Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
I was born and raised in Omaha, NE. I still live here. There. Here? I don't know.
Ever been to Omaha? What about Nebraska? Well it looks like this:
My friends and I headed out for a night on the town.
I'm kidding. I don't own a tractor. I don't live on a farm. Andy won't let me have a goat.
That's actually where I live. But I'm fairly sure the rest of Nebraska looks like the first picture though. I don't venture out of the city that often. Omaha = metropolitan area of one million people. Yes you read that correctly. ONE MILLION. I do not live in a dinky small town, contrary to popular belief.
I "came from" these two weirdos on June 14th, 1988.
Mom, I know you're reading this and NO this is not a bad picture of you.
The Greg and The Renee. They instilled in me the value of hard work and the healing properties of a good laugh. They've always been my number one fans, and I honestly couldn't have asked for better parents. SAPPY ALERT!
These other two idiots:
Not the one on the left, she's a genius.
The Al and The Boz. Those two have made me the craziest/angriest/happiest/weirdest person at some point. They've taught me patience, even though I still don't have much. They've taught me that you will do anything for family. They've taught me that at times you may want to kill a person with your bare hands but you can't because they are your sibling and deep down you might love them. Okay, you do. They've also made me laugh so hard that I am sobbing crying and can't breathe. It actually happens quite often. And it's usually followed with my mom declaring "YOU GUYS ARE SO WEIRD!"
Then there is Sir Mandrew Fancypants aka. Andy.
He's made me an all around better person. I can't explain it all in words, the words just don't do it justice. He came into my life at a major crossroads and I am so very glad that I chose to follow my path with him at my side. He is the major reason that I am the "me" I am today. I lost that for a few years. He brought it back. He also enables my love of cheese and cupcakes, so really what more could you ask for?
So. Those are the people in the place that made me the me I am. Blame them. It's all their fault.