Well it’s March and for me that means it’s blog challenge time. I did one last March and I absolutely loved it!!! For anyone who has every thought of starting a blog or gets stumped every once in a while on what to write, this is a great way to get you writing every single day. This year I am participating in NaBloPoMo ( National Blog Posting Month) from blogher.com . Definitely take a look at it and join!
For the first day, our prompt is to write 5 interesting facts about ourselves. I’m not going to lie, this was not easy for me. The more I kept thinking about it I kept saying to myself, “that’s not interesting” but then again to other people it may be. So here goes nothing.
1. I was born in Houston, TX but raised in Cranston, RI. When my parents were young, my dad got a job that transferred him from our home state (RI) to Texas. Back then, in 1979, Houston was up and coming. Fast forward to August of ’79 and I was born. I remember my mom telling me stories of how she would walk me in the mall in AC because it was so hot and humid. I like to say I can blame her on my shopping problem. I love hearing stories from my grandparents on how they drove to come visit me in Texas and how different it is in the south. One year later my mom was homesick and my parents moved back to Rhode Island and I was raised in Cranston (where both my parents grew up as well). I would love to travel to Houston one day. It’s on my bucket list to visit and I hope to make it happen soon.
2. I do not eat ANY fruit. Weird but yet interesting. If I have to, I will watermelon and apples on occasion. I am so afraid to try new things. I like to tell people I am a texture person- sight, color, smell, taste- they all scare me when it comes to fruit. I may have to talk to someone about it. Haha
3. I am a Glambassador for Glamour Magazine and I love it! For the past 3 years I have had many doors open and couldn’t be more grateful. This opportunity has allowed me write, test beauty products and get a job that I love.
4. I am like Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny when it comes to cars. Boy, did she know her stuff. I literally know more than some men. I can thank my Papa and my Uncles for that. From the minute I had my license, they made sure I understood everything under the hood. They made me the independent woman I am today when it comes to my car. I know how to not get robbed when I go for something to get fixed because I know exactly what they are talking about. If I had to change a tire, I could. I think it is very liberating that I can honestly say I can make it on my own no matter what.
5. I could literally stay home all weekend and watch tv/movies and read my magazines/books. There is nothing better in the world than spending quality time with yourself. It’s one thing to be alone but it’s another when you actually like to be alone and enjoy your own company. This is something I highly suggest everyone learns to do.