5 Things You Don't Know About Me
Today, I am going to do something a little different. I am going to share 5 things about me that not many people know. I've been wanting to do this for a while and then my pal, Amber, over at Canadian Fashionista. She did a wonderful "secrets" post and I figured I would do the same. Here it goes....
Yup, I did. The funny thing about this is, I didn't say I was younger but older. I started working full time at my current employer when I was super young. It is a University so my clientele is 18-25 years old. I was 23 when I started there, so I wasn't that far off in age from other students. I wanted to be an authoritative figure, but still be able to relate to them. I used to tell them that I was 25, when they asked (even though I was only 23 at the time). I wanted to make sure they wouldn't take advantage of my young age.
Ok, this is a good one. I wasn't able to get my drivers license until about 2 years after I was allowed to by law. This was because I lived out in the country hills of rural Pennsylvania and we were really bored. I took my parents car, one day and drove it to my friends house about 5 miles down the road. It would have been the perfect plan except one of my mom's friends saw me driving. They then said, "oh Donna I didn't realize Brigitte was old enough to drive already". Yup....that's how I just busted. While all of my other friends got their permit when they were 15 and license shortly thereafter; I had to wait a whole 2 years!!
Interesting fact! I am the oldest of 6 kids and I am the only one with light hair, light skin and blue eyes...can we say milkman?!? JK, but it is a fact, I am the only one. My mom is the oldest of 3 and she is the only one with blue eyes, too. Same rings true for my cousin and my daughter. We have this semi-strong recessive trait of blue eyes and it just pops up all over my family randomly. Do you have any weirdly occurring traits like that?
Ok... crazzzzzzy story BUT it's true. I had my son when I was 22 and he was a C-Section. I had a cyst removed from my forearm when I was 24. I had a lumpectomy when I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter and then I had her via C-Section 2 months later. Lastly, I had a cyst removed from behind my ear when I was 29. WHEW... I have a suppper high pain tolerance, so the pain wasn't the problem, but recovery was the worst. My babies, of course, are the highlights of my life. I did have a scary time with my daughter because of the breast cancer scare when I was pregnant with her. They found it when I was about 12 weeks pregnant, but couldn't remove it until I was closer to my due date.
True story! I moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 to attend a University for a Forensic Science degree (remember when CSI was so cool?). I hated what it was turning into (the opposite of the CSI show) and changed my major to psychology. I finished up and then continued with my masters degree in Education with an emphasis on drug and alcohol therapy at the same University. A year into my program, a fantastic opportunity was presented to me. I was offered a full time job at the University. I stayed at that job for 7 years. Once I graduated, I realized that I belonged in higher education. I moved to my current position about 2 years ago and on to a new area in University operations. I had both of my kids in Pittsburgh and bought a house here. I love the city and all it has to offer for me and my family. I do not see myself going anywhere else in the near future.
Sooooo... those are just some fun facts that I wanted to put out there to all of you. I want to let you guys know who I am outside of blogging. If you see anything you have questions about or want to know further about, please feel free to drop a comment below and I'll get back to you.