26 Facts About Me for My 26th Birthday!

I feel like I have been super serious on here for the last few posts (I swear, I am fun!).  Yes, I love theology and I love talking about it.  However, I have realized that while you all now know a good bit about my personal theological standpoints, you may not know much else about me. So, in the spirit of my 26th birthday today, I wanted to keep it light and share 26 facts about myself!

Some are fun, some are interesting, some are embarrassing, and some may surprise you.

  1. I figure skated until I was about 12 years old.
  2. I lived in 11 different houses between both of my parents from the time I was born until I finished college.
  3. I have my Master’s in Professional Counseling.
  4. I broke my nose so badly in middle school (softball to the face) that I had to get a “nose job” to fix it.
  5. I never watched a single Harry Potter movie/read a Harry Potter book until college.
  6. I have been to Nicaragua seven times.
  7. Before I met my husband, I had been planning to study abroad for four months at the University of Barcelona in Spain (I had already been accepted and was starting the registration process).After I graduated, I was then going to move to Chile to teach English there.
  8. I am a closet geek at heart – I used to play World of Warcraft and love all things nerdy (LOTR, Star Wars, you name it.)
  9. I met my husband on a WWI Trip in France and Belgium
  10. I have never owned a car newer than a 2003.
  11. I was safety patrol captain in Elementary school (yes-obviously, this is an important fact.)
  12. I have an increasing obsession with candles.
  13. I am pretty sure my zodiac sign is a Taurus, however, my birthday falls on the cut-off date, so certain charts will show my birthday as Aries.
  14. Out of the two of us, my husband is definitely the cleaner one.
  15. I was a strict vegetarian for three years, close to vegan for about 7 months (no dairy or meat-still ate eggs).
  16. I am definitely a night owl.
  17. I graduated a semester early from undergrad.
  18. At one point in my life, I considered myself Agnostic.
  19. One my favorite things to do is to go to the movies with a giant bucket of popcorn.
  20. When I was younger, I had the biggest celebrity crush on Orlando Bloom (I don’t know what I was thinking).
  21. I am 5’7” and have been the same height since 6thgrade.  I used to hate how tall I was compared to everyone else, so in middle school I used to try and drink coffee because I had heard it would stunt my growth (I love my height now).
  22. I played volleyball in high school.
  23. I have ran two half-marathons.
  24. My husband is 8 years older than me.
  25. I used to despise Bloody Marys, now I love them.
  26. I absolutely LOVE spicy foods and have a mild obsession with Siracha.