I have been SUPER busy this month! I am not used to the fast paced life we have been living lately! I can’t wait for things to slow down a bit.
It looks as though I have several repeat visitors and that makes me SO happy. If you happen to be in that group thank you it really makes my day! If not, I hope you’ll at least want to stick around.
In lieu of my usual super long, informative posts I thought I would share a little about who I am and what makes me tick!
Here are 10 things that make me, ME!
I am an introvert.
I have always been that awkward person hanging on the sidelines at social gatherings or other events. Not only did I find these things difficult, they were exhausting as well! It used to really bother me that I couldn’t just go up and talk to whoever about whatever and for a long time I didn’t understand why I found it so difficult.
Over the years I have learned to embrace my introvert prowess and now I couldn’t imagine having a more “outgoing” personality. I love my quiet nights alone with a good book and a glass of wine. I love being one-on-one with my friends, I get to know people on a much deeper level. These are the type of relationships I enjoy.
The greatest joke the universe has played on me: extrovert kids.
I love the outdoors.
I love to hike, visit state parks and just get off the beaten path every so often. We live in a big city and getting out to connect with nature can be challenging but I try to make the most of it. I long for the day that we move out of the city and have a place of our own well off the beaten path.
Until then, I have to make do with what I’ve got. Finding little gems of nature tucked away in the city has become quite an obsession for me. I really love the look on my family’s faces when I announce that I have found yet another place to explore. It is a look of part excitement, part annoyance with a little surprise mixed in! I love it!
I am obsessed with urban legends and folklore!
I have an affinity for all things weird, strange and unexplained. I read books about them, watch documentaries and discuss them with other enthusiasts. One of the reasons I took up hiking as a hobby was so that MAYBE one day I would come across a Bigfoot! I started star-gazing because I wanted to see UFOs and aliens. Silly I know, but it’s fun.
I have an odd sense of humor.
I tend to find things humorous that others don’t. I also like crude jokes. I blame it on working for several years with mostly young men…I had to lighten up a bit, or go crazy…
Don’t worry, you won’t see or hear any of those here or on my public social media outlets, I reserve most of my crazy for my super close, personal friends.
I am a veteran.
Which probably explains my last point pretty well.
I am insanely creative…almost to a fault.
I get so many ideas and want to try them all that I never have enough time to really finish anything! If only there were more hours in the day! On the occasion that I do finish a project it is kind of a big deal. Being crazy creative does come in handy during homeschool time so I can’t complain too much.
I am a heath and fitness enthusiast.
While I am not perfect, I try my best to eat well and exercise regularly. It is also important to me that my family eats well and gets plenty of exercise. I grew up with parents that really valued health and it has definitely influenced how I raise my family. The value of health is something that I want to pass down to my kids as well.
I am a not-so-domestic goddess.
Let’s face it, my home will never be “pinterest worthy.” Organized chaos is what seems to work for me. I don’t know how to decorate and really don’t care to learn. I would rather buy yarn than a vase of fake flowers.
My taste has been referred to as quirky on many occasions. I don’t ever want to feel like I am living in a museum. I keep the house clean and that is good enough for me.
I am an avid reader.
My favorite things to read are romance novels, personal development books and anything health and fitness related. I have been known to fall asleep with a book on my face many a time.
I am a plant-based vegan.
After struggling with my own food sensitivities for a few years I finally found what works for me and my body. A plant-based vegan is a little different than what most people think of when they hear the word vegan.
I do value life and all that but I am not completely against people eating meat and wearing leather if that is what they want to do. A plant-based vegan also tries to eat mostly whole, unprocessed food as much as possible.
There you have it, 10 things that make me unique! This did get a little long, but I hope you had fun reading. It certainly was fun for me to write.
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