10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

If I remember correctly, when I first started blogging, I wrote a series of get-to-know-me lists. I looked back to see if I could find them, but I couldn’t. I might have miscalculated the timeline on that. I’m not sure where they are. Anyway, I wanted to introduce myself a bit more as a person and to bring you all a little bit into my world. Not that my world is any better than yours, I just want to feel closer to other bloggers and like-minded people.

Today, I sat down and wrote a list of 10 things that you probably don’t know about me. These are just ten random facts that I came up with tonight. These are in no particular order. I just wrote them as I recalled them.

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

  1. I don’t particularly like listening to music.  I like classical music to fill the space when I’m alone and don’t want the TV on and I do like to sing in the car to music, but I don’t have any songs on my phone or any device really and I don’t use headphones/earbuds at all.  Music is just not something that interests me or is something I seek out.  That being said, I do love to sing. I miss the days when I sang with a  serious choir. Now, I don’t really have much access to one, or more like I just don’t have the motivation to seek one out.
  2. I don’t like kids.  I know some of you are going to be shocked by this and perhaps appalled and I’m sorry. I really, honestly, feel nothing toward children.  I appreciate and respect any woman who gives birth and any parents who raise children.  I know I do not have what it takes to be a mother.  The only two kids at this point that I love are my niece and nephew.  Other than that, I really don’t even want them near me.  This is definitely something that is related to having OCD. I have a fear of children because they are, in my mind, germ-ridden. I avoid them at all costs.  Before you go off on me, know that I have felt this way probably since I was in middle school. I had a friend who loved babies.  I felt nothing for them. Still to this day, I know I don’t want children.  Do not say, “One day you will change your mind” or anything along those lines. It will not comfort me. It will annoy me.
  3. I grew up on a farm. My dad’s farm and grandpa’s house is in the picture at the beginning of this post.  My dad is still a farmer. He raises cattle and plants corn and soybeans.  I would probably actually die if I had to work as physically hard as he works. When we were kids, there were some days I never even saw him. He’d work from 5 am to midnight.
  4. My best friends are K, my mom, and my sister.  I have acquaintances in real life, but I have trouble making good, lifelong friends.  I think friends are a little overrated anyway and you really can’t beat the closeness you can develop with family.  However, I do consider many of my fellow bloggers friends.  I have one very dear friend who I met through blogging!  That’s you Varg!
  5. K and I are seven years apart. He is 7 years older than me. When I was younger, the difference seemed so great, but now, it means nothing to me.  I feel like we are the same age and sometimes I can’t believe we aren’t. I guess at this point, we are basically the same person 🙂
  6. I have a BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences 🙂  I went to an awesome, 4 year school, but chose one of the least marketable undergrad degrees, so I’m not currently working in my field of study.
  7. Crochet is the only hobby I’ve ever managed to stick with.  If’ve tried painting, sketching, sculpting with polymer clay, and even sewing.  All of them have been short-lived and usually a huge flop.  I have not only stuck with crochet, but I’ve excelled at it. That is a major feat for me.
  8. I drive a 2012 Chevy Cruze. This is my baby. During the summer, K and I take our cars both to the carwash and detail them at home as much as possible.  You’ve never seen a clean car until you’ve seen our cars during the summer.  I think he has a touch of OCD as well because we both can’t stop until our cars are seriously spotless.  I mean, we spend hours and hours out there. We’re pretty serious about our cars.  I am not one of those women who knows nothing about cars.  When someone asks me, “oh what kind of car do you drive?” or something along those lines, I do not respond by saying, “Oh it’s a silver one, I don’t know what kind hehe tehehe.”  Come on! We live in a world surrounded by cars, how can you not know what cars are called?  I know cars much more than most women, especially women my age. I think I get that from my mom 🙂
  9. I was bit by a mouse once.  When I was probably around 9 or 10, my first cat, Hootie, was chasing a field mouse in the garage.  I was crying, being a huge animal lover, because I didn’t want Hootie to kill the mouse.  I reached down and actually somehow managed to grab this mouse that was running as fast as it could. The thing bit onto my index finder and was hanging there. I was speechless and screamed and flung my hand out of instinct.  I cried all the way to grandma’s house and she put salve and a bandaid on it.  No one ever took me to the hospital.  I’m just glad I haven’t died of rabies.
  10. I have never lived outside of Indiana. I have traveled plenty of times out of the state and once out of the country, but have never lived anywhere.  I find this so strange since I can’t stand the ugliness of this state.  I hope to one day live for at least some time in a sunnier, more steady climate.

I hope you enjoyed reading this. Now share with me one thing about yourself that you’d like for the world to know, or even write a “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me” post! I’d love to read it. Or not, it’s up to you 🙂  Have a good night/day. Wherever you may be!

Megan

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67 thoughts on “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

    1. I agree with you. It’s a very personal choice. Actually, nothing offends me more then when I hear someone say to a couple, “so, when are guys going to have a baby?” Or something along that line. My cousin gets this all the time and she can’t have children. I think it’s one of the worst things you could say to someone.

  1. You know, Megan, that I will seriously consider writing a 10 thing you probably don’t know about me post this week. It’s fun and it does surprise people.
    By the way, I don’t know you well, but I do consider us friends, especially since you are from Indiana, too.
    Scott

  2. Well, my comment got deleted or didn’t get added, anyway.
    I basically just said that you know I will seriously think about posting 10 things as well this week.
    Also, that I may not know you well, but really consider you a friend, especially since we are both in Indiana!
    Scott

  3. Let’s see… When I graduated high school, I attended University on a partial music scholarship, in voice. It only occurred to me to mention this today (on my blog). Although I love singing and playing piano, I didn’t major in Music. The program itself pulled a lot of the joy out of music for me. Instead, I have a Bachelor’s in French. Not a degree I use all that often in California. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your 10 things!

  4. It’s no shock to me that you don’t want kids, and it’s understandable., Oooh, a farm, that’s cool! – Speech? As in speech pathologist? That’s cool to do., I have tried crochet but I have failed many times 😦 teach me your ways!! 😀 Interesting mouse story! Is there a scar where the mouse bit you?, and come visit Australia 🙂 x

    1. Yes, I wanted to be a speech pathologist, but didn’t get into graduate school and was so burned out by college/student loans that I wasn’t prepared to pursue it further. Now I know that I definitely don’t want to work in that field, so I guess it was an epiphany of sorts. I should make a tutorial on how to crochet. I’ve always wanted to, but I’m terrible at explaining things. I would do it’s something others were interested in 🙂 I am actually hosting a giveaway soon for a crochet kit! Definitely enter because it comes with a free e-book and basically all the stuff you need to crochet. I do really want to come to Australia. One of my best friends lives there actually and a number of my wonderful blog friends, like yourself 🙂

  5. t is always a joy to have a peek in how you live your life. I thank you for giving us that small peeping hole. Grin
    okay maybe sounded to dirty.
    Keep on smiling Super Megan and have the a great day ahead of you.

    As for the mouse I had that to after I caught a mouse. I sure end him flying to the moon. Shame there was a ceiling to keep him out of orbit.

  6. I love it when I find someone who is totally honest about not liking kids – I’m the same! It’s so patronising when people say you’ll change your mind in a few years…I know quite well that I won’t 🙂

  7. I agree you shouldn’t have to defend your choice for number 2. I have OCD too and it was by far more severe when I was younger, I hated anyone touching me and everything had to be in three’s. I mean I had my son at 22 but it was super hard and sometimes I feel terrible and guilty because I don’t want to hold him or touch him without him washing his hands or changing his clothes as soon as he gets home from school. I mean I struggle with the thought of even thinking about having another one. It was just nice to read that I am not the only one who feels this way too and thank you for sharing xoxox Janet

    1. I’m so sorry you have these experiences Janet. I know exactly what you feel. I actually can’t stand to be touched, not by anyone. My SO, well that’s a different story, but I mean literally anyone else. I hate hugs, shaking hands is the worst. I’ve been this way for most of my life, or at least as far as I can remember.

      1. Omggg Megan!!! I feel the same way I cringe when someone goes in for a hug or when someone wants to shake my hand I fake a cough and my excuse is that I don’t want to get them sick so I don’t have to shake hands. I didn’t have my first kiss until I was 18 and even then I was like ahhh stay back. I too have been this way what seems like forever and will probably always be this way. Some days are good some not so good but at least we are not alone feeling like this

  8. I realize the statement about kids is a controversial one. I felt the same way growing up; no interest in babies. When I had my daughter, I changed my mind….about her. She was the only child I was interested in. As a teacher, I was great with high school seniors and college students, no one younger. I think we’re just made that way. The only one, up until now, who knows that fact about me is my daughter. Another fact is that I am an animal lover, all ages and species here. Only a few people know that I was asked to be a rider of the high school horses in a circus,invited by the woman who handled all the horses for them. Her husband trained the elephants. It would have been a wonderful experience, but I was only seventeen years old, and my father put the kibosh on it. I’m looking forward to seeing what others will post here. Thanks for opening up a door for us!

    1. Thank you for sharing that part of yourself. I know sometimes that is definitely a sensitive topic to bring up anywhere. I too am an animal lover and have been since I was a kid 🙂 I’m glad to know you and thanks again for sharing!

  9. LOVED reading this. It’s ok not to like kids and there is NOTHING wrong with you! People are always putting pressure on others to procreate and I thinks thats stupid. The Duggers procreate enough for ALL of us. Hehe 🙂 I feel the same about friends too and I don’t at all understand people how have “tons” of them… they must have no time for themselves! Thank for sharing, it was great to learn more about you 🙂

  10. Always love, love, loooove your posts. How about add 5 more? Haha. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Creative Blogger Award. Rules and post are on my page, I’ll link it. If you have already been nominated, please feel free to do another one. 🙂 Love your blog. ❤

    dramabeautypop.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/the-creative-blogger-award

  11. As other people have said. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with not liking children. Sometimes they can be real annoying little cunts. I don’t mind children, as long as they’re not being annoying little shits.

    I think I will do a ten things about myself so that you can have a gander. It will be on my “My mind” blog.

    Lastly I’d like to say that yours was a pleasant read and I feel just that little bit closer to you at this point in time. *Internet High-Five*

  12. It may be weird but when I do laundry I do a cat count to be sure a cat hasn’t gotten into the washer or dryer, even when I can clearly see that they are not. I think it is because if I don’t make things a habit, I forget to do them.

  13. Hi Megan…another Hoosier here! I love Fort Wayne but agree that it’s not the most beautiful place in this country! I agree also with DeCaf, you should never have to defend or explain your decision to not have kids. I actually admire the fact you were able to share that choice and your reasons behind it. Thanks for sharing a little bit more about yourself. I think you have inspired me to do the same!

    1. Oh, great to meet you! There aren’t too many of us that I know 🙂 I am actually pretty open to most people about not having children, but there are those that I went to school with who don’t really know me who might say something rude back. I find that most people are here are pretty open-minded.

  14. Oh and I can usually tell you what make a model a car is by it’s headlights at night! It’s important to know a thing or two about cars. The headlight identification is just a weird hobby of mine. LOL

  15. It’s amazing the things people will say. My brother and his wife are constantly being asked when they are having kids, never mind that my sister-in-law is going to be 50 this year.

  16. Hi.. I am from India. I too want to share about me here. I actually started blogging to improve my English and share my experiences (though nowadays I dnt post much). I am an animal lover and when I was little I used to love kittens and used to fight with my mom for them or would bring them home from relative’s place. When I was 5-6 years old I had a habit of putting anything inside my nose, once it was a seed and got stuck there and then my parents had to take me to the hospital 😛
    (this may be one of the reasons why u don’t like kids). Megan you really inspire people atleast me. Keep up the good work. Lets be friends.
    and if I am not rude but what’s OCD. I am sorry I really don’t know.

  17. Well done. As for No. 2, I have several children but also understand that if someone doesn’t want kids then they’re wise to follow that path. It doesn’t make them a worse, or better, person. But it’s smart to follow your instincts. You don’t have to raise kids to make the world a better place.

    And I, too, was bitten by a mouse, or rather, a mouse-like creature. It made for a good post:
    https://southcarolina1670.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/when-cute-and-cuddly-leaves-its-mark-literally/

    1. Oh my gosh! I just read your story. Similar to my own, but I’ve never even heard of a cotton rat. I had to google it. It’s actually rather cute! 😀 sorry you got bit though 😦

  18. I also have anxiety and OCD although my OCD consists of me checking everything over and over. Car door, oven, my front door the list goes on. As somebody who has problems I think you are doing a great thing by sharing!
    Rose x

  19. Hi, I think this is my first time commenting. I may be wrong though, but I have been reading your blog for awhile now. I find your posts interesting. I like reading various bloggers, everyone is unique. I’m undecided on what 10 things I would share, I do better with questions. I did a 73 questions post before, if you’re interested in reading it… https://aorecord.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/are-you-alive-and-73-other-questions/

    Have a great day!
    ~anh

    1. It is difficult to just randomly come up with things. I do really like question posts as well. Those are my favorite to write 🙂 I’ll check out your post now! Thanks for letting me know.
      Megan

  20. Hi, I think this is my first time commenting, I may be wrong though. But I have been following your blog for a little while now. I find your posts interesting. I like reading various bloggers, everyone is unique and different perspectives etc. I’m undecided on what 10 things I would share. I did a 73 questions post before, I guess I’m better with questions. If you’re interested in reading it… https://aorecord.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/are-you-alive-and-73-other-questions/

    Have a great day!
    ~anh

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