Hello everyone, I realized that in the few posts I’ve done that I haven’t mentioned that much about myself, so I thought it would be fun to just talk about myself so I won’t seem like a complete stranger anymore (I hope.) I have about five facts about myself that I’m going to discuss. Keep in mind that they will most likely be random. 🙂
Fact 1: My favorite colors are white, blush pink, olive green and charcoal grey. I’ve always liked more neutral colors for some reason. Funny fact, my Aunt always used to tease me about the fact that when I color coordinated my dresses and shirts in my closet, the biggest section was either white or grey. Eventually every time we went shopping she would try to find a bright shirt to add “color to my closet.” What can I say? I love staple items!
Fact 2: One of my favorite places is the country. I actually don’t live in the country and never have. I’ve always lived in the city, but since I can remember I’ve gone to the country at least twice a month (my family has property there.) Although I’ve lived in the city my whole life, there’s just always been something about the country that drew me in. I don’t know if it was the fresh air, being able to hear myself think, hunting with my dad, or the priceless family time in general that I’ve shared there with my parents and brothers.
Fact 3: I love taking pictures. I think its kind of interesting actually how I tell people how much I love photography and editing when I’m not really even that experienced. I guess my passion for pictures sparked sometime in the last two years. I got this little digital camera for my 12th birthday (I think) and right away I started taking pictures of flowers and animals and everything nature. There was something about experiencing a great moment and being able to save it that felt so rewarding to me. As the years progressed I started to appreciate taking pictures of people as well. I get the most enjoyment out of simply taking my iPhone in my backyard and playing around with the different angles and lightings. It’s always been so much fun for me to bring out the natural beauty of a photo by simply enhancing the contrast and exposure or toning down the lighting.
Fact 4: I’m homeschooled. Generally right after I explain that to most people they get a sudden concern thinking I can’t play sports or I don’t have any friends, which is pretty silly in my opinion. I have a co-op that I attend every Monday where I have made some of my closest friends and I get assigned a weeks worth of homework that I do Tuesday-Friday. Now for the sports, I’ve never really taken any interest in sports. I play volleyball with one of my friends sometimes, and I also enjoy running. It’s almost like a stress relief for me after a long day, and having two younger brothers I’ve had my share of competitive baseball and football, but music has always been where my heart truly lies. I had always loved singing, ever since I was a little kid. When I was 4 yrs old I would stand on this raised garden we had in our backyard and I would throw performances for my family. I still wonder today how they suffered through those mini concerts! About two years ago I learned how to play the guitar with the help of my Aunt and Uncle, and I also self-taught myself the Ukulele. I currently am writing my own music and recording covers that I upload on my sound cloud, which I’ll link below. Overall, I feel like being homeschooled has allowed me to really find and develop my true interests and hobbies as well as having the privilege to attend a co-op where God has placed many amazing people in my life.
Fact 5: I love fashion. Now this is kind of a funny one for me because it hasn’t always been that way. When I look back at old pictures of myself up until the age of ten, I had absolutely no sense of style whatsoever (that goes for my hair as well.) I couldn’t have cared less how I looked when I walked out the door. I would throw on anything that worked at the moment without even the thinking about the color or style aspect of anything. Then over the years I started to develop more of an appreciation I guess you could say for clothing. The same goes for makeup as well. When I first started wearing makeup I threw on eyeshadow with no primer, mascara without curling my eyelashes, powder with no concealer and worst of all, an overload of blush. However, in the last couple of years my skills have dramatically improved. Now I love playing around with makeup and clothes don’t get me wrong, but I also love seeing how natural I can make the makeup look, or how casual I can make my outfit with it still being cute and like the best of us I have many days where I settle on an oversized t-shirt with athletic shorts. As much as I love experimenting with new highlighters or eyeshadow palettes I also try to set aside at least 2-3 days a week where I don’t wear any makeup at all. I feel like that not only is better for my skin but it also lets me embrace who I really am without any makeup.
Well, that’s it for this post! Let me know if any of you want me to make a “part two” to this (I’m sure I could think of plenty of other interesting facts) and also give me any blog suggestions you might have.
Thanks for reading!