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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

And might be afraid to ask.

Karen Schwartz
5 min readMar 30, 2022
Here’s me, up close and personal — Author’s Photo.

Did you ever wonder if I’m double-jointed? I’m not. Have you ever asked yourself, with a twisted imagination like that, does Karen ever frighten herself? I have. Or perhaps you’ve wondered, out of all the professions in the world, why did I become a clown? I did it for the kids, fame and fortune.

Thanks to About Me articles and Quy Ma, many have read “About Me.” Now that you’ve learned what makes me tick and have read many of my stories, you might be interested in finding out more.

If you’ve ever wanted to know ten things you (probably) didn’t know about me but haven’t asked, you don’t need to wait anymore!

  1. I don’t smoke, drink, or take drugs. Instead, I get high on life. I haven’t smoked cigarettes since 2007, drank alcohol since 2009, nor smoked a joint in I don’t know how long. While I often miss the first two habits immensely, their toll on my body told me it was time to refrain. I’ve never used drugs harsher than weed.
  2. I met my former husband in Florida, although we both lived in the same city in Canada. Imagine that. My friend knew his friend who suggested we all go to a bar. Both of us were adamant we weren’t interested in meeting the other, but when we met, immediate sparks flew. Within weeks, we were dating back home. After four years, we got married, had three children, and despite no longer being married, we’re the best of friends to this day.
  3. I wore my pyjamas in the middle of a local drugstore. Of course, not everyone can say they were the Easter Bunny, nor can they say they donned their sleepwear, slippers, and a silly hat with rabbit ears and stood in a store handing out chocolate-covered eggs. But I can. I was around ten, and my best friend’s father asked me to help at his pharmacy. I enjoyed every minute — even when my schoolmates jeered.
  4. I’ve never broken a bone — I don’t think my baby toe counts. I think I’ve been…

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Karen Schwartz

Fictional writer, poet and personal essayist, kindness specialist, and lover of chocolate. Top writer in creativity.