One of the first times I attempted to start a blog, I wrote a post titled, “All About Me in 150 Words or Less.” It was exactly as it sounds, my life story all wrapped up in one short paragraph. That may sound a little crazy. I mean, no one’s life story can really be told in 150 words, but it ended up being a great exercise in paying attention to what details really stuck out and led me to where I am today. It goes a little something like this:
“Born and raised in Oklahoma. Daughter of a Baptist preacher and awesome mom. Town of less than 300. Class of 20 something. Valedictorian (life peaked here apparently) in 1996. College at Oklahoma State University. Met The Canadian online. Long drawn out INS visa process. Married August 1, 1998. Right papers not signed. Annulled marriage. Remarried on August 23, 1998. Apartment burns September 1998. Move in with parents. Tornado destroys house May 3rd, 1999. Move to new apartment. New apartment floods. Move to new apartment. New apartment has gas leak, we nearly die. Move to new apartment (losing count at this point). Degree in English/Technical Writing, December 2000. Job search for a year in lousy economy. Start a family instead. Rogit is born October 2002. Build a house, move again, October 2003, hopefully for the last time. Dexter comes along November 2004. Thank God everything has settled down. Life is good.”
And there you have it, the summary of me. Kind of fun, right? So here’s your challenge. Try to write the summary of your life story in 150 words or less, and leave it in the comments below. This post will be up all weekend, so you’ve got time to think about it! It will be a great way for me to get to know those of you who are reading here. So go ahead, give it a shot and have some fun with it. I can’t wait to read all about you, so don’t leave me hanging here!
Have a great weekend!