• I was pretty active and competitive. Multiple sports. Violin (when that was available - which it was not at some of the schools I attended). I don't recall there being any choir in any of the schools I attended, and if there were I wouldn't have ever considered joining.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)
    • Linda Joy
      Why not choir?
      I sing about as well as I levitate.
  • never anything was better than working on the farm after school and every other waking hour.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)
  • In my junior year, I played hooky more often than I actually attended.
  • I moved a lot and so I was always the new kid. I wasn't really a joiner. I liked choir when it was available. I played hookey once and there was no one home to play with, and noting good on tv (back then) so I decided I'd rather go to school. When I was in the Navy they sent me to the welding shop and made me weld. When they saw the unfabulous results they basically said no, thank you and sent me back to what I was doing. haha. I was also unfabulous with the (wire and screws) sheet metal repair we had to do in A-school. They asked me what my rate was and since there was not a lot of sheet metal repair involved they gave me a pass. But I don't remember ever intentionally doing bad to get out of things.
  • I did some choir singing in elementary school. At the time it felt like an obligation just to get passed music class. When I reached my teens, I ran track and field and also played as a soccer goalkeeper in high school. The training in both sports was intense, but exciting. Then came the day when I paused for a moment to figure out what I wanted to do as a career. I found interest in philosophy. My studies allowed me to have the skills to work as a systems analyst, cultural affairs, technical writer, critic and other things behind an office desk.
  • I had a terrible fear of performing in front of people yet I still had that competitive spirit. The first year that I was eligible for the Spelling Bee, my competitive spirit kicked in & I couldn't be beat. It was down to me & one other little girl & I knew I had her beat. Then the teacher said "Which ever of you spells the next word correct will be going to State". All of a sudden I realized that at State there would be thousands of people watching me. So, I purposely spelled the next word wrong & she won. I was having a panic attack & I hadn't even made it to the big stage yet!!!

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