So, four months into the blog and I realized that I haven’t really shared too much about me that doesn’t involve baby girl. I promise my life is far from spectacular but everyone has something they can bring to the table! So here are 10 facts, you did not know about yours truly!
- I come from a military family. Hubs is a veteran (Marine Corps), Dad and Grandpa were Marines as well. My brother-in-law is retired Navy. My nephew is currently in the Navy and my uncle is a Navy veteran. My aunt and uncle are Army veterans. I have a deep respect for our troops and am so thankful for those who serve.
- I was almost 34 when I had Scarlett. She was planned. I would have had children much earlier but my ex did not want kids with me (because of #8).
- I was married once before. We were together for 12 years and I received our finalized divorce papers on what would have been our 10th wedding anniversary. (Which I find ironic… My ex was also in the Air Force)
- As a teenager, I was borderline anorexic. Yes it is a real condition. No I was never diagnosed but fit the criteria to a T. I pray that neither of my girls go through the body issues that I did. This is the biggest reason why I try to be happy in the skin I am in and focus more on being healthy vs being skinny.
- I met current hubs online through the dating app Plenty of Fish.
- I really wanted a boy as I helped raise my nephew and know more about raising boys. Don’t get me wrong I love my girls.
- My oldest is actually my stepdaughter but I love her like she was my own. I believe either you are family or you are not. I do not believe in using the term step but she does… so we do.
- I hate my natural hair color. So I have dyed it since I was 15 years old. I do not think I have actually had my hair just me natural color since then. I prefer to be auburn.
- I was diagnosed at 25 with Bipolar Disorder. I also have major anxiety and some OCD tendencies. It is well managed with medication, journaling, and my creative outlets.
- I love to sing. I loved singing with my dad (pictured above). We ran a music hall, as a family, for one summer. It was a great experience and helped me get over my fear of singing in front of people. Although I never do it anymore. Before my dad passed, he was playing music less and less because the COPD affected his ability to sing for long.
Well that’s the long and short of it.