Today the challenge is to write about ourselves. Since mine is a personal blog I do this all the time, but today I think I will try to include some things about me that I haven't blogged about over the past seven years.
Day Two - turn the attention from the things we make to the things that make us
It took me years to realize I was an introvert. I thought I was, and presented as, an extrovert. I always felt uncomfortable in large gatherings and sometimes this discomfort made me talk too much, too fast and too loud. I still do this if I am nervous, or uncomfortable in a situation - but I am getting better at just being quiet and letting others fill the uncomfortable spaces.
I played French Horn for half a year, and then clarinet for the next four and a half, in my high school band. I should have taken choir because I love to sing and it would have been more enjoyable than being in band. Band was geekier. Choir was cool. In my teaching years I always found myself teaching music classes or leading choirs. I guess you can say destiny won out. I still own my clarinet, and I did play it one year when I was teaching a small jazz band at my school. I love that clarinet.
Yesterday I wished I could pick up the phone and call my mum. She passed away eleven years ago and this is the first time I wished I could talk to her and hear her voice.
I swim as a form of meditation and exercise and stress relief - and next month I am going to check out an openwater swim group that meets in the evening at one of our local ocean beaches. I am scared, and excited about this and I am certain there will be a blog post or two about it.
I love Swedish fish - those chewy candies. Lucky for me they are hard to find so when I do find them I indulge myself.
I am currently reading The Memory Game by Nicci French. It is odd but I don't really read much in the winter (except for blogs) but in the summer I am an avid reader. I love reading at the beach, on my deck, in the campsite, or in bed in the camper. I don't really like reading in bed at home. Strange, no?
I recently read Shadow Scale, the sequel to Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman and I loved it so much. If you like dragon fantasy you will love both of her books.
I am a crossword puzzle addict. Especially the New York Times crosswords. I haven't managed their Saturday puzzles yet, and Fridays are quite a challenge, but I do at least two puzzles a day. At least.
So, that's me.
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