This is an old one that I posted on Facebook back in 2011, originally called the “20 Facts” (the number of random facts I came up with about myself at the time), which sat in my note section for a while. I thought I would bring it up a notch and add on to the list. I think this makes for a fun first post so you can get to know me a little better.
I am Portuguese/American, born and raised in the famous Big Easy – New Orleans, Louisiana (USA);
I love cars!
The strangest things that I have eaten are snails, frog legs and crocodile (yum!);
I am a perfectionist. I bore people out of their minds when I am incapable of turning my back on something that, in my mind, is “out of line”. I drove my friends mad in college on group projects;
I hate washing dishes!Oh, I’ll do it if I have to…and the high pile is about to fall over;
I literally stand by my sixth sense to death. It RARELY ever fools me;
I am a Foodie. I love anything that is food related. In fact, I grew up in my parents family Italian Restaurant “Ciro’s Pizza and Spaghetti House” on Maple Street, which was a hit back in the day. Do any of you New Orleanians remember?? The majority of my jobs as a student where in restaurants and one day I would not turn down the opportunity to own my own. Otherwise, proper table service suits for a very happy me!
I care for a valuable resume and get involved in everything that I believe will make me a better person and professional;
I admire ambitious and mindful people, who know what they want in life. They are a driving force for my life;
Trying to actually keep my glasses ON my face is always a hassle and things just don’t seem as real to me as when I use contact lenses (am I the only one with this strange feeling??);
I continuously try to be a better person with each passing day;
I have chronic bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis that make me suffer terribly in cold/humid climates. Tissues have been my best friends for years. Anyone needing tissues knows who to get them from;
I am a blood donor and try to donate twice a year;
I love being frugal and using my money the intelligent way!
My pet peeve is judgmentalness
I am horrible at maths. Like seriously super drop dead BAD at math. Which to be honest is a bit contradictory when I say that I for God adore Finances! It gets pretty ridiculous when I try to count change sometimes or mentally calculate every time! (what would the world be without our beloved bank cards and calculators?!);
My favorite book is The Secret. I feel like it has given me a completely different perspective on life;
I have been a ballerina since age 6 and have practiced all kinds of dance styles since then: 6 years of classical ballet (USA), 6 years of Modern Dance – Graham Technique (USA), 10 years of Belly Dance (Portugal) and other random styles such as Flamenco (USA), Hip-hop (Portugal), Contemporary (Portugal), Jazz, etc. I like Belly dancing the most.
I am somewhat clumsy with simple, random tasks like opening and closing doors or buttoning up my coat (oh the frustration!);
I am a very distracted and forgetful person. I might as well look at someone in the face and not notice them or forget what I had for lunch;
I have been ever so lucky to have learned 4 languages over the course of my life: French, English, Portuguese and Spanish (…a friend of mine actually knows 12 languages!How is that even possible!?);
So far, for a longer or shorter period of time, I have lived in 5 different countries: USA, Portugal, France, Belgium and England (YES, my life has been oh-so-blessed!). It’s impossible not to misspell!
I tell everyone that I am from the World as I have never really settled in one place for long, even so, I consider Portugal my home;
My favorite colors are Black and Pink, but not together. I am weird like that;
I am allergic to fake jewelry (I’ll just have to use the nice stuff i guess…just saying… xD);
I have a list of favorite quotes;
I am a total sucker for Traveling! I L-O-V-E. LOVE. To. Travel! Discovering world cultures, traditions and languages… one day I hope to travel the world, which is one of the goals set in my Lifebook;
I am an overall pretty easy person to please. My interests are broad and I am fond of TOO MANY things;
I rarely reject challenges. I love trying random things and having different experiences;
I have already been sprayed with pepper spray (there you go for someone who adores different experiences!);
I enjoy public speaking;
I hate going to bed early but while it may feel really great staying in bed in the mornings…I hate waking up late, because…;
…I love being productive! For me, time in bed is time wasted (not on such a healthier point of view). Talk about complicated mind!;
I highlight WAY too much (something I also do with my Amazon Kindle App!);
I never feel like I have “nothing to do”. To be honest, I have wished endless times for my day to double so that I can learn and experience double the things!
I eat with my utensils on the wrong side for a right-handed person. This is particularly a challenge with fish cutlery;
I don’t really watch TV unless I am really in the mood to do so. Which is hardly ever;
Sun and Nature are a couple of my favorite things because they keep me at peace
Everyone has their phobias. Mine are: Tripofobia (aversion or disgust of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads) and Thanatophobia (fear of death);
I am obsessed with learning things through internet research (on my favorite topics, obviously.), see it as a hobby and spend way too much time on it;
I love defining life goals, organization, and making lists. I hardly ever have my mind set in the present. It is either in the past or in the future.
So there you have it, a list of a few random facts about me. What are some random things about yourself? Maybe I’ll get more ideas from your comments and add on some more!