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Monday, June 26, 2017

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Happy Monday, friends!  As I get in the swing of posting blog content regularly, I wanted to take a few minutes to reintroduce myself.  I love getting to know a little bit more about the person behind the blog, and I'd love to get to know y'all a little bit better, as well!



1. I am obsessed with goats.  My goat obsession is bad.  One of the happiest days of my life is when I visited a petting zoo (as a grown adult) and they let me brush the goats.  I will seriously go to the flea market just to look at the goats, and every time I'm there, I try to figure out a way to get a goat.  The best prank I've ever played was when I convinced my brother I was getting a goat off of Craigslist and needed him to help me pretend I found it somewhere.  I've discovered that there are lots of goat farms around the lake I visit in South Carolina, and I'm sooo tempted to ask if I can shoot a blog post at one of them.  Stay tuned ;)


2. I graduated high school early.  At high school orientation, the principal described high school as "the best days of your life."  My mom busted that myth really fast for me, and she was right.  I was never sentimental about high school, and I planned to graduate early the entire time I was in high school.  I graduated a semester early, took some classes at my university's satellite campus during that extra semester, and never looked back.


3. This month, I celebrated six years cancer free.  My battle with cancer is one of the top three events that shaped my life.  I was diagnosed at an age where I felt like I was invincible, and I had a future all planned out.  Cancer threw a wrench into my plans, but it also showed me how resilient I can be and what I am truly capable of.  While I'm not thankful for cancer, I'm thankful for what I learned from my battle.  (Read more about my cancer battle here.)




4.  I kind of fell into my career.  If you asked me 10 years ago what I would be doing at noon on a Monday at the age of 26, I can guarantee I wouldn't have described my current work situation.  But instead, I kind of fell into economic development, which is how most people get into this field.  I wanted a job where I would be doing something different every day and where I could genuinely help people, and I've found it.  (If you're curious about my career story or feeling a little lost in your own, check out this blog post.)


5.  I don't talk about them much on the blog, but I have the world's best friends.  Seriously, they are the best.  It's so comforting to know that no matter what I turn to them with - whether it's something hilariously absurd about my day or something that's heavy - they always have such authentic, amazing responses.  In the past, I would blog away about my friends and tag them on social media from my blog account, but people can get a little nosy, so I stopped doing that for their 
privacy.



6.  I will rescue just about any kind of animal.  Right now I have a rescue dog and rescue bird.  When I lived at home, we were always taking care of stray cats.  An injured opossum found it's way into our garage once, and I fed him for a few days until he was ready to leave.  If y'all know of any goats that need rescuing, I'm your girl ;)


7.  I'm in kind of a "woo woo" phase of my life right now.  For the past few years, I have become more and more cautious of the people I'm around and how their "energy" effects me.  People who are negative absolutely drain me, and I refuse to be around people that are perpetually negative any longer than I have to be.  I'm also learning to let go of things that don't serve me - whether that be material possessions, friendships, opportunities, etc.  Life is too short to be around people who only bring you down.


8.  Learning makes me ridiculously happy.  I am one of those people that will use Google and Youtube to teach myself how to do something.  If my schedule and budget allowed, I would go to conferences constantly.  I love reading, and I love solving problems.




9.  I love watching reality TV, but I would never want to be on a show.  I'm convinced that if I was on The Bachelor, I would be the most underwhelming contestant ever.  I also feel like I would be one of the girls that they give a made up profession to.  (PS - My current reality TV favorite is Southern Charm Savannah.  I'm fascinated by Ashley.)


10.  Mentoring is super important to me.  I don't know where I would be if it wasn't for my mentors.  I am forever grateful to the men and women who take time out of their schedules to help me with my life or even just to check in and see how I'm doing.  I also take a lot of pride in mentoring young women who are starting out in their careers.



That's probably more than you ever wanted to know about me.  I hope you'll pay a visit to the comments and tell me a little more about yourself so that we can all get to know each other here!  I have some fun stuff planned for this week, and I can't wait to share it with y'all!




27 comments:

  1. Congrats on being 6 years cancer free! That is amazing and definitely something to celebrate!

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  2. Congratulations on being 6 years cancer free! I'm also in love with my dog. They're the best aren't they?

    -Sabine | www.rinnyandbean.com

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  3. 6 years! That's amazing!! I also love goats, haha! When they had goats at disneyland I would spend so much time petting them! Love learning more about you!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  4. Okay I somehow missed your goat obsession until now. Goats are seriously SO cute though, I was at a petting zoo yesterday and contemplated what my life would be like if I could have a yard with a cute goat in the back. I'm also with you on not romanticizing high school. I did have some great times in high school but I certainly don't ever want to look back and think my life peaked at 17...no thanks, haha!

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  5. thanks for sharing! I'm glad you are doing so well, health-wise, but also looking ahead at the positives :)

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  6. When I was 19/20, I got an apartment in a college town. It was a bit of a drive to where I worked, but it was an excellent location, an excellent deal and a pretty decent little place. (Although the neighbor cooked curries constantly and my entire apartment smelled like it for months.)

    Nothing seemed weird until I was checking the mail one day and ran into a dolphin.

    I had moved into a Furry Community. Known as the Cube.

    Some of the best neighbors ever. Always super helpful and friendly. But sometimes throws you for a loop when you see a 6 ft tall raccoon walking around. I moved out about a year or so later. -@Saimaeve

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  7. I don't know how I missed that you're a cancer survivor, but I'm so so so amazed by how resilient you are! Seriously, that's so scary and also amazing. If you want to chat about woo woo stuff, that's actually what I'm into right now and what my blog is eventually going to focus on.

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  8. Congrats on being cancer free for 6 years, it's awesome that you decided to share your story!

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  9. I had no idea you loved goats so much! I keep seeing stuff online about goat yoga popping up- you'll have to bring that to TN! ;-)
    So thankful to call you one of my dear friends- thankful blogging brought us together!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  10. I had no idea about half of this stuff!!!! so nice to learn about you

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  11. I love posts like this, and I've always appreciated how authentic you are on your blog, especially when you shared your cancer story. You are such an inspiration to all of your readers. I can't say I have an obsession with goats, but my obsession with elephants is too real. I get excited anytime I see a piece of clothing with an elephant on it, and I want it. Bad.

    I definitely understand wanting to rescue all the animals. If I wasn't working on a ship, I would have so many. One day, I just want to live in a place with a big open yard for all of my animals to roam around.

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  12. i had no idea you loved goats haha!! I love the "Woo woo" phase of life! Although I don't think mine is a phase any more ;-)

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  13. I have a rescue dog, too & he is the light of my life! The best impulsive decision my husband and I made. I am also on the "woo woo" phase of my life!! I am such a strong believer of paying attention to vibrations you through into the universe and manifesting what you want. It all freakin works if you pay attention!! <3

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  14. You are the cutest! I loved getting to know you! That's amazing you graduated high school early. I definitely don't look back on that either!!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE getting to know you better! I love love goats as well, and there are so many weird stories of me with goats since high school. I'm getting pretty close to the "woo woo" phase of life, as soon as my wedding is lol! I can't wait to not have to worry about it!

    so great getting to know your better :)

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  16. I love posts like this! My mom is also OBSESSED with goats, so I totally understand haha. And I agree with you that high school is not the best time of your life - there is definitely more to life than teenage drama and homework!

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  17. This is such a lovely post! I really love learning about bloggers and behind the blog!

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  18. You are one bad ass babe! I love learning more about my fellow bloggers!!! I love pandas like you love goats!

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  19. Congrats on being cancer free!! That is so huge!!! Loved reading this post!

    xx Mollie

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  20. love this post!! such a great concept. you sound awesome!!

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  21. I love this post. I keep wanting to do one like this!

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  22. Love getting to know you better! Congrats on being cancer free! I think it's great that you love goats so much - they're so fun!

    Kristin
    stripesandsangria.blogspot.com

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  23. Goats is such a different one! Haha. Congrats on being cancer free! YAY!

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  24. I loved getting to know you better! Congrats on being cancer free!

    Jennifer Ashley // www.prettylittledetails.com

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  25. Love learning more about you. Such a fun post. And happy 6 years of being cancer free!

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  26. Haha I am the same way with reality TV!! Loved learning all these fun facts about you!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  27. Six years cancer free. Congrats girl! And I am the same about reality TV! Thanks for sharing these fun facts about you!

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