As the first post on my website, I thought it would make sense to introduce myself. I share a lot about myself on social media, but I very rarely share details like this. I hope you enjoy getting to know me!
- I want to be a comedian
I absolutely love to make people laugh. And I’m good at it. Once I get my act together I fully intend to stand on stage and be a comic. I’m ridiculously excited about it. I’m also quite nervous – but I know that my best material comes from when I’m relaxed and having fun. So I’m applying that to my comedy life.
- I absolutely LOVE Eeyore
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. I used to walk around saying, “Thanks for noticing me” (for the younger kids – that was one of his common sayings). When I went to Disneyland a few years ago and saw Eeyore I literally almost cried. He hugged me so tight it honestly made my entire day. When I was five my mom gave me a stuffed Eeyore that I slept with until I was 18. I lost him a few years ago but I haven’t given up hope that I’ll find him soon.
- I’m an introvert
I’m very bubbly and love being in front of people. But honestly my happy place is being alone in my solitude. It’s where I recharge. I used to be more of an extrovert in high school, but now as the years go on I find that while I love to talk to people and hanging out, it can be exhausting. So despite what many think, I am definitely an introvert.
- I have 3 younger siblings
I realized that I really don’t talk about them much, so many people are surprised to hear that I have siblings. I have two younger brothers, Noah (21) and Malachi (18), and a younger sister (16). As the oldest, when my dad was in the military I helped my mom raise the munchkins.
- I’m the shortest
Of all of my siblings, I’m the shortest. Actually, aside from my grandma, I’m the shortest. I’m 5’8.5 (yes – the 0.5 IS important), which is taller than the average woman in the US. But in my family – that is short. My siblings are all over 6’0, as well as my parents. I’ve been this height since about 7th grade. I was taller than everyone (which I loved), but then I just stopped. Even my son is tracking to be well over 6’0 tall – he’s 5 and already well over 4’0. But they all still fear me – and that’s the most important thing.
- I prefer to read non-fiction
I used to be a very heavy fiction reader (The Splintered series is the last fiction book I read – it’s excellent). From time to time I still love to escape in the wonder of a wonderful book. But for the last couple of years I’ve been all about the nonfiction. Honestly, I’m forever a student. I absolutely love to learn and take in new information. Finding out new facts honestly makes my heart pound with excitement. I’m aware how big of a nerd I am, but I embrace it. I genuinely love geeking out on things, especially when it comes to health and fitness. So reading for enjoyment and reading for work are the same thing – and if that isn’t a win I don’t know what is.
- I’m very good with computers
I used to be a huge computer nerd. When I was in elementary school I was apart of the school’s Tech Team. Every Thursday we would clean a section of the school’s computers. We’d completely take them apart, dust and vacuum them out (if you don’t do that with your computer – you should. It can cause them to overheat) and put them back together again. I also used to love website coding and formatting. I considered going to school for it. While I’m good at it, it honestly bores the absolute heck out of me. I’ve got some friends who are very into it and it makes me so happy that there are people that do. I am just unfortunately not one of them.
- I thought I was going to marry Han Solo
I’ve always been a Star Wars nut. I sleep under Death Star and Tie Bomber string lights. I rock a Star Wars purse that I made and a big cloth Star Wars poster is on my wall. That being said, I genuinely wanted to marry Han Solo. Not Harrison Ford, Han. While I loved Leia, I had an underlying frustration that they were together. I had quite the imagination as a kid and convinced myself it would happen. While I’m grown now and had the unfortunate realization that clearly this wouldn’t happen, I will always have a soft spot for Han. I actually plan on getting his blaster tattooed on my thigh. Forever and always in love with Han Solo.
- I used to want to be a vet
I have always loved animals. Every morning before school I’d eat my cereal while watching Animal Planet. I told everyone that I would be a vet and I would end up on one of the shows. I wanted to be known for saving the animals. I saw an episode that included surgery on a dog – they had to cut her open to remove a tumor. It was right there that I realized that was not the job for me.
- I’ve started writing over 200 books
I’ve always been a writer. I’ve loved to share the many stories that were floating around inside my head. To be frank, I’m good at it. I’m much better at expressing myself in writing than I am while speaking. However, I get so caught up in my writing that I’m terrible at ending them. I get myself so immersed into the characters and their lives that I want to keep learning about them. So instead of ever ending them, I start another when another idea hits. Obviously that isn’t super productive, but I’m working on one now that I fully intend to finish and publish. I’m very excited about it and the message behind it all.
Well there you have it – 10 facts about me that most people don’t know. It was fun thinking of these. It was kind of a form of self reflection, actually. Looking into my life to see what I don’t share on the average social media day.
Do you relate to any of these? What are some little known facts about you? Tell me below! I can’t wait to hear from you!