Confession: This week, I'm feeling particularly frustrated with celiac. It's not that I'm having a flare-up, because (knock on wood, fingers crossed and all that jazz), I've been feeling pretty good after my P.F. Chang's glutening last month. It's just that I feel like there is so much more to my life than my illness, and it all tends to get thrown to the side because of celiac. I still get to DO the things that I like, but since all I write about now is my disease, I feel like I'm not being true to all my other sides. So, this week's Three Things is just a few non-celiac things about me. Because, you know, we're all multi-faceted little gemstones, even when we feel like we're just walking autoimmune diseases.
1. I'm a huge nerd. Like, bigger than I've even talked about here. As in, "I have a Dungeons and Dragons group" big. I haven't gotten in to Doctor Who yet, but I know more about the genealogy of the Game of Thrones houses than I do my own family tree. I can recite, almost verbatim, the dialogue from both Ghostbusters films, and my nametag lanyard at work boasts flair from so many fandoms it makes my head spin.
2. I have a not-so-secret dream to be a published author. But not for anything gluten or celiac related. Mad props to my girl Erica, who's working on her own book, but even though I love blogging about the GF experience, I'm writing my best stuff when I get to make it up as I go along. So, while I don't plan on shutting down my blog any time soon, fiction is where my attention will be for a while.
3. One of my goals for the next five years is to start up a community theater group. Theater is such a big part of my background (fun fact: Luke proposed to me onstage after a rehearsal for a show we were both in), and there isn't a lot available out in my neck of the suburbs. I'll be working on an evening of one acts for March to see what the interest level is out my way, but I'm really excited to have a new project.
Now it's your turn. I want to know who YOU are, besides gluten-free or celiac.