Hi Meltingpot Readers,
Since the theme of the week is transparency and coming clean, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some things about Ms. Meltingpot that you might not know, but that you might find fascinating. Or not. This is pretty much an exercise for me to start ‘sharing’ some of my more personal information here on the Meltingpot. For your benefit, dear readers, I will try to highlight some of the more interesting aspects of my secret life.
So, without further ado, five things you didn’t know about me.
1. I secretly (although it’s not a secret anymore, since I’m sharing on the World Wide Web) want to be a stand-up comedian. When I was in high school, I seriously wanted to be a professional clown but all the make-up kind of scared me. I have since realized that what really drew me to ‘circus performance’ was making people laugh. So, I could be a stand-up comedian and make people laugh, but still get to wear my regular clothes and no make-up. My brand of comedy would be like W. Kamu Bell crossed with Elmo. I think.
2. I have really horrible stretch marks on my stomach and after three kids I also have horribly stretched out stomach muscles which makes me look
three four months pregnant ALL THE TIME. And that really bothers me. But I’m working with a physical therapist now, and it’s getting better. But my stomach will never be flat and smooth again. (sigh)
3. I have epilepsy. I have never shared that with anyone publicly, but it’s really time to come out of the shadows with that one. I am amazed at how much discrimination those with epilepsy still face all over the world. (PSA coming now.) If you want to know more about this condition, check out the Epilepsy Foundation website.
4. My father and my husband have the same birthday, which means I seriously married my dad.
5. I am a middle child and an Aquarius and if you look up personality types, I am a classic example of both. I problem solve and talk too much and I have an explosive temper, but I don’t hold a grudge.
So, there you have it. Feel free to comment or confess yourself, so I don’t feel so naked.
Please and thank you!