I would like to thank Aieshi Jain who writes the blog TOKENS OF EXPRESSION for asking me to do the challenge #12ThingsThatMakeMeDifferent

Here are the rules:

  1. Mention if you were nominated by someone or decided to take up the challenge on your own
  2. Write your own list of twelve things that make you different and proud (and odd maybe?!!)
  3. On your post, put a link to the original post here. This is where the challenge starts from
  4. Use the hashtag #12ThingsThatMakeMeDifferent
  5. Be sure to write these five rules on your post. Including the note.

Note: Nominations are completely optional. If you want to nominate anyone specifically, feel free to tag them and inform them. The purpose is to spread the message.  If you choose to nominate, please tag at least three. 

Here are 12 things that make me different, proud, or odd:

  1. The town I grew up in had less than 1,000 people. As a result my family has an unspoken rule that a city has stoplights. It can have one or 2,000, but the presence of a single stoplight automatically upgrades a town to a city.
  2. I love to hunt and fish, but I also support PETA because I do not believe in inhuman killings, any other unnecessary animal killings, or being wasteful.
  3. I am a huge advocate and supporter of any person with any degree of disability. If someone with a disability is selling socks, or paintings I will buy from them instead of going to the store.
  4. I am also a huge supporter of Veterans and will buy anything made by Veterans or for Veterans. I mean, how can you not be?
  5. I am from a huge family with a ton of siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins, but I would like a small family.
  6. I am a huge supporter of small local business. If I see that something is locally made I buy it.
  7. I also love to buy anything handmade. My mom taught me how to knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and many other things so I have a tremendous respect and admiration of anyone who is trying to make their livelihood with hand-crafted items.
  8. I would love to live in a hobbit house.
  9. When I grow up, I want to be like my parents. They are so wonderful and such amazing people that I would feel so accomplished if I grew up to be like them.
  10. I love children! They always have such unique interpretations of life.
  11. I love rocks. I honestly could take home every single one I see when I’m out hiking, but I don’t because that would be obnoxious. I limit myself to one super neat one. But I collect dozens on the way trying to find the one that I want to take home to add to my collection.
  12. If I could only have one pan to use for the rest of my life, I would pick a Cast Iron Dutch oven. You can use that for literally everything.

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3 thoughts on “Challenge: 12 Things That Make Me Different

  1. Thank you for writing this 🙂
    It’s fascinating to know how dedicated you are towards your family. I have always been a family person so I can definitely relate. I loved how you contribute so much towards humanity in almost every way that one possibly can. Rock collections, wow. Would love to see pictures of it. Great to know about things that make you different 🙂

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