Day 18: post 30 facts about yourself

  1. When I was about three-years old, I banged my forehead against a table and got 20 stitches. The scar is still there.
  2. I declared myself a vegetarian when I was in 7th grade even though I would have the occasional bacon or pepperoni, very rarely though. Then in the 9th grade I ate a chicken nugget meal from McDonalds and from that point on I have never been tempted to eat meat, ever. If I ever do eat meat again it will be fresh dear or something.
  3. I took dance lessons from when I was four-years old up until I graduated high school, then I was on the dance team in college for two years. I’ve done ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip-hop.
  4. I did cheerleading in junior and senior year of high school. I was a flyer and I did some stunts but nothing crazy. I’m glad I tried it but I definitely prefer dance.
  5. I played the trumpet in middle school, and I sang chorus middle school and high school.
  6. I went to Del Val for college and majored in small animal science, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made to do that. My first semester I went to Kutztown for psychology and I made some nice friends there but overall it was a huge mistake and I really don’t know how I got there. I really did not think my college plans through, until I got there. And then I basically let fate lead me to Del Val, and I had never felt so confident that I knew I was on the right path.
  7. My favorite color is a tie between pink and purple. Right behind that is green.
  8. I love when it rains. (Even better when it thunderstorms.)
  9. I’m really good at numbers and years/dates. If someone talks about something that happened I will always know the exact date and year, or I will know the exact year a song/movie came out. Like, for example if my mom brings up a family vacation I’ll be like, “yes, that was summer 2005” without any hesitation. I swear there is a calendar in my mind. And just numbers in general come natural to me, math was always such an easy subject that I could even somewhat enjoy.
  10. My favorite animal has always been cats, mainly your typical house cat but I like the wild ones too. I still love dogs though and can’t wait to have one soon.
  11. I’m 5’3 and a quarter.
  12. I really dislike going out to eat, especially if it’s a really fancy restaurant. I really like just getting takeout and eating at home.
  13. I am a nature freak, I love hugging trees and rolling in the grass and climbing logs.
  14. I have been writing in a journal since the 7th grade. I have gone through many, many journals. I tend to write on average a couple times a week.
  15. I was born and raised on Long Island, but whenever I would visit relatives in PA I would wish to live there someday because I love the spacious and woodsy environment.
  16. I am extremely introverted almost to the point of anti-social. I love my friends greatly but always need my space. I have my talkative moments but generally I prefer silence.
  17. I am fascinated with astronomy — also astrology, mythology, and all the inspiration that comes behind the stars & planets.
  18. I am a very picky eater, not only vegetarian but I dislike a lot of food. I don’t like chocolate, most vegetables, most cheeses, most ethnic foods, any type of salad dressing or dipping sauce, I don’t even like cake or ice cream that much, or anything with a mushy texture. If there are different foods on my plate then they cannot be touching. Honestly I just don’t even like food that much in general, which pisses people off.
  19. I have a fear of riding horses because when I was seven-years old I got thrown off a horse and luckily someone caught me, but it was absolutely terrifying. Also, my middle name Cyrena is named after my great-grandmother who passed away from a horse riding accident.
  20. I am horribly terrified of butterflies! I think they are even scarier than spiders! A butterfly house is my absolute worst nightmare. Don’t bring me there.
  21. I love mysteries and everything pertaining to the occult. I love reading about conspiracy theories and getting my mind screwed with.
  22. I enjoy drinking tea. I never drink coffee, it tastes too strong (I told you I am a picky eater) even the sugary coffee drinks at Starbucks taste yucky to me. Plus, I try not to consume too much caffeine because of my anxiety issues.
  23. Currently, most of my clothing comes from American Apparel (they are ethically made and sweatshop-free!)
  24. Spirituality is so important to me, I don’t like to talk about it too much but it is something I think about a lot.
  25. It’s my dream to create my own little humane/non-violent/no-kill farm someday. I think it’s possible.
  26. It’s important for me to set goals and focus on them and reach that feeling of accomplishment. Also, my own creative projects. Intrinsic motivation is so much more important to me than extrinsic motivation. Accomplishing something for the sake of others makes me feel like a phony. But when I am working against myself, my own greatest enemy, it feels like something on a much deeper, soul level. –Because we are here to follow our hearts, not to meet unrealistic demands of the selfish needs of others. We are free souls, not robotic slaves.
  27. I feel like most people take life too seriously and that it’s vital to take a step back and just breathe every once in a while. All the stress is not worth it. I think we should all embrace the fact that everyone is crazy in their own kind of way. I like to be silly and make fun of myself, and I like people who can do the same.
  28. I like to make mixed CDs for myself and sometimes for others. I have like a hundred CDs in my car. It’s weird but I love making “the perfect playlist” and putting songs in “the perfect order”. It’s not like I am a perfectionist but it does give me a strange sense of control. It doesn’t have the randomness of a playlists. I love CDs no matter how old-school they are becoming, that just adds to the nostalgic charm of it.
  29. I broke my right leg when I was six-years old. Had to wear a big fat cast for a while from the tip of my toes to the top of my thigh.
  30. Overall I have a minimalistic attitude. I don’t need things to be fancy because I feel like that’s what makes people snooty and uptight. I want a simple life, I think simplicity is sacred.

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