It's My Birthday -28 Random Facts About Me
It's my birthday!! I'm seriously feeling so old - how am I already at the end of my twenties? I thought it would be fun to focus today's post on 28 random facts about me. It's funny, because anytime I'm asked to share an interesting fact about myself (like for a group ice breaker), I come up with nothing. I'm so bad at thinking of these kinds of things on the spot and just think of a random fact from my daily life, which is usually not at all interesting. Hopefully this will not only help you guys to get to know me a little bit, but can also serve as a resource for myself in the future!
1. I'm a vegetarian
I've been a vegetarian for about 9 years. This is probably the fact people find most interesting. It's not super common (at least where I live) and people enjoy talking to me about what I eat in a day and what my go-to meals are.
2. I'm very much an Enneagram Type 1
I think I have quite a bit of Type 3 in me as well, but my list making, clean loving, self critical personality checks just about all of the boxes of a Type 1 and that's my dominant type on every quiz I've ever taken.
3. I'm a teacher
For those that don't know me personally, I teach 3rd grade and I love it! I've been teaching for 5 years and have taught both 5th and 3rd grades. 3rd grade totally has my heart - its my favorite age! I also started coaching cheerleading at my school as well this year. It's been a lot of work, so much fun!
4. I'm such a homebody
I love, love, love being at home. I enjoy going out from time to time, but I need my time at home to recharge. I'm an introvert to the fullest and I'm perfectly happy to stay home for a week straight. Not even kidding! I get so run down if I'm always away, but once I'm recharged, I can truly appreciate being out and about.
5. I'm an animal lover
You may have guessed that after reading #1, but I love animals to an extent that is probably abnormal. Our dog, Maggie, is my child. If it were up to me, we would have just about every kind of fur baby in our house! My husband even sends me cute animal videos just about every day because he knows how much I love them. He's a keeper.
6. My husband and I are high school sweethearts
We met when I was a sophomore and he was a junior. We went to school together, but didn't know each other until we met at a coffee shop that I was singing at (he knew and came just to see me). It was so sweet! This year will make 12 years together and 5 years married! I'm so blessed to have him forever and to have had him there in so many pivotal times of my life.
7. I love neutrals
This is true of my wardrobe and decorating my home. That's not to say I don't like color, I just like bits splashed in among neutral backgrounds. In my home, all of the walls and furniture are neutral, and I like to add color with pillows, candles, pictures in frames.
8. I speak French (slightly)
I took 3 years of French in high school and knew enough to exempt out of it in college (even though I took an upper level class just for fun). I love listening to French music to keep it fresh and even have a few favorite French movies that I like to watch.
9. I have a huge range of taste in music
You literally never know what's going to come on if I put my music on shuffle! It could be anything from country, to opera, to dance music, to pop, to broadway showtunes.
10. I love Reese Witherspoon movies
If I need movie night, chances are I'm picking a Reese Witherspoon movie. Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama are my go-to feel good movies, but she ha so many great ones. I just love her!
11. I love to decorate my home
I'm always changing things up a bit and I love to take my time finding the perfect pieces to bring a room together. I usually know exactly what I want, so it takes me a while to find the perfect decor items, but I love the process of making my house a home.
12. I hate flying
Like, I really hate it. It's beyond a dislike - I have a physical reaction to it and can't cope with the panic attacks it brings on. Whenever I fly, people around me get so concerned and I'm like, no this is just how it alway is! It's pretty terrible. Needless to say, i'm a big fan of road trips.
13. I love to plan trips
I have so much fun planning out our trips and making an itinerary. It's that Type 1 in me. I love to have each day planned out, but i'm not one that gets upset if that plan changes in the moment. Basically, I want us to take advantage of every minute of our trips and not waste time figuring out what to do once we're there. As long as we have a plan to fall back on, I don't mind if it changes. As long as we are having a blast and soaking up every moment!
14. I don't enjoy cooking, but I wish I did
I'm not someone who enjoys cooking, but I do want to be better about having a handful of easy, go-to meals I can make and eat off of for a few days.
15. I have loved fashion and beauty from an early age
I remember having to read a biography and create a diorama about the person we read about in 2nd or 3rd grade. Naturally, I chose Carolina Herrera. I remember my mom helping me make a 3-D clothing rack, hangers, and couture dresses from colored card stock. And so it began...haha!
16. I love musicals
I did a lot of theatre in high school and really came to appreciate all of the work, music rehearsals, dance rehearsals, etc that goes into making a production. I've always loved musicals, but I can definitely appreciate firsthand all that goes into them and the excitement of getting to perform.
17. Cleaning and organizing is therapeutic for me
I truly enjoy getting to clean and organize my house. I know, I'm weird. But I love it.
18. NYC is one of my favorite places
I've been twice and I'm already ready to go again. Nothing can compare.
19. Walking, biking, and yoga are my go-to workouts.
20. I love shopping online way more than shopping in stores lately
21. I love taking baths to unwind
I always keep a stock of bath bombs and epsom salts and love being able to relax and unwind from a long day.
22. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I'm obsessed!
23. I drink coffee and tea allll the time.
I obviously have my morning coffee, but I usually have another cup in the afternoon or evening. And sometimes a cup of tea in there at some point too.
24. My hair type is really thick.
Most people that do my hair for the first time are shocked and my hair stylist knows to schedule in extra time and double (or triple) up on the products in order to have enough for all my hair. I used to hate it as a kid, because all I wanted was silky straight hair, but I've learned to embrace my natural texture and love it for what it is.
25. I almost always do my own nails
I usually have my nails done, but I rarely get them professionally done. I ruin them too quickly and it just seems easier for me to touch them up myself. I get them done for special occasions, but on the daily my nails are the first thing I tend to neglect.
26. I was born in California.
I'm a Cali girl by birth, but I've lived on the East Coast for 25 years. I would love to go back for vacation sometime!
27. Swimming with the pigs on the beach in Exuma in the Bahamas is on my bucket list!
28. I love the beach or a pool in the summer! I could seriously stay there all day every day.
If you made it to the end, bless you!! This ended up being much longer than I intended. I hope you learned a little bit about me. If you identified with any of my random facts, leave me a comment down below!