Forty truths & no lies {about me}

Hello there, dear readers & people that I actually know in real life! I love you all!

This is going to be like those beginning-of-the-year icebreakers that everyone actually hates, except I’m the only one talking and it doesn’t suck.

I’ve picked up a few new followers over the past few months & thought it was about time to do a proper introduction of myself.

Standing in the snow & wearing my LuLaRoe, as usual.

And what better way is there to do that than dumping a bunch of random {and some fun} facts out onto the interwebs? I can’t think of anything, so here goes!

  1. Currently, I live in Dayton, Ohio, but I grew up in Arlington, Virginia.
  2. I’m a military spouse – my husband is in the Air Force, which is what brought us to good ol’ Dayton.
  3. I have one older sister & she is awesome & I keep accidentally following in her footsteps! {Women’s Studies major, feminist, work at a library…}
  4.  I really love cats. I have three. 
  5. My favorite genres of books are memoirs & middle grade fiction.
  6. Ice hockey is my favorite sport to watch – specifically the Washington Capitals!
  7. I went to Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where I studied Early Childhood Education and Women’s & Gender Studies.
  8. I have traveled to 5 different countries.
  9. One of my fave hobbies is photography – specifically portrait & travel photography.
  10. I’m currently working at a coffee shop AND a library & I love them both!
  11. Recently, I’ve become sort of obsessed with LuLaRoe clothing. {yes I know I wrote a whole long blog post on why MLMs are sucky but I really like the way the clothes fit me ok??}
  12. I’m a feminist.
  13. I really enjoy making lists!!
  14. Someday, I would love to own a coffee shop/bookstore combo.
  15. I got married at the age of twenty two. It was a wonderful decision.
  16. Milk & Cookies {by Ben and Jerry’s} is my favorite flavor of ice cream.
  17. People always ask me if I go by anything other than Margaret, but the answer is always no. Apparently, it’s rare to find Margaret’s who don’t go by a nickname these days!
  18. I’m afraid of heights.
  19. I’ve never broken a bone, but I did once fracture a finger while trying to pull my sister UP a hill in a sled. Classic fourth grade hijinks, right?
  20. The last book I read was Frazzled by Booki Vivat.

    OHHHHHH, we’re halfway there…

  21. I freaking love coffee. Can you tell??
  22. I’m DEFINITELY not a morning person, but I’ve always wished that I could be.
  23. I’ve been blogging off & on for about 4 years.
  24. My husband & I haven’t been on our honeymoon yet – instead we had a “honeymove” that included Uhaul trailer & a lot of driving!
  25. My fave hashtag to use on Instagram is #whollyme – so far it’s mostly just me using it, but I’d love to see more people posting with it!
  26. I love watching YouTubers of all kinds – beauty gurus, food channels, comedians, vloggers, you name it.
  27. One of my goals for 2017 is to read 24 books. I’ve read two so far!
  28. I’m a Gold Award Girl Scout, and a lifetime Girl Scout as well.
  29. I have seen all of the seasons of Friends all the way through about 8 times. I’m not exaggerating.
  30. My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff.
  31. One summer during college, I lived and interned in Dublin, Ireland. I miss that country every day.
  32. I collect Rae Dunn mugs. It’s kind of a problem.
  33. Unlike a lot of ladies, I really don’t like taking baths.
  34. I used to have a shop on Etsy where I sold handmade hair ties and bracelets. I think I still have the shop listed as “vacation mode” from about 3 years ago, ha!
  35. I love to bake, but I don’t do it very often because I usually end up eating ALL of the baked goods.
  36. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a meteorologist because I loved weather.
  37. One of my favorite authors is Mo Willems. He writes the Pigeon series of children’s books!
  38. My husband took my name when we got married.
  39. I’m chronically over-involved. I was on the executive board of multiple clubs in college and now I’m on the board of the local Air Force spouses group. I can’t help myself!
  40. If I have money to spend, I will probably spend it on coffee or makeup. #priorities

There you have it – forty VERY random facts about me.

I hope those were enjoyable to read! Major props to you if you made it this far. I used to think I had no interesting or “fun facts” to share during class & icebreakers, but based on this list, I’m doing just fine.

NOW – tell me a random fact about yourself! Seriously, try to be as random & specific as possible. None of those “I live in this city” or “My favorite animal is a dog” basic AF facts. I want the real good stuff. Comment below!!

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