35 Things You Might Not Know About Me

by - November 24, 2021


In two days, I will officially be in my mid-30s.  And boy did the last year of my early 30s fly by. This has been a whirlwind of a year to be sure, but I can't say I'm not looking forward to the rest of my 30s.

I saw a meme on Facebook that I really related to. It talked about how your 20s are a time of self-discovery so that your 30s can be the start of living life as your true self. Man, I felt that.

In my 20s, I was so focused on fitting in and finding my tribe, which I’m happy to report I did, but it truly took the entirety of that decade for me to figure out who I am on my own and how to be comfortable in my own skin. Now that I’m mid-way through my 30s, I can confidently say that I embrace who I am as a person.

In honor of my 35th birthday, I wanted to kind of reintroduce myself. So here are 35 things you might not know about me.

1. My star sign is Sagittarius.

2. I met my husband on a dating site. Our first date was January 26, 2010. We got married September 15, 2012.

3. I was my high school salutatorian.

4. I won a national speaking competition my senior year of high school and had to speak in front of 4,000 people.

5. In addition to having a degree in Print Journalism, I also have a degree in Spanish. I rarely use it.

6. I did a study abroad in Costa Rica the summer of 2009.

7. I knew I wanted to be a journalist in middle school.

8. I worked on my high school newspaper every year I was eligible and served as editor for several departments.

9. I started this blog for a class assignment in one of my last college journalism courses. Back then it was called Journalistic Musings.

10. I had a stalker situation my sophomore year of college.

11. I showed hogs as part of 4-H and FFA from elementary through high school. I placed the highest in showmanship and class competition my senior year with a little Hampshire gilt. Her name was Ruthie.

12. I was on the cheerleading squad, softball team, and tennis team.

13. I was fired from my first job three times. The first time was because the schedule was changed and no one informed, so I didn't show up.

14. I write poetry. Or, I used to. I haven't written anything new in awhile.

15. The first band I saw in concert was Poison. Cinderella was their opener.

16. My favorite concert was Taking Back Sunday.

17. My drink was roofied in a bar once.

18. I graduated from college with honors in 2009.

19. I got my first real journalism job on accident. That accident turned into nine years at a television news station working my way up to executive producer.

20. Deciding to leave the TV station was one of the scariest choices I've ever made!

21. I currently publish a monthly parenting magazine.

22. I sell hair care products on the side.

23. I'm lactose intolerant.

24. And allergic to smoke of all kinds.

25. Favorite drink: Mountain Dew

26. Favorite color: yellow

27. Favorite book: too many to list here!

28. Favorite show: Supernatural

29. I became a mom on April 7, 2015, after a long, hard pregnancy. She will be our only child.

30. I'm only 5'2", which means I'm too tall for petite clothes but too short for regular sizes.

31. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

32. Getting my daith piercings legitimately changed my life.

33. My biggest irrational fears are snakes and escalators.

34. I can't sleep if my elbows or knees are touching.

35. And we'll end with a controversial one...I don't like pumpkin spice lattes.

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