Friday, January 20, 2017

10 Random Facts About Myself

I saw Jenny's post linking up to Erin and even though the link up is over, I thought it'd be fun to join in anyway!


{1}

I CANNOT stand nail files. I do not use them and I hate when people around me use them. Even the sound makes me cringe! I will spend forever shaping my nails with clippers until they are perfect so that I don't have to use one of those.

{2}

If I could re-do college and my career choice, I would have studied mechanical engineering and become an astronaut. It was a childhood dream and it just hasn't gone away. But I'm not going back to school at this point! My accounting degree is just fine!

{3}

I often feel like Kevin and I are crazy. We don't know a single family that started foster/adopt like we did (young, no kids, BAM! older kids overnight). We do have friends that have older adopted kids, but they were younger when they came to them or they had biological kids before fostering/adopting. I wonder if we're the crazy ones for doing it the way we have.

{4}

I have a lot of anxiety - especially since starting foster care. I've gotten to where I drink decaf coffee because the caffeine in regular coffee just puts me over the edge.

{5}

I cannot sleep in PJ pants! I hate it. I love wearing them around the house but I HAVE to sleep in shorts, no matter how cold it is. PJ pants get all bunched up and drive me bonkers!

{6}

I'm often mistaken as my kids' sister. While I take it as a compliment that I look young, it makes me feel like they think I'm too young to have kids (or older kids). Had I gotten pregnant at age 16, I could absolutely have children the age of ours.

{7}

I'm in a weird place right now. I feel overwhelmed with life (hence, not posting in this blog) yet I can't figure out what to change. We go to support groups, go to counseling, have date nights, started working part time (though I'm working full-time during busy season right now), spend time with Jesus, yet, I still don't feel calm. We're praying about what to do because we know that something still need to change. Foster care is harder than anything you could possibly imagine (unless you've done it) because not only is it physically exhausting, it is one emotional roller coaster ride EVERY SINGLE DAY. Hard topics such as rape, drugs, abuse, mental illness and abandonment are on my mind every day.

{8}

Lularoe leggings are the most comfortable pieces of clothing I've ever worn. Though I wish retail was a little cheaper than it is, I keep buying Lularoe items because of the darn comfort!

{9}

I'm LOVING my new Spiralizer! I've made noodles with zucchini and the whole family loves it! Does anyone have any good Spiralizer recipes they want to share with me?

{10}

The hubs and I are going to Seattle in a couple months for a conference/getaway and I get to see Tiffany!! I'm super pumped about it! 


Have a fabulous weekend!!!! XOXO