1.I am an American expat living in Italy. As of yesterday, I've been in Italy for three months!
2.I love to grocery shop. Walking up and down the aisles oddly soothes
3.I graduated college in three years. My degree is a Bachelors of Science in
Education, but it’s really for tourism and event planning.
4.Audrey Hepburn is one of my ultimate heroes. How to
Steal a Million is my favorite of her films.
5.I was a Zumba instructor for one year.
6.I prefer the classics (books and movies) to
current pop culture entertainment.
7.I quote things.
8.I am currently participating in a 10k Squat challenge. My legs refuse to speak to me.
9.I realize this list of facts is really not that
interesting so far. I wouldn’t blame you if you abandoned ship right now.
10.Worrying is one of my prominent personality
traits. Although I’m trying to work on
11.If it wasn’t for Twinings English Breakfast Tea,
I don’t think I could’ve survived withdrawals from my lack of Dr. Pepper in
12.I’m pretty sure I’m the exact definition of an
13.Making lists keeps me sane. Chances are I wouldn’t remember anything
14.One of my favorite hobbies growing up was to
create house floor plans, which is probably what drew me to The Sims. I still use The Sims 2 Double Deluxe. I’m not a fan of the third one.
15.Recently, I decided to start collecting maps of
the major cities that I visit. So far I
have ones for Rome, Verona, Florence, and Venice.
16.Currently, I am taking an online course to be a
certified TEFL teacher. Once I complete
it, I hope to find a school in Italy to teach at!
17.I’ve been electrocuted before. I only felt it in my arm, but the feeling
lasted for about two hours after it initially happened.
18.I have one tattoo in Italian. The loose English translation is “Every rose
has a thorn”. Yes, just like the Poison
song. My tattoo got the nod of approval from an elderly Italian gentleman on the Metro in Rome. It was a very proud moment for me.
19.I grew up on 80s music. Literally.
My mother would play her CDs every morning while she cleaned and that’s
what would wake me up. My general knowledge
of 80s pop culture is pretty extensive.
20.I dyed my hair bright red for one year in high
school. Still haven’t decided if that
was a mistake or not.
21.My favorite Disney movie is Sleeping Beauty, but it’s not one that I can watch over and
over. That would be Beauty and the Beast.
22.Dolphins are my favorite animal, no matter what
anyone says about them (SHANNON.), and on a Caribbean cruise I had the amazing
experience of playing with a dolphin!
23.I have a legitimate reason for 7 being my lucky
number: I was born on 7/7 and I weighed 7ish pounds. Triple 7s – take me to Vegas.
24.I hate the snow.
It is useless and inconvenient.
The only time I find snow acceptable is the week of Christmas. There is no need before or after that.
25.American football is my favorite sport, and its
one of the things I miss the most since living abroad. My teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the
New England Patriots. Feel free to hate
on them, I’ll pay you no mind.
26.When I don’t know what to do or if I am at a
loss for something, I retreat into a good film or book. They are my escape from reality. Especially Harry Potter.
27.My favorite place in the world (so far) is Rome,
Italy. I lived there during the summer
of 2012 and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
28.My loyalty to the people I care about is fierce.
29.I am constantly afraid of seeming pretentious
when I talk about my experiences abroad.
30.I am thankful to those of you who read this