Well, at the very beginning of March I shared that I would be starting up our Monday's in March with Miss Meg series. This is always SUCH a fun series, a way to get to know me as a studio owner and learn more about who I am OUTSIDE of the studio. But the truth is, time got away from me this year and being as I'm a perfectionist and had already missed one Monday, I missed them all. So here we are at the end of March, my birthday month, and I thought... what if this year to celebrate all of our teachers in their birthday months, we do a little 'Ten Things you may or may not know about _____' series!
I think it's a spectacular idea and so here's mine, just for you! And get excited, Miss Nina is up next! She's got a birthday in April!
So here we go. Ten Things you MAY or may not know about Miss Meg. Be sure to comment below and let me know how many of these you knew!
1. My coffee order:
So, I figure you definitely already knew that I was a coffee fanatic. In fact, I've been stopping to get coffees before dance since I was a young teacher back in Binghamton. It's totally become a habit and I'll be honest with you, I'm not sure it's one I can kick! But the real question is... do you know my coffee order?! If you stop at the Homer Coffee Mania location, you just have to ask for 'Miss Meg's Coffee' and they'll serve it right up!
So here goes: Large Iced Decaf Snickers with half the flavor and cream! Did you guess it right?!
2. I'm terrified of worms.
and slugs. and snakes. and DEFINITELY snails. Anything that's slimy and slithery really. It's true. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but it's a fact! At my high school graduation party, the sweet little boy I used to babysit chased me around our yard with a worm. I thought for sure I would grow out of it, but I absolutely cannot garden without gloves because if a worm touches me, I'm out!
3. I'm fluent in American Sign Language
I know most of my students knew this already, but this might surprise some of our newer dance families! Although I'm probably very rusty, it's true! Before opening the studio, I was working as a freelance interpreter while also teaching dance for other local studios. Though I loved my clients, the language, and performance interpreting, I was more passionate about dance, and eventually stepped away to go all in on Signature Dance Studio! The best part of my interpreting career was getting to interpret for Billy Joel. Hands down a core memory in my life!
4. I just got my first cavity ever...
...and I cried. I also rescheduled the appointment to have it filled three times. I made it all the way to age 33 before needing to have a cavity filled and I am SUPER proud of that! Here's a couple of other fun facts for you that I'm finding to be hilarious because they're all related to teeth...weird.
- I had 12 teeth pulled as a child, because they weren't falling out and my mouth was too small to house them all!
- I had braces... twice. #wearyourretainers #wisdomteeth
- wiggly teeth gross me out beyond belief. That's right. Please don't take offense my sweet dancers. I'm really excited for you! I just don't want to look!
5. I'm the youngest of five!
That's right! I'm the baby of the family. I have an absolutely incredible older sister who runs her own hair salon here in NY and has three beautiful children, who I adore. She's eight years older than me and we did NOT like sharing a room together. I've got an older brother who lives in Florida with his beautiful family and is one of my biggest cheerleaders. He was always the one defending me and breaking up fights with our other brother. That would be my big brother who lives here in NY. He moved back a year ago which honestly was the best thing EVER! However, if you asked me if we got along when we were kids, well let's just say he used to sit on me for the tv remote and would lock me outside of the house. I'll let you decide! LOL! And lastly, I have an older brother who lives in heaven now. He was my very best friend growing up and the best Nintendo playing partner on the planet. Miss him every day!
5. I have absolutely no tattoos.
None. Zip. Zilch. and ZERO plans to get one! How many do you have?! My sister's middle said I should share this with everyone! They also said I make a mean popcorn ball at Christmas time. So, now you know!