Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach tagged me for this meme. You share 7 things about yourself that would be unknown to your readers. I love the idea although, since I tend to be someone who tells all, finding 7 things to share that haven't been shared before is somewhat difficult.
1. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I don't think we always find out right away what those reasons are, but changes, choices, people who move through our lives all touch us for some reason - usually a positive one.
2. I hated high school so much that I desperately wanted to drop out when I was 16. It was my plan to get my equivalency diploma and head off to college. My mother refused to let me. Instead, I spent two more miserable years in high school and went off to college. I transferred colleges after one year, went to Oneonta and met my husband on day one. Had I dropped out of high school two years early, my husband and I would never have met and Ali would never have been born. (See #1)
3. My favorite job when I was in high school was the summer job I held working in a gas station. I loved walking into the hot sun in my short shorts and halter top to pump gas. The guys always looked so surprised to see a girl doing this task. I loved breaking the mold.
4. I originally went to college to be a special ed teacher. In high school, I interned in a special school and loved it. When I looked into getting my degree, I found out that I had to get my Master's in order to receive my license. So I chose to go for a Bachelor's in elementary ed and a Master's in special ed. But while getting my Bachelor's, I loved student teaching and, although I did get my Master's in special ed, I remained a regular ed teacher.
5. I am unbelievably unathletic and, yet, I ski. I have been skiing since I was 5 and didn't know I could die skiing. I ski double black diamond trails although I will not jump off cliffs. I also am extremely spoiled and will only ski in the west.
6. I had laser surgery a few years ago. I went from being legally blind without glasses/contact lenses to having 20/20 vision. As scary as it was, I would do it again in a second.
7. I had plastic surgery (rhinoplasty) when I was in college. Now I don't look Jewish. This is one surgery I would not do again. I changed who I was by changing my nose. I wish now I looked more like the person I was born to look like. I only hope my daughter heeds my advice. She has my former nose and she looks beautiful with it.