I thought it might be nice to share a little more about myself today and tell you about a special project I’m working on. I always like to be the real me here on Minimalist Moms and I’ll continue to share the ups and downs of my journey to minimalism. So without further adieu, here’s my list of 21 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me:
- I met my husband online long before it was normal and accepted. I used to be so embarrassed to admit that to people because they looked at me like I was a crazy loser.
- I have an incredibly irrational fear of going to the dentist. My normally low blood pressure goes through the roof and I get physically ill the day before my dentist appointment.
- I homeschool my three kids. I’ve never had any of them in school and I don’t plan to change that. I like the flexibility in our schedules and I love that I’m not making lunches at 6:00am and sitting in a line to pick up my kids everyday.
- Currently my favorite song is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star sung by my daughter even though she only knows the first two lines and repeats them over and over again. (Aren’t her pigtails cute?)
- My husband, three kids and I live with my parents because we wanted to focus on the important things in life, family being the primary one. It wasn’t a financial decision but it does have certain advantages in that area.
- I really can’t stand kid birthday parties and the goody bags that are apparently a requirement. Parties have become ridiculously expensive and why do we feel obligated to give kids junky toys to thank them for coming. When did cake stop being enough?
- Both my sons were born at home with midwives and my daughter is adopted. My first son was 11 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Yeah, huge….tell me about it.
- In fifth grade I landed myself in a neck brace by trying to do a back handspring in the front yard. Not my best idea ever.
- I’m a Christian and I was raised in the church since I was a week old. We’re currently searching for a new church because unfortunately we learned recently that some churches kinda suck the life out of you.
- I quit halfway through a Master’s degree program for Marriage & Family therapy and have no desire to go back because I no longer have a desire for a traditional type of job.
- I love reading books, making homemade gifts, and hand stamped metal jewelry. I also learned how to paint landscape portraits when I was in elementary school. It just seems like it’s harder and harder to find time to fit those things into this season of my life.
- My father is an Emergency Room doctor, the smartest man I know, and I still love to hear him do all the voices to characters in “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
- I am deeply fascinated with American Sign Language and have tried to learn it at various points in my life. It brings me to tears and one day I’m going to do the work to finally become fluent in it.
- I also want to learn Spanish and teach it to my kids so our Puerto Rican family members won’t disown me.
- I am a total introvert. I love quiet, being alone, and taking naps even when I’m not tired. Living in a household of 10 doesn’t provide much of that though. This year for my birthday I asked for a weekend by myself and it was awesome!
- There are over 8,000 books in our house and most belong to my parents. Even though I tease them about it, I also think it’s pretty cool. It won’t be the same when a lot of the books are cleared out of here.
- I LOVE chick flicks! I will even sit through bad ones like stuff with Keanu Reeves in them. However, I get really annoyed when there’s no happy ending.
- I have a dry sense of humor and I tend to be sarcastic. I read once that being sarcastic was bad manners or a bad habit or something but I just couldn’t live without it.
- I keep my disposable contacts in a lot longer than I should. My eye doctor once told me I could go blind by doing that, but it hasn’t happened yet. That reminds me, I need to buy more contacts.
- One goal I have for our family is to create a business that provides us the finances and the flexibility to travel with our kids and take homeschooling on the road.
- I truly love minimalism and think it’s the answer to today’s epidemic of tired and frustrated families. That’s why I’m here and why I keep telling everyone I know about it.
I am in the process writing an e-book. It will be a guide for parents who are tired of living in clutter and chaos.
Since the book is meant to help you, it would really help me to know what you’re interested in. Minimalism is really a broad playing field to me so pretty much anything goes. I’m sure you’ve found yourself saying “I’d really like to know more about ________.” or “I wish someone would write about ________.”
I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments section or you can use my Contact page to email me directly.
Article originally published on 10/11/2010