As if life wasn’t wild and crazy and chaotic enough, my dear friend Jak at Cryton Chronicles told me he was going to complete another monthly blogging challenge – Blog Every Day in May. At first, I told him no, bad idea. Even tonight I wasn’t convinced, but then I clicked on the link and then I read and then I decided the topics sounded interesting and then his crazy idea didn’t sound… so crazy. Early May will be hard.. but mid-late May should be doable. I like to think that some of my best decisions are made when I spend the least amount of time thinking about it and just act.
So here we go… it’s official, I will attempt to blog every day in May:
‘Twas the hottest day of the year; on September 7, 1985 my mother birthed me. I was born exactly on my due date and I was switched at birth. Not forever, hardly long enough to cause too much trouble, but approximately half a day. This lovely way to enter the world will lead my “odd” biography. The youngest of three, I often felt displaced. Not in the sense I was with the wrong family, because doctors confirmed my biological genes, but that I had little in common with my siblings. Always a quiet girl, I gravitated toward things that were different than I. Perhaps it was my inner creativity and thirst for knowledge that developed at a young age. Went to a K-8 Catholic school and was ecstatic to explore a public high school. Left the city to live and attend college in a small Minnesota town. Studied Islam and almost converted in 2010. Maybe it is the INFJ in me, or my B+ blood type, or that I have two baby teeth still. Err scratch that last one — it’s true, but I don’t think that is a contributing factor to my desire to learn. Just another oddity. But my immune system was overly eager to grow up: glasses by 5, mono by 12, shingles at 16, my lack of two molars, and a potent Vitamin D deficiency.
Last week a childhood friend said, “You’re a rarity.” And I have learned to take that as a compliment.
Do you have an interesting birth story?