Things You Don't Know About Me

A couple months back, I had the idea of sharing details about myself with you all gradually verses sharing an overwhelmingly long list like I had in the past. If you're interested, you can read the first handful of random facts right here.

+ I used to be terrified to talk on the telephone.
I was a shy child, painfully shy. The telephone seemed to always be the worst for me. I preferred talking to people in person verses on the phone. Twisted, I know. I'm happy to say that I've worked hard to conquer that fear over the past two years and I have Target to thank for that. All those operator shifts really payed off. I don't know why I was so afraid. There's nothing to it.

+ When I was younger, I was allergic to bananas.
That's right. Bananas. I wasn't deathly allergic or anything. My gums would get irritated + inflamed and I would get a rash on my cheeks. Thankfully, it only lasted a few years and they don't bother me anymore.

+ I've lived in the same house all my life.
I shared a little about our living situation a couple years ago. Long story short, I was still living with my parents whenever I met Garrett. We planned to continue living with them for a couple of years after we got married, but our plans flew out the window when my dad passed away in 2012. I couldn't imagine my mama living by herself and she didn't like the idea either. So, we decided to stay put. Sometimes I wish that we had our own space, but I love this old house. It holds so many memories. We plan to stay for now, but we'll be revisiting the idea of moving (to Georgia or the Carolinas) once my mom is able to retire.

+ My ears are sensitive to loud noises.
My husband likes to say that I'm like a cat because I seriously cannot handle loud noises, or even too many noises at once. It seems like my ears have become more and more sensitive with age. It can be annoying at times, but I'm dealing with it.

+ I prefer cats over dogs, although I like both.
I'm a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady. I mean, what's not to love about cats? They're cute, intelligent, silly, and low maintenance. They can clean themselves (for the most part), you don't have to walk them (although walking a cat is very comical), and they aren't smelly (in most cases). Don't get me wrong, dogs are nice too. I love our little pooch, but I will always choose cats first.

+ I only drink soda at the movies or if there's alcohol involved.
It's been about 8 years since I gave up soda. I was never one to drink it all the time to begin with since sweets aren't my thing. I mostly stick with coffee, tea + water. The only time I drink soda is if there's alcohol to mix into it (rum+coke), and even that doesn't happen very often. I also split a soda with my husband if we're at the movie theater (usually a cherry coke or sprite).


Currently ( October )

READING · The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyer. You guys, this book is a must-read for anyone. I'm only four chapters in so far and I have retained so much valuable information. I've always loved the way Joyce teaches. In this book, she explains how our thought life affects our moods + attitudes (which I was aware of), but it's still been a real eye opener to say the least. 

WATCHING · More like what am I not watching right now? Seriously, there are so many good shows airing at this point in time. I've been tuning into Fear the Walking Dead, Blindspot, Nashville + Limitless the past few weeks. And as far as Netflix goes, I'm still plugging through Grey's as well as watching Gilmore Girls here and there. Those are just a handful. iZombie + The Walking Dead both come back very soon. So, basically, our DVR will be working overtime this season.
LISTENING TO · The autumn acoustics playlist on Spotify. I can't even tell you how many awesome songs and artists I have stumbled upon lately. There were only a couple of songs on this list that I didn't care for, so that should say something.

DISCOVERING · That fear is fatal. It's like a mind-altering disease that leave its victims in a state of paralysis. The good news is that we are able to choose how we react to it. We can let it hinder us / hold us back, or use it as a catalyst to push us forward.

PLANNING · On studying my butt off the next three months so I can finish up the GED test + visiting The Iron Yard campus next month to see if that's the next step I'd like to take as far as furthering my education goes.

CRAVING · I have been having some tummy issues and haven't had much of an appetite lately. However, a crispy Thai chicken wrap and a cappuccino shake from EVOS sounds so good right now. I can't remember the last time that I ate there.

WISHING · That Florida would get it together and bring on some cooler weather. The nights have been getting better, but the days have still been muggy and miserable. A change in temps would definitely be nice.

FEELING · Like I mentioned before, I've been having some stomach issues on and off for the past couple of months now and it's getting old. I should probably see a doctor, but I'm pretty hardheaded and I don't like being poked and prodded.

PRAYING FOR · Bravery, discernment and peace of mind, as well as healing for my friend, Victoria (she's still fighting cancer).


Color Crush No. 2

It's been a couple of months since I first introduced this new color crush series to you guys. I had intended on sharing a second installment before now, but I suppose it is what it is. This one was actually inspired by all the rainy weather we've been experiencing down here in Florida the past few weeks. The colors in this bokeh rain are awesome. I'm kinda bummed that I couldn't locate the original source for this photograph. If anyone figures it out, please let me know so I can give credit!


Top TV Picks · Vol. 1

If you were to ask my husband what my favorite television show is, he'd probably say something like "every show we watch is her new favorite". I'll admit, I do get hooked on shows quite easily (I have Netflix and Hulu to thank for that). So, what is my favorite show, you ask? I'd have to say Fringe, hands down. But, really, there are so many great shows out there that I have grown to love! And, as if I needed another reason to make a list, I'm sharing my top picks. If you ever have a chance to watch any of these, do it! You won't regret it (or maybe you will), but ya can't knock it 'til ya watch it! I'm planning to share a few more rounds of "favorites" in the weeks / months to follow. Believe me, there's too many to post them all at once.