Here are some random tidbits you may or may not know about me:
I am obsessed with all things pumpkin – obviously. I’ve made it known before how I much adore Fall.
And then there’s Christmastime – I live for this time of year. I surprisingly don’t get super crazy about decorating or gift-giving, but just seeing the holiday through the eyes of my kiddos – there’s nothing like it.
I worked for a television show for 5 years prior to having kids. When I worked in TV, I finally understood what it was like to have a career that didn’t feel like “work.” Prior to that, I was in the financial industry.
I have always been a fast test-taker. Like lightning speed. I was never one to dwell on the multiple choice answers – just pick one, and move on. I was the first person to turn in my test 90% of the time in school.
I have always had an obsession with the Olympics. And since I was a News Researcher for NBC, I was able to put that knowledge to good use for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Summer Games and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
I used to know about every MLB stat there was. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, I have seen them play at 9 stadiums (plus I’ve been to 4 more). Once I moved to Los Angeles, I lost interest a bit since I couldn’t really follow them on TV anymore. And now I am a Dodger fan by marriage.
I have snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, wine tasted in New Zealand and toured Italy – and I don’t think the travel bug has ever left me. It will be awhile until I resume overseas travel, but I can’t wait to do it again – hopefully with my whole family!
I love to cook, and find it therapeutic. There is something that relaxes me when I’m chopping, sautéing, mixing – I love concocting new creations. I think it feeds a part of my soul to wind down in this way.
The beach is my happy place. And growing up in the Midwest, I didn’t see the ocean until I was in high school. Now I live near it – something I could have never anticipated. I feel incredibly blessed and do not take it for granted.
There you have it. Happy Wednesday!