GET TO KNOW ME | 10 Interesting Things About Me

Sorry for the assaulting selfie right off the bat.

1. I’m a Cancer Zodiac type. Not many people really believe in the Zodiac signs, and I don’t really either. If there’s one thing it got right though, it’s that I’m always emotional.

 

2. I’m an INFP. Similar to Zodiac, a lot of people might not believe in this stuff, but the Myer Brigg types are found on more facts than stars and planets. I’ve taken the test multiple times and have always got INFP. I think it explains me perfectly and I’ve been able to do some self exploring and understanding through the things I’ve read. I’m also just proud to say that I have the same Brigg type as Tolkien, Homer, Shakespeare, George Orwell, Peter Jackson, Johnny Depp, and so on. Even just admiring these peoples work explains so much about me it’s crazy. I highly recommend you take the test yourself if you haven’t already as I found it gave me great perspective on myself and my life. You can take the test here: x
3. I’m an English major with a double minor in Philosophy and History. The English part will make more sense once you read number four. Books are my life and I want to teach. Philosophy intrigues me to no end. I have frequent existential crisis’s and I’m often thinking about the world, life, and beyond. History is just fascinating to learn about as a whole and how it’s affected the world, but I should probably be minoring in a Classics History, versus the regular type for many reasons.
4. I want to become an author and a teacher one day. I think a lot of people who want to be an author eventually end up doing something in the realm of writing, like blogging. I’ve been inspired in every aspect of my life by amazing books and talented authors. If there’s one thing I could contribute to the world, I’d love for it to be in writing. I’m a major book nerd, so there’s nothing quite like reading a book as a form of escapism. As for teaching, long story short, the education system needs teachers who are passionate about their art and who genuinely want students, who are especially malleable, to succeed and grow. That’s all I’ll say about that, I smell a blog post coming on that topic. 
5. I used to hate my skin color when I was younger. I think a lot of us can relate to hating something about ourselves, especially at a young age. For me, it was my dark olive, slightly yellow-toned skin. I was surrounded by the media saying that pale skin was desirable and even had some ‘friends’ who kept telling me dark skin was more cancerous. Ridiculous, right? Over the years I noticed people started spray tanning, using bronzers, or using tanning beds to try and achieve a look I had naturally. It took quite a few people to say they were jealous of my skin tone to realize that I actually had it great. Almost all of my friends get bad sun burns from being outside for less than an hour and have horrible peels and rashes afterwards. I’m happy to say that I’ve only ever had one slight burn in my entire life thanks to my dark, Euro/Arab skin. While I’m not shy to admit I do wish it was slightly lighter at times, I do truly love my skin.
6. I’m a major Greek mythology nerd. Ever since my best friend got me to read the Percy Jackson series in the eighth grade, I’ve been obsessed with it. It was one of the main reasons I wanted to take a minor in history, all the myths and stories fascinate me. If you haven’t read this series, or if you are interested in mythologies of any kind, the author Rick Riordan writes tons of amazing stories about multiple kinds of mythologies. Technically this series in particular is for youth, I’ll never stop reading them.
7. I’ve taken language classes in French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese, although I’m still not fluent in any. I took French from kindergarten all the way to the tenth grade. I probably wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation with you, but funnily enough, one semester in university taking Japanese, I can safely say I know more than French. Italian is one of my backgrounds and I’ve heard it around me as I was growing up. I can understand quite a bit, but have a hard time responding. Spanish is pretty similar to Italian and having a bunch of Spanish friends has encouraged me to learn more.
8. I’m actually pretty lazy. I wish I wasn’t, but I am. I’m a major procrastinator. I even bought a journal back in 2016, and I basically procrastinated writing in it. I never used to think I was lazy, just tired, but over the years I’ve come to realize that I was actually just lazy all along. I’m actively trying to work on it, but it’s definitely difficult.
9. I’m one of the most resilient people I know. One of the traits I’m most proud about that I have is the ability to be strong in the face of adversity. Not many things get to me and I’m blessed to say I don’t get stressed as often as I probably should. Due to this trait, a lot of friends and family feel they can come to me for advice and that makes me very happy.

 

 

10. I have a little toy poodle dog named Lola and she is 13 years old. She’s deaf, going blind, is a dwarf, has bull legs, and has epilepsy. She’s been a great part of my life so far and I love her to pieces, even when she humps her toy animal in front of guests. Also, yes, I had to most multiple pictures of her.
 
Those are ten facts about me. I’d love to learn about some of you guys who have occasionally read my blog. If you have a fun fact page on your blog please link it below and I’ll check it out!

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