20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me: Vol. 1

Oh, why hello there!

You’re going to have to start calling me Houdini. Listen. I know. Sometimes I am all over this blogging thing, and other days/weeks I just have to throw in the towel. I have plenty of excuses for not writing consistently, but this week, sleep has trumped computer time.

I have several half-written and drafted posts just waiting to be cared for, but after finishing a late night workout, I just want to write unrestrictedly before I hit the hay for the evening. So, I thought I’d whip up my first ever “20 Things You {Probably} Didn’t Know About Me” post (unless your name is Adam, Mom, Dad, or Martha).

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1. I was always one of (if not THE) shortest person in my class until the 10th grade. I am the epitome of “late bloomer”.

2. I have several irrational fears including: the dark, heights {when not enclosed}, cockroaches,ghosts, snakes, birds who get a little too close, and swimming in open water.

3. I am named after my mom’s side of the family {her maiden name is “Kelly”}.

4. I always put my left sock & running shoe on first.

5. I cry easily over happy moments, and used to shed a tear at least once every Oprah episode!

6. My all time favourite movie is The Sound of Music. I have seen it more than any other film, and it’s the only DVD I actually packed and brought with me to Australia.

7. Although I try to go to sleep at a reasonable hour, I have the greatest amount of energy at night. I am completely useless around 3pm, and always have been. I purposely did not schedule any university classes during that time, as I knew I wouldn’t be able to focus.

8. I can’t sleep without a blanket, and it needs to cover my feet!

9. I used to be incredibly shy as a child, and was oftentimes called out for being snobby. I just didn’t know what to say to strangers and other kids I didn’t know, and likely rubbed some people the wrong way. I am sure this probably still happens when I am caught in situation of uncertainty.

10. I once got stuck inside a winter ski coat, zipped up over my head, in the middle of a pub. My friends couldn’t get me out and the bouncer had to rescue me.

11. My favourite food was HOT DOGS until I was a teenager. True story.

12. I was once in our church AND school choir…however, I’m a terrible singer!

13. I’ve never smoked…anything.

14. My first job was as a cashier at a grocery store in high school. I used to wake up in the middle of the night, sitting up, scanning items in my sleep.

15. If I could befriend any celebrity, it would be Kate Middleton. I have a soft spot for the Royals!

16. I took piano lessons for many years and studied under the Royal Conservatory of Music.

17. Without my contacts or glasses, I can’t see anything.

18. I hate raw onion.

19. I perform best under pressure and chaotic situations.

20. My best friend and I used to walk to the cinema in our university town, JUST to buy a bag of popcorn (each). Then we walked home. No movie viewing necessary.

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the randomness of ME. Don’t worry. There is plenty more which I have tucked away for another rainy day.

What is something not many people know about YOU!?

18 Thoughts on “20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me: Vol. 1

  1. I love reading things like this to help get to know other bloggers.
    I have never smoked anything either… and I am pretty certain I never will. I always love finding others with this in common with me since I find it to be rare in our world today.

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on March 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm said:

      I’m certain I never will, either!! It just never appealed to me, and I never was confronted with peer pressure to do so either.

  2. Love this! These posts are always so great because I enjoy getting to know the blogger behind the blog. I’m so afraid of birds too! I hate them! They’re okay from a distance, but that’s it!

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on March 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm said:

      Haha, I know. It’s like, “Aww, look at the beautiful….OHHH NO YOU DON’T. GET AWAY FROM MEEE!!” Yuck!

  3. Martha on March 18, 2014 at 12:29 am said:

    This post just made my morning… I am having flashbacks to many of our hilarious adventures :)

    miss ya sista! xo

  4. People always call me out for being shy too or “stuck up” but really I just don’t feel the need to speak out everything that comes in my head. I like to mull things over before giving my opinion or starting a conversation!

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on March 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm said:

      Same, Rebecca!!! Sometimes it takes me a little while to evaluate everything as well before knowing how to approach it.

  5. I used to be very, very shy too. I was shy to the point where I wouldn’t even be able to talk to people who would directly ask me a question. Since then, I’ve definitely grown out of that but when I get around new groups of people it still takes me a little while to warm up and speak.

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on March 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm said:

      Life experiences definitely help us out of those shells, thank goodness!! Somehow I became a teacher and fitness instructor, so good thing it wasn’t forever :)
      But I’m with you….definitely takes me a little longer to warm up!

  6. I’m terrified of birds too – and I have to put my left shoe/sock on first as well hahaha.

    One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I’m a trained singer BUT way too shy to actually sing in front of anyone anymore ;P

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on March 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm said:

      We should enter you for The Voice AU! ;)

      It’s funny how when we don’t do something for awhile, we shy away from it. I bet you’re fantastic!

  7. Great post and have been enjoying your blog!
    These sorts of posts are good for getting to know the person behind the blog better. I hate raw onion too (yuck!). I liked your last point about going to the cinema just to buy popcorn but not seeing a movie. I’ve always wanted to do that!

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on March 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm said:

      Thanks, Lauren!! Luckily the cinemas were in walking distance to our university dorm. We definitely laugh now about our popcorn adventures, but at the time, it seemed like a perfectly normal thing to do! hahah

  8. I loved this post! #20 made me laugh. It also made me crave movie popcorn. Yummmmm.

  9. This was such a fun read Kelly! What a cutie pie in your canada hat! I was in school and church choir too, and I have in idea why because my voice could break glass…ugh! Sound of music is one of my faves too. Did you see the live performance with Carrie Underwood on TV?

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