So I know I am very late for this one but I only managed to get online this afternoon. We have been having problems with our internet connections recently, So I am posting yesterdays post today. This challenge for today was to write 10-20 facts about myself. This was actually more harder than I thought… So here is my list:

  1. My name is Ruth (in case you didn’t know). I was named after my mums best friend who died in her mid twenties of kidney failure. She died a few months before I was born but when she died and my mum knew she was pregnant, she prayed it was a girl whom she could name Ruth, as a living memory of the bestest friend she ever had. My mum thinks I am a lot like her as we share the same caring nature, I know that she is proud of me and I am proud to have her name.
  2. I am very creative and I love doing a number of creative projects. I am currently working on a tapestry and a scrapbook of my life. I have done previous works including cross stitch, embroidery, mosaics and other random things.
  3. I love water sports and I feel at home on the water or in it. (Don’t know why…) Anyway I currently have tried Motor Cruising, Supping, Canoeing and KayakingΒ and I am looking forward to trying more sports. Although I admit I have fallen in the river a number of times which is exceptionally cold..
  4. I was diagnosed with epilepsy as I child, and I have since then I have had it all my life. If you don’t know epilepsy is a neurological condition in which the brain decides unexpectedly to shut down. I think of it as someone pressing my reset button. When this happens I become unconscious as I lose movement in my legs and I lose the memory of how it happened. This was very scary when I was a child as I would often wake up in a hospital bed and not knowing how I got there in the first place.
  5. If I were an animal I would be a bird as I can fly away when things get tough. I can be free from the pains of this world and society and I can see the world with not a care in the world.
  6. I love to read a lot of books and I can now read them fast (my parents think I skim read) or I can read upside down. I love all genres but my favourite has to be fantasy. I think it is because I love being transported to another world and another planet where I can escape reality and delve into the magical kingdoms. I am currently reading Game Of Thrones by George R.R Martin.
  7. My favourite poem is Daffodils by William Wordsworth.
  8. I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome about 5 years ago. This is a mild form of Autism, it means I struggle in daily social situations and may say or do things wrong. In my case it has lost me all my friends as they all thought I was weird. But even though I have this mental disability I believe it makes me who I am and I wouldn’t be without it. I have had it all my life but it was made more noticeable by the drugs I had to take for my epilepsy. For me these years have been a struggle many people don’t understand me and don’t understand the way I think so just judge me. This has been harsh as I have lost jobs and everything but at least I understand that I am unique.
  9. I do lots of voluntary work in my local community. I love helping others and doing something to make someone else life better.
  10. I have always wanted to adopt a disabled child as I feel it is the right thing to do. I want to give this child the support it needs and I want to give it a life it will remember.
  11. I did originally plan on going into the Hospitality and Catering Sector, but after having worked in a hotel I decided it was not the career for me. I am going back to college in September to study Health and Social Care as I look to becoming a therapist.
  12. I am a major Harry Potter fan!!! I have read all the books, seen the films, been to both Warner Bros in London and Universal Studios in Florida to see both Harry Potter worlds. I know so much about Harry Potter I sometimes think its scary. I have a pottermore account and I am an extreme potterhead. I even want to make some of the cocktails that they have on the Mugglenet website.
  13. I am currently doing the Capture Your 365 challenge where I take a photo a day. I thought it was better than making a new years resolution which I would never keep.
  14. I love to experiement and often spend time observing the world through different eyes. I love to think outside the box and not just look at the world but look at the bigger picture as well.
  15. I can’t draw to save my life.. My people end up looking like weird aliens with big heads, small eyes and lips and elephant ears. I also seem to get the body out of proportion as well.
  16. I love supporting loads of charities and although I don’t give them money I love and support the work they do to this world.
  17. I plan on travelling the world once I am a bit older, as I want to see all the different countries. I love experiencing new cultures and can’t wait to see what the world has to offer.
  18. I am teaching myself Japanese online as it is one of my favourite languages. I just think it is so beautiful and fluent.
  19. I love children movies…. Why? I don’t know. I adore the story lines they have and the simplicity of the story. My favourites have to be Frozen, Despicable Me, Ice age movies. I have toy versions of Sid the Sloth, a Minion and Olaf.
  20. My all time favourite meal is my granny’s homemade macaroni cheese.