- horribly, painfully shy as a child. Wouldn’t answer the phone. Wouldn’t ask for ketchup at McDonald’s. Found ways to hide during birthday parties. Was called stuck up for years simply because I was afraid to talk to anyone. I still have a bit of social anxiety and get tongue tied fairly easily, but it’s much better.
- prone to nightmares as a child, and still have very vivid dreams. Most of my nightmares included our fish tank breaking during an earthquake – which has led to me not being a huge fan of aquariums and means I don’t go in water that isn’t chlorinated and in a pool
- a band geek from 4th through 12th grades. I marched from 6th grade on and was co-caption of my high school flag team for a year and a half. Due to budget cuts, our district will no longer have any sort of music programs after this current school year. I can’t imagine a Bronco football game without the School Song and Fight Song after each touchdown and conversion, and it brought tears to my eyes to realize no one would play our Alma Mater at the end of the game.
- not raised with in any sort of faith. We had children’s Bibles and watched The Ten Commandments every year (I still do), but I could probably count on one hand how many times I went to church on Sunday growing up. In some ways, I appreciate more that I came to know Jesus as an adult because I don’t take my faith or my relationship with Him for granted.
- a failure at college. Several times, in fact. In part because of that social anxiety, but mostly because I just didn’t know what I wanted to do. Now that I’m truly feeling called to go back to school to pursue some sort of nutrition degree, I find that I’m fighting that failure soundtrack.
Want to join me? I love this “I statements” challenge I came across on Becky Higgin’s blog and am going to blog through it over the next few Fridays. Blog your own “I was” and leave me a link, and join me next week for “I am”.