Time for another get-to-know-me post! Here are 10 strange (but true) things you probably don’t know about me 🙂
I love sandwiches. Seriously, the days I can afford to treat myself to one of those mini monster subs at Walmart are THE BEST. Sandwiches are like the perfect combination of all the things I need to fuel my training: protein, carbs, veggies, and cheese. Call me weird but a well made sandwich is one of the most satisfying meals I’ve ever had. Of course, I’m not talking about those pathetic sandwiches that have more bread than meat/cheese/veggie content to them. I’m talking about the ones that are piled high with roast beef and turkey, plenty of lettuce and tomatoes, maybe a little mayo or mustard, and lots of cheddar cheese. Those are just perfection.
I want to get into chalk art someday. There is something about the way chalk art looks that appeals to me more than other kinds of art. I like drawing and love adult coloring, but I think chalk has a unique look to it that I enjoy very much. Once I have my apartment, I’d like to have several small chalkboards to write a different quote or draw a different picture on every day. I think that would be super cool and fun. Maybe someday you’ll see some of my creations in the backgrounds of my videos 😉 Below is an example of 3D chalk art, which is even more amazing than regular 2d art:
I am extremely clumsy but I can handle lots of complicated exercises without a problem. The reason for this is because I am a very absent minded individual, so I often get so lost in thought that I am completely unaware of my physical surroundings. I run into walls and inanimate objects all the time. However, when I do complicated exercises in my workouts, I have to pay so much attention to what I’m doing that I am considerably less clumsy. Funny how that works 😀
I have very diverse taste in movies. I can watch something as silly and random as Rango or Alice in Wonderland in the same sitting as darker, more serious films like V for Vendetta or Gladiator. I basically enjoy any movie that artfully combines clever, thought provoking dialogue with a story full of emotional depth. My favorite series of movies is probably the Lord of the Rings. It’s just the right mix of everything I enjoy in a movie.
I love to eat, but I can’t cook. Not well, anyways. I can follow simple recipes once I’m familiar with them, but put me in a kitchen with a complicated new recipe and the situation will go from bad to worse in a hurry. As my health coaching business grows, I’d like to do cooking vlogs and blog posts where I share simple recipes for people who can’t cook that actually taste good (like sandwiches!). After all, I can’t be the only girl out there who can’t cook, right?
I like stormy weather better than sunny weather. To be completely honest, most of the time I find sunny days a little too boring. I mean, sunshine is nice for outdoor activities (like horseback riding), but I get a lot more excited when I wake up in the morning and it’s raining, or storming, or super windy. Call me crazy, but I love just sitting outside and feeling the weather. Not to mention how much I enjoy the smell of rain, or the beauty of storm clouds, or the sound of strong winds in the trees. That’s probably why I love being by lakes and rivers so much – there is a certain “living” quality to the wind coming off of the water or the rush of a waterfall or rapids. Seeing a storm come in on a lake is even better yet.
I’m an introvert, but I need people. Personally, I think the whole “introvert vs extrovert” trend has gone a little too far. Introverts have become some sort of mystical, amazing existence while extroverts are seen as shallow and mean to us poor introverts. Maybe that’s an exaggeration but it’s not far from some opinions I’ve seen online and in person. For me, being an introvert just means I need time alone to recharge, and that I prefer observing and quiet activities over talking a lot and busyness. It’s not an excuse to be antisocial, or shyness, or anything like that. So while I am an introvert, I also need people. I have to interact with people on a regular basis or I start to feel empty and bored. Not to mention the fact that like anyone, I’m human and need relationships to really do well in life 🙂
When I find a new song that I love, I often listen to it for hours on end for weeks. I’m not exaggerating. I’ve been playing the same song over and over since yesterday morning (with a break for sleeping and eating of course). There have been several other songs recently that I have played for weeks on end, and I’m still not tired of them. If it has a really unique and lovely sound to it, or lyrics that really speak to me, I can get the same pleasure out of listening to it every time no matter how many times I’ve heard it. Here is one of the songs I’m sure I’ve repeated over 100 times (probably a lot more than that, actually).
I can’t hear very well out of my right ear. I’m not sure if it’s because of all the ear infections I’ve had in my life or what, but my left ear is much better at hearing. I read somewhere that your left ear is better at hearing music, while your right ear is more skilled at distinguishing words and voices, which makes sense because I can hear music and sounds fine but if I have to listen to someone talk when there are other noises around it can be really hard for me to catch everything they say.
I’m afraid of cameras, or any direct attention, really. I’m really uncomfortable with having my picture taken or watching videos of myself for some reason. It just feels really awkward. Contrary to what you might think, that’s part of why I want to start a YouTube channel. I really love the idea of helping people through video format, so that is a fear I really want to get over. I think that if I’m the one in charge of the camera, and if I know I have plenty of time to redo or edit a video, it will be a lot less intimidating to me and I can ease into it.
Did any of the above facts surprise you? What is a weird or random fact about you? Let me know in the comments below!