10 Things About Me

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This picture was taken of Ben and me in Yellowstone National Park.

Day 4’s Challenge is about opening up personally. She talked in her video about how we need to open up in order for people, to like, know and trust us. So, today’s challenge is to simply share ten things about myself!

I am in love pumpkin flavored anything. Waffles, muffins, pie, hot chocolate, bread, anything… really. And, I don’t just love it during the fall. I buy cans of pumpkin and make it year round. 🙂 That said, I did find John Oliver’s rant on pumpkin spice to be hilarious. 

I love to write letters and send cards to people. Partly it’s because I love writing in general. Part of it, though, is because it is a fun way to help others feel important and noticed. I know I get excited when I see a letter –a real letter –from someone in my mailbox. My main problem in writing letters is remembering to stock up those stamps…

I’m a little nutty!  By that, I mean love to eat all sorts of nuts! I love walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and pecans -especially pecans! I don’t think I’ve found a nut that I don’t like. I love them plain, or in trails mixes, or cookies or cakes or breads or just about anything. What can I say? They’re just tasty! Of course, my personality can be a little nutty at times too… 🙂

I have a deep fascination with rainbows. Whether they are in the sky, bouncing off the walls from a chandelier, or trapped inside a bubble, I just love rainbows. They are so beautiful, and to me, they are a reminder that I can still find wonder. I plan on putting up a chandelier in a future house, so I can be surrounded by rainbows on a daily basis.

I want to travel to Ireland someday! I want to try authentic Dublin cheddar, step into an old castle like the Rock of Cashel, and see the Cliff of Moher. Of all the countries I want to travel to, Ireland is number one of my list.

I have recently grown a love for tumbled stones. Yes, you heard me right –I have a rock collection. 🙂 I love looking at them from both a geology perspective, as well as a metaphysical perspective. Right now, I have a collection of 61 tumbled stones, and will be getting another one pretty soon! My favorite pieces are a piece of snowflake obsidian, and a blue onyx stone shaped like a teardrop.

I love candles. And I mean, I really love candles. Growing up, whenever my siblings didn’t know what to get me, I would be sure to get a candle of some sort. I always loved it too! There’s something comforting about the dim, flickering light, and all the fun scents fill me with a childlike joy. I’m living in an apartment that prohibits candles, which is a big bummer. But, I have recently discovered wax melt warmers. 🙂 It’s not as awesome as a real candle, but still pretty cool. Right now, I have “exotic woods” in my wax melt warmer.

I am still a big Harry Potter fan. I really want to go to Harry Potter World at Universal Studies in Florida. And, I’m super excited for the three Fantastical Beast movies that will be coming out in the next few years. On a side note, I took the Pottermore quiz and I was sorted into Slytherin. I didn’t like that and tried to trick the hat into giving me another hat. I finally had to concede defeat. J I am ambitious, so it does make sense. 🙂

My favorite novel is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I was able to read it from a feminist perspective, and it was intriguing. I love how feisty Jane is, and that she doesn’t compromise her morals or life vision to the love of her life, or to the demands that society has put upon her. The way the language is crafted in this novel is breathtaking. I only hope to be able to write as well as Charlotte Bronte someday.

I adore curry. I have yet to to come across a curry I didn’t like. WHethers it’s Indian, Nepali, Thai, or Japanese, I love it all. I’m excited, because I found a recipe for a French curry -it has cheese in it. I can’t wait to try it out! I had a roommate from Nepal who taught me how to make curry. Her name was Kritika, and she was just amazing. She introduced me to the world of curry, and I have never looked back. Someday I want to go to India!

And, that’s about it for today’s post! I hope you liked it and learned a little more about me. 🙂

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