Here are five things that make me, me:
1.) I can't lie
Seriously, I cannot tell a lie. When I was younger, I was a fantastic actress. Not that I lied a lot, but I could definitely get away with it. Since then, something has changed. Now, if I lie or say something that isn't true my face turns red all over. Not only is it embarrassing, but it is so obvious! Some people know this about me and try to take advantage of it. They find it hilarious. (I don't.) Not being able to lie also makes it hard for me to play games where I need to keep a poker face...yeah, just can't do it.
2.) Palm trees
I LOVE palm trees, just love them! When I was younger, palm trees always meant vacation to me. Over Christmas each year, my family would go to a little missionary family resort in a hot place filled with palm trees. Since then, my love for palm trees has only grown. One of the best parts about moving to California has been seeing palm trees every day. They make me a very happy person.
3.) Center part in my hair
For as long as I can remember, I have had a center part in my hair. I have very straight hair that won't do much, so it falls into a center part naturally. Since I am fairly low maintenance I tend to just leave it that way. Growing up, it was easy to tuck behind my ears. In college, I played around with side parts. Through the years though, my center part is the look I have been known for. Maybe I'll get bangs one day...but I wouldn't be surprised if my hair still did a natural center part directly through the bangs, ha.
4.) Camera (photography)
My most prized possession, my baby, is my camera. I have a canon 30D that I have used since college. In fact, I took out a special 'education' loan in college just to buy my camera. That way I could use it for classes without having to rent one. It was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made...despite the high interest I paid on that loan! Since buying my 30D, it has gone everywhere with me. All over the world in fact. I prefer to see life through the lens of a camera, rather than through my own eyes. Ridiculous right! I am trying to teach Andy how to use it, but he doesn't see the point.
5.) Papua New Guinea
I couldn't leave this one out! I grew up for the first 12 years of my life in Papua New Guinea. My parents were missionaries and I was a beloved missionary kid. We lived in a missionary center half the time, and in our jungle village the other half of the time. We came back to the US every 4 years to see family and supporters. When I was 12 years old, my parents decided they were done being missionaries, and we moved back to the US. I always thought I would go back to New Guinea, but I've never been back...yet. (I'll write a more in depth post on being an MK sometime.)
This is me trying to help the villagers when I was about 3 years old.