Fuck, I am who I am / Michele Hahn

Michele Lynn Hahn, age 48.

Michele is a former military brat living in Round Rock, Texas. Having been a widow since 2012 her main companion is Stevie, a ten year old mutt that she swears can understand every word. Working from home is nothing new to Michele having transitioned to work from home status after moving to Texas from Florida in 2017. An avid workout enthusiast, Michele knows that exercising for her is something that has to be done in order to keep her life and mind in balance.

What makes you laugh?

The sitcom FRIENDS, I've watched every episode more than once and still laugh like I've heard the joke the first time. It's my go to for noise as I'm working.

When did you last cry?

Full on cry was in February, a sad month of memories and crappy weather.

What’s your earliest memory?

Sitting on the front step of the house we lived in Virginia with my sister, Beth, waiting for our biological father to pick us up. I believe I was three.

Describe what ‘love’ means to you.

Love is when your mother, even with you're almost 50, worries about you now just as much as she did when you were actually doing dangerous, shitty things as adolescent. Love is when your father who was a stern, military man is finally, as he's approaching the end of his life, makes sure he tells you he loves you every single time you see him now. Love is every single person who made sure I didn't fall off the cliff after Jon died. Who called, came by, made me get out of the house but then also knew when I just needed to grieve.

What makes you unique to everyone else on this planet?

I like the mornings, I tend to wake up in a good mood every day. I like feeling how each day has new possibilities.

Name 3 people (living or dead) you’d invite to your virtual quarantine dinner party.

Princess Diana

My Grandpa Higgenbotham

My Husband Jon

all deceased

Describe yourself in 5 words (this can be a sentence or 5 separate words).

Laid Back, Caring, Pragmatic, Happy, Funny.

Who or what has made the greatest impact on your life?

When I was 16 my best friend Wendi died in a horrible car accident. Her death changed me. It was the first time in my life I had lost someone that I loved; until that time I hadn't even lost a grandparent. To see how much her parents suffered made me never want to cause that pain for mine. It was the first time I saw my father cry. I didn't even see him cry when his parents died. I tear up now even thinking about it.

Any regrets?

No, I tend to shoot my shot even though it doesn't always work out the way I want.

Tell us something no one knows about you (and I mean no-one)? Until now.

I did knock that girl's tooth out walking home from school in the 4th grade, it was an accident but I lied about it.