Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week they ask us to share lists on the following:
July 12: Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)
This week should be simple and if you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook not all that surprising. Or shall we go where my social media accounts rarely do. I’m not sure. As a chronic oversharer I tend to hold little back, much to my husband’s chagrin, so there isn’t all that much that many of you don’t already know about me. Let’s see if we can find ten things that you might not know about me yet would find interesting. Shall we begin.
Ten random things about Amy
- I live on a small acreage: I know you know this already… Anyway it is something I love and an important part of my life. I love that my closest neighbors are a mile away, I love raising peacocks and sheep and llamas and chickens. Having a huge garden and flower beds. I love the isolation and peace I find on our small property. Even all the hard work that never ends is so worth the quality of life my husband and I have.
- I used to weigh over 400 pounds: Yep. I lost over 230 pounds altogether, but have gained back 60 pounds in the last year. I kind of gave up I think. It is difficult to maintain weight loss and I just got tired of the constant work. I’ve decided to get back on the wagon though, which is really adding to my piss poor mood recently, and try to get back down below 200. It won’t happen over night, but I did it once I hope to do it again.
- I’ve met some interesting people: Through my interest in politics and reading I’ve met quite a few people I wouldn’t have otherwise. Be prepared for some name dropping… Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sylvia Day, Justin Cronin, Melissa De La Cruz, Hillary Clinton(twice), Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama. There are probably people I am leaving out, but those are the ones I most gush over.
- I didn’t have a smart phone until this year and still have a landline: I live three miles from where I work and always just figured that if something happen I would just walk home. Now that I actually have my smart phone I do see that it is useful for all sorts of other things and even I think it is worth the $35 a month I am currently paying. Husband wants his own now too and when that happens we will probably give up the land line.
- I don’t like scary or gory books/movies: I just don’t. Bloods and guts are not my thing. I don’t like situations I can’t control and these books to me feel like they are little more than their shock value. Now I know some of you really enjoy them, but I am not a fan of the violence or gore that seems to come with them.
- I don’t like contemporary romance or fiction(usually): Life sucks and I read to escape. I want problems that are nowhere near what I might face in my day-to-day life when I read. I want drama that doesn’t scare me or resemble anything like I might have to deal with personally. I’ll stick to my sci-fi, paranormal, and fantasy thank you very much. I like it here with the vampires.
- I’ve been married 20 years: I met my husband in college and he is the center of my universe, my best friend and I love him dearly. It hasn’t always been easy, but I have to say our marriage has only gotten better with time.
- I lived in Bulgaria for three summers: My husband was an international student from Bulgaria, although he is a Turk. Part of his visa requirement was that he had to return home for two years before he could come back to America, even though we were married. So I sent three summers with him during my last two years of college in Bulgaria. After the two years were up I fought like hell to get him a visa to come home. He has been an American citizen for quite some time now and neither of us miss Bulgaria all that much.
- My mother died when I was 12: in a car accident on the way home from a family vacation on the Fourth of July. I was the only person from either car to walk away from the accident unharmed. It was and remains a pivotal moment in my life.
- I don’t like children: hence the reason I don’t have any. As a child I never played with dolls always preferring my stuffed animals. I am just not comfortable around them and don’t really care to interact with them until they reach their teen or pre-teen years. Once they have a concept that they are not the center world (not that they choose to respect it) I just don’t want to deal with them.
Well there you have it 10 random facts about Amy. Some I’m sure you already knew, but hopefully there were some surprises in there for you.