Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How well do you know me?

It's sinking in for me that I'm 25 years old. I'll turn 26 in June and to me that seems like a big deal. So I started thinking.... what's something fun about being 25? I decided it's time to get to know me a little better. Therefore, I present to you
25 Things You May Not Know About Me

1. I have 3 common nicknames... i think there are only 3... my family calls me "dar-dar", my close friends call me Jess and only 2-3 others call me Skeeter. We don't honestly know where the 3rd came from, but those who call me that are the only ones with the permission to use that name. :)

2. I have a dream of traveling to a foreign country and leading a group of believers in worship through song in some remote location. Just us, a guitar and the Lord with His creation.

3. I am not a morning person at all. Most of the time I don't think my brain can form words much less sentences until I've been up for at least 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

4. I loved high school. I wasn't popular or anything, but I just loved high school. I loved the events, the groups I was a part of, the random trips to the Chinese restaurant in town with friends after early senior release, the fact that my senior class started a lot of the "traditions" that are still going on today.

5. At this time in my life, the idea of having a mortgage payment scares me to death. Probably why i'm such a big fan of renting right now.

6. When I surrendered to the ministry in high school, I "bargained" with the Lord that I would greatly serve Him in ministry as long as He never called me to work on staff at a church.... the first job I had out of college (first big girl job) was working as the youth pastor at a church. Don't bargain with the Lord. :)

7. I'm not a girly girl, but I do hope the man the Lord has for me is a MAN and not a little boy. catch my drift?

8. I take things to heart a lot when I shouldn't.

9. I bottle up emotions whether they are anger, happiness, sadness, etc.

10. I love vintage prints and colors.

11. I have a big pet peeve when people call me "baby, sweetheart or honey". It's alright if you're my family or if we're in a relationship, but if you don't fit into that category then call me by my name. There are only a handful of people who I brush it off when they refer to me by one of those names and those individuals aren't family.

12. I love to travel.

13. I hate to unpack my suitcase.

14. I doodle when I study or take notes on subjects. You should have seen my notebooks in college and high school.

15. I want to adopt one day.

16. I want to have a house full of children. However, I don't want to have a big house.

17. In the last year, I have learned a lot about myself and who I am in the Lord.

18. I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

19. That last statement/thought sometimes makes me feel inadequate and like I've failed.

20. I love black and white photography.

21. I like to make things.

22. I like to cook for people. Not for myself, but for others to enjoy.

23. I love Christmas year round!!

24. I can't be in a room when onions are cut up or cooked in a pan. I have a reaction. However, I can eat them.

25. I am a people watcher. With that being said, I am a very good reader of people. I believe that one of my spiritual gifts is discernment.

that's all. :)


Anonymous said...

on #1 - I know where Skeeter came from! And don't you know the full nickname is Skeeter Boots!

on #4 - I liked high school a lot too - but college was better!

on #7 - I know what you mean!

on #11 - I am the same way!

on #15 - me too!

on #22 - you can cook for me anytime! maybe that relates to #18, do you want to be a cook when you grow up?

Jessica said...

no i don't want to be a cook when i grow up. too much pressure! :)

nicknames are just funny.

The Preston Clan said...

Ok... so I totally enjoyed reading this! I smiled at them all! And yes, Skeeter is short for Skeeter Boots and it came from when the 3 of us were having girl talk on the blanket outside and there were lots of skeeters bitin'... that's what I remember :)
This made me really miss you Skeeter!! Love you!

Stefanie said...

I am an old woman and I still do not know what I want to be when I grow up!