Get to know the blogger behind the blog. . .
What is your full name? Elizabeth Juli Fredrickson
Are you named after anyone? Yes, my middle name is a combination of my Grandma Judy and Grandma Linda’s names.
What does your name mean? “Elizabeth” means “oath of God.”
Where are you from? I grew up in rural central Minnesota.
Where do you live? I now live in an apartment near St. Cloud, Minnesota.
What is your favorite drink? Fruit punch.
What is your favorite food? I’m a huge fan of most Italian food, especially pasta dishes like chicken alfredo.
What is your dream vacation spot? Iceland. Definitely Iceland.
What is your favorite childhood memory? Creating and escaping to imaginary worlds in my head. I may or may not still do this 😉
What is your favorite way to pass time? Hmm it’s hard to choose one… Probably listening to music with headphones while I’m either horseback riding or working out.
What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks.
What is your favorite sport? CrossFit
What is your biggest regret? All the time I’ve wasted obsessing over mistakes.
Are you a fan of any sports team? Do the CrossFit dottirs count? (Annie Thorisdottir, Katrin Davidsdottir, Sara Sigmundsdottir)
Are you a dog person or cat person? I love both but definitely more of a cat person.
Are you scared of heights? Depends on what I’m looking down on. Generally yes, a little.
At what age did you go on your first date? I’ve never been on a date.
What is at the top of your bucket list? Visit Iceland
What is something you are gifted at? Playing piano.
What is something you wish you were gifted at doing? Singing.
What is the one item you can’t leave home without? My phone.
What is the best compliment you have ever received? Any compliment from the residents I work with makes my day because I know it’s genuine.
What is the first book you remember reading? A kids’ Bible and Dr Seuss’s Hop on Pop.
What is the first movie you remember watching? Shirley Temple “Captain January”
What is the last book you read? A Man Called Ove
Do you like pets? I love pets.
Do you have any pets? I have a cat and a horse.
What is your biggest accomplishment? Moving out on my own.
What is your eye color? Blue.
What is your favorite color? Lavender. Not purple, lavender.
What is your favorite fairytale? At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald.
What is your favorite ice-cream flavor? Cookie Dough
What is your favorite music genre? Alternative
What is your favorite quote? “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” Samwise Gamgee
What is your favorite type of clothing? Boho Chic
Do you have a tattoo? No
Do you have any allergies? Seasonal
Do you have any birthmarks? If so, where? Yep above my right knee
Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for? I believe Jesus Christ is my Messiah.
Do you prefer kissing or cuddling? As long as the cat is happy and purring it doesn’t matter to me 😉
What piece of technology can you not live without? My phone for texting my bestie.
What was the first concert you ever attended? TobyMac at Target Center in Minneapolis.
What was your favorite subject in High School? English/Literature
What was your first job? Odd housekeeping jobs and running my dad’s laser machine.
What was your least favorite subject in High School? Biology.
What is the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Texas.
What is your biggest fear? That I won’t reach my potential.
Who has left the most impact on your life? My best friend
Who is the best teacher you ever had? Pain
Who is the first person you call when something exciting happens? My bestie
Who is the first person you call when something horrible happens? My bestie
Who is your favorite musician? It’s so hard to pick one. I like a lot of indie and alternative songs. I really respect Sia and Halsey for their vocals and originality, I love country artists like Keith Urban, Big N’ Rich, The Band Perry, and Little Big Town for the beat and sound of their music, and the message of singers like For King & Country and Lauren Daigle.
What is your current favorite song? As of 2/4/2018 my favorite would have to be “Live This Life” by Big N’ Rich.
Who is your role model? I don’t really have one role model. There are a lot of individual characteristics in people I aspire to be like, and plenty of traits I work hard to avoid in myself.
Who are your favorite actors? For their pure skill at true acting, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, and Johnny Depp. For the characters they play, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.
Who are your favorite actresses? Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman.
Describe yourself in a single sentence? I’m a dreamer.
Have you ever suffered a fracture? Yes, I broke my leg when I was little but I don’t remember it.
Have you ever visited a country outside your continent? No.
If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be? Breathe and get outside yourself.
What is your most embarrassing moment? Probably when the piano kept moving at one of my piano recitals as a child.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, rate your fashion sense? 1. I like boho fashion but when it comes to choosing outfits and shoes for myself I’m terrible. I break all the rules.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, rate your driving skills? Depends entirely on how tired I am.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, rate your cooking skills? 3. I can follow a recipe but I’m generally a terrible cook.
One thing you know now that you wish you had known as a kid? You will never find true fulfillment in other people.
The first app you check when you wake up in the morning? Snapchat.
What app do you use most? Pinterest and Snapchat.
What are some of your bad habits? Perfectionism, bingeing on sweet foods.
What do you consider unforgivable? It’s extremely difficult for me to forgive arrogance and manipulation.
What do you do for a living? I’m an Activities Instructor for Aegis Therapies, I work in memory care with dementia residents.