May 01, 2013

Blog Every Day in May
The CliffsNotes of Me


I've decided to join some fellow bloggers in the Blog Every Day in May challenge. There are thirty-one prompts for all thirty-one days. The genius behind this idea is Jenni from Story of My Life. It's a way for bloggers to get back to basics. You know, writing without all the pressure. Since some of the prompts only require brief answers, I may end up combining some of the days. If you'd like to join in for all or even some of the days, click the pretty button below.

May 1 - The story of your life in 250 words or less

I was born in Memphis in the spring of 1979. My parents divorced when I was young. For many years, it was just my mom and I. I went to private school and cheered competitively. I was spelling bee champion and talked too much in class. Junior high was tough, but not unbearable. I stopped cheering for a while, but started back my junior year. I was on homecoming court and voted “Wittiest” by my peers. I had the same boyfriend throughout high school. We broke up a lot. There was some partying and drinking during my college years. I studied Criminal Justice, but didn’t finish. That Algebra sure is a bitch. I met my future husband at 18 and got married at 23. I had my son at 26 and my daughter at 29. I’m 34 now and still living in Memphis. I love it and hate it here. I currently work as a mortgage loan processor. It’s not my dream job. It simply pays the bills. I still see some of my friends from elementary and high school. I feel like I should keep going until I hit 250 words. I love Kid Rock and mint chocolate chip ice cream. I hate commonly misspelled words and people who don’t wear shoes in public. The sky is blue. The grass is green. I really need to paint my fingernails. I’m hungry. What’s for lunch? This is a gigantic paragraph full of run-on sentences. I do not care. Peace out.



I know it said 250 words or less, but that's exactly 250.

I win.

20 comments:

Sunkissed and Southern said...

I would like to hear what you love and hate about Memphis.

Paula said...

I loved it!

simone said...

This is fun, can anyone join in?

Loved reading about you & that is a very cute photo, I've always wanted to be a cheerleader. Never gonna happen, sigh :(

:)

Sarah C said...

This is a wonderful idea! I can't wait to read/see what all 31 days has in store!!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Love you.. that is all.

Kodi ODay said...

I found your blog through the link up,and I love your post, but I think I love your 'about me' in your sidebar even more! I think we would get along TOO well, haha.

Can't wait to read more this month!

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

Being voted wittiest is maybe the greatest compliment ever. I love this challenge and the stories I have read so far today. Really helps to get to know the girls you read every day a little better!

Myra said...

Your last group of sentences - best.ever.

Grits, Greens and Kerosene said...

"The sky is blue. The grass is green. I really need to paint my fingernails. I’m hungry. What’s for lunch? This is a gigantic paragraph full of run-on sentences.
I do not care. Peace out."
I swear, this is how my brain sounds inside my head on a regular basis ... especially what's for lunch? :)

Chelsea said...

Aww, loved this! And I love that you cheered competitively!! :)

BREI said...

Love this and I am doing this with you guys too.

Macey said...

I love this post so much.
It's just like how I think.
Also, Algebra IS a bitch.

Christine Bewley said...

Haha! I love it!

I like the idea of having something (prompted or not) to blog about. I might have to give this a try.

Shelley said...

Ha! I love that I knew most of this about you already. :)

Ms George said...

Now that is a cute photo. I looked way more awkward in high school!

PorkStar said...

hahaha nice, i read it all the way through almost without breathing... ha... good job!

Karm said...

hahaha I think this is the best 250 summary ever.
I also have a job that pays the bills, and still trying to find my dream job... which might happen when I am old and gray ):

Christina said...

Haha! I love this! Algebra is a bitch. I so bad at math. Isn't there a lot of math in your job though? What a fun linkup!!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Wow. We've been blog buds a long time. I can't believe your daughter is 5 this year.

Dinah Gacon said...

We have a lot in common! I cheered competitively, was on homecoming court, had the same bf through out high school, and I am pretty much obsessed with mint choc chip ice cream, wow!!!! So cool and awesome to read this!

xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam