Another week, another Monday. Most people hate Monday’s because they’re the reminder that the weekend is long gone and the work week must now commence. If it was an amazing weekend, gearing up on a Monday and heading back to work can be extremely offensive. While I do get the Sunday night scaries sometimes, I never really mind Monday’s. So, there is a fact about me. I don’t mind Monday. Bring it.
Since I see new followers and many of you don’t know me personally, I thought I would jump in there and provide 25 facts about me. Some of my close friends and family will already know these tidbits (honestly, you guys know way too much about me, WAY). I don’t divulge too much personal information on the blog, but for the newbs, sit back, relax, and get ready to be surprised by some basics about me. (The first few will be the total basics.)
- Totally basic but I am thirty two years old, I was born in 1983, and I am a summer babe who made her way into the world at the end of August. My sense of humor can be related to the Sahara, my wit is quicker than Kim Kardashian’s second marriage, and I am a huge smart ass. I am half Italian and half Puerto Rican. Whatever you’re thinking about that combo: Yes.
- My birthday is actually the day before my father’s birthday. Ironicaly enough, he always said I was the best gift he ever received.
- While I currently live in Northern Bergen County, NJ, I am 2nd generation born and raised in Hoboken, NJ. I loved every single second of growing up in a fast paced little City, being able to run to my best friend’s house (okay, maybe I wasn’t running at that point in my life), walk to my grammar school, jump on the Path and go shopping in SoHo, and being so close to everything. One night while out in town, I was asked a question about growing up in Hoboken: “So like, you’re from here, from here? Are there, like, schools here?” Oh, yuppies. There is nothing like Hoboken and I am grateful for my youth there.
- Staying on Hoboken, my first job was at Carlo’s Bakery. I was your local cannoli slinger all through high school, from the time I was 14, until I was 18.
- Cannoli’s bring me to the fact that I was heavier. Much heavier. High School totally wasn’t my look. I lost a total of forty pounds altogether. The last of my weight came off when I was around 27, before I got married, and I’ve kept it off. That has also led me to want to help others with their journeys. Here is a photo from my junior ring ceremony (SDA all the way!), on the left, and last month on the right. My older brother always tells me that I went through puberty for 23 years. Thanks, Anthony, for always keeping it real.
- I absolutely love old people. I think this roots from me helping my parents take care of my grandparents through their final years. I want to sit with them and talk to them. Some have seen it all. Some just want a friend. Their stories are amazing.
- I am a pescatarian. Pescatarians don’t consume any meat products but still eat fish (I wrote a blog post about it in January). I gave up meat during the fall of 2014 and I haven’t looked back. For me, it’s an ethical practice. I understand one person not eating meat won’t ever change the industry, however, I changed my life to stand up for what I believe in. That’s something I’ll always do.
- I am a huge animal rescue advocate. I currently have three rescues: One dog and two cats.
- I think I am an Acura owner for life. I am on my 3rd lease through them. I currently drive a 2015 RDX but my 2009 TSX was my favorite car ever. I may be biased since it was my first car that I bought all on my own. It was such a proud purchase for me.
- I never needed braces, my teeth are perfectly straight, and blinding white, yet I am hung up about my smile which is why I don’t have a full grill in most pictures.
- I wouldn’t say that I am a tomboy but I think my appearance can give off a completely different vibe from what I actually am. I am never insulted when people tell me “you’re different than what I expected” or “I didn’t think you were smart before I really knew you” (thanks, Kristy), or, “I didn’t think you’d be as athletic as you are.” I get it. I am never insulted. I actually take that all as a compliment.
- I started running last year. I was supposed to run a half marathon but I didn’t think my hips would allow me so I bowed out. Looking back, I know I could have done it since, to date, my longest distance is 13.5mi. I never considered myself a runner, but if you run, you’re a runner, no matter how fast or slow you go.
- I have anxiety. I am not afraid to admit it. I manage it on my own through various activities and practices. (See number 14, running!)
- I’ve been trolled in real life and on the internet more times than I can count. This has reinforced me to let sh*t go and be kinder than necessary to people, even the real sh*tty ones. You can be as mean as you want to me, I am not going to be an a**hole back.
- I am 95% a Type A to infinity and beyond. Relaxing for more than a few hours at a time just isn’t my thing. My brain literally never stops.
- I talk a lot, I will talk to anyone, I actually think it’s one of my more endearing qualities. I talk to myself all day long.
- Over the past few years, I’ve learned that one of the hardest things you will ever have to do in this life is grieve people who are alive and well. That’s real pain.
- I’m a nose picker. I also flick. Steer clear.
- I believe in Botox.
- I’ve learned not to judge people by making my own mistakes in life. If you point a finger as someone else, how many do you have pointing back at you?
- I can live off of cheese and peanut butter. Actually, I’ll eat almost anything that’s not nailed down.
- When I say I am blind, I am not kidding. I can’t take a step without my specs on or my contacts in. When I was little I would always fall asleep with my glasses on, I told my parents it helped me see my dreams better. (They just didn’t want me to break them, which only now I totally understand.)
- I cry at least once a day. I consider myself to be one of the strongest people I know but I feel true strength is submitting to and admitting my weaknesses. There’s true strength in vulnerability. I can’t help it, I have a lot of feelings.
- I’ll literally Bitmoji the sh*t out of you. Actually, I will text you 10 times in a row and not feel bad about it. This is me, take me as I am.
- I am usually in bed by 9:30pm, which means I am wrapping this up right now, before I get anxiety about not being in bed by 9:30pm.
Well, hopefully you all know just a little more about me and possibly laughed and cried along the way! I hope you all have an easy week since the hard part, Monday, is over. I’ll catch you all during the week for some up to date beauty and skin care reviews! Until then, love one another, be nice to one another, and stop making Monday feel so bad about herself!
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