I have been blogging, consistently, for about 7 months and I am loving it! I love getting to share my thoughts and heart with people who really care to hear what I have to say. I love the community it’s created! I love getting to do giveaways and bless you, my readers! The one thing I want to remain constant is being open, real, and vulnerable with my readers at all times. So, today I thought I’d share 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me. Let’s get to know each other a little better and have a little fun!
1 // I danced for 18 years of my life.
I did ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical. I was also on my high school dance team where I did kick lines, pom routines, etc. I actually really miss dancing.
2 // I knew Brad’s whole family before I knew him.
His sister is my old youth pastor’s wife, who I have been really close to since I was in jr. high. Now we’re all related and it’s the best thing ever! That’s the story.
3 // I am an only child (and I hate it.)
At least now I have brother & sister-in-laws. I actually never dated anyone without siblings because I wanted them so bad.
4 // I am not a morning person.
It’s strange though because once I’m up, I’m up. Also, if I know I need to get up I will. But other days, I press snooze like 5 times. Basically, I’m a night owl and that’s what I prefer.
5 // Brad and I want to adopt someday.
We want to adopt eventually if that’s in God’s plan for us. We want to have kids of our own, God willing, first.
6 // I hate my teeth and I am also terrified of the dentist.
My biggest insecurity is probably my teeth. I have had a lot of teeth problems my whole life. I actually had braces for 6 years because I have an open bite and an under bite..guess what, they are STILL there. That alone makes me insecure, but also add in that all of my front teeth are fake on the front. We did the less permanent version which means they stain very easily, which brings on a whole new set of embarrassment. So, yeah. That’s my struggle.
7 // My biggest fear, besides being lost at sea, is not being good enough.
I am terrified of being lost at sea, but not being good enough is a HUGE fear of mine in every single aspect of my life.
8 // I am lactose intolerant AND have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrom).
This is what causes my horrible stomach problems, but I am learning recently that is probably more to it that we have yet to figure out. Let me tell you, it’s miserable. My stomach hurts after almost every meal I eat, regardless of if it has dairy, is fried, is healthy, etc.
9 // I really enjoy school.
I love school. I love learning. I love school supplies. I love writing notes. Basically, I’m ready to go back to school, hopefully in the Fall.
10 // I didn’t grow up in church.
I started going around jr. high. I got really involved in high school. It actually clicked for me in college. Now I’m a youth pastor’s wife. Never doubt God’s ability in your life whether you’ve been in church your whole life, like Brad, or not for very long, like me.
11 // I could eat cereal for every meal.
Yes. I love cereal of all kinds! I can eat it with milk or dry, doesn’t matter.
12 // I have had 4 major surgeries in my life, all before the age of 16.
Three of these were on my ears, at age 3, 5, and 11. I actually have metal in my left ear, just a really tiny piece. The other was on my right breast when I was 15. I had a lump the size of a golf ball that they had to remove. It ended up being benign, but I have to make sure I’m checking myself on a regular basis.
13 // I am not friends, like talk on a regular basis friends, with anyone I went to elementary, jr. high, or high school with.
I still talk to some of my friends from high school and we invite each other to parties and events. I’m more meaning i’m not like super close, or best friends, with anyone I knew from school. I do have some really close friends that I went to church with in high school that I call on a regular basis, they were a part of my wedding, etc. So, I do have friends from that time, just not from school.
14 // I would rather go to the mountains than the beach.
ALWAYS. I love the cold. I love the view and scenery of the mountains.
15 // I am OBSESSED with corgis.
This one you probably know, but I had to include it! I made Brad promise to get my a corgi before I would marry him. I have my fingers crossed for this summer!