, but they’re the only ones. I hate calling to set up appointments, or order food, or get tech support. I just hate it. I don’t know why.
2. I have to make bathroom stops on probably 85 percent of my runs. This is a huge reason that I’m always nervous about running with other people!
3. I don’t want kids. Maybe I’ll change my mind in the next few years, but I doubt it. I will readily admit that I am selfish, and I like to do my own thing, on my own time, with my husband, and not have to take care of little people. J and I will just spoil our nieces and nephews instead.
4. My biggest regret is that I didn’t study abroad in college. It was the one time in my life that I could have lived in another country without worrying about things like a husband and a real job and responsibilities, and I didn’t do it because it was expensive. That was dumb.
5. If I could, I would move somewhere else in Colorado. I love my house and my job. I like my community, and I like small towns in general. But even after seven years here, I miss more than ever the mountains, my friends and family, and the more active communities on the Western slope and the Front Range.
6. I took piano lessons from when I was eight years old until I graduated from high school. Although I haven’t played much since, I don’t regret sticking with it for so long. It taught me discipline, exposed me to music I otherwise wouldn’t know, and gave me a lot of pleasure. Someday, I’d like to have a piano again (and, you know, the time to play it).
7. I have a hard time making new friends. As a kid, making friends was easy. In college, making friends was easy. As an adult? I’m the socially awkward penguin and making friends is not easy. At all.
Sarah, who is my best friend here, basically had to say, “We’re going to be friends now,” and then make it happen. And I’m so glad she did. (P.S. Sarah, we need to take some pictures together).
8. Although I absolutely love teaching, sometimes I think about a career change. I have a lot of other interests — nutrition, fitness, nature — that would also be fun to pursue. But don’t worry; I’m not leaving teaching anytime soon!
9. In my early teens, I worked out to a Richard Simmons cassette tape my mom had. I loved it. I’d kind of like to work out with Richard Simmons again.
Don’t judge. Richard Simmons is the stuff. (image source)
10. When I started this blog, I wanted to be a big-league blogger (you know the type). And then I realized how much work that is, and I’m not willing to put in that much time and effort. So now I’m happy being a little-league blogger.
Tell me one of your secrets! Or just comment on one of mine. 🙂