5 Things That Make Me Unique
1. When I first learned to write (with my left hand), I wrote from right to left and all the letters were reversed. You had to use a mirror to decipher what I wrote, which was probably my name over and over and over. This was the first indication that my brain doesn't work the same way everyone else's does.
2. When I was 6 years old, I commandeered the sewing machine, making it my most favorite form of enjoyment for many years. At first it was just doll clothes, but by 4th grade I had started making a lot of my clothes. I loved to design clothes by combining patterns and inventing new ones. I made entire Barbie doll wardrobes for $10.
3. I am one of the most unathletic people you will ever run into. But when I was 12, I won a "junior" golf tournament at my country club. I can't say there was an enormous field of competition but I do remember making one round with a girl whose mother was as good at cheating as she was. I still have my one and only trophy. I still occasionally enjoy playing golf.
4. Along with my reluctance to try new technology was my reluctance to drive a stick-shift car. Only at age 34 when we suddenly had 2 cars that were both standard transmission did I learn how. At first I was petrified of getting stuck on a hill, but today I can drive my stick-shift Honda Accord effortlessly. It's my one triumph over a big fear that I'm really proud of.
5. My father's 5th cousin is Sonja Haraldsen, the Queen of Norway. She added red blood back into a very blue line of royalty. The common people in Norway adore their Queen, who is a big supporter of people with disabilities. So you can curtsy or bow the next time you see me!
Instead of tagging specific people, I'll invite anyone reading to reveal 5 things about yourself that I might not know. What a great way to learn more about why we are the unique individuals that we are!