I've been tagged in the 10 Fun Facts challenge one too many times, but since it's taken me so long to actually do it, I figured I'd offer you 4 extra. 14 fun facts, let's go!
Fact 1 | I am absolutely and obnoxiously OCD about my nails. The feeling of raw nails with no polish actually makes my skin crawl. And for some reason I think the state of my nails reflects the state of my life. If they're chipped, my whole life is a disaster. And a fresh manicure makes me feel like I can conquer the world. (Exaggerating a bit but sadly not that much…)
Fact 2 | I got glasses when I was 2. Yes, 2 years old. I'm nearsighted. And farsighted. And I have a lazy eye (that can be corrected with glasses or contacts thank god!). I rocked a this bob and these specs my whole dang childhood.
Fact 3 | I started kindergarten early, so I was always a year younger than my classmates, but I’ve also always been waaaay mature for my age. Like annoyingly grandma mature, mom-of-the-group, always wanting to be in the next stage of life kind of mature. An old soul, I guess.
Fact 4 | My first date with my husband was horrible. Honestly, so bad. I think we both thought we’d never talk again. I wish so badly someone from the future could have shown up that night and told us we'd be married in 4 years. I'm sure we both would've laughed out loud at the absurdity of it.
Fact 5 | I require at least 8 hours of sleep. Truly, 7.5 hours and I’m feelin’ it and anything less than 7 hours and I’m straight hungover. Which is precisely why sleep will forever be a high priority and my 4:30am alarm means an 8:30pm bedtime. #grandma
Fact 6 | Ice cream is my favorite. Of all time. Has been since birth. In fact, when I was four, I was clever enough to finneagle my way into eating more by telling my parents I had two stomachs, and my dinner stomach was full but my ice cream stomach was hungry. Child genius amiright?
Fact 7 | I'm insanely sensitive to artificial light. LED lights and even just overhead lighting in general actually gives me a headache and makes my head spin a little. Casmir and I always joke that our number one fight in marriage is about lights and lamps, but it's really not that much of a joke – it's undoubtedly the thing we disagree on passionately.
Fact 8 | I’m a 2w1 on the Enneagram! I’m an empath x 100, I’m near-psychic with sensing people’s needs and emotions, I am paralyzed by the fear of being a burden, I hold myself to an unfairly high standard, and as much as I believe deeply in wellness and nutrition and all the things, self-care comes farrr from natural to me. (I might have to do a whole blog post on the magic of the Enneagram and how it’s little short of changed my life.)
Fact 9 | I’m naturally a classic Type A, regimented person, but stick in me a foreign place and my free spirit arises. Nothing lights my soul on fire quite like traveling and I'd keep exploring new places for ever if I could. In fact, it's still a dream to be a travel blogger or even a travel agent (I do indeed have some pretty stellar skills at planning trips – in fact I've had more than a dozen couples use our exact honeymoon itinerary and report back saying I nailed it.)
Fact 10 | I love airports. Maybe because of fact 9, but also because it’s prime people watching. I love to sit and watch people and make up stories for them – who they are, where they’re going, why they’re leaving.
Fact 11 | I’ve never been drunk. I didn’t drink at all until after I was 21, and even in the 5 years since it’s just never interested me. I do enjoy a good glass of cab or a nice refreshing mojito or margarita, but I’ve yet to have more than a drink and a half in any one night. Just ain’t all that interested in being out of my head, ya know?
Fact 12 | I ran in the Cross Country Junior Olympics for 4 years. It’s not quite as impressive as it sounds, or at least I wasn’t as fast as it sounds, but I sure loved it. The teammates, the race day environment, the miles and miles and miles of diligent training – I loved it all. My childhood of competitive running will forever be one of the things that shaped my character.
Fact 13 | I have synesthesia, which is essentially where your senses cross over in your brain. It manifests differently in everyone – for some its seeing color when they hear music, for some it's actually seeing black letters on paper in a different color. For me, it’s seeing words written out as I speak and listen to other people speak. Not quite subtitles straight in front of your face, but almost. I actually visualize words as I’m processing them. It’s probably why I’m a master speller and I scored a 36 on the grammar section of the ACT. If you see spelling errors or grammar mistakes on this blog, it's because I mis-typed, not because I don't know the rules. Because I know them all. Perfectly 🙂
Fact 14 | I had braces from 5th grade all the way through 11th grade. Talk about awkward years.
Lol. Well there I am, in all my quirky glory. What's one fun fact about you?? Share it below; I love knowing y'all. xx, molls