Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Who I Am and Where I'm From

Once again, Story of My Life is doing a blog challenge.  And because I'm always up for a challenge, I'm choosing to participate.  I'm going to try to take part in as many days as possible.  Partially to give myself something to write about, to force myself to write, and to let everyone know a bit more about me.

Today's prompt is: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

I'm from a small town.

I believe that there are city people and country people.  I'm a country/small town girl.  I'm used to driving in small towns, knowing everyone and trusting everyone.  Our house has a sign out front with our names on it, to city people this is dangerous.  To us small town folk, this is something that you do.
I have a close family.

Not only emotionally but physically.  I grew up within 15 minutes of most of my aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins.  And I loved it.  We are there for each other.  When I needed a quick home inspection, my uncles were there.  When we want to see our cousins, we just stop in and see them.  We grew up with our cousins, they are some of my best friends and I wouldn't want it any other way.  Family is always there for you.
Recreating a picture taken exactly 20 years ago at the cottage - plus 2 new cousins

I grew up learning to be involved.

I grew up participating in sports and music lessons.  Some things I wasn't good at, but I was provided with the opportunity.  And we were taught not to quit.  When you start something you finish it.  If you don't want to go to skating practice, you go anyways because you made a commitment that has to be fulfilled.
A business mind was fostered.

I come from a family of entrepreneurs.  Business is something that my family clearly excels at.  Most of my family members have their own businesses.  I didn't go to business school because I felt that I had to, I went because that's where my interests lie and I am naturally good at it and drawn to it.  It was instilled in us to never give up, and to work hard.  I have had an understanding of what makes a business work and what makes it fail.  It's something that I'm proud of myself for and proud of my family for.



  1. That sounds like exactly the kind of small town my husband grew up in and where we are living now. His whole family lives just minutes away :) The family part has always been a blessing, but some of the other aspects of small town life have taken me a little while to get used to. But, I have certainly come to appreciate it's advantages!

  2. As someone who grew up with family all over the place and never being able to get everyone together for a real family picture, I am a bit envious of you!