Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Facts About Me.” These facts can be anything I want. Something personal, or something bookish. Basically, a freebie. So I decided to tell “Ten Facts About Me.” So without further ado, here they are!
#1 – I’ve Been Figure Skating off and on for about 10 years.
As a child I always wanted to be a figure skater, but my parents wouldn’t get me lessons. One day, I decided, “Why not?” I started taking lessons as an adult, and love it. Sadly, due to several injuries I’ve been off the ice, but hope to get back on again once I lose some weight.
#2 – I Used To Work As a Reporter and Editor
For years I used to work as a contributor and editor at TV After Dark, and got the opportunity to attend San Diego Comic-Con, as well as interview casts and crews of various television shows. I also wrote film review from time to time, and attended screenings. This was a really fun time, and I met a lot of cool people along the way.
#3 – I Broke My Ankle on the Ice
In 2010, I broke my ankle while figure skating. Actually, someone bumped into me, and crushed my ankle. I had to have surgery for the first time, and it took 12 weeks to recuperate, but another year before my ankle felt normal again. However, I no longer have the range of movement I used to, and have developed arthritis in the joint 🙁
#4 – Every Year I Celebrate Halloween at Either Universal Studios, Six Flags, or Both
Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I usually have a blast celebrating it. Normally, I go to Universal Studios, or Six Flags for their celebrations. Some times I even do both! It’s really fun, and I always have a fantastic time running from zombies with chainsaws.
#5 – I Have a Needlepoint Project I’ve Been “Working” on Since 2001.
I love to knit, crochet, embroider, or do any kind of needlepoint. However, I while I normally have several unfinished projects, there’s one that I’ve been working on for 15 years (and counting). As a matter of pride (and stubbornness) I refuse to give up, and call it quits. Maybe I’ll finish it when I have grandkids… or even children.
#6 – I have Piercings.
Currently I have 12 piercings, as I just retired my navel piercing. However, I’ve been pierced about 17 times. This is mostly due to earlier piercings getting infected, and I removed it after it cleared up. I currently have a nose piercing, 3 piercings in each earlobe, a helix, an industrial, a conch, and a triages piercing. That’s right – 11 of my 12 piercings are in my ears. My mom is not happy! Hahaha!
#7 – I’m Catholic
I grew up attending the Episcopal church, and sometimes the Baptist church as my parents each belonged to one or the other. However, as I became an adult I decided to join the Catholic Church as its teaching aligned more with my beliefs. It’s been an interesting experience. Not joining the church, but as a black, pierced, tattooed female, I get more hate from people over being Catholic. Most of this is due to people not being informed about the church, and judging me based on incorrect beliefs they have on Catholic Doctrine. Go figure!
#8 – I’m a Wolverine!
I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2000. Though I’ve attended other schools since then and obtained other degrees, I always say Michigan is my Alma Mater when asked.
#9 – I Obtained My Masters’ of Education Degree Last Year
Last year I finally obtained my Maters’ degree. I was only five classes short of obtaining it five years ago, and decided to go back and take those last classes. I’m supposed to be working on my Doctorate, but right now I need to get my love for teaching back. That and $30,000-40,000. If you need a tax write-off, keep me in mind. Ha!
#10 – I’m a Planner Addict
If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know this. I’m addicted to paper planners. I’ve written in Moleskins before Bullet Journaling was even a thing. However, my serial killer scratchings are nothing compared to #bujo set-ups you’ll find all over the Internet. When I bought my first iPad, I tried to step into the 21st Century, but I haven’t been very successful at using iCal on a regular basis like I need to. There’s just something about pen and paper that’s soothing to me. That’s probably why I’ve bought four planners this year alone. Yeah, I know. I have a serious problem.