Apparently there’s often discussion amongst my friends as to whether or not I’m a physical touch person. Here’s the deal: you have to earn the right to touch me and that’s a very subject process. However, once you pass, hugs are always welcome but I probably won’t initiate them.
String cheese. Colby cheese. Cheddar cheese. Cream cheese. Shredded cheese. Muenster cheese. Cheese-its. I love them all. At this very moment there are three different types of string cheese in my fridge plus three other types of cheese and three boxes of Cheese-its in the cabinet. Yes, I am a Cheesehead.
I don’t know what it is about staircases but I have an unhealthy fascination with beautiful staircases. In college, I free-wrote 8 pages about them. I’ll spare you from reading those ramblings but know that pictures of staircases sometimes make me feel the way most people feel about pictures of puppies.
4. Pens and Paper
I always take the pen and paper from hotels. I can’t help it; I’m a writer. There are always at least five pens in my bag. What if one breaks? What if someone else needs one? What if I get sick of that color? I try to keep a black pen, a blue pen, a purple pen, a pencil, and a highlighter on hand at all times (but not literally because it’s hard to write with that many writing utensils on your hand).
5. My Bible
Since I used all my “cheese” in number 2, I’ll clarify that I don’t just mean any Bible. The loveliest Bible is the one my parents gave me in 6th grade when I started confirmation class. The one with the spine that’s been taped three times. The one with so many notes in it that most of the epistles no longer have room for margin notes.
Katie Axelson is a daughter of the Lord who gets to serve as a writer, editor, and blogger. She’s intentionally trying to live a story worth telling and often tells those stories at KatieAxelson.com, on Twitter (@KatieAxelson), and on Facebook (KatieAxelsonWriter).
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