Epitome of kb.

@kiobug (2250)
United States
November 8, 2007 6:57pm CST
What events do you think helped shape you the most as a person? For me, getting robbed, being six years younger then my sister, my dad having two kids in the past four years, and dating my boyfriend since high school are the main points that made me who I am. How about you?
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Well, I'm sorry you went through the hard stuff, but I like you a lot how you are, you're one in a billion. See, I said one in a billion, not one in a million. That's how special ya are. : ) A lot of things shaped me. A sister who never much cared for me, almost having my left leg amputated, being sick and not diagnosed for so long, being bipolar and no one realizing it until I was in my twenties, plus having some friends betray me so badly I couldn't believe it had actually happened. A dad who for so long thought I was faking being sick, losing a lot of my hair. It's amazing how that last part alone changed me. I guess women really get attached to their hair. And frankly, I'd like mine back. LOL
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Nov 07
How pathetic am I? The thing that shaped me the most was my mom almost dying when I was a teen. Guess it didn't teach me not to be so self-absorbed.
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Wow Ambiepam, thats quite a thing to say. I have truely never been more flattered. : ) Life can give us so many weir hardships and im sorry for yours but glad that you shared them. I have questions if you would like to answer. Why one earth did you almost lose your leg? And you hair?
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I almost lost my leg when I was eight. I was playing and fell into an open pipe. The neighborhood I lived in didn't take much care of itself. So I went to the hospital, and they gave me stitches. Two days later my would was yellow and oozing, well, I think you know what it was oozing. So I was in the hospital for a week where they told me I had a possibility of losing my leg from the knee and below. That swiftly takes away any bit of childhood 'carefreeness' I had left. Now, you can see a scar that looks like a boomerang, but it only bothers me when it gets cold. Weird, it's kind of like arthritis weather knowledge. As for my hair I have a disease that made it start falling out. It also causes weight gain so I bust my rear to try to maintain a healthy weight. When my hair started falling out my then doctor had the nerve to tell me it was because I was just a woman who was going to lose her hair. I was 20! Puh-lease. So after many tests, they diagnosed me with that and some other things. I wish I could have hair tattooed on my head! LOL Oh, and some people wonder, so I thought I'd include it, I can't have a hair transplant. Even if I could afford it, which I can't, the pores on my head are too damaged to do a transplant. Even wearing a wig irritates the heck out of my scalp.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Would have to say the fact that I was adopted and was able to make a childless family happy. Marrying my high school sweetheart, having three children and now two grandkids. I've been very fortunate.
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Yes you have. : ) Im so glad your life has turned out so well for you. Thank you for sharing carolbee. : )
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Thank you so much.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
12 Nov 07
You are so welcome. : )
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Things that shaped me: -Being born the third girl 7 and 8 years younger than my sisters to parents who were satisfied with 2 children. -Being given an oddball name that made everyone think I was weird..and not in a good way -Being put in the "gifted" program for 4th,5th and 6th grade. -A friendly competition in the science fair 4 years in a row - My 6th grade teacher actually believing in me and also -My 7th grade World Cultures teacher (and two other classes later on) - My brother-inlaw being killed in a car accident when I was 14 -Being so lost after that -My first relationship that resulte in me being a single mom at age 16 -Marrying my childhood sweetheart at 18... -only to divorce 2 kids and 3 1/2 years later because of his temper dating my current s/o and then having 3 little boys together -finding mylot
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• United States
9 Nov 07
That's cool that myLot has helped shape you.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Gees thats a lot of kids! All that and keeping up on mylot. I give you major recognition foxy. : )
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
9 Nov 07
Hmmm...this is interesting but I need to think hard he he he... 1. Being the eldest child in the family. 2. Having the kind of parents that I have. 3. Having the kind of best friends that I've had over the past 12-16 years. 4. Having read all the books that have influenced my way of thinking. 5. Having moved halfway around the world from Indo to Finland. 6. Having been a wife and a daughter-in-law and sister-in-law.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
12 Nov 07
: ) Theres never any sadness in your life is there ailema?
• Finland
12 Nov 07
He he he...sure there has been, but I prefer to double my joys and halven my sorrow. :-)))) Plus I think lately life's treated me very kindly, so no sadness FORTUNATELY. ;-D
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I know! Good for you! : )
@xboxboy (5578)
9 Nov 07
it is a bit early to say, (it's only 6pm !) but i would say being the youngest of 5 means to have to grow up and learn to stand up for yourself pretty quickly and having a laid back and pretty cool family! damn you kiobug! you made me give a serious answer!
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Muwahaha. No one said you had to answer boy but im glad you did. : ) Haha. Thanks. : )
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
9 Nov 07
The things that shaped me as a person: -Moving across country 7 days before I started 7th grade -My incredible first love -Living with an absolute JERK of a boyfriend when I was 18 and all that happened there in the next two years -Finding my best friend murdered by another of our friends when I was 19 -Marrying and absolute jerk when I was 22 and divorcing at 24 -Marrying my awesome husband at age 25 -Having my two little girls. That's a lot, but as I look back on my life those are all points where my life took a very different turn and I had to figure out where I was going all over again. What a great topic to make one really think!
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Murder seems to be more common then I thought. But at least now you have found someone you love and that treats you right and you have to wonderful daughters. Thank you so much for sharing blueunicorn. : )
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