Nine things you probably don’t know about me:
- I was an extra in the movie “Major League.”
- The week before my senior portraits were to be taken, I thought it would be a good idea to bleach my hair for the very first time using an at-home kit. It wasn’t.
- I have attended a Tantra class (not the kind about sex – get your minds outta the gutters) on and off for the past decade. It is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself, and has enriched my life in immeasurable ways.
- I was almost held back for missing nearly 80 days of school in kindergarten and again in first grade. Perhaps in part b/c I missed so much early schooling, I had a very lonely childhood. I can count on one hand the number of friends’ homes that I played at while in elementary school. Middle school was even worse. So it’s no surprise that I can still be pretty shy, but is perhaps ironic that I now find myself in the midst of a high-volume service business.
- I carry needles everywhere. Getting hundreds of them past airport security is not a problem…but TSA will confiscate my hair products. Every. Damn. Time.
- My senior year at UW-Madison, I entered my apartment and turned on the radio in time to hear the words “Caller Number Nine at xxx-xxxx.” Feeling lucky (but not knowing what kind of contest I was entering), I dialed and was it. Hundreds more listeners were entered over the next month before we were all to meet at a pub for a single winner’s name to be drawn. The night of the event was an icy, bitter, windy, Wisconsin blizzard. I did NOT want to go out…but I changed my mind at the very last possible minute. I won. I scored a trip to San Francisco for New Year’s weekend; a year’s worth of groceries, gas, and Sam Adams beer; a CD a month for a year; and gift certificates to dozens of local businesses.
- I was married and divorced twice before my 40th (Because I’m such an overachiever.)
- I was one of the first girls to play soccer in our little farm town of Slinger. I use the word “play” loosely, because mostly I hoped that no one would kick the ball towards me. I know my coaches wished the same.
- Becoming an acupuncturist required a leap of faith. I had never received acupuncture. I didn’t know any acupuncturists. I knew that the boutique model (high prices/low volume) wasn’t practical, but I had no other conception of how else I would structure my business. However, I knew in a way that I’ve never known anything else: if I simply started down the path, everything would be made clear in due time. And it was.