I’ve been nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty award by my friend, Tosha Michelle. She writes beautiful poetry, has a fantastic sense of humor, a wonderful singing voice, and a huge heart. You should check out her blog here.
According to the rules of the award, I’m supposed to write seven interesting things about myself. Here goes:
1) I’ve loved to read since I learned to at a very young age. But I discovered a love of writing when I was eleven years old, and the school curriculum focused heavily on writing. The more I wrote, the more I loved it. And I never stopped. I’d love to be able to do it for a living.
2) Most people see me at my most outgoing. So people are usually surprised to hear me say that I am an introvert. I attribute that to learning good people skills. I can be friendly with almost anyone. And I’m not shy. But very few people really know me well.
3) I’ve been interested in Astronomy for a long time. If I understood math and science better, I probably would have pursued a career as an astronaut or astrophysisist. But Physics got in the way, as I understood just enough to get through my Astronomy classes in college.
4) I come from a very musical family. Lots of my family members can sing and/or play an instrument, such as my Mom and brother. But I only have a basic understanding of piano, guitar, and percussion. And I wouldn’t subject you to my singing voice on purpose.
5) While the rest of my family has brown hair and blue eyes, I have hazel eyes and reddish/blonde hair. So I always felt like I stood out growing up. Speaking of hair, a lady who cut my hair a couple of times when I was a teenager told me that she wished she could bottle my hair color, because I used to have natural highlights.
6) Despite being quiet and reserved in crowds, I enjoy public speaking. One day, I’d like to find a part in a community theatre play to audition for. It might go terribly, but at least I could say I tried.
7) Ever since my first visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, I’ve dreamed of living in a log cabin in the mountains one day.
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You should audition for a play that would be cool. I would come watch you. I hope you get that log cabin in the mountains. Enjoyed reading this very much. Lots of love
Thanks, Tosha. You’ll be one of the first to know if I ever get a part in a play. You’d always be welcome in my log cabin, too. 🙂 Love.
Hi, Niles! I’m reading up on you, getting to know you better before we talk tomorrow (you do La Literati with Tosha, right?). I can certainly understand where you’re coming from re: that math/science stuff getting in the way of a potential career in Astronomy. Like you, I wanted to study a science, Meteorology, but the darn advanced math and science, in particular, physics, really through me off-course. I realized I’d probably have to go deeper into math and science and so I gave up my dreams of Meteorology. Oh, well! 🙂 I’m pretty reserved, too, but unlike you I can’t say that I’m comfortable doing public speaking (even though I had to teach a darn class in the subject several years ago!). Well, looking forward to getting to know you better tomorrow. Deb
Hi, Deb. Thanks for reading and commenting. I look forward to talking to you on the podcast as well.
Sounds great, Niles! 🙂
Thanks for the follow!
Congratulations on your nomination Niles!! As a fellow introvert I get where you’re coming from on how you can appear outgoing at times. I like to call myself a closet extrovert but given the right circumstances I’m a total wallflower. Enjoyable read.
Thanks for following me and for your comment, Stephanae 🙂
You’re welcome! 😀
The log cabin thing definitely sounds cool. Congratulations on the nomination.