Hey everyone! On Wednesday, I turned 23 years old, so I thought I would share 23 fun things about myself.
To be honest, I have over ten posts drafted up which includes our last adventures of the summer and my weekend trip to Portland, Maine where Dan and I celebrated my birthday. However, I am still in the process of editing my photos and it doesn’t help that I write terribly slow, so I thought I would go ahead and publish these fun facts instead.
In addition, Keri had kindly nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award and Britney nominated me for The Liebster Award where I have to answer a few questions about myself, so I might as well combine these blog posts into one. Thanks girlies!
Here we go!
1. I am an early bird.
Luckily, I can shoot out of bed around 7am without the aid of an alarm clock or coffee for that matter.
2. Food doesn’t excite me.
Sorry sorry! I can sense all the hate comments being typed up now! Unfortunately, this is a very unpopular opinion of mine, as everyone in the entire world loves food, but for some reason, food doesn’t excite me. I’m just not a foodie. If I had it my way, I would photosynthesize like plants to avoid having to eat. If you are the one person reading this who feels the same way, please leave a comment for me so I don’t feel alone!
3. I still buy from the kids section.
Since I am really petite, I can still fit in kids clothes. So far, I have saved a ton of money doing so, but I will admit that kids clothing are sometimes worse quality than adult clothing.
My whole outfit (above) is from the kids section! Find the original post here.
4. I actually love receiving soaps, candles, and lotions.
Most people consider these types of gifts to be generic and lame, but I am the type of person who goes absolutely nuts in Bath and Body Works and Lush! Soap me up!
5. Wind blows right through me.
When you are as little as I am, there’s just not enough body fat to warm yourself up! Unfortunately, I get cold super easily, no matter how many layers I wear.
Photo originally posted on A Winter Guide to Newport, Rhode Island.
6. The more pillows, the better.
When I go to bed, I sleep with a pillow beneath my head, between my legs, and hug one with my arms. Sometimes, Dan will go as far as to rest a pillow on my back so that I am literally surrounded with pillows.
7. Birds are my absolute favorite!
While people debate over cats or dogs, I am that crazy lady in the corner advocating for birds! On days when I am very stressed, I will even watch some bird videos on Youtube to calm me down.
8. Dan and I have a pet parakeet.
His name is Shiloh and we consider him our son. He’s about ten years old, blue and very shy.
9. Dan and I were in a long distance relationship for all of college.
As you may have read here, Dan and I are high school sweethearts, but when we went off to college, our schools were seven hours away by car. We would try to see each other once every 1-2 months. It was really hard at the time, but it was all worth it now that we live together!
10. We are getting married next July on Block Island!
Remember when I had mentioned that our wedding will be a destination AND backyard wedding? That is because we will be getting married outside Dan’s Aunt and Uncle’s beautiful summer home on Block Island! WE ARE SO SO EXCITED! As you know, we spend our anniversary on Block Island every year, so this location is very meaningful for us. Not to mention, the island is absolutely beautiful. We are the two luckiest lovebirds!
Read all about Block Island here.
11. Despite being out of shape, I love adventuring.
So far, Dan and I have traveled around Washington, Iceland, and Costa Rica. We have seen volcanos, glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, oceans, forests and more. Our next trip will be Scotland in October!
More of our Iceland adventures can be found here.
12. Photography is one of my biggest passions.
While it seems like Dan is the photographer in this relationship since I am in all the photos, it’s actually the very opposite. Every single shot you see is framed then edited by me. Dan is nice enough to take art direction from me and press the shutter button. With that being said, I will do anything to get the perfect photograph. If that means waking up at the crack of dawn or standing in 4 feet of snow to capture my vision, then so be it.
13. When I was ten years old, I wanted to be a graphic designer.
Ultimately, I decided to study Marketing because it seemed more practical, but every day I regret not majoring in Art.
14. I am the daughter of two hard working immigrants.
My parents’ strength and sacrifice while making the journey from Vietnam to America motivates me to work really hard, so I can make them proud and support them in the future.
15. My lifelong dream is to own a house someday.
As a kid, I grew up in an apartment, so my family has never owned a house before. Now that I am a bit older, I am still hopping from apartment to apartment. While we are grateful to be living safe and comfortably, the day I buy a house will mark my biggest achievement and the proudest day of my life (besides my marriage). This is the American dream, guys!
16. I love plants but plants don’t love me.
Unfortunately, my apartment is not sunny enough to house plants, but I try anyways!
More sunflowers and sunshine can be found at the original post, Sunflower Festival!
17. My favorite color changes.
As a child, my favorite color was always “the rainbow” because I just couldn’t pick! Then as a teenager, I loved pairing pink and green together cringe. Now, I love turquoise and colors that remind me of the sea.
18. I love watercolor painting.
In my free time, I love to paint landscapes and birds. Sense a pattern?
19. Home is my favorite place.
Even though Dan and I love traveling together, home will always be our favorite place. There’s no better feeling than going home and cuddling up in your own bed.
20. I was a straight A student.
When I graduated, I actually got an award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for all four years. Stay in school, kids!
21. School presentations are my worst nightmare.
Give me even one line to memorize and I will stutter the whole way through.
22. I am a Virgo and an ESTJ.
Basically, I am a huge perfectionist, very practical, traditional and not a very fun human being. No offense to other Virgo and ESTJs, but you know it’s true. Read more about ESTJs.
23. Boating is our favorite summer activity.
Dan has grown up boating with his family, so naturally I joined in when we started dating!
Thank you SO much for reading these 23 things about me! Sorry to have bored you. Or perhaps you’re judging me for being such an odd-ball? Either way, if you’ve related to anything here, please let me know in the comments below! I would love to learn more about you guys!
My first post ever, 10 Fun Facts About Us.