Recently, I’ve had a few more followers. This makes me happy and excited that I’ve gained your interest! Thank you so much. Along with that, I appreciate the comments and dialogue following my posts that some of you have taken the time to write me. One thing you may not know about me is that I love to engage in conversation with my readers about the topics I write about. Of course, I use my blog as an outlet for myself and a place to collect my thoughts, but I am also writing this for you. Your comments truly mean the world to me and I try to reply back to all of them as soon as I am available to do so.
With the recent followers, I realized I have never really done a Getting to Know Me More post in my blog. Although the questions asked in these types of posts usually come with vague responses, I figure you may learn something new about me. By doing so, this will allow you to connect with me in a whole new way and may give us something else to talk about. I’ve also been having writers block lately, and although I always have things to say and my brain is going a million miles a minute, sometimes with the ciaos of life, it’s hard to organize my thoughts into one main topic (hence my Tuesday Rambles post yesterday). I guess it’s just going to be that kind of week for me in posting and I’m honestly surprised I am finding the time to post yesterday and today with how busy things have been for me lately. However, as I always tell my daughter, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!
Here we go!
1. If you could describe yourself in 5 words, which 5 words would you use:
Introvert, Open, Genuine, Mother-hen, punctual
2. Do you have a nickname? If so, what is the story behind it?
I have a few nicknames actually, just depends the person I am around calling me them! My sisters call me Kiki, which they claim is my evil twin sister! My mom calls me Nick or Nikki (just short for Nichole). My husband calls me Cutie Pants or Maynerd-no real story behind those.
3. Do you have any pet peeves? If so, what are they.
Yes. I’m human, who doesn’t! I actually have a lot. However, the few that come to mind are getting stuck behind people who walk extremely slow (I’m a fast paced walker by nature), waiting for others because I am always on time, when my husband is talking and he uses whatchamadoodle in sentences when trying to tell me something. For the record, I still don’t know what a whatchamadoodle is!
3. What makes you laugh?
Typically my kiddos and my pets!
4. Name 3 Non-Essential things you can’t live without:
Cell phone, Make up/hair stuff, warm-cozy blanket
5. Do you prefer to take a bath or a shower?
I prefer to shower. However, if I had a big bathtub it would be a game changer for me!
6. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
Coffee, preferably peppermint or turtle Mocha.
7. Did you go to College? What was your degree in?
Yes. I went to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and majored in Human Development and Family studies and have a minor in Psychology.
8. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
Yes. I have 3 piercings in my left ear and 2 in my right. I had my belly button pierced in college but took it out when I got pregnant with my first born and never put it back in. I have a tattoo on the inside of my right ankle of a Dove with a breast cancer awareness ribbon also shaped around it like a heart, on the ribbon says: Live, Laugh, Love. It is in memory of my God Mother & Dear friend who passed away from Cancer and also another dear friend who passed away in a car accident.
9. Do you play any sports?
In high school I played tennis and soccer. I still play tennis in my adulthood and have wanted to join an adult soccer team for a while, but haven’t (yet).
10. What is your favorite flower?
Star gazer Lily
11. What are you currently reading?
I have been without a book for a week now. The last book I read was Scrappy Little Nobody, by Anna Kendrick. I’m currently taking book suggestions for my next read…and go!
12. What are your biggest fears?
Taking risks (or just doing new things in general gives me anxiety), Heights, Spiders-snakes-and every other creepy crawly creature, dental procedures.
13. Favorite Quote:
I am a big time lover of quotes-there are so many that are near and dear to me. One that is sticking out to me this morning that I’ve always loved is by Helen Keller, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
14. What is something you might not know about me:
I finally learned how to french braid this year at the age of 32! Haha.
15. What are your special talents?
You know, I wish I could say I had special talents but I really don’t. I’m not crafty. I don’t have a musical bone in my body. I am not a good dancer. No part of my body is double jointed…seriously, I’m not talented in any trade you guys. I suppose I need to work on this!
16. What are you hobbies:
Working out, spending quality time with my family, spending time in nature/outdoors (I love to hunt with my dad and husband), walking my dog, blogging, cooking and baking, shopping, rummage sale-ing/thrifting….the list goes on.
17. Do you prefer E-book or Paperback?
Paperback. There is just something about holding an actual book in your hands and putting down an electronic device. I also like the smell of books and being able to turn an actual page. E-books take some of the enjoyment out of reading an actual book!
18. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook. I made a Twitter account and that was about as far as I got on it. I’ve never used it. I am on Facebook daily!
19. What is your favorite Season?
Living in Wisconsin, I get a taste of all 4 Seasons. I have come to find that there is something to be enjoyed about each season and something about each season that I don’t particularly care for so with that said, I honestly don’t have a favorite. However, I do always anticipate the summer months!
20. What music makes you want to get up and dance?
Can’t stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
…and that’s a wrap!
Please feel free to copy and paste the questions and answer them about yourselves in your own blog or in the comments. I’d love to get to you know better as well. If there is something in particular you’d like to know more about me that I did not answer, feel free to ask those questions in the comments and I’d be happy to answer them! Thanks for reading!