5 Truths

March 29, 2013


I'm switching gears slightly today to tell you a bit about myself - way beyond what I'm wearing. By now, I'm sure you've seen the "5 Truths" posts going around the blogosphere and since I was tagged by my lovely friends Ashlyn and Stesha, it's my turn to spill (some of) the beans! Here goes nothin'....

1. I come from a big (tight-knit) family. I have an older sister and 2 younger brothers (the youngest just turned 21) which made for a bit of a stressful time growing up for my parents. We fought a lot but now we've all outgrown it. We also like to say that there's really 5 children because my Dad is pretty much a big kid and I wouldn't have it any other way!

2. I am a daredevil. I love roller coasters - the higher and faster the better. We used to go on family trips to Cedar Point and I loved every minute of it. I'm also planning a skydiving trip this summer and want to get my motorcycle permit again (I had it in PA but it expired when I moved to Maryland) to one day buy my own motorcycle.

3. I may have OCD. I'm a neat freak and love to clean. I can't stand dirty dishes in the sink so I'm constantly washing them and I make to do lists for everything. When I go up and down stairs, I always count them and I love even numbers. (It's taking everything in me not to include a 6th truth)

4. I had major jaw surgery in high school to correct an underbite. After going through many different surgeries and teeth pullings while I had braces, the last of it all was re-corrective jaw surgery. The surgeon had to break my top and bottom jaw and line them up so I literally have screws holding everything together. I was wired shut for several weeks and wouldn't wish it on anyone. (My family jokes that I have a screw loose because apparently during the surgery, the doctor lost a screw and they never found it.) I also have a letter from my doctor explaining why I have screws in my jaw in case they set off a metal detector. (Extra fun fact: the specialist I went to is also the Pittsburgh Penguins surgeon.)

5. High school brings back a lot of bad memories for me. I went to a small school and was known as "the girl who never talks" (my, how things have changed). I was also made fun of a lot in class because of my "k" vein on the right side of my forehead. It still makes me tear up to think about those times and I am very self-conscious about it to this day. Most of the time I manage to push those memories aside but there are days where it still hurts.

Tagging Alissa, Jamie, Emily, Sam and Erin. Time to share your 5 Truths!

11 comments

  1. i loved learning new things about you! love you millions A!

    oh & p.s. I tagged you first! ;)

    xo

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  2. I didn't think it was possible to make me like you more! I adore roller coasters! My boyfriend definitely doesn't so we never go to amusement park.

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  3. That is awesome that you used to have your motorcycle permit! I think you already know that my hubby rides a Harley...I love going on the bike with him in the summer :)

    I just want to give you a hug after hearing about your HS experience :(

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  4. Awesome!!! I love learning more about you - because I feel like we are friends!!! Thanks for sharing :) I may just do the same today!!

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  5. I have an obsession with even numbers too! haha

    xo

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  6. So fun to learn more about you! High school was the worst. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to be your friend!

    Already thinking about what to include in my five...

    xo
    Sam

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  7. BOO high school! It can be the worst :( I'm glad you've managed to move on and find real friends who truly love you! And a motorcycle permit?! That one threw me for a loop! Definitely didn't picture you as a motorcycle girl, but that is pretty bad ass of you!

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  8. That stinks about what you went through in high school. Let us know who they were and we'll go and kick 'em in the shins! :-) Seriously though, we hate to hear stories like that and it needs to stop. So happy that you came out on the other side though. A motorcycle...girl...we didn't see that one coming but LOVE IT! :-)

    Happy Easter!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  9. I hated high school too, pretty lady! My curly hair was the source of my frustration--I got called great names like Astropuff. Happy we're both on the better side of it now ;) have a great weekend! xoxo {av}

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  10. Love learning more about people behind the blogs I read-- thanks for sharing lady! PS. You look so cute in that picture!

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  11. I hated high school too- I was so tall, skinny, awkward and had acne. In college is when I finally came into my own. My nickname was Ostrich. Gosh kids can be so mean! I love roller coasters too- but I think thats about where my being a daredevil ends

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