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Friday, January 30, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

1) My first child (Marielle), who is now six, was conceived in Thailand
2) I moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in November of '93 thinking I would stay for a winter and ended up being there for four years...it was a very carefree way to live for a while, (skiing, hiking, climbing, socializing, traveling, and a little working).
3) I was born in Stuttgart, Germany (an army brat).
4) I have a strong desire to create and connect with people on a deep, spiritual level
5) When I was five my family moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where there were intense heat waves, tarantulas in our burnt yellow grass, and constant tornado warnings.
6) I love big storms. I love the way heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightening make people stop what they're doing and pay attention
7) I've skydived and bungee jumped and found them both absolutely thrilling
8) I went through a huge rock-climbing phase (when I lived in Jackson Hole)...I absolutely loved it and miss it.
9) I love curling up on the couch and reading to my two little girls--one on each arm. Total sweetness.
10) I was in labor with my oldest daughter for 28 long hours (my poor, sweet husband)
11) I love deep conversations and can probably outlast anyone when it comes to pondering and questioning
12) I have a very keen sense of smell. I love the smell of freshly cut grass, campfires, baking bread, the Pacific Northwest forests, vanilla candles, babies, garlic and lilacs
13) I've lived in three different countries, seven states and (as far as I can count) have had twenty different addresses
14) I love to read and have been quite obsessed with it lately...and I can't seem to stop buying books
15) I've been writing poetry since I was a little girl
16) I love spending time by myself in nature...the forest, mountain meadows, near water...
17) For the first time in my life, I have no desire to move anywhere else. I love the town we live in now (lots of hiking/biking, a college town, great schools, lots of families with little ones)
18) I descended the middle Teton (over 12,000 feet) in an intense lightening storm
19) In 2003 I did something I never thought I could or would do; I ran my first ever (and maybe last) marathon
20) I love hearing people's stories, their journey from there to here
21) I have very few secrets, I don't usually have a problem spilling it all
22) I love people who are open and real and don't try to sugar-coat things
23) I have a thing for mugs, typically pottery is my favorite. I so enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea out of a favorite, feels-good-in-your-hand mug
24) I love to write but have taken a leave of absence (with hope that I'll be re-inspired soon). My favorite place to write is Taos, New Mexico--there is something seriously spiritual going on there.
25) I've never been real interested in politics until Barack Obama came along--I'm finally paying attention--what an inspiration he is.

1 comment :

  1. Hi! I followed your poem from Kind Over Matter here, and glad I did.
    It was beautiful.
    Amanda put one of my poems up a while back and I'm still walking on clouds over that!
    Your website is lovely.
    Glad to be (sorta) cyber connected.
    Becky

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