1- I met my husband when I was 16, we have been together for 17 years and married for 14.
2- I never wanted to have kids.....until I was 26, suddenly I had this ache to have a baby and boy was I tested to prove that I was serious. I had 3 miscarriages before finally getting and staying pregnant with my daughter (thanks to medical intervention) at the age of 28. Then I had my son at 30. Now I am done!!
3- I grew up dirt poor and I mean dirt poor. We lived in a trailer, my parents worked hard but a low paying jobs. My dad grew all of our veggies and we raised pigs for meat. My mom rarely bought "packaged" food, everything was made from scratch, so I was a teen before I had even ever had something like Kraft mac n cheese, or ramen noodles (at someone else's house of course).
4- My parents always encouraged me to go to college and make something of myself, but that (obviously) they would be unable to help financially. So I worked hard in school, had a job when I was 14, AND still ran track and cross country. I graduated in the top 10% of my class and had a full scholarship to our local community college.
5- I am a certified pharmacy technician, but I stopped working to stay at home with my children. Before kids I was starting to work on my pre-requisites for pharmacy school, but it is on hold for now. Nothing is more important to me than being able to be home with my kids.
6- I got braces when I was 31! My teeth were so crooked and I was always so self-conscious about it. So when I left my job, I used all of my stock options that they had given me and payed for braces. I got them off when I was 33, hooray!
7- I have also had laser eye surgery (twice). I was almost legally blind. I had the procedure done the first time and it was like a miracle. I could see!!!! But it wasn't perfect, they had warned me that because of the amount of correction that I needed that I would probably need a second procedure. So when the first procedure healed, I had the second. It has been 1 year and 3 months and I now have 20/20 vision. Imagine what a sight I was with my crooked teeth and coke bottle glasses, lol!
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