“Her dreams linger in the space between beginning and end.”
The lovely, insightful, super-talented Megan was kind enough to share the Very Inspiring Blogger Award with me. Thanks, chica — you’re the one who’s so inspiring! As per the instructions, I’m sharing seven facts about myself and tagging … well, instead of the requisite fifteen bloggers, I’ll just send this along to anyone who wants to participate. Each and every one of you is a starburst of inspiration for me!
1. I never used to have springtime allergies, but apparently that’s changed in recent years. The entire area (and, judging from the forecast prediction maps, a good portion of the country) is blanketed in a powdery yellow film, and my sinuses are not happy. Go away, pollen, so I can be outside for more than five minutes without getting a pulsing headache and dry, itchy eyes.
2. No exaggeration, I’m the lightest sleeper ever. I was awake for nearly three hours last night (this morning?) because of the incessantly chirping birds. Eventually I gave up on blocking them out and dove back into Sarah Pekkanen’s THE BEST OF US instead. Nothing like a great book to shut out the noise.
3. I didn’t get my driver’s license until a few weeks before my eighteenth birthday – and even then, it was only because I needed it to commute to college. My mom and I were in a pretty bad car accident when I was fifteen (we were stopped for a red light when a car came flying over the hill at 65mph, slammed into us and sent us into a traffic light pole, and then drove off half on the sidewalk), and it totally turned me off to driving. I’ve long since gotten over that, but to this day, I’m still one of the most cautious drivers you’ll ever meet.
4. One of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had was working at the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day parade. I got to escort the Disney World float and then watch the rest of the parade from the press area. It was completely surreal to be part of the celebration I’d watched on television every year since childhood, and as an added (awesome!) bonus, I also had the chance to meet Kelly Monaco, who was a special co-host that year.
5. When I was little, I wanted to be a veterinarian or meteorologist. My passions obviously changed over time, but I’m still fascinated by the weather and would love to take a course in meteorology someday.
6. The written component of my college senior thesis had to be twenty – thirty pages. Mine was fifty-nine. At least I’m consistent with my tendency to write a lot?
7. I used to want a Southern accent. Now I live vicariously through my characters who are Southern, dropping in a “y’all” and a “bless your heart” into the pages of my manuscripts. And yes, I may occasionally use those phrases in real life, too. Gets me some interesting looks up here in Pennsylvania. Ha.
Your turn — share a random fact about yourself!