Here are 10 random facts that you may not know about me. As we go on this journey together, you will get to learn a lot more about me and who I am. This is a list of some of the things I love, some of the things that scare me, and more!
1. I Am Obsessed With All Things Disney World
Ever since I was a little girl, I visited Walt Disney World quite frequently. I loved everything about it and to this day I visit as if it is my second home. I know my way around every park, I never need a map, and I never get bored with it no matter how many times I go.
2. I Have A Tattoo On My Left Ring Finger
When my husband and I got married, we immediately agreed that our wedding rings were more of a symbol than anything else. We didn’t think there was an importance in having expensive jewelry to prove a point that we were married. The only thing we knew was that it meant something more than what it cost. We decided to make it a little more permanent and got matching infinity symbol tattoos on our ring fingers. I believe it was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
3. I Am A Dog Person
I have always had dogs since I was a little girl. My very first experience with a dog was when I was 2 years old. My grandmother bought a baby Pomeranian and it was my best friend for several of my toddler years. We had a beagle for a short time after that. When I was 12, my parents took in a Labrador Mix puppy dog which we named Hazel. Three years later, we welcomed a wild purebred Beagle which we named Cookie. And today, I have a beautiful White German Shepherd named Nova. Dogs have been a big constant in my life and I have so much love for these animals.
4. I Have A Phobia Of Lizards
Where do I begin with this topic? I don’t remember the exact day I realized that I was actually terrified of lizards. I think over the course of time and with what I would consider as traumatic experiences with these vile creatures, I just grew to despise them. One memory I remember very vividly was when I was helping a friend of mine move a bike in her backyard. As I was making my way home, I felt as if something was crawling up my leg. Horrified, I held onto this would-be-creature as I quickly made my way home to take off my pants and reveal the culprit. As soon as those pants came off, the blood-curdling scream that escaped from my mouth could have probably set off house alarms. From that day, there were just loads of stories that filled my life about the interactions with these vile things.
5. I Am Bilingual And Fluent In Spanish
As most of you know, I am Cuban-American and was born and raised in Miami, Fl. While it may not be a surprise to you that I can speak Spanish, sometimes new generations don’t care to speak it or aren’t able to communicate all that well. My grandmother taught me from a very young age to never lose my Spanish and to make sure that I knew it well enough to teach my children some day. Being an American, you tend to become consumed by its culture and I think it’s important to cling to your own cultures and values as to not lose who you are or who your ancestors were. Because of that, I am fluent in Spanish and can both read and write it.
6. I Am The Oldest Of 6 Siblings
Three boys and three girls, to be exact. Although it’s a long story to tell, the gist of it is that from three separate marriages there is now 7 of us total. We all live in different cities and I met most of them later on my teenage to adults years. Many of us still stay in contact with each other as much as we can but when we are together, it’s almost as if we were never apart.
7. I Didn’t Learn How To Ride A Bike Until I Was 13
I know, it’s such a shame. I don’t think I never learned out of fear, but more out of laziness. I can rollerblade like a pro but couldn’t ride a bike to save my life. It took me a full day to completely learn and I am still rusty even to this day.
8. I Don’t Know How To Swim
This is another one. I went to the beach all the time as a kid and spent most of my summers in a pool. And yet ironically, I have no clue how to swim. People have tried to teach me repeatedly, but to no avail, I never absorbed any of their information. I can probably doggy-paddle a bit if I try really hard but I am definitely not the strongest swimmer out there.
9. You Won’t Catch Me On An Airplane Anytime Soon
Ah, more phobias. I’ve been on planes before. And you’re probably thinking, “well if you’ve already been on them what’s the big deal?” Anxiety. That’s the big deal. They cause full on panic attacks and because of that I avoid flying altogether. If I want to get anywhere, I’d rather drive!
10. I Love Broadway Musicals
Yes! I have always been fascinated by musicals ever since the very first time I got to see Cats! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at just 15 years old. Since then, I have seen Wicked, Grease, Mary Poppins, and Cirque Du Soleil. My hope for the future is to see much more and add them to my growing list of favorites!
These are 10 small facts you didn’t know about me! For more articles like this, leave a comment down below and let me know what kind of personal facts would you like to know more about. Don’t forget to visit our February Favorites article and check out the products I have tried this month.