11/4/16

Twenty-Five Things About Me (Get to Know Me)


While I have been blogging for a while now, I haven’t really shared all that much information about myself here on the blog. I will admit: I’m a fairly shy person, and that often makes me apprehensive in terms of what I do, and do not share. With that being said, I figured it was time that I opened up a little bit more here to give you all a better sense of who I am!

1. I’m a huge TV nerd and I get a bit obsessive about my shows. I always try to catch them when they first air and I really hate falling behind/spoilers. I’m also a huge sitcom lover. I did my final thesis for my bachelors on the family as it is portrayed in television sitcoms and it’s definitely my favorite genre. There’s something comforting to me about a nice block of a rerun sitcom!

2. I have my bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and I am currently in Grad School. Sometimes it makes me feel stressed, but I really love school.

3. I’m a huge dog lover and I live with three Labrador retrievers. They’re the jam. ;)

4. I’m a huge procrastinator – which is a trait I both hate, and find myself often impressed with. I do my best work at the last minute and as someone who is often anxious – I cause myself a lot of stress through this!!

5. I love Cadbury chocolate. It’s definitely my favorite. I can’t stand Hershey’s and when they banned real Cadbury’s from the country, my distaste (literally) for them grew immensely. #RealChocolateForever <3

6. I’m more of a Television person than a movie gal, but my favorite movies are Nora Ephron films. You just cannot beat You’ve Got Mail.

7. I struggle with anxiety. It’s been an ebb and flow most of my life and recently, I’ve really tried to understand how to work through it and keep it at bay, through natural and holistic paths. I’m trying to work through feeling embarrassed over it too. I’ve thought of making a series of posts relating to anxiety, so if that is something you would like to see in the future, let me know in the comments!

8. I am Italian, Sicilian, and German. Something that I have always wanted to do is to put together my family tree and try to get a better picture of my ancestry. I’d absolutely LOVE to do Ancestry DNA and it’s definitely something on my bucket list!!

9. I’m a total night owl. I feel like I do my best work at night, and I just feel more relaxed during the later hours for some reason. I also sleep more soundly during the late morning/early afternoon. I often feel guilty for it, but I feel far more productive following this type of schedule. It’s often something I try to battle with.

10. I hate spiders, heights, darkness (sometimes), tight spaces and sometimes thunderstorms really freak me out. I am Ron Weasley. Points if you understand the references. Leave a comment for a prize. ;)

11. Ice cream might be my favorite sweet treat and my total weakness. I try to opt for better options like fro-yo, but damn…nothing beats a nice bowl of chocolate ice cream (especially if you add banana!).

12. I love watching YouTube. There are some YouTubers that I’ve been watching for years. It’s become part of my routine to hop on every day and catch up with some of my favorites!

13. I’ve recently gone gluten-free and for the most part I’ve actually been loving it. I can now eat pasta without feeling like I swallowed a bunch of bricks and although I’ve only been avoiding gluten for a couple of months now, I think it’s definitely helped in terms of how I feel.

14. I’m a bit of a shopaholic. Whether its clothes, books or food, I’m definitely down for some retail therapy. I like to online shop a lot (I actually prefer it in most cases) and I love going through Ebates to do so! I’ve saved soooo much money by using Ebates, especially this time of year due to buying Christmas gifts! 

(The Ebates links above are referral links. If you are new and interested in signing up, you will receive $10 after your first purchase and I will also receive a bonus!) 

15. I hate winter. It’s ironic considering that I live in Upstate New York where we certainly get our fair share of winter weather, and the element which I hate the most: snow. I don’t like being cold, but I think what I really don’t like about winter is the snow and ice and how it often keeps me cooped up, makes me anxious about being out on the roads, and leaves me feeling the winter blues. I definitely get a bit down during the winter months, especially after the excitement of the holidays passes. It’s the winter bits after January 1st that really get on me!

16. I love to bake and cook, and it’s often a great way to procrastinate other things I need to get done. Big paper due? No problem, why don’t you cook all day!? Like I said above, I’m a bit of a procrastinator, so baking and cooking are great procrastination activities for me. As long as the recipe goes well though, I can’t feel too bad about it. ;)

17. Target is easily one of my favorite places. Sometimes I like to go during the middle of the day and just enjoy a good browse about the store to see what’s new (especially when the store is likely to be a bit more quiet!!).

18. I’m sort of obsessive about to-do lists. I keep multiple lists on my phone, use a planner and write myself post-it notes frequently. I’m always afraid that I’ll forget to do something important. I find that I can be absent-minded, but sometimes I think it’s an anxious thing.

19. I love playing GTA V. I’m not huge into video games (mostly because I’m not very good at them), but I love playing Grand Theft Auto – in large part because its open-ended and I can explore and do what I want at ease. It’s also a good form of stress-relief!!

20. Staying on the theme of games. I’m also a big simmer. I’ve recently been playing Sims 4, and I cannot wait to play the new release: City Living. Again, I like that this is open-ended and I can manipulate what happens. I also really love building houses! I could spend hours doing it.

21. I’m a Tim Hortons lover. I’m sorry if you don’t have this in your area because they make some great coffee (most of the time!!!). I used to like Starbucks a lot, but $5 for a medium latte is just insane. That’s two coffees at Tim Hortons. Since going gluten free, I do miss their Tim Bits though!!

22. I think grape jelly is the most disgusting thing. The smell…the taste. The only thing I feel it is good for is feeding the Orioles!

23. I don’t get the hype of all the Kardashian beauty stuff. If anything I’m turned off from the whole range and I find it very unlikely that I would ever try any of it… especially on account of the name alone.

24. I’m sort of obsessed with MSNBC. Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, and Lawrence O’Donnell are my favorites.

25. I often skip breakfast. I know it’s supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but I really like to start my day with a cup of coffee, some dog biscuits (for the dogs of course!), and Instagram. It’s my routine before I can proceed with much of anything else. I find I'm usually not too hungry first thing after I wake up either. I do have breakfast for dinner sometimes though. ;)

Well, this is quite a random list, but I thought it might be fun to share a post like this, which also gives a little insight into who I am allowing you to get to know me a bit better. J If you want to know more, be sure to follow me social media! Links are to the right, at the top of the page.

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