Starting a blog can be tough if you make it, but it can also be a fun learning process. A lot of my posts are about things I like to cook, what I’m learning about currently, or just fun things I want to review and share with you. I don’t often think about pouring myself in to my posts, because they’re often focused more on what I’m doing than who I am. Today I’m trying something a little bit different, let’s say it’s in the good spirit of getting to know one another with this new blog.
Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about me:
1. I have ophidiophobia
Oh the fear of snakes… They haunt my nightmares, all of my crazy hypothetical situations, and my trips to the zoo.
2. I love swimming laps
There’s something so relaxing about it just being you and the water… no other noise, no distractions – just keeping a steady pace, focusing, and putting your body and mind through work. I used to call this therapy.
3. If I could have one dream home for early retirement, it would be to live in Deep Creek Maryland on the lake
My parents used to take my brother and I camping here a lot when we were younger. Now it’s like my favorite past time, and anytime I go there I’m looking out for pepperoni rolls at the arrowhead (yum), and of course snakes.
4. I hate eggs – unless they’re in my baked goods, then I love them
I feel like this statement is self-explanatory. It’s a texture thing…
5. My favorite color is green
When I was little I couldn’t pick a favorite color. It was pink, but that was too girly, then it was purple, because I wanted to be like my friends… Then I chose orange for a while because no one else liked orange and I felt bad. Eventually I chose for myself… Green it is.
6. I make lists just for the fun of making lists
Here I am, making a list. But really, isn’t there something so satisfying about checking off a task that you did? Or you just need a list so you don’t spend $30 more on groceries because you were 1. hungry and 2. didn’t know what you really needed while you were at the store.
7. I’ve never traveled outside of the United States
Hopefully this changes soon!
8. One day I hope to have a home suitable for entertaining my friends and family on a regular basis
I don’t know how regular a regular basis is, but I love cooking for people, and having everyone together is always so much fun. My mom always told me, look for a good kitchen, that’s where everyone spends most of their time when they’re over – and it’s so true. So one day when I start house hunting, a good kitchen will be on my list.
9. My celebrity crush – Ryan Reynolds
Do I need to say more?
10. I do the exact same thing every morning (morning routine) – I’m a creature of habit
This is an understatement. I love having a morning routine… I specifically wake up even earlier now that I have Olive just so I can continue to have two cups of coffee, catch up on the latest news, and play with her before I start getting ready for work.
So random, I know… But in the spirit of getting to know one another, leave a comment down below if we share a common ‘listed thing’, if you want to list a few things about yourself in the excitement of making lists, or if you want to share your favorite place to travel to! I’d love to hear your thoughts, and definitely your favorite travel spots.
Until next time,