I have been getting some really personal and beautiful emails from many of you sharing your stories, which have inspired me to be a little more personal too!
For many of us our relationship exists in words and blogs and comments, so I thought I would share a little more about me.
As I am nearing 33 – here are…
33 things you (probably) don’t know about me
I have spent a third of my life each in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. I am a citizen of each country.
I giggle a lot. Sometimes in my sleep.
I am strangely flexible and my fingers are double jointed.
I would happily cook big meals 3 times a day and I always have food on my mind. Food is love!
I once spent a year wearing
I don’t like fake smiling for camera’s. For every half decent photo there is of me – there are 100 with eyes closed, tongue poking out or a silly face. I ruin group photos. The only exception is if I have been drinking : )
I always hated school – in form 5 I skipped a third of the year. I got the class prize in 2 subjects. I skipped the ceremony and they gave me the awards in the hallway the next day. I lost them on the way home.
My oldest sister is 35; my youngest brother is 11 (with many in between).
I usually wear a lot of black.
I get really affected by how things are; financial systems, poverty, environmental issues, how we treat animals, how we treat people etc. The older I get, the more I learn and the more it impacts and motivates me.
I still get asked for ID when buying alcohol.
I wore suits to work every day from age 17-26 – never again.
Earlier this year I got a tattoo, it says “for once you have tasted flight you will forever walk with your eyes turned skywards”.
I love chocolate brownies and savoury snacks.
I married John 16 weeks after we met. It was a whirlwind romance.
One of my favourite experiences was scuba diving in caverns in Mexico. I intend to do as many as possible when I go back later this year.
I used to dabble in DJing and presented a radio show for 3 years.
I make decisions intuitively – I make most decisions immediately, but am more than happy to change if there is a better idea at any point.
I have vivid dreams most nights. I have three kinds of recurring dreams; some about tsunami’s and immense powerful waves, some about having super bouncy legs or flying, others about trying to look after clichéd vulnerable things.
I really really really want to snorkel or dive with whale sharks.
I often wake up early with an exciting idea or solution to a problem.
I love 20 minute power naps!
I am really blind and wear contact lenses but I have the nose of a bloodhound.
I fall in love with people very quickly! But I am not much of a people person – I can be shy and it takes me a while to relax and be myself.
I am a water baby but I like calm seas – big waves make me nervous.
I unconsciously wiggle my big toes when I am thinking.
I like to be prepared. Life is easier if you plan a little.
My drink of choice: single malts or Irish whiskey (on the rocks, with a dash of water or served as a rusty nail).
Lots of things I love give me hay fever; cheese, cats, wine, plants, Melbourne, New Zealand.
I always wanted four kids but I may be getting a little old for a brood that big.
I am extremely awkward when it comes to small talk and pleasantries – I am the self-conscious person standing by the food at networking events.
When I grow up I want to be an aerial acrobat for Cirque du Soleil.
There is never enough time to do all the things I want to do. I get excited by so many things that I have to contain myself.
I would love to see this list from you too!!
Please share some things about you, all those random things that your “internet friends” are unlikely to know.