23 Random Things About Me

Written by:
Jamie Siebens
Published on:
October 30, 2019

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I  love to learn random facts about the people in my life. These quirky details keep things interesting and are the spice that brings flavor to our lives. With that in mind, and in no particular order, here's a very random list of some of what makes me... me.

My first published work was a poem entitled 'The Feelings of Autumn' that was featured on the front page of our local ( small town) newspaper. I was 10 years old at the time.

My first "real" job was picking and selling berries at a strawberry patch.

I've traveled to Mexico (twice), Ecuador, and Peru - all as part of youth mission trips.

I can read really fast, with great retention. This is mostly beneficial, but I burn through fiction faster than I'd like.

I was homeschooled before it was a mainstream educational choice. I did attend public school for kindergarten, 10th and 12th grades. Each format offered unique benefits and challenges, and I truly enjoyed them both.

We have a rescue cat named Remi, and we recently learned she's actually a Lynx Point Siamese. She's amazing.

Our current home is a former one room schoolhouse/town hall that we've renovated into a 4 bed/2 bath home.

I would almost always rather read a book than watch a movie or tv.

The strangest food I've ever eaten is capybara meat. A close runner-up: Cuy

We once miraculously bought a house for seven thousand dollars. The profits we made from that fix/flip allowed us to pay cash for our current fixer-upper.

Despite "testing" is an Enneagram 1, I read The Road Back to You, found my true (5) self in the pages, and now everything in life makes sense.

Nathan Pyle's alien cartoon humor makes me so very happy.

I'm ridiculously passionate about exceptional business practices, amazing customer service, and thinking outside the box.

I failed algebra twice before a 23 year-old, first year teacher taught it in a way that made the equations literally come to life.

Every time I drive by an airport I have the almost irresistible urge to fly somewhere.

Big things on my bucket list: Going on an Alaskan Cruise. Taking my girls to Europe while they're teens. Writing and publishing a book.

Everything I know about small talk I've learned from this book. It's a life skill I've had to work very hard to develop, and definitely did not come naturally.

Deep, meaningful conversations are oxygen to my soul.

Some of my most treasured friendships are with people I've only met online.

I hate wearing glasses, but my eyes are perpetually too dry for contacts.

Slow weekend mornings are my favorite.

I literally break out in hives from cold air.

At a BBQ joint I will always, always order the brisket.

And that's it! Now it's your turn. What's a random fact that makes you uniquely you?

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