What about what I want?

You might think this post is a self centered one…you’re right. Blogging 201 suggests analyzing what posts and at what time our readers are actually engaging in our blogs. Since I don’t have any likes or comments or followers, today is going to be about me. I’ve always thought it’s easiest to talk about myself to strangers since they have no idea where you’ve been and what you’ve done so far in life. Judge, don’t judge. All are welcome to follow along with this one.

So, today what I want to do is to give you a short background about myself: Born in raised in southeastern PA, have one brother, tons of cousins, lots of dogs and I’ve never moved. I’ve had three major hobbies in my life, racing, gymnastics and complaining.

1. I started racing Quarter Midgets at the age of 7, after watching my younger brother race cars from the grandstands. (No I don’t literally sit on midgets and ride them around in circles). Check out http://dqmrc.com/ if you want to know what they look like. At first I sucked and was afraid to do anything but ride around in circles at the back of the pack. One day a few years later it “clicked” and I started winning races. I “moved up” to Three Quarter Midgets my senior year of high school. Bigger, faster, and older men to race against (http://atqmra.squarespace.com/) I didn’t have a ton of respect, because I was just this new “chick” and girls can’t drive. I am the first ever female to win a points championship in the club’s 58 year history. I won the overall series championship, without ever winning a race. Let me tell you, that’s a big deal. Two years later I won my first feature event at Oswego Speedway in New York and was the first ever women to place that high at the track and win a race within the club. In 2013, I “moved up” again into Supermodifieds (http://ismasupers.com/) and still run them today. So far I’ve won Rookie of the Year, placed 2nd and 3rd several times and just recently have been the highest finishing female again at Oswego Speedway. This weekend I’m off to Sandusky Speedway in Ohio for a 2 night event. Hoping this time I can put it in victory lane!

Starting on the pole at Oswego in June
Starting on the pole at Oswego in June

2. Gymanstics. Love it, hate it, leave it. I’ve always had a love, hate relationship with gymnastics. Loved it as a kid, but competing and working out got in the way of having a life when I was in high school. I quit my senior year of high school and haven’t looked back until now. I recently got involved in CrossFit and I’M OBSESSED. It involves a lot of gymnastics skills, which now I wish I kept up with so I could be that much further ahead. Live and learn I guess.

3. Complaining. Ask anyone who knows me and they will cautiously tell you that I complain all the time. It’s too hot, it’s too cold, I’m tired, I’m hungry (I’m always hungry. Pretty sure I was a hungry hungry hippo in a previous life) I can’t help it sometimes, but I am trying to fix it. Its one of those goals I wrote down for the month of June and July. Complain less, make things happen more.

That is an insanely short version of the last 17 years of my life, because before age 7 I did nothing worth talking about.

-Here’s to another day and another dollar.

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