Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7 things you probably didn't know about me

My sweet friend Katrina at Kat's Cradle generously gave me the 'Kreativ Blogger' award. When you receive this award, you must share 7 things which your readers do not yet know about you, and then pass the award on to 7 other bloggers. 
Well, alot of you know alot about me...but there's always more. So, here are some parts of me, and my life, that you probably didn't know:

1. If I have plans to go somewhere or see someone, but on that day don't feel like leaving the house or seeing anyone, I'll stay home. I used to go places and see people even when I felt poorly or would have rather been alone, but at some point I learned to listen to my inner voice, especially when it came to parties or events. I just feel that life is too short to constantly feel obligated, or be somewhere you don't want to be. Now I only go places and see people when I really want to. And my friends have come to understand this. On the other hand, when someone is sick or heartbroken, I am always there. 

2. I used to be a professional singer/songwriter. The songwriting part was great, but being a singer was hard on me; the pressure I put on myself to look a certain way eventually drove me to anorexia athletica . I also took diet pills for 9 years and didn't touch white rice, pasta, bread, or sugar for almost 2 years. I liked what I saw in the mirror but my life revolved around how I looked, and that wasn't the person I wanted to be. The minute I decided to give up professional singing, it felt as though a huge weight had been dropped from my shoulders. I weigh 30 pounds more now, and although I don't look as good in a bathing suit anymore...I'm much happier. Now I eat what I love and move when it feels good. One day I'll have to share old photos of that time with all of you! Pretty funny to look back....

3. The first movie I remember seeing was Never Ending Story; the first book I read that made me love reading was Hounds of the Morrigan; and the first album I ever bought was Aretha Franklin.

4. I dream of being a mother, and have an intense longing to meet my children. We lost our first baby in November, and are both too shaken up to start trying again. I don't know how long it will take until we feel ready. It was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through.

5. I have had many jobs and started working when I was 16, but being around people all day is very difficult for me. Every job I have had ended because I eventually got depressed and couldn't stand the thought of seeing people and talking to people all day. The moment my husband told me I could quit my job and stay home was one of the happiest of my life. I finally have time for all the things I love to do and have all day to be by myself before he comes home. I don't know why I am so lucky. I hope I never have to work again.

6. There have been a few incidences where my psychic abilities have frightened or surprised me. It's not something I can force. It just happens sometimes. I like to think of it as heightened intuition.

7. If someone were to ask my who I think the sexiest man alive is, besides my husband, I would have to say the president of the United States. He is, in my opinion, the perfect man. Intelligent, handsome, compassionate, well-spoken, well-dressed, amazing smile, great sense of humor....the list goes on. So I guess I have to admit to a celebrity crush!

And now to pass the torch!

I'd like to give this Kreativ Blogger award to:

Kary at My Farmhouse Kitchen 
Morwenna at Bluebells & Butterflies 
Blaire at B-Mused 
Abbie at Farmer's Daughter 
Ashley Maureen at the chic line 
Courtney at Scattering Lupines 
Heather at A Day in the Country 

Thank you, Katrina! 
I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me.

country girl


  1. You are a very interesting person Dawn - I loved reading the first point you made because so often i feel obliged...I need to think about myself a bit more sometimes... I often run myself into the ground trying to please and make room for others...The second one is also really interesting - would love to see some old photos -what kind of music did you write/sing? I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles with your looks. I think, from reading your blog, that you have come to realise that beauty is only skin deep and I often see the beauty that is inside you shine from within here...in your words and thoughts... I like your ideas on not working too! :) And the president can be quite dashing at times too can't he? xxx

  2. thanks for sharing dawn! you are so interesting and i enjoyed learning a little bit more about you. it is completely wonderful that you have the opportunity to be home filling your days full of all the things you love to do...
    do you still sing at all, i mean just for yourself? i have always wanted to write a song but it is yet to happen....somehow i can't seem to figure out how to go about it! i'm glad you took a step back and recognized that wasn't you or the life you wanted to live. i think you are absolutely stunning; white rice, pasta, bread, sugar and all!
    have a happy day...i must brave our snowy streets and make my way to the office...ugh.
    with love

  3. Thank you for sharing such personal pieces of you with us Dawn. I loved getting to know you even more through this post. It's clear to see that you are a very strong woman, one with an open heart. Thank you!

  4. Please come over and try to convince my husband that what you do in number 1 is a normal, grown-up behaviour if this feels like the right thing to do!
    It's good to know that you've come to terms with your body and yay for being able to stay at home instead of go to work every day.

  5. Wow, thank you again. I like your list, and I will share with you, something most don't know about me. I lost three babies in one year. All very horrific and painful. I took about four years off from trying after that. But at the age of 39, I had my girl. I know what you are feeling, and you will try again when you are ready.

  6. Darling Dawn, so lovely to learn a little more about you my dear friend. You have lived such a full life with so many stories to share, and I cannot wait to hear them all :)
    Thank you for passing it on to me, I shall probably post mine later in the week
    Love Morwenna xoxo

  7. What utter honesty! I'm with you, completely, about #1. Thanks for sharing your personal thoughts.

  8. Thanks! I'm so sorry to hear about your baby. I know what that longing feels like, though I never had a miscarriage, we waited a long, long time to have children (or at least it felt that way). I'm sure when it happens for you, it will be wonderful.

  9. My darling Dawn...first..let me say how grateful I am that you thought of me for this award..You are so kind, my friend.

    I really enjoyed reading the list and getting to know you even more..the one about staying HOME is ME ! People give me a funny look when I say I would rather be HOME...

    and you were a singer songwriter...my dream would to be able to sing...i love music so much and have often thought...Oh, if i could only sing..even if just to myself...

    Hold the hope of children close .....

    wishing you a peaceful heart,dear one

    sending you love...

  10. They say the 'examined' life is a good one, and you examine your life in such an honest and creative way that it is a real honour to hear what you say about the difficult things you have experienced. Cheers!

  11. And now... a 'different Joy'... (I see another Joy above this comment). I loved how you said you were so happy to be at home---oh, that is me too. There are not enough hours in the day for me to do all the things I love to do. And like you, I hope I never have to work again! I burst out laughing when I read that about you. (But now, I've got to get out of the house and run some errands--been inside too long.)



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