It’s the Tuesday Blog Ring! Wait, it’s Thursday! We’ve moved the blog ring to Thursdays now, so maybe we will stick to it. If you’re a regular, welcome back! If you have no idea what the Tuesday (Thursday) Blog Ring is, let me introduce it to you. Every(ish) Thursday, some photographer friends and I all post on a topic we’ve selected for the week. I’ll link to a different friend each week so you can see their take on the weekly post.
This week’s topic is 3 Random Facts.
I’m a pretty random person. How do I condense my multitude of quirks into just 3?!
1.) I love strawberries. Love. I love eating them, I love the smell of them, I love taking my kids to pick them. Heck, I even love looking at them. They’re like little hearts, which reminds me of love. And who doesn’t love love?!
I would go so far as to say that I am a strawberry connoisseur. Some people are connoisseurs of wine, food, or cigars. I’m simple. I like strawberries. If you were wondering, Florida has the best strawberries, normally. (They had a bad season this year.) My favorites come from Winterhaven or Plant City, Florida.
Yes, I geek out on strawberries. Don’t judge me! I’ve even been to a couple strawberry festivals. They make me feel like Forrest Gump when I go because I am amazed at all the different things you can consume with strawberries in them; strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry jam…so much deliciousness!
Look! I even like to photograph strawberries!
2.) Another geeky random fact about me is I start my 2nd master’s degree on Monday, woooohoooo!
While I love photography, I’ve always felt a higher calling – to help people, to rehabilitate people. So it’s my 2-3 year goal to knock out a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, pass boards, and get to work ASAP. I’d especially love to work with people suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). I want to work with the military as my way of serving my country. Some day, I might like to switch it up and work with kids, specifically children on the autism spectrum, but not just yet. My young kids are too demanding right now, so I’d hate to wear out my patience working with kids all day, and then come home, worn out, to my own babies. I wouldn’t be the best mom I could possibly be.
Don’t worry though, photography fans, I’m not giving up my camera(s). I’m just giving photography a more minor role in my work life, which will allow me to become very exclusive to the kinds of photography jobs I will take.
3.) Weird fact: my ears are crooked. Like really crooked.
It’s part of the reason that I almost never wear glasses, and stick with my contacts 99.9% of the time, even when they annoy me to the point of near death. When I wear glasses, the right lens is always too low and I have to kinda tilt my chin up in order to see through the lens instead of staring at the frame. If that doesn’t make you feel like Steve Urkel, I don’t know what will. Yeah, I could wear glasses with the adjustable nose pieces and kinda prevent that from happening, but glasses make me feel super nerdy from all of the years of wearing them and being made fun of!
4.) Bonus fact! It annoys me that I ended that sentence up there with a preposition.
What are some random facts about YOU?!
Now check out my friend Ally’s post for today’s topic! Allyson Photography
3 Random Facts from Clarksville,TN Photographer