five things you don’t know about me (or maybe you do)

Since Geof has been so kind to tag me with this meme, I figured I’d be nice enough to answer it. This is a little hard for me, most people know the big things about me. Let’s see if I can give this a try, though.

1. I grew up racing sailboats with my family. My oldest brother, my dad and I really enjoyed sailing. We would race sailboats mainly on Lake Guntersville, which was about 45 minutes away from my home. It’s actually a sport I really miss now that I’m grown up and would love to get back into it, but Phoenix, AZ is not exactly an ideal location for lots of sailing.

2. When I went to ASMS in high school, I was very determined to study marine biology in college. In the two years that I was there, I took a 180 degree turn from marine biology to electrical engineering based on the classes I took there. I’ve never looked back since.

3. I’ve been to 38 of the 50 states in this country, Mexico, Canada and 7 European countries.

4. When I first started working at my current job, I was constantly plagued with wondering if I had made the right choice in coming out here or not. The day I changed from being a software designer to the test lead for my team, I’ve never wondered since. It sounds kind of hokey, but I really love being part of a systems team instead of the software team. I just use my software background to be a better systems person.

5. Growing up, I managed to break multiple fingers in both of my hands (not great for someone who also played the cello). A couple years ago, I was actually diagnosed with having arthritis in my hands as a result of my fingers having been broken.

I don’t know how much of that people already knew, but I did my best. I am formally tagging my darling husband Sean, and Sarah.

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4 thoughts on “five things you don’t know about me (or maybe you do)

  1. Funny … I use my aerospace engineering background to be a better systems person.

    Unfortunately, I have nothing in my background to make me a better manager. 😉

  2. Yeah, my boss hasn’t seen it fit yet, to give me anyone to manage. Perhaps that’s good. Who knows. In the meantime, I’m using it as time to manage myself better.

  3. Well, I really don’t manage anyone in the traditional sense [as I have no direct reports … the concept of which makes me laugh really hard], but I am managing proposals and (soon) projects, so I am managing people, although not people I have any real sway with. That makes things even more fun … let me tell you.

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