My favorite color is yellow. It reminds me of Tweety Bird and sunflowers.
Breath on Paper is taking the next two weeks to share 30 Things About Me…. things that you may or may not know about us. We are uniquely and wonderfully made by a God who loves variety. You will get a glimpse of our personalities in this peek behind the curtains of Breath. Enjoy!
Are there any on the list that you can relate to? Let us know in the comments below.
Tonya – 30 Things About Me
- I do not make my bed AND I prefer my hands and feet don’t hang over the bed.
- My first official car I owned was a manual Datsun 310 GX that was parked in the driveway until I could afford the insurance. AND no I can’t parallel park in under three moves then or now.
- I have an annoying habit of shaking my leg. I understand that it drives people crazy.
- My favorite childhood game is Monopoly. It was set up on a card table in the den and we would play for days until someone went broke.
- I prefer black ink over blue AND I don’t write on the back of notebook paper. (I know I’m wasting a lot of trees.)
- The first thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a teacher. My sister and I would play for hours in the garage. Our teacher desks were made out of milk crates mom brought home and the tops were cut of wood dad had laying around.
- Tea or coffee? Why limit my choices? I prefer a nice cup of hot chocolate all year round.
- I can write both right-handed and left-handed. My right hand is dominant.
- Favorite Color: Yellow. (Reminds me of Tweety bird and sunflowers).
- Favorite Disney Movie: Beauty and the Beast. (I write and Belle reads and her dress is yellow).
- I do not like jigsaw puzzles. I can’t sit still that long.
- I do not have any birthmarks. Unless you count the small brown spot on the bottom of my right big toe. (I don’t think it’s truly a birthmark).
- I do talk to myself. Who doesn’t? (Sometimes I like my answers better).
- I prefer a book in my hand over an audio book. There is something about holding the written words.
- I would not go on a reality show if asked. Their reality and my reality are not even close. We could clash from the very beginning.
- The older I’ve gotten, I’ve realized the importance of paying a little extra for certain items (ladies you know what I mean) and a good pair of shoes.
- My favorite sweet-and-salty combination is a Milky Way bar with classic potato chips. (It is my go-to snack).
- I love (creamy) peanut butter. I put it on my pancakes and I use it make a peanut butter and potato sandwich. (Oh. Don’t knock it till you try it).
- The last fiction book I read was Riven by Jerry B Jenkins AND the last book I read on the craft of writing was Writer to Writer: Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by Cecil Murphey.
- My current book is On Writing Well by William Zinsser.
- I collect crosses and inspirational decorations. (My walls are covered).
- I would go back to high school if I could. (I’m not promising anything but I could do better).
- Bread, eggs, and cheese are three grocery items I do not run out of. I love a good cheese sandwich in the middle of the night.
- I prefer a long hot shower to a soak in the tub.
- I was taught at a young age to do things for myself even if that meant using a step stool. (I would stand on the step stool and wash dishes and put clothes in the washing machine).
- Too hot or too cold? That’s easy. Too cold. Thank goodness for layering.
- My guilty pleasure is binge watching Netflix.
- I love the smell of rain.
- I am named after the capital of France: Toulouse. My dad was stationed there and fell in love with the city. The name stuck and became my middle name (spelled: Tolise). (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it).
- I can’t believe I’m telling you this: I cannot look down a hallway at night. Why? When I was younger I had a dream that a man with a tan brimmed hat, leaning on a light pole, reading a newspaper with his Dalmatian dog sitting beside him, was waiting for me at the end of the hallway. This is a reoccurring dream and to this day keeps me from looking down dark hallways at night.
Recently diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Tonya continues to write for BoP when she is able. She doesn’t ask “Why me Lord?” She embraces the journey God has set forth for her. The battle has already been won. God has walked before her and now He leads her to victory. Her Breath on Paper bio can be found here.