I studied abroad in China whilst in college. The day came when we had the option to go bungee jumping, and I couldn't wait to go. I was standing on top of a giant pedestal all strapped in and scared/excited as hell. The Chinese man running the show began giving me instructions with such vigor I became intimidated quickly. At this point, I knew approx 7 Chinese phrases, and he wasn't saying any of them. After about 2 min of this, I turn to my translator, hoping for direction and words of encouragement, and say, "Mr. Wang - what did he say?" Mr Wang shrugs his shoulders and says, "Jump." So I did.
Although much younger and more naive at that time, i am still a lot like my former self. I love optimism, courage and I love spontaneity. These are important qualities to me and qualities I like about myself.
Things the people I know and love would say about me? I have an infectious laugh, a magnetic personality, I am a confident, warm and loyal person, am quite hilarious when I want to be, am an incredible mom and I have a genuine and kind smile. I rarely meet someone who doesn't enjoy my company. I have a wonderful core group of friends that have stuck with me for the long haul, so I can't be all that bad to hang with.