Recently, I’ve spent time reading numerous blogs and I found some of them dripping in transparency and connection, while being fun and conversational. And while I try to do fun posts, I thought about ways I could be more engaging and conversational like some of the folks I emulate. Enter the lists.
Contrary to what I initially imagined, list posts are TOUGH. I struggle with the ‘Who cares?’ syndrome as it relates to sharing my ‘favorite’ anything. I suppose people would rather know Oprah’s Favorite Things than mine! But the truth is, when friends get together, we sometimes end up talking about random subjects and learning new things about each other. So, here’s to opening the window into me a little wider. Hopefully, each time we connect you’re encouraged in some way. And secondly, my desire is that you get more insight on why it’s so important to me that women embrace their story and rather than being bogged down by the details, be empowered by what you made it through and the possibilities that lie ahead.
So, as Chrystal Evans Hurst would say, let’s pretend we’re seated across from each other in a coffee shop. Here’s some of what you might learn about me:
- I’m really good at baking cookies from scratch.
- I did 2nd and 3rd grade in one year.
- I once flew to New York to meet Malik Yoba. (And I did.)
- My first time on a plane was a trip to Hawaii.
- I have a degree in Neuroscience.
- I cry a LOT.
- I attended a Christian screenwriting program and have an unfinished screenplay on teen domestic violence.
- I love to drive. (Well, I did before I moved to Florida.)
- I had braces for a little over 6 years.
- I was an audience member at the Oprah show several times when she was in Chicago.
- I’m quite introverted, with some extrovert tendencies.
- When I get down in the dumps, my self care suffers. Like, I don’t want to brush my teeth.
- I used to want to be Janet Jackson.
- I’ve worked at my company for nearly 17 years.
- I will stop whatever I’m doing to blast the music and sing at the top of my lungs if I hear “True” by Spandau Ballet…or any one of my many favorite old school hits. (Click here to see some of my favorite 70’s-80’s tunes.)