Ethnicity

I am getting antsier by the minute waiting for my test results to come in. Just when I think I can’t get any more antsy than I already am (or any more impatient than I already am), I do.

If I go by the current times being seen by those waiting on the North Carolina lab, I should have my 23andme “Step 5: Initial Results” in any time between tomorrow (5/12) and Friday (5/15). I am hoping for tomorrow. I think I’m going to go crazy if I have to wait any longer than I already have. In a way, it’s kind of neat that I am expecting my results before the 15th. The 15th of May is the 9 year anniversary of when my search actually began. It was when I asked for the names and began the process that got me to this point. It seems a little cosmic that it would end up this way, with me ringing in the ninth year expecting these results. It’s even crazier to me that I never realized how valuable that this testing could be. I wish I had done it sooner, although it probably wouldn’t have changed my wait by much as the process and databases have taken a lengthy amount of time to grow and expand to the point that they are helpful.

My Ancestry kit arrived to their lab early on Friday. Here we are, Monday morning and it still hasn’t been scanned into the system. I told someone that and she said that they’re really slow to update and by the time they notified her that they received it, her kit had already been processed and her results were in… in just 12 days from mailing! If I go by that, I mailed it on May 4 (but it didn’t leave the post office until the 5th) then I could have results as early as Friday or Saturday (maybe Monday if they don’t process on weekends?). How awesome would that be? I can only hope.

One thing I am getting excited about is the ethnicity. I’ve never known what ethnicity I was, beside what was on my mother’s side. I have always been curious what I am and honestly, with the English on my mom’s side, I could be diluting down some unexpected ethnicities. Who knows? I could be part African, Mexican, Spanish, French, Greek, Puerto Rican. It could be any number of things! I hadn’t really put much thought or consideration into that part of the test, but now that it’s getting closer, I am getting pretty excited for it!

So, tell me what you see. What do YOU think I may have in me?

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