Posts Tagged ‘family’

The Story Of My Life {Blog Every Day in May}

Today I’m going to do the very first prompt, which I missed:

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably).

I was born in mid-September in 1986 and I lived in Yardley, PA for the first 9.5 years of my life.

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My brother came three years and three months after I was born, and my sister followed him three years and four months later. My family’s dog, a lovable multi-colored mutt, was my best friend. Unfortunately he was hit by a car when I was about seven. He was thirteen.

I was homeschooled until December of 1998, when I was in the middle of sixth grade. In 1996, we moved to New Jersey. I made friends in school that I am still friends with today.

I danced (ballet, jazz, and a brief flirtation with tap). I sang from age five (Kindermusic) up to… now, actually. I thought maybe I would go to performing arts high school, but I ended up staying in regular high school. Then I went off to college where I majored in math and econ.

In college I met my future husband at age nineteen.

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Since graduating I have had probably 6 jobs. I worked for a federal institution (twice), I taught and tutored math, I worked at a web startup out in CA, and now another web startup here in NYC (I left and then came back). I never thought I would be a programmer but that is what I ended up doing.

I became a yogi in 2008 and completed my teacher training in 2011.

We adopted a cat in 2008 and then another one in 2009.

I got married in 2010.

That’s all I got, and that’s 249 words.

What’s the story of your life?

{Blog Every Day in May}

Brother’s Graduation & Minimalism

My brother’s college graduation is tomorrow. I cannot believe it. I’m so proud of him. He’s graduating with a BFA in Sculpture. I know he will go on to do great things.

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^^ Me & Rob. Summer of 1990? Maybe ’91? ^^

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^^ Thanksgiving 2005, I think. No idea what’s with the weird faces. Ignore the bangs I am growing out. ^^

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^^ July, 2010 – wedding day. ^^

I’ll make sure to take one tomorrow and update this post with it. I wish I had access right now to more of the pictures our parents took of us growing up. There are so many albums but they are all in NJ.

Today’s Blog Every Day in May

Today’s prompt is supposed to be: Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it.

I actually am pretty happy with my life right now. Sure, I have issues – if you are a living breathing human being you probably do too. There was a time when I might have shared those issues online with random strangers who might be reading this blog, but I’d rather focus on the positive.

So instead, I’m going to do a prompt that I missed earlier in the month:

Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I love this quote because it speaks to minimalism. In writing, in decorating, in writing code – I always want to keep it simple while still getting the most out of whatever it is I’m doing. Maybe this won’t exactly make sense, but – why write 10 sentences when 3 can do say the same? Why write 10 lines of code when you can get the same output with 3 lines? Why fill a home with unused possessions when you can enjoy it for the lack of stuff?

I get that not everyone is a minimalist, but I definitely am, and that’s why I love this quote.

What’s your favorite quote? Do you have any loved ones graduating this month?

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