Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Secret 16: Always something new
That's me with the buddha belly on the left.
I have not lived in any home for more than 5 years since I was 7. Including being home schooled for kindergarten I went to 6 elementary schools (K-6th), one junior high, and 3 high schools. That's 10 schools in 6 cities and I wasn't even a military brat. During that time I spent 4 1/2 years at one home (3 schools though, since I moved from elementary to high school in this time). The shortest time spent in any of those places was about 6 months.
During my senior year of high school I lived in 2 different houses and as I moved out my parents moved to yet another house. I moved in with my now-ex and we lived in that home for 5 years and moved to Reno. I lived in that house for 5 years and then moved 4 times in the last year and a half. Seriously, I hope I'm done now!
The upshot to this is that I'm really close to my little sister (who had to make all of those childhood moves with me and had 9 schools herself) and I figured out how to make friends fast. The bad side is that I'm addicted to change and have "gypsy feet". If I'm not moving then I'm painting or rearranging the furniture. I don't like things to be completely unchanging for long periods of time and will look for ways to make something different. On the bright side, it's never boring!