The challenge for day 2 is to provide 20 facts about myself. Always a daunting task, I never find it easy writing about myself, no matter how many times I have done it.
1). Out of 5 siblings I am the only female. I have 4 brothers, 3 older than me and 1 younger (the younger one died in 2010).
2). I am ambidextrous – meaning, I am able to use my left and right hands equally when performing tasks. That said, my handwriting is not great if I use my left hand.
3). I have hyper mobile joints – the range in some of my joints is quite disturbing and this gives rise to the chronic pain I suffer from.
4). I am the 4th child of a 4th child. OK, not as mysterious as being the 7th child of a 7th child, or however it goes, but, it is something I feel is quite quirky, especially when you add the fact that I am the 4th child out of 5 and part of my date of birth is 4th of the 5th.
5). Although I dress mainly in black clothing my favourite colours are red and pink.
6). I have two allergies; I am allergic to oranges and also allergic to anti-inflammatory medications.
7). I went from having 18 tattoos to only having 2. I was terribly rebellious as a teen and had my friend ink all sorts of symbols and words onto my arms and hands. 12 of those tattoos were lasered off when I was 16 – I still have the scars now. The remaining 6 tattoos – 3 on my left upper arm and 3 on my right upper arm – were covered over last year. I now have 2 gorgeous tattoos, on my left arm I have a black cat sitting on top of a pile of books alongside a feather quill, ink bottle and potion bottles. On my right arm I have a nature goddess figure.
8). I am naturally talented at dream analysis.
9). My ability to read people is pretty awesome.
10). As a child my dream job was to be a Jedi Knight.
11). I have several skills that I rarely use, ranging from reading tarot cards to being an energy healer.
12). I home educated my son throughout his secondary education.
13). I passed my driving test when I was 17 years old.
14). I have an irrational fear of the dark – brought on by being attacked when I was 16.
15). My favourite singer/band: actually, I have 2. Neil Finn of Crowded House fame and the group is U2.
16). My favourite film of all time is Return Of The Jedi.
17). My 3 favourite books are Heart by Susan Ross, The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.
18). My favourite songs are Fingers Of Love by Crowded House, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths, How Soon Is Now by The Smiths, This Charming Man by The Smiths, Cast No Shadow by Oasis and Drowning Man by U2.
19). I hate crowds. I am an empath and being in a crowd makes me ill. That said, sometimes a crowd cannot be avoided and so I have to shield myself before I leave the house using meditation and visualisation techniques.
20). My favourite flowers are Sweet Peas, Sweet Williams, Stocks and Carnations.