Top Ten Things to Know About Me

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Starting a blog is a frightening thing. My biggest concern was whether anyone would care that I had something to say. There are so many amazing bloggers out there with huge followings and amazing content. What would make me different? Why would people follow me and listen to what I had to say? It took two years for me to realize that what makes me different is that I am ME. I am who I am and there is no changing that.

When I was putting together this post, I started thinking about all of you who read my content daily, who follow my posts religiously and even those who are reading for the first time. What would make your experience better? I think the thing that is so hard with a blog is that you only get one piece of the puzzle. You only see what the writer is willing to share. I don’t want this blog to be like that. I want to share my wins along with my fails. After all, the biggest lessons in life are learned by how we recover from failure. I decided it was time to share my top 10. Not my top 10 favorite recipes, or top 10 reasons why I love following a Primal diet. Not even my top 10 favorite foods. This week is about the Top 10 things you should know about me. After all, if I let you in, you will better understand where I am coming from when I share my insight and information weekly. Without further ado…

Top Ten Things to Know About Me

  1. Until I met my husband, I never imagined myself having children. Growing up, I worked at a toy store and saw some horrific children. That pretty much stuck with me through my 20s. When I met my husband, something immediately switched in me. It was a change I never saw coming but wouldn’t change for the world
  2. My favorite food to this day is gummy candy. In college, I spent my weekly grocery money in the candy aisle, filling bags full of gummy bears, worms, coke bottles, fruit rings, etc. My junior year in college, 90% of my diet consisted of eating said candy. It’s amazing I haven’t had more cavities. These days, my gummy candy cheats consist of natural fruit bites or dried fruit. Not nearly as exciting but it fills the void and I don’t go into a sugar coma.
  3. I am not a naturally good cook. Until I met my husband, my idea of cooking dinner was throwing a frozen turkey burger patty on the stovetop grill. I didn’t really start enjoying the act of cooking until we switched to Paleo. I still prefer to spend my time in the kitchen eating rather than cooking.
  4. I work out every morning (excluding Saturday and Sundays). My husband and I purchased a Crossfit setup for our garage to save money on the monthly gym fees. Something about rolling out of bed and walking 20 feet to get to my garage has motivated me to be a better, stronger, faster person. On the weekends, we work out as a family and try to get outside of the garage gym.
  5. I am extremely shy. When I was in high school, my shyness came off as sarcasm and I was unbearable to be around. As I have matured, I am more comfortable in my own skin but certain situations still make me uncomfortable. That being said, I love public speaking. I’m weird.
  6. I am a homebody. I love being around my favorite people snuggled up in our pajamas hanging out as a family. I feel whole when I am at home.
  7. When I was younger, I had a shopping problem. This sounds so materialistic. It is. In high school, I spent afternoons at the mall. At one point, I knew all of the staff at JCrew. It was gross. I spent my 20s trying to keep up with the latest trends and name brand everything. I even went into credit card debt over it. These days, I live a much more ‘crunchy’ lifestyle. I have learned that those things are just that, ‘things’ and in the grand scheme, I would much rather we spend our money taking magical trips than on an expensive purse. I am still a sucker for great workout clothes though. Old habits die hard.
  8. I have an irrational fear of deep water. When I was younger, I had a dream that I was in a row boat with the Disney characters and we drowned (gotta love childhood imaginations). To this day, I won’t go near the deep end of a pool and don’t even get me started on lakes or oceans. When we put my son in swim lessons, I may need to face that fear.
  9. I love to travel. Growing up, we were fortunate to accompany my dad on business trips to Europe (although I didn’t appreciate it at the time). That ignited the travel bug in me. I would love to visit some of the less expected destinations like Greenland, Antarctica, and Finland.
  10. I am a terrible driver. In the last year, I got 3 red light tickets at the same light for turning right on red before coming to a complete stop. You would think I learned a lesson but I am waiting on my 4th to arrive in the mail. When I was younger, I got two speeding tickets in the same month; both in different cities going the same amount over the speed limit. I’ve got skills. I had a 4Runner when I was younger and went through six(!!!) trunks in the 10 years that I owned the car. All trunks were replaced as a result to me backing into something.

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