The Versatile Blogger

First, I’d like to thank Warrior Freya for nominating me for this award. I’m honored!

In return, I would like to nominate the following blogs. (I’m sorry there are not fifteen, I only started blogging again a few months ago.)

Lastly, here are 7 things about myself:

  1. I graduated high school, third in my class, with a 4.12 GPA. I have completed exactly 40 college courses (122 semester credits) with a 3.67 GPA, but I do not have a bachelor’s degree.
  2. One month after beginning my first tax season as an income tax preparer I was promoted to office supervisor over approximately 15 employees and was awarded employee of the season a few months later. I was 24 years old. The following year I was asked to teach the income tax preparation course.
  3. I never dated until the summer after I graduated high school. I spent nearly two years pining away for wasting my life over my first boyfriend who broke up with me after just three months. He kept me on the hook with phone calls and dinners, but we never got back together.
  4. I traveled to Thailand in March 2005, just three months after the tsunami hit southeast Asia. I spent two months there with a team of 36, working with Habitat for Humanity, helping to rebuild houses.
  5. I’m a classically trained pianist. I started playing in the 3rd grade and I never had to be asked to practice. My family complained constantly that they couldn’t hear the TV or talk on the phone because I played so much. They finally moved the piano into my room so they could be left undisturbed.
  6. I’ve been my parent’s bookkeeper since I was 15. At 19 I designed an Access database to manage production at my dad’s commercial print shop. I was tired of double and triple entry to keep track of jobs that were in the works, out for proof, ready for shipment, etc. I didn’t know how to use Access when I started, but before I was done, I managed to integrate paper orders, press schedules, and bindery deadlines. It made our morning production meetings a lot easier and replaced the paper system they had used for over 15 years. It took me about a month to iron out the details, and my dad still uses the database to this day.
  7. I have ridiculously thick hair and it’s usually kept long. When I was in junior high I would practice french braiding it while I watched movies. Consequently, my skills have been recruited to braid a lot of hair over the years: cross country teammates before races,  Habitat for Humanity teammates (see #4) in the 110-degree-99-percent humidity of Thailand, and recently, my goddaughter’s hair before her basketball games.

4 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger

  1. Wow you aren’t talented or smart or funny at all. I think you need to be a little more ambitious too. I mean only having 20 times the amount of things that I do while I have a degree and you don’t? Wow, you really need to step it up. Your non degree is way more valuable than my degree.

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