My name is Brittany K. I graduated from high school from Grundy Center in 2004, 10 years ago now. But I went to a lot of different schools. I went to school in Colorado until I was eight, then I went to Dike and Aplington and Parkersburg, too. I am smart. But I can be stubborn. School was hard sometimes because people and even some teachers called me names and made fun of me.
I moved from Colorado when I was 8 because my grandparents are from here. My parents live in Reinbeck and my mom manages the steakhouse there. I worked there sometimes. Right now I live in Cedar Falls and my roommate is Jessica.
I have two brothers and one sister and lots of nieces and nephews. I was born early and I was Mom’s “miracle baby,” because I died like seven times and wasn’t supposed to live. I weighed about five pounds and had a hole in my heart and I have had a lot of different surgeries.
I like to listen to music. All kinds of music – I grew up on rock and roll especially Bob Seeger and Bob Dillon. I like to sing and people tell me I have a beautiful voice. I was in choir and didn’t stop from like kindergarten to 12th grade. I would really like to make a CD and I want to go on the road and meet some country singers. I went to the Luke Bryan concert with my friend Tammy. I am wearing the pink bracelet I got there and am not going to take it off!
I am artistically talented. I like to work with plastic canvas and am very fast at it. Right now I am making some presents for my family with the canvas. I also like to color. I like scrapbooking and have tons of pictures!
I also like the Wii and I am good at swimming and I like to exercise. For relaxation, I like to work on jigsaw puzzles or talk to my boyfriend. I like to watch TV and my favorites are “Family Matters,” “Family Ties,” and “Who’s the Boss.” My favorite movies are “The Body Guard” and “Waiting to Exhale” – I love Whitney Houston.
I am very good remembering details like people’s birthday’s and birth weights.
My dream (besides making a CD) is to be able to drive so I can go anywhere I want. I would also like to get married and be a mom someday.
Some days I just can’t win. Sometimes there is just too much drama around here. I wish I could make more friends of my own because some of my friends are my mom’s friends. I really hate it when people make fun of me and call me names and tell me I’m dumb because I am not. I also really hate when people use the “R – word!!” If I didn’t have a disability things would be different.