Wednesday, August 14, 2013

6 Things You Should Know About Me

So, I got tagged for a "6 things you should know about me" post.
(Thanks, Lauren from Pink on the Cheek!) (And I'm VERY pleased that she's moving to norcal and we can be real friends now please thank you that is all.)

I thought the ol' blog could use a little lighthearted fun, and what's more lighthearted and fun than a themed post that reminds me of those email forwards we used to obsessively fill out and send around to each other? I'm talking pre-Xanga, you guys. It was like a form of retro, prehistoric blogging via Juno and AOL. Anyway, on with it!

6 Things You Should Know About Me
(Also, "should" is an awfully bossy word and I'm an awfully not bossy person. But ok.)

1. Is this how you imagined your life would be?

N to the O, not at all. I remember being 19 and thinking that girls who were (gasp!) 24 and single were living in some kind of alternate reality and why didn't boys want them and sooo saaaddd for themmm. Now I'm 26 (and a half, as of Sunday) and I'm living in northern California and I have a college degree and legitimate stuff on my resume and WHOA, you know? But I was just thinking today how happy I am. Current job hunt woes aside, I am a seriously blessed girl. God had a better plan and identity for me than I had for myself, and I think there's more coming.

2. If money were no question, I would purchase...

A year of traveling in Europe. A month or two in each country. Time in the big cities, but time in the nooks and countrysides as well. I'd meet the locals and ride bicycles into the fields late at night and sleep under the stars and see the northern lights in Iceland and go dancing in Spain and pick grapes in Italy and spend hours in libraries and cathedrals and watch sunset after sunset over cityline after cityline. I'd live with only what I could carry and it would include simple shoes, several white t-shirts, a couple gray cardigans, and only the bare necessities. Be still my heart, I can't even handle this paragraph.

3. What's your drink of choice when out with girlfriends?

I need a moment of silence for the blue powerade Sonic slushie because there is no Sonic near me and my heart is broken about it. My heart is thirsty and broken.

4. What do you love about yourself?

It's easy for me to love other people. Also, turns out I'm braver than I thought. I like that I'm starting to learn that about me.

5. Name one good deed you did that went unseen.

Uhhh this makes me uncomfortable. I'm keeping the big ones to myself because it makes them less special if I share them. So I'll just say that....I once picked starfish up on the beach one by one and hurled them back into the sea. An old man stopped and told me that I couldn't possibly save them all, and I just tossed one out there and said, "I made a difference to that one." ......I might be fuzzy on the details, but I'm pretty sure that was me.

6. What hobbies do you have that you don't mention on the blog?

Daily crosswords, knitting, impatient short-lived card house building, and aspirational break dancing.

...and that's the 411, kids.

Tagging....mmmm....Jessica Nan,  SierraNadia and Jenna! And gosh, all of you, if you want to play. Tags for everyone! #tagallthereaders


Jenna Foote said...

Oh YESSSS! I was trying to figure out what I was going to blog tomorrow. Thanks for tagging me!

Kailee said...

hahaha #5. YES. I just cannot. That story makes me laugh every time. I'm so glad to finally find out who the person was that did that ;)

Suzzie Vehrs said...

haha oh number 5. we were just talking about that story on Sunday school. who knew you were so famous ;)

Unknown said...

Number 5 made me really happy... haha! If I only had a nickle for every time I've heard that story in my 20-something years of life... :) I feel honored to now know who that elusive starfish-thrower is. Truly honored.

Sierra said...

Love this :) Thanks for tagging me :)

chrissyblake said...

NO SONIC?! That is an abomination! but, I guess you do get to have pumpkin lattes on the regular so it evens out.. :)

Lauren // Pink on the Cheek said...

AWWWWWW thanks for participating, I love that you tried to get all the starfish back into the sea! That is one grumpy old man!

Unknown said...

This reminds me of the mile-long email tags I used to get in jr. high. :)
Lol on #5. I totally believed it until I got to the end. Then I thought, I'm sure I've heard that somewhere before...
Also, I'm totally doing this post on my blog because I want to be one of the cool kids.

Liz said...

I'm gonna call your bluff on number 5 because that happened after the tsunami in Japan....or was it after Katrina? Or in Haiti? Hurricane Sandy? It was one/all of those.

Budget Splurge Beauty said...

hahahah number 5 made me laugh so much.