Little known facts

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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!

xo,

Monica

2 thoughts on “Little known facts

    1. NZ was amazing!! Australia wasn’t too much culture shock in my opinion. Italy was still my fave – and lucky you got to live there! Talk about jealous!! 🙂 xo

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