What You Didn't Know About Me - A Blast From My Past

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What You Didn't Know About Me - A Blast From My Past

There is an ActiveRain contest going on that is an effort to help members get to know one another. The point is to post 10 things about your past that people may not know. Then, you post 10 things about you currently that people may not know. I'm playing along! Here are:

10 Things From My Past That Many People Do Not Know!

1. I joined the military when I was 19 years old. I was a member of the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged after 3 years, when I went into the Army Reserves. I only joined because I was bored and had nothing else to do (or so I thought).

2. I attended the University of Rochester with an intended degree of Biochemistry right after high school. I only went to school for 2.5 years but had way too much fun to actually study. After a semester on academic probation and no foreseeable change in my wayward attitude, my parents made me return home, at which time I joined the Army.

3. The first job I ever held was as a receptionist at a real estate firm. I was fired for making long distance telephone calls on the company phone. (My parents had to pay the phone bill.)

4. I have lived in 10 different states so far including: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and Georgia. We moved a lot.

5. When I was young, we never lived in the same city for more than two years. I never "graduated" from any grade until my high school graduation because we always moved. Wherever we moved, the grades were different so we always missed graduation.

6. My older sister and I are only 10 months apart in age. We both started school the same year. (Her birthday is in December so she had to wait until the following year to enter kindergarten - which is when I started.) We also both graduated from high school the same year.

7. When I was in college, I got into a huge argument with my roommate and threw all of her clothes out the window. We lived in a high-rise apartment complex on campus - on the 11th floor. I was very passive-aggressive back then. Needless to say, it didn't end very well.

8. When I was in high school, I was a member of the Speech and Debate Team. I won several first-place awards for speech interpretation, in spite of how shy and introverted I always was.

9. I was 39 years old before I ever ate (and liked) lettuce. Before then, it was the most disgusting thing ever.

10. I used to be pretty good at downhill skiing. I stopped many years ago when I realized just how much I disliked cold weather.

There you have it! Ah, nostalgia!

~Renae - Market 4 Real!




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Comments (5)

Elise Harron
Dirt Road Real Estate - Kingman, AZ
Rural Vacant Land and Development Specialist


LOVED reading your posts - Good luck with your Kitty quest...

I recently adopted a very young kitty.... I asked if she was pregnant... they said NO, absolutely NOT.  So now I have my precious young momma kitty and SEVEN baby kitties!  But the good news is they all have new families to meet Tomorrow... so as your babies are leaving the nest mine are too!!!! It will back to a manageable number... four dogs, one young momma kitty, one baby kitty and the pair of us 2 legged inhabitants!  Kitties are more entertaining than ferrets and they smell better too!

I don't eat lettuce unless my hubby (the cook) guilt's me into it!

Such a small world - and if we all look a little closer we ALL have something in common!


Aug 17, 2013 02:04 PM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Renae...Your post was fun to read. I'm off to read your "present" one. I wonder what I'll discover about you there.


Aug 17, 2013 02:26 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Renae, That was a fun walk through your past. Your speech and debate talents no doubt work very well for you now. So glad you particpated in the August Challenge.

Aug 19, 2013 06:41 AM
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Sounds a lot like the hampster we got one of the kids for Christmas year before last, Elise. We were assured that not only was she a baby, but there was no way she was pregnant. So I'm not quite sure how she had babies two weeks later! hahahaha

Thanks, Kate! I have to have a HUGE sense of humor. I've got 6 kids and 5 of them are boys!

I'm trying to use my debating skills on the kids, Debbie. So far, no good! Thanks for coming by and thanks for coming up with a really fun challenge this month!


Aug 19, 2013 09:35 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

thanks for sharing some of your history Renae, made me laugh!

I would have enjoyed coming home from class to see it raining clothes from the 11th floor, but I do feel bad for your roommate, it must have been tough retrieving all of her clothes.

It's good that your boss was tough on you for #3, today I am tempted to fire people for wasting time with useless texts.

Aug 21, 2013 04:56 PM