10 things about me

1. I come from a big family. 7 kids. It’s not unusual for me to have to count in my head how many of those are brothers.

2. I have a son named Mason. He is not named after Kourtney Kardashian’s son, and yes, it is quite a coincidence that I happened to be watching Keeping up with Kardashians a lot while I was pregnant. (No judgment.)


3. I can’t curl my hair. I just can’t do it. I’m pretty sure I could read a hair tutorial every day for the rest of my life and never master it. But I’ll never give up on you, effortless-looking beach waves.

4. I double-majored in Journalism and Spanish. People used to always ask me if that meant I was going to write for a Spanish newspaper. (??)

5. I love beer and camping. Especially when the two are combined.

camping A Hawaiian theme never hurts, either.

6. I don’t trust my own interior decorating decisions. Like, at all. If I change something in the living room and people don’t lavishly praise it the second they walk in, I become paranoid that it sucks.

7. I skipped first grade. It was traumatizing. Imagine growing up with kids who are always at least a year older than you. Imagine just getting your permit when all your friends can already drive. I’ll never forget how deflated I felt after a guy wrote in my freshman yearbook: “I’ll take you on a date, but only when you turn 15.” (Underlined 3 times.)

hat Now: young and proud

8. I have a fantasy alter ego who lives near the beach somewhere in Mexico, surfs every day, hangs out with locals at the cafecito, and is impossibly tan year-round. Also, by sheer coincidence, Blue Crush is one of my favorite movies of all time.

surfing Actually surfing in Mexico while studying abroad, circa 2007.

9. I play the piano and sing. Sometimes. Rarely…What I’m saying is, I can do those things.

10. I’m not a natural runner or naturally thin, but I try to pretend I’m both.

fake pull up I also like to pretend I can do pull-ups, whenever I encounter one of these poles of perfect chin-height.

My hair isn’t really that dark, either. THERE. Now all my secrets are out.

So, what else do you wanna know?

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 16, 2013 at 9:03 am

I didn’t skip a grade, but I was a year younger than everyone in my grade, because I started school in Michigan, and continued in Indiana, where the cut off date was June 1st at the time (and my birthday is at the end of July). Sometimes it was fun being the young one, but I always had to wait an extra year to drive, vote, drink…you know, all the big milestones. I always felt bad asking my friends to drive me around when I really should’ve still been taking the bus (as a junior in high school :/). I’m sure you can relate!
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Kim August 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

I can totally relate. :) Everyone would always be like, “someday, you’ll appreciate being younger than everyone else,” but that’s not helpful when you’re watching all your friends get their licenses while you’re still driving around with mom and dad. haha!


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