Last week Ashley posted a fun survey “get to know me better.” I’ve been reading her blog for awhile and it was great getting to know her and her background better. She encouraged other bloggers to participate so I, of course am jumping on the band wagon. I really like doing these. I did this one a few months ago, but always forget about doing them until someone else does. It’s gives readers an insight into who I am before and beyond the blog. As a blogger, these are also many of the questions I receive from readers. Here you go…get to know me better!
1. What’s your whole name?
Megan Lee Olson
2. Are you named after anyone?
Not that I’m aware of.
3. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, a brother.
4. Where did you grow up?
De Pere, Wisconsin a suburb of Green Bay.
5. What activities did you do in high school?
I was in everything music. Show choir, jazz, regular choir, plays and musicals. I even played Miss Hannigan in Annie.
6. Where did you go to college?
St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
7. What activities did you do in college?
Alpha Sigma Chi sorority girl.
8. What did you study in college?
Double majored in International Business and Spanish.
9. What was your first job out of college?
My first job was as an export coordinator for a large paper manufacturing corporation. I did that for 6 months before the company relocated me to Texas to work in Mexico as a medical device planner.
10. What kind of music do you like?
Alternative, rock, pop, latino. Definitely not country.
11. What’s one hobby that you’d like to take up?
Road biker. I love biking and being outdoors, but riding anything other than a stationary bike scares me to death. I was injured on a bike in my teens and tore apart my ankle apart. I did ride a bike a few years ago with my ex. I can ride, but can’t stop or turn well.
12. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?
CEO of a Fotune 500 company. No joke. I imagined I’d be a very successful business woman. I could have been too had I let my path take me there. For 8 years, I worked for a company and rapidly climbed the corporate ladder reporting to the VP of IT. They went through a massive restructure and offered me another relocation (that’s how I ended up in Arizona) to Atlanta. I witnessed how quickly a company can turn on loyal employees when it comes down to it. It was horrible and I hate that I was part of it. It turned me off to Corporate America. Ultimately I left the company. I often think how different my life and I would be had I picked the other path.
13. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?
My blog. It’s the never ending project pit, but I DO love it and when a reader tells me I inspired them, it makes my heart melt.
14. Do you have any irrational fears?
That a rattlesnake will be in the toilet, jump up and bite me in the butt. After discovering a snake in my garage years ago, I now carefully inspect my bathroom and ever corner of the garage.
15. Have you ever traveled outside the country? If so, where and when?
Yes! A lot actually. I studied abroad in Spain and backpacked all over Europe. I’ve been to England, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Austria. That was 16 years ago. Wow I’m getting old!
Then I worked in Acuna, Mexico for two years. I lived in Texas and crossed the border everyday. That was during 9/11 and not a good time for border crossing. After that I traveled many many times to Mexico, Honduras and Slovakia over a 4 year period when I was implementing a major project.
Within the last 3 years, I’ve traveled to Toronto, Singapore and China multiple times for work. Remind me to tell you about the narcoleptic Chinese taxi driver sometime. And in a few weeks, I’m going to Germany!
16. When’s your next vacation and where are you going?
Going to L.A. in July! You’ll find me lounging at the beach, walking the strand, shopping, attending IDEA Fit and possibly visiting the greatest place on earth!
17. Do you speak any other languages?
18. What’s one talent that you wish you had?
Juggle, ride a bike, play the guitar and rock climb. I can’t pick just one!
19. What’s something that you wished you did more of?
Be more open to letting others in. I am very shy and stand offish. I’m much more outgoing now than I used to be. It’s still a hard because I always feel like I get burned when I do let people know me.
20. If you weren’t in your current job, what would you be doing?
I’d be a writer. It’s been my dream ever since I was a little girl. In fact, I used to write short stories in the basement. It’s still my dream to live by the beach and write someday. Maybe when I’m old.
What about you? Pick a question or two and answer it so I can get to know YOU better! What other questions do you have about me?
Lots of Health, Food & Love,
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Linking up today with Amanada @ Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud