Getting to know one another

I have seen this thing on social media lately where bloggers, like the kind of bloggers who have all the followers known to man, write out five interesting facts about themselves. It started around the New Year as a way to reintroduce themselves to their “insta fam”.  I feel like I am such a sporadic blogger, it may be a good idea to tell you a bit about myself and maybe you’ll even share a few facts about you.

Here it goes…

  1. I really struggled in school (and not just with facial hair and a Blossom obsession, as pictured above.) Starting in first grade, I would get pulled from class for special help with reading. I remember being super embarrassed when I had to leave and everyone else got to stay. I loved math, but when it came time for reading, especially aloud, I would panic. Later, in fifth grade, I would have a teacher who would tell me I was just lazy. She once told me I was a good person but I would never be a good student. In middle school I showed some improvement but then High School started and all I wanted to do was socialize. Lacrosse, work and parties were all that mattered to me. My GPA was so low, I won’t even share it with you to this day. Then college came. I went to Eastern Michigan for a year to bump up my GPA so that I could transfer to Michigan State University. It worked and when I graduated a Spartan, I did so with Honors and an Outstanding Senior Award.
  2. I am intuitive. No, really. You may think it’s a bunch of nonsense but I listen to my inner voice and that voice often knows things without any explanation beyond “it just knows.” I credit this to my mom. From a super early age she taught me how to trust my gut. I think kids are all super intuitive but are not always encouraged to build on that strength. I was and so I have had this ability that has been a wonderful gift. It has made me aware, more times than I can count, of danger nearby. It has also given me the most amazing dreams. I have had vivid and meaningful moments with lost family members and even had loved ones of friends come to me in dreams with messages. Not everyone believes and its not something that I could prove but it is very real to me.
  3. I got my first real job as a freshman in high school waiting tables at a retirement home. I worked so many hours, it had to be illegal but I was determined to save enough money to send myself to visit relatives in Europe. I begged my grandparents and parents to pitch in for a plane ticket as my Christmas and birthday presents. It was like a 90s style “GoFundMe”. On my own, I saved around $2100.00 and used it to travel for four weeks through Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. 
  4. Want to know how I do so much? We have a nanny. She comes 17 hours a week and I use that time to write, grocery shop, run errands or clean my house without three little people in tow. She is a wonderful addition to our family and I owe her my sanity. Yes, I am a stay at home mom, but nanny time lets me regroup and helps me to be a better mommy during the 151 hours of the week she is not with us. 
  5. Both my grandfather’s gained United States citizenship by joining the militry. My dad’s father, my Opa, was Livingston County’s first foreign exchange student. When he had to leave, back to Germany, he was determined to return to Brighton, Michigan. He joined the military to gain citizenship and brought my Oma and newborn aunt Susie back with him. My mom’s dad, born in Mexico, was in both the Army and Air Force for a total of six years. He fought in the Korean War where he would shoot down enemy planes from the ground.  Later, he would travel Europe as part of the Air Force Futbol team. I am very grateful to have such a rich family history on both sides.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Add an interesting fact about yourself in the comments below. Hell, add five interesting facts. Why? Cause I genuinely want to know more about the readers of WLFD. Please and thank you.

With love from Detroit,

Callie

P.S. We find out the baby’s gender tomorrow. ♥️ My guess is boy. What do you think?

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7 Comments
  • Billy Ob
    March 14, 2018

    well, you’re the one to know ! Good luck, best wishes, thanks for sharing .

  • Linda
    March 14, 2018

    How have I know you sooooooo long and didn’t know some of these things about you?? Thanks for sharing!

    • Callie
      March 14, 2018

      Really? I would have assumed this was all old news to you.

  • Ashley
    March 14, 2018

    Boy 😊 I can’t wait! And I think you know all about me 😉

    • Callie
      March 14, 2018

      And I’m pretty sure you knew all of these things about me ♥️

  • carriedawaydetroit
    March 15, 2018

    Oooh I wish I would have done some European travel in my youth.

    Fun fact from me – My friend told me to write a children’s book so I’m working on it.

    • Callie
      March 15, 2018

      That’s great!!! I cannot wait to read it ❤️

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