September 8, 2012

30 Things About Me

Hi friends!

I saw this on another person's blog and decided it would be fun because I occasionally get random emails about myself and this blog of mine.

So here goes. And feel free to join in and let us know 30 things about yourself!

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
- I love boiled peanuts.
- I always check the clearance racks at Target first.
- I drive a Chevy Equinox and LURVE it.
- My favorite holiday is Christmas.
- I'm CHEAP and I admit it.
- I wish I was brunette.
- I love NCIS and every other imaginable cop show.
- My husband is a cop.
- I used to play fast pitch softball. I pitched and I was good.
- I shake when I'm scared, angry or upset.
- My dogs are my kids.
- I am terrified of my dreams but I think that is a good thing.
- I've never rode in a taxi in the US. Only in Germany.
- I've always wanted to join the military.
- I do NOT have a green thumb. 
- My biggest fear is being alone and not living life.
- I love riding my husband's motorcycle with him. 
- My eyelashes are blonde and I'm not fond of it so I almost always have mascara on.
- I think uniforms are sexy. A man in uniform. Yum.
- I used to drive a box car. Scion XB. Holla! And I loved it.

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
- Dying. I am scared of dying because I have so much to live for and so many things I want to do before I die. But I also realize that life is short and can end in an instant. I think it's SO important to be reminded of this daily and I try to do that for myself.
- Being alone. I'm a lover. Period. I love to love and I love to be loved. A world alone would be well... lonely. Everyone deserves to feel love.
- Being kidnapped or raped. Enough said.

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

- My parents are my best friends. Period. I do not and could not be where I am today and the person I am today without them. They constantly remind me of the love everyone deserves, the values everyone should grow with and the supportive family everyone should have.

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

- You're going to get your heart broken a few more times. 
- Don't put up with his crap. There are better boys coming your way.
- You're beautiful.
- Enjoy sports. And being in school. And the innocence of it all.
- Enjoy your teachers. Especially Ms. Hatch.
- Don't follow so close.
- Go the speed limit.
- Always check in. Don't forget.
- You are good enough.
- Buckle down and do well in school. You're molding your future.

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

- Diet Mt. Dew.
- New furniture.
- My puppies.
- My coffee table that is currently my foot rest.
- Army wives.

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

- The hardest thing I've ever experienced would either have to be losing 3 loved ones very close together to include my aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. And just recently, my other grandmother. I treasure family and loosing each of them meant I lost a little piece of my heart to each. The other would be becoming a military spouse and adjusting to being days away from family and being "alone" other than with your spouse.

7. What is your dream job, and why?

- I love to help people. My dream job would obviously be an interior designer. I love to help everyone discover they can love their home. And to make their house a home no matter where it may be. But with this economy, I enjoy what I can get and am currently pursing a degree in Nursing. I'm still helping people. Maybe I'll decorate their hospital rooms ;)

8. What are 5 passions you have?

- Decorating
- Photography
- Helping people
- Random acts of kindness

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

- My mama. She is my rock, the strongest and most supportive person I've ever had in my life. And my best friend. She is a constant reminder that you have to enjoy what you have and she makes me relax. Except when I am driving. She is a horrible back seat driver.
- My daddy. He is the most caring man I've ever met beside my grandfather. He is a constant reminder that it is the little things in life that mean the most. Not how much money you have, where you live or what you live in or what you drive... but family and friends and memories. My mama and him are my picture of success and VERY hard work. Everyday. 
- Nana Pat. She was my grandmother from my mama's side. And she always knew how to make me laugh. And I always knew how to push her buttons. I always wonder what life would be like with her here today and I hope that she would be proud of me.
- Nana Carolyn. She was my grandmother from my daddy's side. And I remember always going to her house when we were younger. And just exploring through out the house and playing with her husky. I wish I would have tried harder to have a better relationship with her. I'm sad for my daddy everyday but I know how proud she would be of him and the life he has built.
- My mother in law. I met my mother in law only a short time after Ryan and I started dating. On a pier at 9 or 11 at night, I think? And she is shy like Ryan. But as I have gotten to know her over the years, I have found a true mother. She is constantly bending over backwards to help us and make sure we have the things we need. She is the most caring person in the world and a true representation of what most decent people should be. And I proud to be apart of her family.
- The Cory's. I met the Cory's while we were stationed in ND and I will never forget this husband and wife. They are the most giving and caring people I've almost ever met and I think the world of both. I worked with the Mr. at my job and have the upmost respect for him and everything he knows. He turned out to be a father figure while we were stationed there. And I respect him for always listening to me rant and rave about this and that ;)
- Matthews. My first military boss. From day 1, I was motivated to always be the best and do the best. She is one of the best examples of what a boss should be. She knew the balance between friend and co worker and I don't think I've ever respected a former boss more. She always pushed me to want more things in life for myself and today, I credit a lot of my motivation to go back to school to her. I am slowly finding my independence again...because of her. She made it clear again that I am more than a military wife. And I will always remember her because of those reasons. I really miss her. And how much she looked out for me and the advice she gave.
- T. Force. At our second duty station in ND, I met T. Force through mutual friends. We ended up working together at the clinic I worked at. And she slowly became like a big sister to me. I knew I could always count on her no matter what. With being a military wife, it's hard enough to find friends let alone true, genuine friends and she is one of them. I was attached to her whole family and think of them often.
- My grandfather from my daddy's side. The sweetest man you'll ever meet. Period. Loving and always seeing the bright side of things. He lives life to the fullest. And I strive to be as good as a person as him.
- Ryan. My husband. My best friend. Ryan continues to surprise me everyday with how many thing he has to offer. He has taught me love. And respect. And loyalty. And humor. And what marriage and life is about. Finding the one you want to annoy for the rest of your life  ;)

10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.

- Oh geez. There are so many! But I would have to say in high school during a pageant I entered... I choose "Respect" by Aretha Franklin to sing. And I forgot the words. There are more words by the way than RESPECT. So yeah, I just started clapping and people loved it. I need to find that video. Or all the years I took the bullying of people who made fun of me for my teeth, accent, clothes, hair, you name it.

11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.

- Dirty car.
- Dirty house.
- Boogers, lol.
- Rude people.
- Bad customer service.
- People who don't use turn signals.
- People who constantly have to "win."
- Someone following to close. Bad drivers in general.
- Immaturity.
- People begin mean just to be and not caring about others.

12. Describe a typical day in your current life.

- Currently, I don't have a job. So, I sleep in like a pro. The pups usually get me up. I look like there's a bird's nest in my hair and I probably have dried up drool on my face. I take my butt downstairs and eat breakfast and lounge for a couple hours. Then maybe tackle a project or move around furniture till Ryan gets home. Then I beg Ryan to take me shopping, hah. And then we shop. Come home, we cook dinner and try to eat together as much as we can. And we lounge some more. And some more. And watch our cop shows. And take a nap. And maybe go to bed? Well he does. And I get energy at like 9pm and start redecorating everything. That was today anyways. :)

13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.

- Animals. Especially ones without homes or who have had bad lives.
- The elderly. 
- My puppies.
- Soda.
- Clearance racks at Target.

14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
- People. I am good with people.
- Love. I am good at loving. I think?
- Repurposing furniture.
- Decorating.
- Sleeping. Oh yeah. I went there.

15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

-A dog. I would be your best friend. And your worst enemy if you try to hurt someone I love.

16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

- Becoming a wife and marrying Ryan.
- Adopting our dogs.
- Paying off two vehicles.
- Moving away and embracing the military life.
- Furnishing our whole home by thrifting and repurposing furniture. We have only ever bought our sofa set. Everything else has been purchased for $200 or under. 

17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

- Being a wife. I make mistakes everyday and I'm not easy to live with. But I try to be better everyday. And being a daughter. I just want to make my family proud.

18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?

- God. For taking my loved ones so soon.

19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?

-Wilmington, NC. Where our family is. And because of our family. But I am proud to follow Ryan as he serves our country. 

20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
- Playing baseball in the front yard of my first childhood home. Running to first and instead ran face first into a tree.
- My daddy coaching me in every sport. And my mom always being involved. They were always around which I am thankful for.
- My loved ones. I can still hear all of their voices. I can still hear my mamaw telling me me to marry "a military man because he will always take care of you." I was telling her about Ryan at the time. 

21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?

-I always thought it would be to be invisible so I could hear conversations, etc. But I think I'd be really upset a lot. I would want to be able to fly. So I could be anywhere at anytime. See my parents at moments notice. ETC. And be able to allow others to fly with me. Maybe to save the world. Or if it is considered a super power, to fly to heaven and talk to love ones.

22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?

- 5 years. Graduated nursing school. Looking or have found a job.
- 10 years. Babies.
- 15 years. Babies. And finding a new job after they have grown up a bit and hopefully about ready to leave the military life. 

23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
- Repurposing furniture. It allows me to help others and help myself.
- Photography. I love capturing memories. Who wouldn't?
- Taking naps. Who doesn't like them?
- DIY. Because it's cheaper. DUH.
- Sports. Softball. Pitching. Although, I don't do a lot of it anymore.

24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
- Family first. Family dynamic now hasn't changed.

25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
- Anyone... geez. Not really late history but I would have dinner with someone, anyone from 9/11 who has passed on and was on one of those planes. So I could hear about their whole families and how much they loved them. So I could pass it on after they passed away.

26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
- "Good things come to those who wait." Sometimes true. But sometimes you have to go after what you want and grab it by the horns!

27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
- That's hard. As a woman, I am very critical of myself. If I had to choose, it would be my eye lashes or my arms. My eyelashes are really long, they are just blonde like I previously stated. If it were my arms, it would be because they are naturally lean I think. And can get very muscular, very quickly. And they are kinda naturally muscular. I think it's from softball all those years.

28. What is your love language?
- Humor.

29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
- Oh wow... um... I am SO sensitive and get my feelings hurt very easy. I take everything to heart.

30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
- Kindness.
- Humor.
- My love.
- Being caring.
- My thrifty-ness.
- My furniture.
- My smile. 
- Being helpful.
- Being successful.
- Making a difference.

Longest blog post ever! But I hope y'all enjoyed it! I actually did!


  1. We are so much alike. If I was a little better with words half of my answers would be much like yours. I'm glad I found you and your blog- thank you for being a beautiful person inside and out!


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