I always love reading more about the blogger behind each of my favorite blogs. It’s fun to learn more about the personal side to them that gives you a better idea of where they come from. In spirit of that, I’ve put together a little list of things you may not know about me.
6 things you may not know about me:
I’m at home in the water
I swam competitively for a good portion of my childhood and spent my summers in high school life guarding, teaching swim lessons, and coaching a swim team. I still love swimming in all bodies of water – pools, oceans, and lakes included! I even signed my 7-month-old daughter up for swim lessons that we’ve been enjoying going to the past few weekends. I want her to love the water as much as I do. So far, she seems to really like it too!
I live in the same town I grew up in
Some might consider this sad that I haven’t branched out and moved further away, but I really do love our town. We are in the western suburbs of Chicago and I actually think it’s quite beautiful where we live. We’re also about 10 minutes away from two sets of grandparents and one set of great grandparents for the Little Miss. Not to mention plenty of aunts, uncles, and cousins that live in the area as well. Hard to beat that!
I’m extremely tall
Six feet tall, to be precise. My Dad is 6’8″ and my Mom is 5’10”, so that’s where I get it from! Finding jeans long enough used to be quite the chore even just a few years ago, but so many clothing stores now carry tall lines for women that there are plenty of options for pants that are long enough. I’m grateful for that!
I have a huge sweet tooth
I adore dessert more than any other type of food. Donuts, cakes, cupcakes, chocolate, candy, ice cream, you name it. I probably have some form of sweets almost every single day. I realize that having this much sugar is pretty bad for me, but I do try to eat healthy otherwise to even it out a bit. Hey, some people do crack. A little dessert is okay in comparison 😉 .
I am an introvert masked as an extrovert
While I love spending time with others, even at parties and other large gatherings, I am most energized by being alone. I’ve never been one to feel lonely or like I need constant companionship. Quite the opposite is true, actually. This doesn’t mean I am shy though, as I’m often mistaken for an extrovert because I come across as being fairly outgoing most of the time. But I definitely need downtime to reboot my energy levels and feel centered.
Country music is my jam
As long as I can remember, country music has always been my favorite genre. Something about it really speaks to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a country girl at heart and will take open fields over skyscrapers any day. Fun fact – my Husband hated country music right when we started dating. 8.5 years later and he will now listen to country radio stations even when I’m not with him…mission accomplished.
What is something that most people may not know about you?