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The Get-To-Know-Me Post

I've had a lot of new subscribers lately, so thought it was probably time for another "About Me" post! Enjoy. :)

1. Who are you?
I'm a 32-year-old soon-to-be graphic-design student, living with her cat and her roommate in a medium-sized apartment in NW Oregon.

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?
I'm very introverted and love spending time alone with my thoughts. I can be very funny and silly when I want to be. I love coffee... of course.

3. When you aren't doing memes like this one what are you doing?
Well, I'm currently unemployed (long story), so have been using a lot of my spare time to look for a job. I've also been knitting up a storm (check out my Etsy shop!) and watching the Big Brother live feeds (I can't help it, it's addicting).

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time).
I always loved English. I love reading and writing, so that was generally a really fun class to me. Art was also fun, although I went to a small high school so didn't have much opportunity for that. History class was sort of a love-hate relationship for me. I loved learning about people of the past, but have always been horrible at memorizing dates. PE was definitely my least favorite class and the one that consistently ruined my 4.0 average. I guess I'm more of a library girl than a sports girl. ;)

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?
To get through the first year of my graphic design program. I'm excited to start it in just 2 months!!

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Hopefully living in Portland, or maybe NYC, in my own cozy little pad, graphic-design degree in hand. I hope to be working consistently enough in that field to also be able to also afford vacations to fun places like Europe or South America.

7. What stage of life are you in right now?
I'm quickly approaching mid-life without much to show for it yet. I'm hoping to amend that by working towards a career that will spark my inner creativity and passion.

8. Are you more child-like or childish?
Not sure. Maybe child-like? I hope I'm mature, but I also don't want to lose the hope and sense of wonder that children have.

9. What is the last thing you said out loud?
Great question. It was probably something to my cat. I slept in and then texted my friend for awhile and then laid on the couch and read a book. Nothing very exciting to talk about today!

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now?
I'm pretty contented with my life right now, and on the verge of something better, which is exciting. I'm not entirely sure what song captures that, but maybe this one:

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes?
No, but I've seen The Karate Kid a number of times. Does that count?

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?
It's about average. I guess I'm mostly a realistic optimist, so don't really think about if things are getting worse or better. I just figure out how they are now and how I hope they can be, and then I move towards that.

13. Does time really heal all wounds?
Yes, I think so. Everything feels worse in the moment.

14. How do you handle a rainy day?
With joy! Rainy days are my favorite days. They feel so comforting and relaxing to me. I love them!

15. Which is worse...losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights?
Umm... neither? I've actually never lost my luggage before, but it's just stuff. And sorting out tangled lights is actually kind of fun... like figuring out a puzzle.

16. How is (or was) your relationship with your parents?
Good. Fine. They're awesome. :) They give great advice and make good food. 

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?
Not so much. I do like people-watching if I'm in the mood, but most days I'm just absorbed in my little world. I'm a day-dreamer and a book-reader, so those things don't lend themselves to paying attention to the outside world.

18. What is the truest thing that you know?
That Jesus saved my soul.

19. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to do everything. Be a teacher, a writer, a mommy, a fireman, a trapeze artist. Life seems limitless when you read a lot of books. ;)

20. Have you ever been given a second chance?
For what? I'm not sure what this question is getting at so I'm skipping it.

21. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
I tend to stay by myself most days, so not sure how to answer this question. Although I do like giving a listening ear to my friends. People tend to instinctively know they can trust me, so tend to tell me all their secrets.

22. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind?
I tend to make decisions based on my gut. I look at all the facts and then I jump in with what my gut is telling me. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with having an open heart/mind, but there you go...

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
I twisted funny on my knee in high school and it popped out of socket and back in. That pain literally took my breath away, and my knee hasn't been the same since.

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?
Probably losing my close friend in college. She died of a heart attack on her way to class one day. I've had closer people to me die since, but none that died so young and unexpectedly. That was really a shock.

25. Who have you hugged today?
My cute little kitty cat!! She's a great hugger. :)


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