KIOSB D5: 10 Random Things

2009 Self-Portrait Project, Day 247 by Heather Luxion

2009 Self-Portrait Project, Day 247 by Heather Luxion

 

Ah, ten random things about ourselves for the Kickin’ It Old School Blog-a-thon post of the day… This is definitely the epitome of an old-school bloggin’ post! Here goes:

  1. I lived overseas, on the tiny island of Samoa in the South Pacific, for two years when I was 12-13. While there, I visited both the grave and the home of Robert Louis Stevenson.
  2. I can juggle! I can “reverse juggle,” too, using tennis balls and bouncing them off the ground.
  3. I still have a mug that I earned as a teenager for reaching the benchmark of reading over 500 books from my local library. (This makes me wonder how many books I’ve read in my lifetime, as that was something that the library started counting when I was a teenager. I easily read hundreds of books as a kid, too. And who knows how many since!)
  4. I know the basics of sewing, crocheting and knitting, although I’m admittedly not very good at any of them. (Sewing, I can handle quilts and anything else with straight lines of stitching.)
  5. In 2009, I did a self-portrait project through flickr where I took a self-portrait every day throughout the year. It’s cool now to be able to look back and see an entire year documented in that way. (The above photograph is from that project.)
  6. The only time I went to public school was for Driver’s Ed as a teen. Otherwise, it was private school (Montessori) through third grade and then home schooling until college.
  7. I became an aunt near the beginning of 2012 and it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced. My niece instantly became one of my favorite people on the planet.
  8. I really love the purposes and gifts I’ve been given, and who I am as a person. And I say that not in an egotistical way, but sharing it because I think it’s sadly not all that common and it’s something that I love working with my clients towards — falling in love with yourself. And not in a superficial way, but in a really deep appreciation for who you are and why you exist sort of way.
  9. On a much lighter (and kookier, totally unhelpful) note, I can spell Mississippi really fast both forwards and backwards. (A leftover trick that I thought was really super cool in grade school.)
  10. I love doing ballroom and Latin dancing, and have been dancing on and off for about four years now. My dad’s parents were competitive ballroom dancers before I was born, so I feel a special ongoing connection with each of them (they’ve each passed away since) through dancing.

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This post is part of a Kickin’ It Old School Blog-a-thon taking place throughout the month of December 2013. Anyone is welcome to join in anytime during the month! And, you can find all of my KIOSB posts hereDay 5/31

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Cool reading about you! I’d LOVE to visit Samoa! We’re going to visit Hawaii in February — there’s some shared Polynesian culture — but not the same.

I’m also a basic sewing/knitting/crochet person! If it’s a straight line, I can sew it… would LOVE to learn more, but schedule/finances have gotten in the way so far.

Love #8!

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Ohhhh, have fun in Hawaii! Make sure to get away from the touristy areas if you can! Definitely similarities across the Polynesian cultures.

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Love your list. And I totally agree it makes such a huge difference to know and love yourself deeply. It changes everything. I’m very impressed with your juggling skills and your reading volume. And how fun you have a year documented in selfies.

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Thanks for sharing! I really love the photo. I think it would be so hard to think of something new to do each day for the photo. It’s amazing you accomplished that!

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There were some days I missed, some that were definitely less creative than others, but it was a great challenge and learning experience and I definitely have a solid set of favorites out of the bunch!

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Wonderful to learn a little more about you! :-)

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Glad to be getting to know you too through this process, Steph!

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I am super impressed that you can juggle .. . and reverse juggle … and I bet there is a connection to your fast spelling skills.

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