20 Facts About Me

The year is 2020 and I thought it would be fun to do 20 facts about myself in order for you to get to know me, as a person, better. I am a survivor of sexual assault and mental health issues but that is only a speck of all the things that make me, well me!

  1. I love to read and write. My favorite things to read are mysteries, historical fiction and YA books that have to do with mental health issues or other social issues. I used to write poetry but my medications took away to write the way I did. I always loved to journal and so now I spend my time writing on here, my blog.
  2. I’m a social butterfly. A total people person. I always say I love people until I don’t. Which means I love to be social but even then I have my limits and have to re-charge. I love to be around people who get me. Who I can laugh, and cry with. You know those moments that you cry so hard you laugh or laugh so hard you cry. Those who get my sarcasm and know that if I’m being sarcastic with you that means I’m comfortable enough to be myself.
  3. I have a habit of mixing up phrases. Like one time I actually said “sticks and bones may break my stones but birds will never kill me!” It’s a good thing that I’ve learned how to laugh at myself!
  4. I’m not afraid of the dark I’m afraid of all the scary things in that dark… you know like bears and things. I grew up in the country and had older siblings that loved to scare me!
  5. I currently love my job as a library assistant but my dream job is to become a certified peer specialist or an advocate. I want to use my life experience to help others.
  6. Someday I really want to go to Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco. I would also love to tour Europe like Mandie in Celia did in my favorite childhood series.
  7. My top two favorite music artists are Reba and ABBA. I know pretty much all their songs!
  8. Some of my top favorite TV shows are Monk, Law and Order: SVU, Reba, Full House and some of the Freeform shows.
  9. I love the color purple. I even once wrote a poem about it!
  10. Some of my favorite scents for self care are grape smelling candles, lavender oil in my diffuser and baby magic shampoo.
  11. I love to put on my headphones and walk around town. I listen to power anthems that empower me.
  12. I’ve done radio interviews twice talking about my experience with sexual assault.
  13. I’m hoping to continue to use my voice in different ways.
  14. I love to sing. I’m not very good at it anymore but it’s still fun.
  15. I love to sleep. Seriously sleep is the best. But, I tend to sleep too much and that’s not a good thing.
  16. My mind doesn’t shut off at night unless I take my seroquel.
  17. I’ve been in two car accidents. One when I was a toddler and one when I was 20. I survived both (obviously) but I have PTSD that affects my being able to drive.
  18. Sometimes I feel really old because I’ve had so much life experience packed into my young life.
  19. I want to do so many things but hate how time makes me choose only a few of them.
  20. I really look up to Mariska Hargitay, Reba McEntire and all the brave people I’ve met that keep fighting!

This was fun! What are some facts about you?

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