Trying to remain a mystery to people is a little bit difficult for me. I am literally an open book. I love talking to people and I rarely ‘hide’ anything about myself.
Alex’s day 4 #FeelGoodBlogging challenge was definitely a struggle for me. I had to really think about what I could possibly write. So for those of you who are close to me, may know some or all of these things, or may even learn a thing or two and those who are just learning about me, enjoy!
1. I have literally held almost every type of job you could possibly imagine since the age of 12.
Since the age of 12 I have held so many that I really had to think about them: babysitter (I should be considered a professional at this), camp counselor, camp supervisor, worked at an ice cream hut (Sundaes-best ice cream place in my home town), worked as a data input ‘girl’ for Michael’s potato chips in high school (don’t ask), worked as a bank teller for 8 hours (god bless those who do it for a living!!), was a hostess at Olive Garden in college, worked at my college Gym for the athletes and checked them in (this was FUN!), was the boys soccer score keeper at college (never played a day in my life!!!), worked at Structure as a sales associate, worked at Express as a Sales Associate (not as much fun as Structure), worked at Abercrombie and Fitch kids store as a sales associate (this was when I could practically fit into their clothes-BONUS), worked as a nanny for 9 years, hostess/waitress at Harborside for 3 years (local seafood restaurant…ps. I HATE seafood), tutor for many years (ongoing), finally became a teacher at 22 (13 years and counting…), blogger and now I can add to the list, Event Coordinator for Pranzi Catering (definitely a fun side job)!!! Move over Brandon Walsh, I am the Renaissance woman!!
2. I despise doing laundry. Most of my friends know this, but I seriously just don’t like doing it. I even live in a house where it’s on the same floor as me. I really just don’t like the whole act of having to put it in the washer, then the dryer then you have to fold it and put it away. Way too many steps for me!!! I would pay someone to do my laundry and put it away on a regular basis if I could.
3. I am grossed out by seafood. Again if you read number one you will see that I hate seafood (smell, look, taste, etc) but yet worked as a waitress at a seafood restaurant. You’re probably wondering how I made any money if I didn’t eat the food. Well…..let’s just say I knew that menu inside and out and I was damn good waitress. Where’s my Emmy??
4. I was born in Houston, TX but raised in Cranston, RI. When my parents were young, my dad got a job that transferred him from our home state (RI) to Texas. Back then, in 1979, Houston was up and coming. Fast forward to August of ’79 and I was born. I remember my mom telling me stories of how she would walk me in the mall in AC because it was so hot and humid. I like to say I can blame her on my shopping problem. I love hearing stories from my grandparents on how they drove to come visit me in Texas and how different it is in the south. One year later my mom was homesick and my parents moved back to Rhode Island and I was raised in Cranston (where both my parents grew up as well). I would love to travel to Houston one day. It’s on my bucket list to visit and I hope to make it happen soon.
5. I do not eat ANY fruit. Weird but yet interesting. If I have to, I will eat watermelon and apples on occasion. I am so afraid to try new things. I like to tell people I am a texture person ~sight, color, smell, taste ~they all scare me when it comes to fruit. I may have to talk to someone about it. One year, while I was teaching, the kids found out that I was afraid of bananas. One day while they were eating snack, one kid decided to sneak up behind and call my name so I would turn around and see him. And there he stood biting into and chewing his mushy, smelly banana. I almost nearly died!!!! (However, I gave him props for scaring the bejesus out of me!) ps. This still makes me laugh when I think about it.
6. I am like Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny when it comes to cars. Boy, did she know her stuff. I literally know more than some men. I can thank my Papa and my Uncles for that. From the minute I had my license, they made sure I understood everything under the hood. They made me the independent woman I am today when it comes to my car. I know how to not get robbed when I go for something to get fixed because I know exactly what they are talking about. If I had to change a tire, I could, however I also like to thank AAA for being created. I think it is very liberating that I can honestly say I can make it on my own no matter what.
7. I watch Seinfeld and Friends on a daily basis. These two shows are my favorite. I can, and do, recite or make reference to these shows about my life on a daily basis. I can always rely on my sister and brother in law to completely understand this logic.
8. I believe in spirits and that I have some sort of sixth sense. In the past couple of years, I have experienced orbs and spirits surrounding me. I always believed that we have angels but it wasn’t until it started to become real to me, did I decide to read up on it and/or believe in it. I am thankful for the people who do understand and know what I experience and I continue to make sure I am open to everything around me.
9. I am typical writer who can get writer’s block. Just like I am having right this second.
and last but not least (5 minutes later-got sidetracked watching Seinfeld, hence #7)
10. I am a strong, funny, loving, independent, single 35-year-old. I know and believe that my Mr. Right will come along and I am proud of the life I have created for myself. I believe that everything I have done and experienced will lead me to meeting him and being prepared for him. I can’t wait for the day that I can share the life I have with someone who will support me and love me for who I am. And until that day arrives, I’m going to continue on this crazy ride of life of mine.