One thing I love doing when discovering a new blog it’s reading some personal posts of the gal/s behind the blog. It’s probably a little early for me to be writing about my personal life. But what have I got to lose?
Here are 10 facts about me:
1. I’ve had anxiety for almost 11 years
I was 19 and knew nothing about mental health nor did I know anyone personally with a mental illness. Anxiety is a scary illness when you’ve got no idea what is happening to you. More so when you’re having a panic attack. Not one doctor I visited in the early years suggested anxiety.
It wasn’t until I was 29 that I came across the blogging/youtube community. I found other women who with similar experiences and it gave me the courage to ask my doctor. I found an amazing Psychologist 8 months ago and the tools/techniques to deal with my anxiety. I’m in a very different place now but I have such a LONG road ahead of me. It’s as daunting as it is exciting to think of where I’ll be in a year or 2’s time. I have such a different outlook on my future that I cannot wait to see what it brings me.
2. I have 4 animals
I’ve loved animals all my life and have had a few pets throughout my life. I have 2 ragdoll cats who are so unlike any cat I’ve ever had/met in my life. They’re amazingly unique I cannot imagine ever having a different cat breed. I also have 2 darling guinea pigs that are well into their 6th year of life (average lifespan is 4-8 years). I recently lost my 5th guinea pig earlier this year (she was 8 years old), my heart still breaks when I think of her.
3. I own a small business
I decided last year that I wanted to turn my love of creating things into a small business and created Wonderillie Dolls. I’ve turned my love of knitting, crocheting & sewing into a neat little project where I get to create the most adorable (I’m totally not biased) little cloth dolls that I sell via ETSY. My business is still young but I have such grand plans for the future. I’m excited to see it grow and my skills as a doll maker develop alongside it.
4. I recently turned 30
I had so much anxiety in the weeks leading up to my 30th birthday. Turning 30 is a milestone and I was anxious to leave my 20’s behind. So many changes happen in your 30’s that it’s overwhelming to think about yet exciting also. I have so many hopes for the next decade I only hope I can live up it.
5. I wrote a book when I was 22
If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo then you’re totally missing out if writing a book is your dream/goal. National Novel Writing Month is an event that takes place in November each year. The goal is to write 50,000 words by November 30th. I achieved the milestone in 2009 and was so proud I didn’t care that it was full of mistakes and inconsistencies. I wrote a book and how many people can say that?
6. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are my food addiction of the moment. I can’t explain why I love them so much, they’re just so damn good. I’ve tried so many different kinds from packaged to bakery and home baked. I have my favourites but am yet to find a recipe that is totally healthy and yet addictive.
7. I’m all about superheroes
Between Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch & Black Widow I have such a love of superhero women right now. I cannot discount the men (Thor, Bucky, Captain America, et al) for they’re just as awesome. But the women are so strong right now and I can relate on so many levels.
8. I’m addicted to my phone
I don’t think I could live without my phone as I sit here and type this. That’s not exactly a good thing. I really should do a phone detox, even if it only lasts one day. Alas, for right now I think my phone will remain attached to me at all times.
9. I once auditioned for a movie
Working on movies was my dream when I was in high school. At 18 I got the chance to audition for a movie. I spent the entire day waiting with dozens of other girls only to crash and burn in the audition. I may have failed to get the part but it was an experience I’ll never forget.
10. I have a Bachelor’s degree
In 2012 I graduated University and received my Bachelor’s degree. I did a double major (Art History & Communication) thinking it’d come in handy one day. Yet I’ve never utilised my degree and don’t expect to. If I could do it over I’d pick a different degree.
What’s one fun fact about you?
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