I saw that a couple of my Facebook friends had started doing one of those things I like to call a "status challenge." They closely resemble the wonderful surveys of Myspace and being that I loved Myspace for its surveys (and its option to play music on your page and play with html), I figured what better way to kick off the blog.
The following are 10 Random Facts About Me
  1. I've kept a diary since I was about 8 years old. My first diary was a blue and pink Hello Kitty one. I didn't fill that one with much, but finding/reading it as a teenager and adult was pretty cool. I abandoned the diary thing shortly after and just stuck with composition notebooks or other actual journals for my life/thought documenting. But the whole reason I write is...
  2. used to have this weird fear of getting amnesia or some kind of serious memory loss where I'd forget who I am, who I love, what my life is like, everything. This is why I started journaling in the first place and is probably the reason my instagram feed is so boring, except to me.
  3. My drawing skills are not incredible. Even my stick figures lack proportion. But the things I've naturally liked to draw are letters. Lettering and typography are so interesting to me. The shapes of letters and how they can look so different depending how you pen them...so cool. I've changed my writing a handful of times just because I wanted to.
  4. In kindergarten, I used to write my name out in the air  with both hands to help me distinguish my right from my left. I knew I was right handed (though I always wanted to be a lefty), so I would pay attention to whichever air-writing felt more natural to me to help me remember. I still do this on rare occasions.
  5. I've recently reached a place in my life where I realize that my hair is like Miley circa 2009(?): she cannot be tamed. My whole life I've resented my curls. Yeah, resented. All I wanted was to have pretty, easy hair that didn't require so much work and upkeep. I wanted straight hair. I wanted people to quit asking to touch my hair. I tried so many times to reach this ideal I'd put on myself and no matter what product I used, it was never what I wanted. So, at 23 years old, I said screw it. I'm rocking this. My curls are gifts from my grandmother and dad and I love that. Big curly hair, don't care.
  6. I like odd numbers because they can't be split evenly. So if you were dividing 17 people (my favorite number) in a line, one would be left in the center. You'd have one person center stage (wait we're on a stage now?) and then 8 people on either side of  her. That visual makes me happy, so I like odd numbers.
  7. Now, I promise I didn't save this fact for number 7, it just happened. I got married to my best friend on the day of our 7th year together, which also happened to be on the 7th day of September. Married life is thrilling and incredibly normal all at once. It's one of those things you can't answer in a sentence without that sentence being the generic, "It's great. I love it." or any permutation of that.
  8. I find great joy in dancing. Not trained dancing, though I've always loved that stuff too. I'm talking about jumping around my room/dorm/apartment pretending like I'm in a music video...and not just in a music video, but the star of the music video. Or like I'm in concert! I walk strut across the living room to the beat and dance and belt out whatever songs I feel like. And let's not forget the private concerts that my car serves as a venue for. Unabashedly dancing is so much fun.
  9. Given that I'm not super artsy (i.e. I don't play an instrument, sing for personal recreation only, can't draw, don't know what to do with a paintbrush, am not a dancer), I take to my clothing to express a solid amount of my individuality. I try to always look and feel like myself in my clothes. I hardly wear the same outfit twice, in fact I challenge myself not to. Like I said, this is my creative outlet. My outfits are never too intricate, but I put a lot of thought behind how I put my clothes together and I thoroughly enjoy that process.
  10. I really, really like movies. My favorite kind of movie is one that strikes me about my current perceptions about life. Movies that make me reflect on my values and my approach to life, even if that's not the point of the film (most of the time it isn't), turn into instant favorites. Perks of Being a Wallflower, for example. However, my favorite movie of all time is Chicago, because it's visually stunning and it used stage methodsduring filming and...because it's a musical.
So there we go. 10 random, pretty personal facts about  me. Welcome to My Favorite Hoody! I hope you stick around.
♥ A

1 comment:

  1. "Married life is thrilling and incredibly normal all at once." Perfectly put.