i'm sure you've seen this trend going around the interwebs, but i just got tagged by the sweet lindsay, and i thought it might use it as a way to tell you a bit more about myself; more of the kind of things that i don't share too often. hope it doesn't get weird up in here.
i was bitten by a doberman when i was five. i had emergency surgery because it really messed up my face and neck. i had three more surgeries from the ages of eight to thirteen after that. the last one was right before i started high school and for the first few weeks of class, i was still bruised and had to wear a nose guard. everyone thought i got a nose job and i was mortified. i have scars on my neck and face, but i'm really lucky i had such an amazing surgeon; most people don't notice them anymore, including myself. oh, and i'm not afraid of dogs. just dobermans, but who isn't?
i will cry at almost every movie. i'm a total sap.
i care too much about what other people think about me. growing up, i was never all that popular; at times, i was downright unpopular. when i was really little, like five years old, i was bullied physically by a mean girl named lindsay. and then again at - wait for this - christian summer camp, by another lindsay. i never fought back and i couldn't understand why they didn't like me. thankfully, the bullying stopped there, but i still struggled on and off with fitting in. i overcompensated for a while in college and became kind of a jerk. i was careless with people's hearts and i will always regret it. flash-forward to today: i try my best to be honest and kind, but i still worry that people, especially other girls don't like me.
i miss performing. you might already know that i've performed in dance shows, musicals, and plays most of my life. i'm not the strongest singer or dancer, but i love the stage. i miss the rush of opening night, the lights, the costumes. so much fun.
i write. creatively, that is. not quite as much as i used to or as much as i'd like to, but i write fiction, poetry, songs. sometimes it's just a line or two that pops into my head. i started a novel when i was in college, but the chapters were deleted in the great pc crash of 2005 and i never rewrote them. it's probably just as well; i'm sure it was drivel. i would like to write a book, though, at some point.
and now i'm tagging emily, julie + lauren, rhiannon, and jill!