25 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

25 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

  1. I never thought I was pretty until I was 30 years old.
  2. I have sold Avon products for three different periods of time in my life.
  3. I was miraculously saved from a wreck once when a deer hit my passenger-side mirror and flipped over the car, never touching us.  My son Allen and a friend of his were with me. Thanks again, God.
  4. I was blessed with one of everything:  big brother Mike Williams; big sister, Simone Williams; little brother, Mitchell Williams, and little sister, Joan Williams-Hill.  Not a bad compensation for being the middle child!
  5. When I was a child, I was convinced that I was actually a princess from a foreign land and did not really belong to the eccentric family I was with, and that my real people were searching furiously for me to bring me home. ( Still waiting….)
  6. When I earned my Master’s Degree in 1981 at Georgia Southwestern College, the degrees were conferred by none other than former President Jimmy Carter.
  7. I applied for the Teacher in Space program – the shuttle flight on which Christa Mcauliffe and the other astronauts were killed when the Challenger exploded.
  8. I have sporadically cracked my knuckles since I was a little kid.  Very bad habit.
  9. I used to sit in a tree house (just a platform, really) in the corner of a pecan orchard in Charing, Georgia, and watch the birds and squirrels go about their business.  It was Heaven.
  • I was in a Miss Heart of Georgia pageant when I was 19; it was great fun but I did not win, place, or show. I did, however, have a great time.
  • I participated in a Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build in Americus, Georgia, in 1995. Several hundred of us built 20 houses in 5 days.  Phenomenal!
  • I smoked two packs of cigarettes in college.  Not two packs a day, just two packs.  They were nasty.
  • By the time I was 11 years old, I had lived in 11 different houses. Army family…
  • I have CDO; it’s just like OCD, except the letters are in the correct alphabetical order, as they should be.
  • I have a plan to revitalize the economy of the United States, and it involves toilets.
  • I participated in Sumter Players, the community theatre group in Americus, Georgia, in the early seventies.  Loved it!
  • I went on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, with a group from my church.  We built a tiny house for a family.  It was a life-changing trip.
  • I am a poet and the daughter of a poet.
  • I still feel guilty about a time in the late eighties when I realized that a clerk at a grocery store had given me way too much change for my check and I kept it. I didn’t do the right thing, and it still hurts.
  • Until the last few years, I have never lived in a place where they have real actual seasons.  Autumn is glorious!
  • For the first time in my life, I do not have a pet. (However, I do live with people who have pets).
  • I got my first speeding ticket when I was 57 years old.  For real.
  • I seriously considered joining the Peace Corps after high school.  I still wish I had.
  • My favorite quote from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is this: “This is a most unfortunate affair, and will likely be much talked of. But we must stem the tide of malice, and pour into the wounded bosoms of each other the balm of sisterly consolation.” It cracks me up every time!
  • I worked for a little while in Medical Records at the hospital in Americus, Georgia, back in the early seventies, before I finished my Bachelor’s Degree.

And a bonus:

  1. I am not very good at formatting a numbered list. Really?  It went to bullets right in the middle?? What’s with that?

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