So I’ve been thinking about this post all day and, sadly, I think it’s much easier to write a post on finances than it is to think of 7 random things about myself! I feel like I’m a pretty “vanilla” person haha, but here goes! And thanks to Michelle at Making Sense of Cents for the nomination!
I moved across the country on a whim
Ok, so not quite on a whim, but my husband and I decided we wanted to move to North Carolina in April 2014 and we arrived here in August 2014. We had a house to sell, two babies under the age of two, two dogs and no jobs! We also don’t know a soul here and had never even visited here before. Two months in…I can already tell that this is one of the best decisions we’ve made.
I make decisions fast
Speaking of decisions, I make them really fast. My friends and family say I’m sporadic, but I like to say I know what I want and go for it. My husband and I got engaged, and after looking into the costs of a wedding, we decided to elope two weeks later in Vegas. Then we got pregnant, bought a house and had our first baby within a year (all planned). Then we got pregnant again and had our second little girl. And now here we are in North Carolina. Who knows what the future holds 🙂 But yes, once I set my mind on something I go for it!
My daughters are 16 months apart, and it was planned
Again with the quick decisions, haha. No, but seriously – everyone always thinks our second was an “accident.” While I don’t believe any babies are accidents, ours was actually a planned decision that I’m now paying for (just kidding, of course – but having two little girls ages 2 and 1 is definitely challenging!).
After graduating college, I became a server
Yup, you read that right. I graduated college with a degree in finance only to decide I didn’t want to work in a call center. I took a serving job at a breakfast restaurant to fill the gap between jobs and ended up liking it so much that I stayed there for three years! I will admit that it was my favorite job next to what I do now (freelancing).
I broke my elbow cheerleading
I was a cheerleader in high school and at my very first football game ever I fell from a stunt and fractured and dislocated my elbow. I ended up having surgery and have a 5-inch long screw in my arm to this day.
I choose to be happy daily
Happiness is a choice and it’s a choice I make daily. While some days I’m naturally in a good mood (vacations and weekends come to mind), I make a genuine effort everyday to choose joy. Look around you – life is beautiful! There’s so much beauty in the world around us and I feel so blessed to be living this life that I’ve been given.
I have a major sweet tooth
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love junk food! If I could, I would live off of sugar. In fact, if I didn’t have a family to feed, I would probably have pumpkin bread for breakfast, frozen yogurt for lunch and cookies for dinner. I bake at least twice a week and my husband and I always have dessert (he’s actually making cookies right now). Luckily, I’ve got a great metabolism and I love going on walks and working out, so it evens out.
Phew, made it! I guess that was easier than I thought 🙂 If you haven’t done this yet, you should give it a try. As much fun as blogging about finance can be (and I’m not being sarcastic here), it can be fun to get to know the person behind the blog a little bit more, too.