Amy LaDew was the first person to give me a number and it was 5. Wasn't going to participate but I enjoy reading what others write so changed my mind. Here's five things. Or maybe it's 25, I like details.
1. Born in Bavaria, Germany, came to the States the first time when I was six and did not speak English at the start of 1st grade.
2.Went to 3rd and 4th grade in Germany and 5th grade in Italy (pictured, age 11). When I started 9th grade, it was my 8th school. A down side to growing up like that is not only that kids don't really learn to bond, they actually learn not to. An up side is that being a globetrotter by the time you're a teenager is adventurous, exciting, and feels like a great privilege. At least these things were true for me.
3. I grew up with dachshunds and German shepherds. We got our first standard longhair in Germany when I was eight and I have had them ever since. Sometimes someone asks if I will get another breed. I say that I have no desire to. There is nothing I want to do with a dog that I cannot do and do well with the dogs I have!
4. I was a Medical Laboratory Specialist in the US Army for four years and began hiking the Appalachian Trail a month after discharge. Had never backpacked a day in my life before and have never backpacked since!
5. If you would have told me when I was 30 that I would become both an RN and a Christian, I would have said you were nuts! In my mid 30s I graduated nursing school and also became one of those religious right-wing nut cases. You know, like the idiot extremist Bible thumpers who founded the United States of America, not to mention most of our universities, hospitals, and charity organizations. What I was thinking the morning I walked up the stairs, knelt by my bed, and prayed to God for relationship and forgiveness, I don't know. I only wish I had done it much sooner.
There's an interesting little exercise going on on Facebook. If a friend assigns a number to you, you are being requested to list that number of things that people may not know about you. Here is what I wrote and the photo that I posted with it. It has been enjoyable to learn some new things about friends and acquaintances!