I originally posted as being tagged by my girl Rusty Hoe. Heeeey there Michelle! However, the truth is that she was kind enough to give me an award- so sweet!!! As a part of accepting that award, you share 10 things your readers may not know about yourself...so here's more about this Costochondritis blogger:
- I want my toes to be painted all the time. I'm not saying that I paint them all the time, buuuuut oddly, I feel more confident when my toes are painted.
- I'm jealous of melancholy personalities and often wish I was one. Do you know how much energy they must conserve every day? I'm just saying. If you were in a bind and needed a super hero, my bet would be on the melancholy. They wisely expend so little energy while interacting with others, that I think if needed, they could rock out a strong dose of energy and heroism at a moments notice. So yes, I'm jealous of boring people. Cause interacting with others at this stage in the game just plum wears me out.
- I have double jointed fingers. So if I point at the sign across the street, you will think I'm being rude and pointing at you...who is standing next to me.
- I have a strange super hero sense of smell. I can smell and identify smells way before anyone else notices them. It's very strange. I remember one afternoon in Colorado I smelled smoke and no one else did (we were climbing in the mountains), so we all laughed about it...and the next morning, ashes were flying through our camp and we got the heck out of dodge. CRAAAAZY!!!
- I hate crafts of any kind. I hate making them and/or sitting while others are making them. Can't help it. Feels like nails on a chalk board to me. I'm so screwed if I have kids.
- I LOVE the sound of rain and lighting storms. I feel like I can feel the heart of God when it rains. I feel his power, his gentleness, his ability to calm the storm and call one even greater. When it storms, I love to sit, watch, and listen. It mesmerizes me. It stills my soul.
- I don't get bored. Ever. My mind is always on the go, thinking about the exciting next move. So while having this illness, I'm not surprised at all that I tried every remedy known to man...and started a blog.
- I love it when my husband sings "I liked it and so I put a ring on it" and does the janky hip shake. I think it's the cutest thing ever. I keep trying to catch him on video, but he's too fast.
- I always feel like time is slipping away from me. I feel like it moves too fast. I want desperately for it to slow down, so that selfishly, I can fit everything in! So much to do in this precious life. And I'm not talking about the "to do" list, but about adventures, and I'd love to try like 5 different careers, travel for years...not feel rushed to achieve life long dreams because of aging...not feel rushed to heal....and I don't know...it just seems so short. Oddly, I get sad about it sometimes. But maybe that's because I don't really have a grasp of how amazing heaven will be.
- I'm a person of extremes. I lived in NYC, and also worked as a mountain guide in Colorado 10 weeks out of the year for 8 years. I can go without a shower for a week (with baby wipes of course) while climbing deep in the rockies, or wear high heels and glitter every single day. It's very confusing to people. But it's all good. Being put in a box never appealed to me. Here's a picture of me in the foothills of a mountain we were trekking to the base of. Good thing about climbing..lots of exercise, bad thing about climbing...never a good hair day.
I am passing this sweet award over to Ali at A Different Kind of Happy. She explores all different aspects of having an invisible illness and I enjoy reading her thoughts. She shares honestly about the struggles, how to deal with it, and how to be joyful amidst the pain. Thanks Ali for your great blog!