It’s August everyone! Can you believe how quick the summer is going by! Right now I’m in a weird place where I don’t want summer to end but I’m really excited to start wearing cozy sweaters again and taking walks brisk chilly walks with a hot coffee in my hand. I’ve been learning a lot about myself recently and I think it’s wonderful when you start figuring yourself out so I wanted to share with you a few things that you might not know about me (along with things I just learned about myself!).
I Pretend to Like Seasons
So this is so odd but when you’re in grade school you go around the classroom and answer silly questions like what’s your favorite season and so on. Whenever I answered these questions I always lied because I never knew what my favorite season was. So I finally figured it out! I love summer and fall. I love them both because the weather is perfect to do different outdoor activities and the plants are all so beautiful and colorful. In fall I love how cozy things just feel to me but in summer I love how free I feel. For awhile I used to think I loved winter but I realized I just like the look of the snow and I enjoy everything Christmas, not necessarily winter. I like snow but if Christmas is over, I want nothing to do with winter anymore. Spring is just miserable for me, I think the only redeeming part of spring is my birthday, flowers are budding and it’s getting warmer but I hate, hate rain.
I Cry, A Lot!
Anything that is remotely emotional, in real life, in my brain, on tv or in a book. I’m crying and if whatever the scene is lasts for more than 2 minutes I’m at the ugly crying stage. I don’t know what it is but I get choked up so quickly and easily, I give women a bad name because I can’t control myself. I wish this was not a trait of mine!
I Make Terrible Financial Decisions
I try so hard to save money but it’s so difficult for me that I have to remove money from my normal account to put in a separate savings account. I’m also someone who will totally give into Target marketing so I go in, spend 3x more than I wanted on stuff I didn’t need and then I’m back the following week returning it all because I realized I was being compulsive. I have never missed a payment on anything in my life though, so I guess that’s good!
So if you didn’t know, your phone is tracking you and according to researchers, people are so predictable that they can predict where you’ll be any given day and two years into the future with a very low error rate. I like to think I challenge this study. I’ve always been like this, where on a moments notice, no matter what day or time in the day I’ll decide I want to do something or go somewhere and I’ll do it. It could be 1pm in the afternoon and I’ll decide I want to go to the beach, meanwhile the beach is over an hour away, and I will go. I don’t really care if that’s not conventional, I just know I want to do something so I do it. This can be an incredible fault though because this has led me to purchasing plane tickets and leaving the country with nothing planned prior to me stepping onto the plane. I do think it’s fun and let’s be real, if you wait till the perfect moment sometimes things just don’t happen so I just do.
I’m a Sorority Girl
When I was a Sophomore, I rushed. I ended up falling in love with a sorority that was not part of the National Panhellenic Conference. This was an incredible surprise to me and to a couple of my friends who wanted me to rush their organizations. But I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m a sister of Theta Nu Xi, Multicultural Sorority, Inc. and other than being a multicultural sorority, what makes it extra special is that your involvement doesn’t end when you graduate. So you can continue being a sister and being in a chapter well after you’ve completed undergrad.
I Love Trees
My father at one point when I was a kid, was a logger and he wouldn’t cut down trees in the forest but he would go scuba diving for them in the rivers in Wisconsin. If you didn’t know, loggers would transport trees that they cut down using rivers and often some would sink. So my father decided that since no one was claiming these trees that were logged hundreds of years before he started diving, he would go and resurface them. All the wood was beautiful and they sold a lot of it to violin and guitar makers and the little tiny pieces that technically couldn’t be sold were turned into bookmarks. It’s kind of corny but my dad was so excited about reclaiming the wood and so I got excited too and I wanted to help my dad so I learned as much as I could about trees. Now I can name most of the tree species in the North Eastern US. Here’s another little snippet, at my undergrad college, they started putting species tags on the trees on campus and I was ecstatic… no one understood why!
I Need to Touch Things
My sense of touch is so important to me! When I’m out shopping I need to seriously touch everything if I think there’s a remote chance that I’m going to buy it. I love things that are soft and cozy so I need to touch it to make sure. When fall and winter comes, every blanket and pillow is either fuzzy or super soft. I recently bought sheepskin for my chair and I’m so happy I did.
When I “graduated” 8th grade I had to pack up my room because we were moving and I had one huge tote that was filled with about 500 stuffed animals. Over the years I had just collected them from birthdays, holidays and just when family members got them to me. I wouldn’t throw any of them away because I felt like they picked them out special for me but before I went to college, I ended up donating all but about 10.
Talk about stuffed animal hoarding!
When I begin to clean, I have to make a mess first. I don’t know what it is but it’s kind of like an all or nothing thing for me. If I’m going to put clothes away I have to take apart my whole closet to make sure everything is in order. I also have all my clothes in color coded order! This also happens when putting groceries away, I hate having messy cabinets.
I’m a Pre-Med “Wife”
Not wife since we aren’t married yet but I do identify myself as this. When your partner starts the journey to medschool, medschool and then finally being a doctor, there’s a lot that you go through that other’s can’t relate to or really understand. The ideal situation would be that you’re doing your own thing while your partner is pursuing their career as a doctor but every step of the way impacts you. There’s unfortunately a lot of sacrifices and hard decisions you have to make out of support for your partner. It’s a lifestyle that’s very up and down, stressful and unpredictable. Being a part of a pre-medschool wife group has seriously been a lifeline!
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