6 Things About Myself I think are Important

  1. It's a gooder eh?

    I don’t drive. Like, at all, I don’t have a car and as long as I live in a city with adequate public transportation I fail to see any reason why I should.

  2. I hate tomatoes. Unless it’s a caprese salad. Other than that I have a firm no tomato policy and will pick them out of things, even if they are minced into oblivion.
  3. I have an intense loyalty to three things: Family, friends and Husky Athletics. You trash talk any one of those and you will have me to deal with.
  4. I have a tendency to be a very private person. I’ll give you the “broad strokes” about me, but I don’t care to delve too deep. This is an exercise in moving past that.
  5. I come from a long line of workaholics. You give us a job and we will do it until we have a foot in the grave. I think traveling is my way of providing some balance to my intense work ethic.
  6. When I was 16, I got sick. Really sick. Knocking on heaven’s door, call the Chaplain, sick. For me, it provided the perspective that life is short and there are no guarantees so live the life you want. Looking back though, I can’t imagine what it must have felt like for my parents to watch me wither away. That has to be the scariest experience for a parent.

11 thoughts on “6 Things About Myself I think are Important

  1. Hey, really great blog post… I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog because of the great style and energy.

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  2. I also don’t drive. I now have an Australian and a Belgian driver’s license, yet I haven’t sat behind the wheel for years. Give me a long train ride anyday.

  3. I wish I didn’t have to drive!! When I get in the car and know that my drive could take me any time between 15 minutes and 2 hours, I just want to turn around and get back into bed!

  4. I never ate a tomato except as spaghetti sauce until adulthood because my parents didn’t like them. I am now kind of crazy over them and eat them like apples. I was really sick when I was 15…. humm… may explain our similar feelings about specialness of life and desire to travel?

    • You eat them….like apples? That is unfathomable to me. 🙂 I think being really sick does have that effect on people. It’s kind of that wakeup call that says “OK, you know you’re not going to be around forever, right? Time to get living!”

  5. OMG.

    I HATE tomatoes.

    just discovered caprese salads this year (don’t know how that happened, me being Italian and all) but uh, i eat them every day now.

    you – stop stealing my life please.

  6. How funny, I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 28, which may be older than you are right now. Living in NYC, no need. But now I live in LA, so, well…yeah. I drive. Who knows what (and where) the future holds for you?

  7. haha your hatred for tomatoes reminds me of my hatred for cucumbers & olives. I’ll eat almost anything you put in front of me, but if those 2 things are in it I can barely get it down haha.

    It’s interesting how each one of us has this story we’ve lived that ends up creating these things about us that are important. So much of what you shared here actually tells a lot about you and your story, which is quite helpful for line 4 haha.

    Oh and props to not driving! I have the same mentality 100%. Although, I’m totally stressed b/c I just moved to FL for the winter and I really need a car to get around to do things haha. But I am shopping for a moped! I for some reason just feel proud not to have a car, ya know?

    Well, this has been my 1st post read from you, so, it is good to get to know you! haha

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