15 things you never needed to know about me

So, having a brand new personal blog is daunting. I've been book blogging for over 3 years, but there's something totally different about putting yourself out there. For this reason, and this reason alone, I've compiled a list of 15 things you really don't need to know about me (inspired by Brianna's list)...but they might just give you a better insight into what makes yours truly tick. Oh, and even though I'm brand new, I thought it would be fun to open this open to new links for, like, a month. So, if you feel so inclined, do feel free to do your own!

ONE: I'm a middle child, and yes, I suffer from middle child syndrome. Below are my sisters and I circa 2010. Always in the middle. Le sigh.

TWO: I promised my father when I was 13 that I would get a full scholarship to college. I got a full swimming scholarship to two schools...Indian River and the University of Utah (GO UTES!)

THREE: My fight or flight response is broken. Just ask Ryan. Scare me, and I will fall into a fetal position. Literally. 

FOUR: I started my book blog because nobody wanted to talk to me incessantly about books.

FIVE: I was engaged before I met Ryan. Super glad that didn't work out.

SIX: I eat tomatoes like apples. Hey, they're fruit, right?

SEVEN: I am super passionate about animals. If I had a million dollars, I'd probably donate it to an animal charity vs a human charity because I'm that nuts.

EIGHT: I did ballet until I was nine, but I was never built like a ballerina, and I got tired of always being the littlest soldier in the Nutcracker.

NINE: I am an open-water swimmer, and I justify this by the fact that if I get eaten by a shark, it's kind of like the circle of life...right?

TEN: My mother's entire side of my family lives in South Africa. It's a great excuse to travel and play with wild animals. Like snakes. And camels. 

ELEVEN: I hate raisins. Like, really hate them. I'm pretty sure hell is filled with them.

TWELVE: I'm deathly afraid of the bottoms of boats. I have no idea why.

THIRTEEN: I get hives when I have to speak in public. I just can't do it.

FOURTEEN: When I was little, I pretended that I loved the Backstreet Boys because all of my friends did, but I loved U2 and pretended I didn't because I didn't want to be like my sister. Truth.

FIFTEEN: Of all the states I've lived in, I hated Florida the most. I'm sure Arizona will soon be on that list, as well. 

If you want to make your own list...feel free to link up!


  1. Oh my gosh... every time I have been to Arizona I couldn't wait to leave. In fact, I mentioned to my husband as we were driving through that I just didn't understand why people actually lived there. Great list! I love things like this.

    1. Haha yeah, Ryan is SO tired of Fort Huachuca. I went for a few weeks recently, and I had my fill of Arizona in that time. He's PCSing next summer, so fingers crossed we get something good!

  2. Trust me girl, I am so over Florida as well! I am itching to move once I graduate college. You and your sisters are gorgeous :)

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