Today is my birthday, and in celebration of the day of my birth, I will be talking about the top ten things most people don’t know about me. This should be 33 things you don’t know about me, but unfortunately, I am just not that interesting.
- I have an 11-month-old German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd puppy that I affectionately call “The Pupster” online. He has been the best thing to happen to me, and while other people may get annoyed at his hyper antics, I completely love him.
- I can read quickly and accurately upside down, backward, upside down and backward as I do the standard way. For some reason, my brain doesn’t need to transpose the text before I understand it.
- I love a good notebook with amazing paper. I have reached the point where I have to physically stop myself from buying them because I have so many and several are blank.
- I have a mini mug collection. I have about 20 different mugs and recently had to slow myself down to only special occasions or those I can live without. I am stalking a Ravenclaw mug right now. I won’t purchases on until I find the perfect one.
- I have been running and writing for A Curly Transition since 2003. I was originally hosted on LiveJournal, moved to Xanga, then Tumblr, where I finally landed on WordPress which has been my home since 2010. It started as a private blog where I journaled about my struggles with depression, social anxiety, and college.
- While I deeply believe that God gave everyone one person to love and be with forever, I don’t think I am going to find mine within this lifetime and I have largely given up on the whole institution (dating, love, and marriage). I always thought I would find my love in high school or college and I am so deeply away from that now (unless I find him during the Ph.D. program) and jaded by the dating scene that I have given up.
- I gave myself to God in 2015 at 29 years old after being an atheist from ages 8-26 and attempting to convert to Judaism. Judaism and its traditions still hold a deep place in my soul, but I was baptized in a Christian church which healed my soul.
- I have been attempting to envision my life without marriage and kids, and it has been a deeply troubling and difficult. I have been envisioning my life married and with kids since I was 20 years old so the contrast is emotional for me.
- I am an emotional creature, but I keep my emotions within and rarely project them for the world to see. As a result, I have been told I am cold, but I don’t see any reason to operate under emotional control at all times.
- It is my utmost hope that A Curly Transition grows to reach the masses and help women of color around the world.