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).

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!?

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