In December, I was tagged by two amazing people: Sara Letourneau for the Creative Blogger Award, and Hannah (H.M. Wilson) for “A Few of my Favorite things.” (Thank you so much, gals!) It’s a little too late for me to participate in Hannah’s tag, since it was Christmas-themed, but both of these tags required me to provide 5 facts about myself… so, I figured I would unofficially combine them. 🙂
But what does all this have to do with you? Well, read to the end! *winks*
1. I was homeschooled.
This actually isn’t a “random” thing, but it was such a huge part of my life that I often forget to mention it online! I graduated from college (Full Sail University) almost two years ago, so my life as a homeschooled student feels well behind me. But growing up homeschooled influenced me tremendously.
Being outside of the public school system allowed me to develop my own, unique perspective, one that I still hold. I had ample time to develop my own ideas, and to let my imagination blossom into the bloated monstrosity that it is today. *chuckles nervously at dragon-sized imagination*
To answer a few FAQs, since I know you’ll ask them: (1) No, I never did school in my pajamas. (2) Yes, I was able to make plenty of friends, thank you. (3) No, being homeschooled did not make me socially awkward. But, being a writer and a bookworm sort of has. 😉
2. I hate wearing makeup.
I’m happiest on days when I can wear a nerdy T-shirt, a cozy hoodie, and jeggings, and I don’t have to worry about makeup or fashion. I’m just one of those girls who prefers simplicity in all things, and appearances are no exception.
I began sporting a pixie cut last summer, and this is one of the many reasons why. 🙂
3. I’m gluten-free and dairy-free.
… sort of? I’m not allergic, but too much gluten makes me tired and grumpy, and too much dairy makes me feel sick. For this reason, I only have them on special occasions or in tiny quantities.
Now, before you condole me for my horrible, pitiful life that is devoid of breads and cheeses, I’d better clarify: I’ve replaced these things with delicious alternatives! I’ve come to prefer almond milk, goat cheese, and rice flour. I don’t even want to go back to “normal” food.
4. I always take the stairs two steps at a time.
Yeah, this is definitely random, but I think it’s unusual. I wish I could fly up. Moving bipedal is sooo slow. Also, I have a really fast walking speed. Teleportation, anyone? I wish I could just appear places instantaneously. Why haven’t the scientists figured this out yet??
Hmm. Perhaps this is partly why my main character can fly? I think that’s a fantasy I secretly long for.
5. I’m a journaler.
I’ve been regularly journaling since I was seven years old. I have a box in my closet stuffed with all my journals. I haven’t counted them, but I probably have… at least twenty? Twenty-five? Thirty? Yikes! I don’t want to know.
As a result, my second favorite thing to buy (next to books) are journals. After going through so many, I’m super picky about them, too. They have to have the right amount of pages and line spaces, and the right thickness of paper. And of course, they have to have beautiful covers that fit my style. ^_^
Now it’s your turn!
Normally, with these kinds of tags, you’re supposed to pass them on to a set number of bloggers. Instead, I’m going to open this up to everyone! I challenge YOU to share five random facts about yourself, either in the comments below, or on your own blog. Be sure to ping me if you do the latter (so I can read it). I look forward to seeing all your answers!