Hello, everyone! I haven’t posted anything in over a month! I’ve had some major writer’s block on top of being super busy. Two weeks ago the company that I work for participated in the Dragon Boat Races. They asked me to create a dragon head that someone could wear as the mascot for our team, The Hungarian Horntails. Last Halloween I made two paper mâche airplanes that everyone was impressed by and so they wanted me to make a dragon head! I’ll write a blog post about my process and how my dragon head turned out, but that consumed my life for about three weeks. Between work and working out I didn’t have time to write. With the Races over I have regained the small amount of free time I had. Creating the dragon head also gave me the inspiration to write again. In celebration of getting over my writer’s block, I thought I’d share 10 facts about myself. So here we go!
1| I have a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology
After earning my degree I found a Job working in an IT department as the Data Coordinator. I have a very nerdy love of data and analyzing that data. Most days I enjoy my job and have fun doing it. Some days I feel like I should be perusing something else with my life, but for now, I’m pretty happy with my job. The company I work for is filled with amazing people. I also have some pretty great bosses who always support me and are there to listen to me when I need to talk.
2| I have three very different cats
When I say very different cats, I’m not just talking about the way they look. I’m also talking about their personalities! All three of them were rescues and I think they can tell.
On the far Left, we have Garrus. Garrus is a 5-year-old, 20 pound Maine Coon mix who loves to eat. He gets extremely grumpy when he doesn’t get fed on time. He is the laziest out of all three, he prefers to lay around and watch the others play while he naps. His favorite human is my long-term boyfriend, he lays on him whenever he can and misses him when he’s gone. Even though Garrus is our biggest cat, he is the biggest baby. Anything new scares him and makes him hide under our bed. He is also very clumsy.
In the middle, we have Garrus’s biological sister Abby. They came from the same litter. Which might be hard to believe considering Abby is only 9 pounds and is the complete opposite of Garrus. She is brave and isn’t scared of much, except for the Vacuum cleaner. She also doesn’t eat that much. She loves to nap in high places and on various objects. At the moment her favorite place to nap is on top of a dresser where we are currently storing our comforter. She is a ninja when she is super quiet and you can never really hear when she’s coming.
The far right is my three-legged Momo. Momo is a cat that my mother rescued from the middle of the road. He was injured and wouldn’t move his left leg. We found out he had a broken leg, so he wore a cast for the first month that I had him. After his cast was removed we found out that he had nerve damage and would never regain the use of his left leg again. I had to make the difficult decision to have his leg amputated. Honestly, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. He’s always been playful, but once his arm was amputated he became more playful and was able to move around better. He loves to play and chase the other two around. He is also a mamas boy, he follows me around everywhere when I’m home. If he can’t see me, he usually comes and finds me. He also likes to watch me while I cook! He’s also a sweetie, he’ll come up to people and ask them to pet them. He can’t meow for some reason, and so he just makes squeaky noises.
3| I can play the violin and the clarinet
You know that saying, “You never forget how to ride a bike”? Well I’ve forgotten how to ride a bike but I haven’t forgotten how to play the violin and the clarinet. I think my brain decided that those talents are more important than riding a bike. I started playing the violin in the 1st grade and stopped playing around the 9th grade. When I entered middle school I decided to focus on the clarinet and I did very well. I won multiple awards and I even played at the Saenger Theater here in Pensacola.
Once I started High School I decided I didn’t want to play either any longer and I quit. It’s honestly one of my biggest regrets in life. I loved playing music and I loved both instruments. But I entered that annoying time in my life where puberty took over and I became another annoying high school girl. I wish I had kept up with them, but after college I decided to try to play again.
Wouldn’t you know it? I remembered most things and I was very proud of myself. However, with work and trying to get into shape I’ve been super busy. One day I’ll dedicate time to play them again, but for now those skills are on the back burner.
4| I would love to open my own restaurant one day
When I was younger my dream was to become a Chef and own a restaurant. From a young age, I was always in the kitchen with my parents. I loved watching my father cook and my mother bake cakes. At the age of 11, I started to practice cooking more and I really enjoyed it. I still enjoy cooking, but I didn’t pursue my dream of becoming a Chef. Instead, I went down a practical route and got a Bachelors of Science. Even though I didn’t pursue a culinary degree, I still love to cook and I have a dream of opening my own restaurant. My mom would make the desserts and my dad would help me in the kitchen. It would be a family restaurant that was casual in the daytime but a little more upscale for the dinner service. If I ever won the lottery I think opening my own restaurant would be my first purchase.
5| I am a Pessimistic Optimist
I know it’s kind of an oxymoron, but it’s true. My outlook on life is 100% in the view of a Pessimistic Optimist. I am always prepared for the worst to happen while at the same time hoping for the best. The glass isn’t half full or half empty, it’s constantly filling and emptying. A good thing will happen and then a bad thing will happen. It’s just the circle of life. I try not to feel down if something bad happens because I know something good is bound to happen. I’m also more of a Pessimist when it comes to my outlook on my own life, and more of an Optimist when it comes to my outlook on other peoples lives. Be prepared for the worst while expecting the best! That’s my motto in life and I’m sticking to it.
I hope you enjoyed these facts about myself. What are 5 interesting facts about yourself? I’d love to read them in the comments below! I’m hoping to get back to my normal posting schedule. I’ll try and post something new every Tuesday and Thursday!
As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a marvelous day!