Wow, I go away for a day and get memed twice! Just when I thought the rain was letting up!
I'm participating in the Active Rain Mini-Meme. To fulfill the requirements of the game I have to tag 3 new people and to tell you all 5 things about myself that no one knows.
For those of you who don't know what a meme is (neither did I until this morning). According to Mary McKnight who was the inspiration for this community building tool:
It's a thought stream carried from one person to another, or, to be more precise, a "unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to the other," so says Wikipedia. Basically, it's the blogging equivalent of a chain letter. The cool thing about blogging is that the meme can be tracked. Entire websites are devoted to doing just that.
I'm tagging: My 35 week Buddha Belly
My responses are:
1. I was home schooled for most of my primary shcool education- 3rd through 8th grade.
2. I used to compete as an ice skater, and later taught figure skating to Neil Bush's children (President Bush's neice and nephew).
3. I was accpeted into medical school and was planning on going right after I took a year off to 'recuperate' from undergrad. It never happend. I moved to England instead to start my own business selling machinery into the packaging industry.
4. I almost married my high school sweetheart when I was 22 years old. We had been together over 7 years at that point. About 1 month before the wedding I freaked and backed out. The invitations had been sent, deposits paid. At the time it was traumatic, but now all I can say is PHEW! My parents were very understanding and supportive: they said better to cancel a wedding than to get a divorce later; HOW TRUE! The funny thing is that I still ended up getting married twice! My husband is British, so we got married (on paper) the 10th of Feb. 2003 to speed the immigration process, and the second time (the ceremony) on the 25th of May 2003.
5. My second daughter Eloise was born at home (with the aid of a midwife) after 5 hours of labor. I'm a pretty 'hippy' mom, so experiencing natural childbirth was important to me. I found it to be both a wonderful and empowering experience (with both my girls!).
Thats all folks!