You’d think being a blogger and living in the social media world, you’d know almost everything about me. Nope. There are just some things I haven’t shared with you guys. It’s not because I’m embarrassed or anything. I just never really got around to it. I guess there’s no better time than now to get to know me better. So, here we are and 10 things you might not know about me.
1. I WAS A PAGEANT KID
Yup. My mom enrolled me in beauty pageants when I was little. From an infant to a preteen, I strutted myself onstage—once with a broken arm dressed in an satin glove. But, don’t get too excited. The pageants I was in were not even close to the fully drawn out events they are today.
2.I WAS IN BALLET, TAP DANCE, CHEERLEADING, AND BATON TWIRLING
My mom was all about keeping us busy as kids. So much that she put me in classes whenever she could. I remember not wanting to be in any of those, but my mom made me. I wanted to play sports…she said no. I made up for it in high school by joining softball, volleyball, and soccer.
3.MY FIRST CONCERT WAS…
Madonna’s Who’s That Girl Tour. I was 11-years-old when my dad surprised me with tickets. That won him major bonus points!
4. I WASN’T ALLOWED TO DATE BOYS, WEAR MAKEUP, OR SHAVE MY LEGS UNTIL I WAS 17-YEARS-OLD
I don’t know how those things intertwined but OK. Once again my mom was on it. She was strict with me and today I am so grateful that she was. Man…she saved me a lot of teen heartache and makeup mistakes.
5. I WAS A COOK IN THE MILITARY
A lot of you know that I was in the U.S. Air Force. But, did you know I was a trained chef? No, I will not cook for you. As part of my job, I once served as the cook for a missile alert facility in North Dakota (where they launched missiles). I had my own little kitchen and everything.
6. I USED TO SMOKE CIGARETTES
Yes, I’m a quitter and I couldn’t be happier. Today, just the smell of cigarettes make me sick.
7. I USED TO BE AN INTERN
After the military I went to college and interned at a few places—a talk radio station where I met Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block (he was rude to me), the marketing department of Los Angeles Magazine, and the public information office of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. I did all of this before I graduated in 2008.
8. I CAN’T FALL ASLEEP UNLESS MY HANDS ARE TOUCHING MY FACE
Is that weird? Am I alone? This must have started when I was in the womb. Moving on…
9. I HATE PEAS
I know “hate” is a strong word, but come on. They’re mushy and gross. That is all.
10. I WANT TO RUN A MARATHON BEFORE I TURN 40
I just turned 39, so that means training had to start…yesterday? This has been a goal of mine for a long time. Ankle injuries and feet problems have been interfering, but I’m determined to accomplish this. Stay tuned.