The lovely Stesha tagged me in her 5 things post that's been traveling around the blogosphere. So today, I'll be sharing 5 facts that you may not know about me :)
1. Once upon a time I auditioned for American Idol. I think we all know how that worked out seeing as though I'm not the country singing superstar I once desired to be. It was just one of those things that I had to do. Every year, I would watch and think to myself, "I can do that!". Obviously the judges didn't agree that I could, but I'm happy that I did it so that I know that it wasn't supposed to work out. I don't have to sit around and wonder whether or not my destiny is to be the next Carrie Underwood :)
2. I moved to Boston sight unseen. Risky? Sure. Worth it? Absolutely. I know most people probably wouldn't move to a new city having never seen it, and there are probably some people out there who think I'm a little on the crazy side for doing it. What's life without a little adventure and risk though? In my opinion, life is very dependent upon your attitude in most situtations, and only partially dependent upon your circumstances. So, I moved here with a positive attitude and the confidence that everything would work out. Coincidentally, it did! This experience has taught me so much and has truly allowed me to grow as a person, and I could not be more appreciative of that. I would not change one single thing about my decision to move here even if I could.
3. I have a short attention span. I mean seriously, in just about everything that I do, and I've always been this way. I get bored easily. I become passionate about new projects and opportunities very quickly, and I love these new things in almost an obsessive way for a while. And then suddenly, I'm just kind of over it. I know that this is not an admirable trait, but here is the good thing that comes of it: on the rare occasion that I don't get bored with something, I know that I really truly love it. Examples: my fiance, family, my BFF's, photography, this blog, ice cream, and pizza ;)
4. I've always been the kind of person who has enjoyed having a few close friends rather than a large pool of mediocre friends. I don't have (and have never had) a massive groups of girlfriends, and I'm totally ok with that. I thrive on close, intimate relationships where you really get to know a person. Not so much anymore, but there was a point in my life where it bothered me that I didn't have that huge clan of girls to hang out with. I now appreciate the few close relationships that I have. I know that the friends that I have are real, true friends who love me, and I know that they have my back in any situation. And to me, this is what matters.
5. I love my family. Most of us do so that's not really unique, right? To me, it is. Growing up, I think I was under the impression that everyone's family was like mine. Everyone had two parents who not only loved them and their siblings but also loved each other. No one's parents ever fought in front of them. All parents instilled good morals and values into their children that would follow them into adulthood. As I've grown older, I've unfortunately learned that this is not the norm. This is the exception. The relationship and bond that my family has is hard to put into words. For some reason unbeknownst to me, we just work. My dad recently told my siblings and I that you get out of life what you put into it. If you put all of your time and energy into your career, you'll have a successful career. If you put all of your time and energy into a hobby or sport, that's where you'll find success. If you put your time, energy, and love into your family, you'll have a happy one. If there's one piece of advice that I can carry over into the family that Justin and I will have, this will be it.
So hopefully you feel like you know me a liiiittle bit better now :) And I'm going to be tagging these 5 lovely ladies: Lindsay, Leeann, Shanna, Kat, and Jacqueline :)