Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

I realized recently that a lot of people don’t “know my story.” I know I have an “About Me” page, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. It just tells how I ended up HERE. So I decided to go ahead and do a list of things you probably don’t know about me. Just a few fun facts that make me ME.

Younger Me

I’m an only child. Yup, it is just me. As a child I didn’t know a lot of only children, but as an adult I seemed to have hit the mother load. I’ve had so many only children friends as an adult. It is actually pretty weird.

I have lived in Florida my whole life! I am a true Floridian. I am a 2nd generation Floridian at that. I have lived in a total of 6 towns in my almost 36 years, all of which have been within 100 miles or less of my home town. The last 3 towns I’ve lived in were within 16 miles of each other.

I don’t eat steak. I eat red meat (not much though), but I don’t eat steak. I just don’t like it and it really doesn’t like me. I’ve tried it numerous times, from some really fancy places, and I still don’t like it. It just isn’t my thing.

Tupelo Honey Cafe Greenville SC

I hate flying. Because of this I try to avoid it as much as I can. It is also the reason I’ve never been to Europe/Asia/anywhere I can’t drive to. I want to go to these places, but until I can afford to travel in style they will remain on my bucket list. One day, one day.

I met my best friend through my ex-husband. That’s not weird or anything right? Ha ha. She is definitely the best thing to come out of my marriage. Pepperoni comes in a close second.

me and my bestie

I went to UF to major in Architecture. I actually spent all of high school taking drafting class. I won numerous architecture competitions and even got an architecture scholarship. Unfortunately after a year of crazy classes I realized it just wasn’t for me.

go gators

I only applied to one college. Yep, I was THAT girl. I applied to UF and that was it. I wanted to go there and that was that. I applied for early decision, so worse case scenario I’d know by November if I needed to apply somewhere else. Thankfully I got in, but it also meant that December – May of senior year was ROUGH.

I worked in the telecom industry for 8 years before switching gears and landing in the non-profit world. I ended up with a Sociology degree from UF and landed at Sprint for 8 years. When I was laid off in 2009 I decided to take that opportunity to switch gears completely. That is when my love for the non-profit world started. I’m VERY glad to finally be back to it again!

I’m adopted. Not really, but growing up I was tall and blonde while my parents were short(er) and had brown hair. They used to joke that I was switched at birth and my REAL parents were tall, blonde, and rich. My “real parents” even came to my graduation party and left a note for me. But now that I’m all grown up I actually look a LOT like my parents.

the family


And last but definitely not least…

I swear like a freaking sailor! I met some folks this week that haven’t worked with my dad for a long time. I was talking to one of them about how another one said that I obviously didn’t take after my dad and she replied “I know! You haven’t said the F word once!” I about died laughing because f*ck is my all time favorite word. I keep a low profile at work, but get me at home or around my friends and LOOK OUT WORLD.

bad words

So that’s about it! Now you know just how much of a weirdo I really am. Or maybe I’m totally lame and you are starting to ask yourself why you read my blog in the first place.

What are some random things about you that I might not know?

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  1. Jenn says:

    See. I’m pretty sure you’re my long lost sister.

    I’m an only child. I hate flying. I dislike red meat (will eat a cheeseburger, but want nothing to do with steak, fancy or otherwise). The best thing to come from my XH was a pug. I am tall with dark hair/hazel eyes while my mom is short with strawberry blond hair and green eyes. I applied to two colleges and am doing absolutely nothing with my major in Motion Pictures (WHAT???). And I am sad that I missed out on all the sailor swears!

  2. Alison says:

    This is a fun post! I actually don’t think it is a coincidence that you have a lot of friends who are only children. Birth order plays a big part in developing your identity, so I think it is natural to gravitate towards people who have similar personality traits. I’m an oldest, and in high school, college, and even adulthood I’ve found that many of my friends are oldests, too.

    Also, those pink pants in your top photo — perfection. Somebody needs to make those in adult sizes ASAP!

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