Allyson asked about my family. I have two sisters and a brother. My brother is 13 years older, and my sisters (they're twins) are 11 years older. You could call me an accident, but as my wonderful midwife once told me, I was a SURPRISE. And a good one, if you want my opinion! Growing up was interesting. In many ways, I felt like an only child, as all of my siblings were in college by the time I was eight. Yet, I was also spoiled by my three older siblings, so really, I had the best of both worlds.
Ryley asked a lot of great questions, the first one the age difference between myself and Shane. If you want to get technical, he is 8 1/2 years older than I am. It's perfect. I always felt so bored by guys my own age, so dating someone older was a great solution. The only time we notice the age difference is when he'll mention a song that he enjoyed in college, and I'll say, Oh yeah, I remember that playing at middle school dances! I think it's funny.
Megan asked why I'm so awesome. That's a good question, but I'm pretty sure it's genetic because I've always been awesome. And modest, can't you tell?
Julie (who doesn't have a blog, BUT SHOULD) asked what my career plans are for the future, if I'd like to stay in the classroom or move elsewhere. That's a loaded question. Those of you who have known me for awhile know that I once had huge aspirations to become an administrator. But then I realized the politics that entails, and it's just not for me. A big part of me would like to go into the area of guidance counseling, but I know that to make that change would take more schooling... and to be honest, I'm just not that committed to it to take the time away from my family right now.
Kirsten asked what made me become a teacher and what grade I teach. I became a teacher because of my high school creative writing teacher. She was such an inspiration, in both her attitude and her teaching styles, and she made it all click for me. I teach 8th grade. Initially, I thought I'd never want to teach middle school, but then I did a middle school field experience and loved it. I still do. Most days.
Renee asked if I have plans to start a business related to my love of make-up? Great question! If someone offered me a job at a salon doing makeup either full-time or very busy part-time, I would take it in a heartbeat. It's something I'd love to do on a more regular basis than freelance.