because there's forty different shades of black (dearanxiety) wrote,

this crazy detailed meme o' life - day 1 - introduction

so, there's this meme going around lj and i really like it. i'll post the details at the bottom of this post, but basically every day for 30 days you give a detailed description on the topic of the day. i can't promise i'll do it every day, but i will try to get through them all in order. it's a good exercise in writing, remembering, storytelling etc. and i enjoyed reading the ones others posted (if you did it, i read it!)

maybe you'll learn a little something something about me that you didn't know before. so now, onto day 1.


Day 01 - Introduction

ok, so an introduction. that's so broad. but ok, here goes. my name is sharon. i used to be sharon tracy senser and now i'm sharon tracy mckellar. i tried to make my name sharon tracy senser mckellar with tracy and senser both being middle names, but the lady at social security wouldn't let me/just sort of didn't do it. but i felt weirdly unconcerned, so senser isn't there anymore. if you google for either of my names (without the tracy) you'll find a lot of things on the internet. most of them are actually me. but the one that is a caption contest winning entry from a beagle website - that's my aunt sharon. people are often surprised i changed my name when i got married, being the young liberal feminist that i am. but the truth is i did it for two reasons: 1- because i'm not into the hyphenated thing, and i like the idea of my immediate created family (me, ian and our future babies) all having the same family name and 2 - because i like an adventure and i like change, and it was a fun one. also, i'm a bit of a traditionalist in a lot of ways. and my breed of liberal feminism is a lot about people being free to make the choices they feel are best for themselves, their bodies, their families etc.

as you can tell from above, i have a husband. his name is ian. we've been married for just over 3 years and we've been a couple for just over 5 years. in typing this i just realized that we've been a married couple longer than we were an unmarried couple. crazy! anyhow, ian is 2 years younger than me. that makes him 32. i'm 34. my birthday is in december.

i grew up in a town called lexington in ohio which is sort of a small town suburb of a little city called mansfield. it lives halfway between cleveland and columbus, for those who care for details. my parents still live in mansfield. i have a younger brother in columbus who is married to my amazing sis-in-law, ali, and with a wee one on the way (baby reese). i also have a younger sister who lives outside of cincinnati and is married to my lovely bro-in-law, brock. my parents are still happily married and adorable. anyhow, after high school, i moved to washington dc to go to college at the george washington university. then a couple of years after i graduated i moved to nyc and went to grad school at queens college. pretty much the day that was over i moved to san francisco and i've been here ever since!

i am jewish all the way back on both sides of the family and was raised going to the one synagogue in the area where i grew up. it was conservative and then reform. i liked it better when it was conservative, strangely. as an adult, i consider myself an atheist but the jewish roots, traditions and culture are still incredibly important to me and a huge part of my identity. i think that a lot of people don't understand what it's like to be raised jewish in a place with so few jews (i was literally the only one in the entire area in my grade at school after the one other moved away in 8th grade). it becomes an almost visible minority with everything that can go along with that.

this is getting long. a couple more things. i'm a librarian by profession. i just got back from over a year of traveling with my husband. we've been home just over a month now and are getting settled in. i am pretty well obsessed with music. i like making things, even though i'm not very good at making anything. i require a lot of quiet time and am finding myself more and more happy in smaller groups, or even alone, as opposed to larger social occasions. i've been blogging since 2000. and i'll leave it at that for now.



Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail
Day 17 – Your favourite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favourite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favourite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail
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