Remember how fun Misc. Monday used to be?
To refresh your memory — I will write 3 random facts about myself and you’ll reciprocate, either in my comment section or on your own blog with a link here.
1. I was named after a little girl my parents knew. They were seriously considering the name Deborah Darlene until they thought about how cute and sweet this little girl was. Then they changed their mind and decided on Jennifer Lynn. No offense to any Deborah Darlenes out there, but I will forever be grateful for the cute little Jennifer Lynn from the Air Force Base in Virginia.
2. I grew up in 4-H in West Virginia. I think I did every cooking and child-care project available. I suppose that might have been some foreshadowing of my life-to-come. Pretty much everything I learned about public speaking, I learned in 4-H. The same probably goes for any leadership skills I have. That’s also how I learned to balance a checkbook — when I was treasurer of my club. It was through 4-H that I also really learned the value of service to my community and to my world. I became friends with people from all over the state of WV, friendships that continue to this day.
3. I have only ever had one broken bone, and it was my upper arm and could not be put in a cast. I was in second grade. I told those girls I could not turn a cartwheel, and they insisted I try. As I lay on the ground crying in pain, I looked up and said, “I told you I couldn’t turn a cartwheel.”