第二天:我的二十个特点 Day 2: 20 Facts

Day two of the 30 day writing challenge requires divulging twenty facts about me, and to clarify, there is not any systematic order to the list.

  1. I am still working on discovering my dreams.
  2. Living abroad made me rethink what I really want out of work, marriage, relationships, and life.
  3. On a similar note, it is hard for me to (re) connect with people.
  4. Introverted, with sporadic eruptures of extroverted tendencies concludes me, personality wise.
  5. After streaming the documentary A Tiny House on Netflix, I dream of living in and owning one. Less items and space to tidy, lower bills, taxes, and portable as many are built on wheels all sounds good to me!
  6. I do not like “getting caught up in politics,” whether it be office, public affairs, the politics of gossip or drama. It is exhausting, and my energy befits me being exerted elsewhere.
  7. Talking about my experiences in China, especially to a receptive audience willing to listen, brightens my day.
  8. Contrastingly, I am too uncensored in the topics I choose to divulge as related to number seven. I think this often makes the recipient uncomfortable ,and unfortunately, I am still regaining my social cues’ composure.
  9. I feel lucky to have a charming, attractive, sarcastic, supportive, entertaining husband who puts up with me in all my glorious weirdness.
  10. I had unnaturally-colored highlights in my hair in high school and college. Blue and pink were my signatures in high school. I tried out purple ombre while in college. My husband refers to said formative years as my “metalhead years.”
  11. I never made friends with the “popular kids,” and somehow I managed to turn out just fine.
  12. My taste in music is eclectic.
  13. Thanks to my alma mater for implementing study abroad as a general education requirement, I ended up traveling for three weeks in China, falling in love with the sights and sounds of Xi’an where I eventually returned and met my love.
  14. I am still unsure of what I believe in, although I identify as Jewish.
  15. My mathematic skill set is near nonexistent. I do know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. The rest is hazy.
  16. I have been to China, Thailand, Laos, New York, Boston, Vermont, Maine, Montreal & Toronto, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, D.C., Maryland, Disneyland & Disney-world, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, and several Caribbean Islands.
  17. My husband’s hair has grown out since we moved (in my case moved back) to the States, and I can not help but find him even more alluring.
  18. I have lived in three places with varying degrees of a populace.
    1. New Jersey (54,000 as of the 2000 census)
    2. Maryland (Goucher College=2,173)
    3. China (8 million)
  19. Since working from the age of 15 (I baby-sat prior to New Jersey law allowing me to obtain working papers), I had jobs in retail, education, and publishing; I’ve manned storefronts, phones, polls, conducted research and interviews, manifested syllabi, lesson plans, and power points out of thin air. I called myself a teacher, collegiate news reporter & arts/entertainment editor, writer, blogger, editorial intern, copy editor, freelancer and retail employee.
  20. I use Chinese words and phrases to 自娱自乐,  amuse myself.

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5 thoughts on “第二天:我的二十个特点 Day 2: 20 Facts

  1. Susan Blumberg-Kason says:

    I can relate to many of your answers! How fun. It’s great and important to keep your China life as a central part of your U.S. life. It took me some years to figure that one out, you never have to give up one for the other.

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