Obligatory first post: get to know me!

Hello and welcome to my first post! This site will be a way for me to share education, recipes, stories, and whatever else comes to mind. My long term goal is to be able to host group classes about holistic nutrition, but I’m starting small and sharing my thoughts for free. 🙂 As I spent the past few days setting up this site and figuring out what I wanted it to look like, I was thinking about how to begin. I probably could’ve just dived right into creating content, but I thought it would be more fun to introduce myself a bit first. If you want to know why I’m here and where I came from, check out the About Me page, but if you’d like to learn some random facts about me, keep on reading…

Thirty Thursday Fun Facts

  1. I appreciate alteration (if you couldn’t tell already)
  2. I’m a New Year’s baby in my early 30’s.
  3. I married my best friend almost 6 years ago.
  4. This Halloween marks 10 years that we’ve been together, and we will be celebrating at Starbucks as is tradition (that’s where we went for our first date).
  5. While I don’t have any kids of my own right now, I love being “Aunt Nenna” to my 2 nephews, goddaughter, and newest baby cousin.
  6. We are a typical Italian-American family… which means we talk with our hands, really loudly, and will try to feed you too much.
  7. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017, and watching God use this to change her life has been amazing.
  8. My mother-in-law’s family makes the best pirogi’s (her mother is from Ukraine)
  9. I prefer mountains over the beach, specifically camping.
  10. The first time I ever flew on a plane was to Arizona for a work trip (I was in my early 20’s)
  11. I’m terrified of snakes
  12. Coffee is life. Try to tell me otherwise and I will fight you.
  13. I’m not superstitious (but I’m a little stitious)
  14. I taught myself how to do hand lettering (like faux calligraphy)- I have an Etsy shop with digital designs, and I make wood signs for friends and family.
  15. My husband and I spent a few months watching every Marvel movie, in order of release. highly recommend.
  16. I love Harry Potter (books and movies). I was around their age as the books were coming out so I literally grew up with them.
  17. My ankles are two different sizes because I shattered my right one in 2016.
  18. Dark chocolate is awful. I don’t care if it’s “better” for me.
  19. I’ve been an independent consultant for Beautycounter for 2 years now and I love them. They make amazing, clean products that I’m proud to represent.
  20. I’m really bad about personal maintenance, so I go through phases where I want short hair, but that only lasts for a few months because I can’t be bothered to go to a salon for the upkeep.
  21. I don’t like video games.
  22. I love a good pun.
  23. Podcasts I like: My Favorite Murder, Rebel Heart Radio, Real Food Liz, Do the Thing, Balanced Bites, Fed + Fit, PaleOMG Uncensored
  24. I’m known around the office for my skills in excel.
  25. I never saw any Star Wars movies, and at this point I refuse to start just on principal.
  26. I’m low key obsessed with my house plants: 2 snake plants, 2 pothos plants, a peace lily, an umbrella plant, common ivy, and some sort of plant with purple veins on the leaves that I forget the name of. I’m gotten pretty good at not killing (most of them).
  27. I go out of my way to shop at Trader Joes because they are literally the most pleasant people to ever work in retail.
  28. My husband was my first and only boyfriend.
  29. I love a good conspiracy theory.
  30. Enneagram 9, Obliger Tendency, ISFJ.

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