20 Random Things About Me


  1. The first thing I did this morning was:
    • Hit snooze on my alarm! The first weeks of the time change for daylight savings is always difficult. This whole past week it’s been a struggle to get out of bed in the morning. I don’t think it’s necessarily because it’s still dark out but rather because it’s hard enough to get up before 7 on a regular basis and now it’s even an hour earlier!
  2. My strength is:
    • My compassion. Sometimes this is also a weakness. I feel such love and compassion and I want to do so much. This also aligns with my ENFJ personality profile type. I tend to put others before myself so much so that I get worn out quickly. However, this also makes me a great companion and caregiver. I’m excellent with children and in customer service positions. I don’t know how but I seem to always know the right thing to say.
  3. My weakness is:
    • Although my weakness is also sometimes my compassionate nature I feel like my biggest struggle is with patience. I have a hard time with incompetency. I feel like everyone should do things my way (the correct way, of course). I know this is so unChristianlike but I’m being honest.
  4. I feel like a beautiful person (yes or no):
    • Yes. Mostly. Let’s be honest… most of us are brought up feeling like if you think you’re beautiful you’re struggling with vanity. We don’t want to be vain. So, we constantly talk ourselves out of praises. I think that being beautiful is more than just outward appearance (although I do think you should always put your best face forward). Most days I consider myself fortunate that God blessed me with not only a beautiful outward appearance but also a beautiful personality.
  5. This weekend I’m going to:
    • Spend time with my grandparents and some friends I haven’t seen in a while. The weekend starts early for me as I drive down on Thursday morning to visit my grandparents in South-West Florida. On the way there and back I will be stopping in Orlando to have lunch with my good friend, Greg, on Thursday and then my good friend, Bethany, on Sunday. As much as I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with these people I will miss my husband (sappy, I know).
  6. The television character I’d most compare myself to is:
    • Goodness. This is tough. I don’t actually watch a lot of television. I do like Downton Abbey and took a quiz once to see what character I’m most like and it turns out I’m Anna Bates. Although I took a different quiz based on “couples” and Craig and I are most like Matthew and Mary. (Spoiler Alert) Too bad Matthew doesn’t make it, I would hate for that to be real life. I love Craig much too much to live without him.
  7. The most important quality in a potential mate is:
    • Speaking from experience I would have to say that his Christian faith is the most important thing. Craig’s relationship with Christ sets the tone for our relationship. He is kind and generous and loving and all of those things are driven by his desire to put God first in his life. Craig always considers us first when making decisions. He is forward thinking and consciously encourages financial prudence. He tells me that he loves me and shows me that he loves me each and every day. I am so thankful for him.
  8. My guilty snack pleasure is:
    • Coca Cola Classic. No Pepsi. Just a nice tall glass of coke. There’s nothing like it. Especially since I don’t allow myself to drink sodas very often. We don’t keep stuff like that in the house so I usually only have one when I go out for lunch which isn’t very often since we’re trying to save money.
  9. My first kiss was:
    • In 7th grade I think. In 4th grade my “boyfriend” (if you could even call it that) told me he was going to whisper a secret in my ear and then kissed me on the cheek. So scandalous! It wasn’t a kiss on the lips though so it doesn’t really count. My first actual kiss was in middle school. It was awkward and I don’t remember being much enthused about it. I think my first real “boyfriend” in 9th grade, Sam, was my first real kiss.
  10. Someone who always makes me laugh is:
    • My husband. He has such a wonderful sense of humor. That is one of the most attractive things about him. I love that he enjoys comedy as much as I do and that we can sit together and joke about Saturday Night Live. Also, I would have to give a close second place to my sister, Ashley. She has the best sense of humor, always has, and knows just the right thing to say in any given situation.
  11. I’m annoyed by:
    • Selfishness. Close second would be incompetence. The inability to function properly just drives me insane. Most all incompetent behavior is driven from selfishness. They’re very closely tied together. For example, the guy riding slow in the passing lane is exibiting what you think is incompetence due to his lack of understanding the rules of the road but really it is selfishness as this guy most likely thinks he’s not doing anything wrong. UGH.
  12. The last book I read was:
    • I’m currently reading through A Year Of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. I just love her. I’ve been reading her blog for quite some time and watched her go through the process of writing this book and I’m so excited to be finally reading it. I squeeze it in whenever I get a chance and I find myself constantly sharing passages with Craig. Rachel has a great writing style and I love her anecdotes. I highly recommend this book.
  13. If there was a fountain of youth, I would:
    • Be wary of it’s power. Actually, there is a Fountain Of Youth in St Augustine. I’ve been there. Supposedly it is where Juan Ponce de Leon came in his search throughout the new world and they have a historical site set up to commemorate the settlement of the area by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565. As for any real Fountain of Youth I would imagine that there is always a  caveat emptor.
  14. I cannot start my day without:
    • Coffee. I realize that caffeine is addictive and I should probably wean myself off my morning cup but I’ve ready plenty where coffee is actually good for you in moderation (much like anything else in moderation) so I’m sticking with my routine.
  15. The person I most admire is:
    • Well, other than my husband, I think I most admire the late Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette was the founder of the Girl Scouts, here in America, closely modeled after the Girl Guides of Scotland. I was a girl scout for many years. I cannot speak high enough about the program. “On my honor, I will tryTo serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.” I still live by that code today. I hope to one day have a little girl who can become a girl scout and I would one day like to become a leader.
  16. If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one person I’d bring is:
    • Obviously, this would be my husband, Craig. He is incredibly resourceful, incredibly handy, incredibly handsome, and incredibly good company. I never tire of his company and would be happy to be on a deserted island with him.
  17. I’d prefer to be (street smart or book smart):
    • I would have to guess that this is the common definition of “street smart” therefore meaning common sense. I think that common sense is not so common and therefore I would rather have my common sense. You can always become book smart if you work hard but unfortunately common sense is not easily learned.
  18. My dream job is:
    • I tell Craig that I want to get paid to lie on the beach  all day. LOL. But really I’d love to work with kids. I think about becoming a teacher quite often. Unfortunately I cannot gain classroom experience without quitting my job so it’s not likely to happen any time soon. I think I’d also be happy designing and building homes. I’d have to have full control though. I’d also want to design the interiors. I’m obsessed with Idea Houses and Dream Homes and the like so it makes sense that I’d want to do that if money were no object!
  19. One word to describe me is:
    • Loving. People joke and call me “mom” because I’m always checking on them and making sure they feel alright and help them with their diet and lifestyle and I tend to be the one that reminds them about moderation. But I’m also the person who is always rubbing your back or kissing you or hugging you or loving on you in some way. I can’t help it. It is in my nature to nurture.
  20. A surprising fact about me is:
    • I don’t have it all together. People think that I’ve got a great life and I have it all together and don’t struggle but I’ve dealt with serious depression and anxiety for years. I credit some really great therapists and the strength of my almighty creator for my ability to function as a “normal” adult. From the age of 19 when I had my mental breakdown, through the age of 25 when I finally started to get my life in order, I was a complete mess. I’m so thankful for a loving family and my faith in Jesus for who I am today.