Sunday, October 11, 2009

Suprising things I've done in the past 10 years

I won't lie, I am struggling with NaBloPoMo today. I am very tired and lacking inspiration. So, here is a list of some thing that I've done over the past 10 years that have been surprising to my family/friends, me or both.

1. Choose to spend a summer living in the woods in New Jersey with a bunch of crazy kids for a laughably small amount of money. This included using a latrine, sleeping in a teepee with a mosquito net, and going on several overnight backing trips with 9 inner-city teenage girls.

2. Join my college's cross country team for two years in a row.

3. Live in South Africa for a semester.

4. Return to said New Jersey woods for two more summers.

5. Move to the Bronx so that I can work for above mentioned summer camp full time, also for a laughably small amount of money.

6. Continue living in the Bronx even when I had the choice to move somewhere else, and continue working for summer camp for a grand total of 5.5 years (8 total summers at said camp).

7. Get married before the age of 30.

8. Become a Mormon.

9. Buy a Minivan

10. Move across the country with no job and no plan

11. Quite my job to be a stay at home mom.

What have you done that surprised you and/or those you love?


  1. OK, I didn't know about any of these (except for the Bronx and your summer camp from a previous post), but I am most intrigued by 2 and 8. I'd love to hear the story of each some time. Where did you go for college?

  2. Oh good, I surprised someone! Hmm, I hadn't thought of those as being good stories, but maybe they will have to be the topic of some future blog posts. I went to Occidental College in Los Angeles. It's a very small, liberal arts college, the kind of place where someone as slow and untalented as I could join the cross the country team.


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