Janessa has been so excited to be able to serve a full time mission. She had people often tell her that they would be surprised if she didn’t serve. Before she left, she wrote up a little something about herself so that the reader might be able to know more of what she is like. So here it is, from Janessa to the reader:
First things first. I am no girly-girl. I grew up being very much of a tom-boy. I was that awkward girl in intermediate school who always wore basketball shorts and a t-shirt with my hair slicked back in a pony tail. Don’t get me wrong, I still love wearing basketball shorts and t-shirts but not quite at the frequency in which I wore them when I was 12. I have grown up playing sports. I played basketball and soccer for the most part, but when it came to high school I found that soccer was my thing, so I dropped the basketball and focused solely on soccer. I played for my high school girls soccer team all four years. And yes, I was the keeper. [goalie, goal-keeper, or whatever you wish to call it.] I absolutely loved playing soccer and I miss it so much. Mostly I miss that feeling of being part of a team. That feeling that you are part of something bigger. But I loved every minute of it and I wouldn’t have done it any different. I also am a musician. HA! What am I saying? I mean to say that I play a few instruments. Piano has been my forte since I was age 5. I picked up the violin in school in 4th grade. And then when I went up to a year of college taught myself how to play the guitar. Essentially, I’ve got the basics covered. AND I love to sing, though I am not gifted at it [I could not win The Voice or anything like that] but I love to sing my heart out to a good ol’ classic. Let’s see.. what else can I tell you without embarrassing myself.. Oh! I LOVE being outside! I can’t ever get enough of that fresh air. Four-wheelers, rangers, mountains, swimming, hiking, horses, animals, cliff jumping, boating, flyboarding, tubing, wakeboarding.. You name it and I have at least tried it and/or love it. If I could I would sleep outside every night. I was taught growing up to always be outside and play outside. We would always travel up to our ranch or I would always be working on a ranch. There is just a beauty and simplicity about the outdoors that catches my soul.
Random Facts about Sister Houston:
I have a fear of: being in dirty-cold water when I can’t see in it, bouncy balls, and other people poking/putting their finger in my belly button.
My left pinky toe doesn’t move.
I was kicked in the left eye when I was a sophomore on the soccer team.
I beatbox more than I sing.
I named my dog Snickers because she looks like a snickers bar.
My dream car is a Volkswagon Van. [Like the ones that the hippies used to drive! It would be red and white two tone exterior, white wall tires with a red interior.]
I broke my left collar bone when I was two and a half.
Well, now all you lovely people know a bit about me.. probably more than you want to know. But hey, now we are pals and you can go on reading my posts as if we were best friends!