I've already shared a lot of things about myself in my 100 things about me and the ABCs of me, plus the various random quizzes I've done over the years. Here are five things about me that I don't think I've ever mentioned in the past:
1) I used to hate running.
I saw Lesley mentioned this for herself today, and remembered it is true for me, too. Growing up, I remember having to run a timed mile in gym class every year, which I completely dreaded. I had nightmares about it. Some of my classmates would cheat by only running three laps around the track instead of four. I was tempted to cheat, too, but ultimately I did always unhappily push through the entire distance.
|Dramatization of that horrible day in gym class each year when we had to run a timed mile|
2) I take notice of open cabinet/closet/locker doors.
If I go into, say, a locker room and see a single empty locker hanging open, I instinctively want to close it. For example:
When I was in college, we had winter final exams leading right up until the holidays. Since we were all cramming, none of us had time to put up decorations, shop for gifts, attend holiday events, anything. Ever since then, I've never gotten into the holiday spirit.
4) I frequently get teary-eyed.
I saw Ana mention this for herself, and it is true for me, too. I cry at movies. Sentimental commercials or music bring tears to my eyes. When I'm not feeling well or if I get very emotional/angry/frustrated, especially in public situations, I'm frequently struggling not to cry. Thank goodness for bathrooms.
|This is the type of face I might make when I'm trying to hold back the tears.|
Nice and nonchalant, yes?
I strongly believe in the mind-body connection. It seems to be widely acknowledged that the mind can control the body, but I believe the body's control over the mind is just as powerful. Along those lines, I was fascinated to learn about power posing from Amy Cuddy's TED talk a few years ago.
|Wonder Woman doing the original power pose|
Your turn! Do you have any previously unknown facts about yourself you'd like to share???