March 29, 2013
I'm switching gears slightly today to tell you a bit about myself - way beyond what I'm wearing. By now, I'm sure you've seen the "5 Truths" posts going around the blogosphere and since I was tagged by my lovely friends Ashlyn and Stesha, it's my turn to spill (some of) the beans! Here goes nothin'....
1. I come from a big (tight-knit) family. I have an older sister and 2 younger brothers (the youngest just turned 21) which made for a bit of a stressful time growing up for my parents. We fought a lot but now we've all outgrown it. We also like to say that there's really 5 children because my Dad is pretty much a big kid and I wouldn't have it any other way!
2. I am a daredevil. I love roller coasters - the higher and faster the better. We used to go on family trips to Cedar Point and I loved every minute of it. I'm also planning a skydiving trip this summer and want to get my motorcycle permit again (I had it in PA but it expired when I moved to Maryland) to one day buy my own motorcycle.
3. I may have OCD. I'm a neat freak and love to clean. I can't stand dirty dishes in the sink so I'm constantly washing them and I make to do lists for everything. When I go up and down stairs, I always count them and I love even numbers. (It's taking everything in me not to include a 6th truth)
4. I had major jaw surgery in high school to correct an underbite. After going through many different surgeries and teeth pullings while I had braces, the last of it all was re-corrective jaw surgery. The surgeon had to break my top and bottom jaw and line them up so I literally have screws holding everything together. I was wired shut for several weeks and wouldn't wish it on anyone. (My family jokes that I have a screw loose because apparently during the surgery, the doctor lost a screw and they never found it.) I also have a letter from my doctor explaining why I have screws in my jaw in case they set off a metal detector. (Extra fun fact: the specialist I went to is also the Pittsburgh Penguins surgeon.)
5. High school brings back a lot of bad memories for me. I went to a small school and was known as "the girl who never talks" (my, how things have changed). I was also made fun of a lot in class because of my "k" vein on the right side of my forehead. It still makes me tear up to think about those times and I am very self-conscious about it to this day. Most of the time I manage to push those memories aside but there are days where it still hurts.
Tagging Alissa, Jamie, Emily, Sam and Erin. Time to share your 5 Truths!