Recently, I’ve really wanted to connect better with my subscribers. I want to know what you like, what you don’t like, what bores you, and what you’re interested in. However, I think it’s a little hypocritical of me to expect readers to come to me if I don’t share a little about myself. In light of just turning 27, I figured I’d share 27 facts about me. Hopefully you can get to know me a little better this way. So here it goes:
27 Things About Me
1. I’m a Fightin’ Texas Aggie.
(Whoop!) I graduated from Texas A&M University, and if you’re unfamiliar with the school.. you should know we’re full of traditions and school spirit. It’s a great college to go to, and I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone.. Gig ‘Em!!
2. I graduated with a bachelors degree in construction and a minor in business.
Since before Chip & Joanna Gaines became who they are today, I’ve always wanted to flip homes. Quite frankly, I still do- it’s just not in the immediate plans. I remember in my first construction class of 100 people, there was a total of 5 females. We females always stood out, no doubt! However, it taught me how to have thick skin. Since then, I’ve worked with men who have never worked with a female before. I’ve learned a lot along the way and I love being able to prove people wrong. #girlpower
3. I have a great intuition about people.
In other words, I can always tell who is being competitive with a person and who genuinely wants the best for other people. I can also tell who is a great match. Not to brag.. but I’ve matched up at least 4 (now) married couples. Okay, I’m bragging. Whatever- I’m a great people reader and love that quality about myself.
4. I’m a strong Christian.
I strongly believe in it’s morals and teachings. However, I do not judge others on their personal beliefs. We’re all on different paths at different times with different experiences. I would never force someone to feel the way I do, though I’d be happy to teach someone about what I’ve learned.
5. I LOVE the mountains.
For whatever reason, I find it extremely relaxing. I think it is a constant reminder that there’s something bigger than us, and that we can’t control everything. If given the opportunity to live in Colorado, I’d move in a heartbeat. I also LOVE the weather and the fact that there’s always something to do. Whether you’re hiking or skiing, they’re both fun activities that don’t feel like a workout.. but in fact are both great workouts. If you’re looking to visit Colorado anytime soon, make sure you check out my post about my favorite scenic hikes.
6. My first car was a green Jeep Liberty.
I remember in high school being one of the first people to have a car. Therefore, everyone always used to ask me for rides home. I told them the one requirement when in my car is that they have to dance. Everyone had to dance in the car. Looking back, it was a ton of fun. We would jam to Nicki Minaj or Lil’ Wayne. Those were the days!!
7. My favorite subjects to learn about are personal development or finance.
Call me boring – I know. Not necessarily all finance, just about how to handle money. While it’s definitely not the most important thing in the world, money does a dramatic impact on your life. You can either live broke and stressed, or you can live frugal and stable. It’s something they really should be teaching in school. As for personal development, it’s crucial that we all continue to grow. No matter our age or experience, we don’t know everything. You can always become a better person in every aspect of your life. Plus, I’ve learned that while reading books about success, I typically achieve more success than I would if I wasn’t reading about it. It’s a weird mind thing- but it’s true and it works
8. I have a love-hate relationship with social media.
The struggle is real, y’all. Half of me loves being able to keep up with others and share those good moments. It’s a great way to document everything. At the same time, I think we lose something in the moment by trying to always document it. We all know the people who are addicted to their phones. I fear people have forgotten to live in the now and talk to the people in front of us. I also miss the days when personal lives were kept personal. But again, on the other hand, it’s super addicting. Facebook is great for birthday reminders, funny videos, and staying in touch with old friends. Social media really is a double-edged sword. Like I believe about most things – everything in moderation.
9. I’ve lived in Texas my whole life.
Yep, I’m a true Texan born and raised. It’s not that I wouldn’t move elsewhere, I just haven’t. I’ve lived all over the state though, which to other places, probably equals a few states in itself. I grew up outside of Houston, moved to San Antonio, moved to College Station, and now have lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area the past few years. They’re all a bit different and have their own city vibes. In my opinion, the best parts of Texas are the southern manners, the live country music, and the CRAZE for football.
10. I love writing.
I guess this really should not be a surprise considering I have a blog. My grandfather was a huge inspiration to me. He was the chief editor for a big-time oil magazine and was a very respectable person. I remember as a little girl having sleepovers at my grandparents house. I remember my grandfather, Bob, as we called him, waking up at the crack of dawn going upstairs to his office and beginning his day by writing. And this was after he retired. He woke up around 4 or 5 am, and worked until 9 or 10 am. Every. Single. Day. He just always loved writing. To be completely honest, I never realized how much I, too, loved to write until recently. However, I can write for hours and be completely content.. I never realized that most people don’t feel this way. Who knew?!
11. I love to travel.
I desperately want to go to Europe – especially Switzerland. Matter of fact, I’ll go anywhere. I love learning about different cultures and experiencing new things. I have found that the most well rounded people are those who have learned and understood different cultures and different people. So far, I’ve traveled through most (though not all) of the United States. I’ve visited parts of Mexico, and many Caribbean Islands. They’re all so unique and have personalities of their own.
12. I am a dog-lover.
I have two dogs- Jackson and Brody. Brody I have had since I was 19. He’s moved with me multiple times, and is truly a momma’s boy. He’s as sweet as it gets, yet a great guard dog for when I’m alone. Jackson is our two year old Golden Retriever. My husband and I decided to get him when we moved in together. We knew Brody needed a friend, and well… we just love dogs.. so why not?! Jackson is obsessed with the ball and wants constant cuddles. He’s about as much of a free spirit as one can be. Overall, I truly believe we as humans don’t deserve dogs. They’re fiercely loyal. One day, I’d like to start a program through hotels to help house shelter dogs… No seriously, I’ve got the plans ready and all!
13. I am the youngest of three sisters.
My two older sisters have seriously been my guides my whole life, yet they are very much opposites. One is super outgoing and loves to have fun, and the other is a Type A who happens to be a pro at all things decorating and organizing. Lucky for me, I’ve been able to find a mix of both of them in myself. Though we’re all so different, we still get along really well. I love them so much, and they’ll always have my support.
14. My husband, Taylor, and I met on Bumble.
True fact! To all my single ladies out there… start dating online! I would have never found the right one for me if I hadn’t. In case you feel like it’s too taboo, let me remind you.. this is 2020, girlfriend! Get with the program! Everyone meets online these days. You truly do have a better pool to choose from, and you can easily figure out what you like and don’t like in a person.
15. I love Fashion & Beauty, though I wouldn’t consider myself too high maintenance.
Yes, I’m a girly girl. I love styling outfits and accessories,and I love trying new makeup. I truly think it’s an essential for all women. My favorite quote is: When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you do good. And I absolutely believe this is 100% true. However, I wouldn’t consider myself high maintenance. I don’t own a pair of Gucci shoes and I don’t plan on having plastic surgery anytime soon. In fact, I’m okay having a few imperfections- it’s what makes us human. I also love a good sale and will never turn down a shopping trip to TJ Maxx.
16. Cooking is not my forte.
Unfortunately, this just isn’t my strong suit. It’s something I’d like to be good at eventually, but today is just not that day. Thank heavens for HelloFresh and easy instructions!! P.S… Hit ya girl up if you want a major discount to try your first box!!
17. My alcoholic drink of choice is a margarita.
Y’all… I just LOVE margaritas so much. I can’t help it. It just doesn’t get any better than Tex-Mex and margaritas. Except for Bud Light. I am a Bud Light lover and I’d say that ties with margaritas. I tend to switch off depending on what kind of mood I’m in.
18. My proudest atypical accomplishment.
I won a fraternity-run pageant my freshman year in college. My “skill” was naming off every member’s name and fraternity number. Haha – I always have to laugh at this! I made my own costumes and beat out about 20 other girls. (Still love my sorority sisters). Kind of hilarious and a little embarrassing… but still was a lot of fun.
19. My favorite TV show is Outlander.
If you haven’t watched it.. you’re missing out (especially on the GORGEOUS Jamie Fraser)! I binged all five seasons as quick as possible and cannot wait for season 6! The first few seasons are on Netflix.. go watch it!
20. I honestly could care less about celebrities.
Is that bad? I know we live in a celebrity-obsessed world. People always ask “who’s your favorite?” or “Who have you met?” And while I think there are some solid celebrities to look up to, I just don’t see the excitement in it. After all, they’re normal people just like us.
21. Most valuable lesson I’ve learned is to not let people mistreat you.
If they do, it’s time to walk away. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but an extremely important one. Learn your boundaries and what you deserve. Don’t accept anything less – they’re not worth your time and will do you no good.
22. My husband and I got married during COVID.
Our wedding guest list went from 200 to 6. It was a crazy and unique experience. We loved it, but it’s only proof that life will throw curveballs. We can plan out our entire future, but life happens, and you’ve just got to go with the flow. Click here if you want to read all about it.
23. I’m full of random facts.
Like did you know that Iceland is actually a lot more green than Greenland? It was a trick the settlers used to keep more land for themselves when it was first discovered. Or did you know that the FDA hasn’t updated it’s policies for shampoo ingredients since the 1930’s? (That’s a little scary to think about, I know.) Some of my random facts are useful, and some just really don’t matter at all. I try to filter out and share the good ones.
24. I’m extremely open minded.
I feel strongly about my beliefs, but I feel like I’m doing myself a disservice by not considering someone else’s side. I never want to be ignorant, and I’m always open to listening and learning. However, I am bold in the sense that I still will always stand up for what I believe in.
25. The biggest criticism I hear from friends is that I can be too nice.
It’s something I’ve always struggled with, then I’m be shocked when other people don’t treat me the same way. I try to always see the good in people first and foremost, because I believe there is good in everyone. However, I think the world still needs more kindness, so I’d prefer to be too nice than the viewed as inconsiderate or heartless.
26. I am (or try to be) vegan as much as possible.
This one always shocks people. Due to some health issues of my own, a doctor recommended me to cut out red meat. Since then, I’ve taken responsibility for my own health, and have tried to learn as much as I can about what I’m putting in my body. Did you know that we, in fact, are herbivores and not carnivores? Our bodies can literally heal themselves eating only real plant-based foods. It’s all the other stuff that causes so many of the health problems that we commonly see in society. (Hint: Go watch What the Health or Game Changers on Netflix.) Don’t get me wrong.. I still
like love meat! But I only have it on occasion now. Truthfully, I feel a lot better and a lot healthier when I live this way.
27. My blog is my passion.
I love getting to write, and I love getting to know other people. The most satisfying thing to me is getting an email saying how much a post meant to them and how much it’s helped them in their personal lives. I plan on doing much more of that and don’t see an end in sight anytime soon.