It’s always hard to write about ones self, don’t you think? I can never decide how to start an introduction on myself. Everything just sounds so corny and do people really care where I’ve come from or what I’ve done the last 45 years of my life? It is rather a boring and mundane tell, but let’s give it shot…
“The average introduction to almost any book is somewhat of a bore”
― Boris Karloff,
I was born in a small Southern town and lived in a small brick home surrounded by corn fields. That small home later became a mobile home. We did not have much money, so I began working at the ripe old age of 13. There wasn’t much time for play or Tom Sawyer adventures. Which was fine because I was rather shy and never made many friends and wasn’t allowed to hang with anyone anyways.
At the age of 16, I was transplanted up North where the winters were brutally cold. Yeah, no fun when you are used to warm weather and the feeling of the sun basking on your skin. I didn’t make many friends. Again, I was rather shy. I wasn’t athletic; although I did try Track my Junior year. I think I embarrassed myself more than anything. I worked at a fast food joint the whole time I lived there. I managed to make it through high school but really did not have much going for me in the way of education or money. I felt like I was on a dead end street.
I decided to join the military. I soon left home, graduated boot camp, and found myself on an island on Christmas Day. That ended not to be a bad gig. I had the warmth of the sun basking my skin again; only this time it was year round. I would never complain about that. I met some of the most awesome people, on that island, including my husband. We have been married for 24 years now. We have two sons together. Both, have followed in our footsteps and joined the military. I retired a few years ago and my husband just retired in April 2017.
See, told you I was pretty mundane and boring. Hence the creation of this blog! I started this blog based on the book, My Ultimate Bucket List by Piccadilly. I wrote a blog, How It All Began. You should check it out. It’s a pretty boring tell as well. My goal, moving forward, is to write about my own Life List and share my experiences, to overcome my fears, and inspire others to do the same. Let’s keep it real, I have some pretty ridiculous fears!
Anyways, one of the challenges in this book is to Start a Blog and Keep it Going for at Least a Year (#37). Well, let’s get started!