links + small things
I always enjoy reading the random posts from other bloggers or influencers I follow when they share random facts about themselves. Sometimes there are things to share that don’t otherwise fit in a certain blog post so if you’ve got nothing else to read, you can check out the 35 things about myself that you may not know below.
One. My first name was changed from Kathryn to Katelyn when I was an infant.
Two. On a similar note, I had to choose a new name to go by when I worked at a salon with a stylist also named Kate. I chose my middle name, Ashley, but I wish I would have branched out and done something unique like STAR or something. I mean, when do you get a chance to change your name as an adult for a 3-month window of your life? Almost never. Missed opportunity if you ask me.
Three. I was born in the midwest, but have lived, quite happily, in North Carolina for 15 years. I have no plans to leave.
Four. I love to bake.
Five. I’m a cat person
Six. Mayonnaise, in its pure form, repulses me.
Seven. I’m the middle child with an older brother and younger sister.
Eight. I could eat pizza for dinner every night and be so happy.
Nine. I love coffee and never drink tea ( I don’t like it ).
Ten. I majored in philosophy knowing that I was going to work at a salon as a hairstylist. I actually really valued the freedom of studying a topic I was interested in without feeling the pressure of pursuing a career with it after college.
Eleven. I grew up with dogs and cats, but have only owned cats as an adult. I could see getting a dog many, many years from now.
Twelve. I’ve never broken a bone.
Thirteen. I’ve had 3 children, all via c-section, and never went into labor with any of them.
Fourteen. There is nothing more satisfying to me than making other people laugh.
Fifteen. I loved to read as a young girl. I wasn’t really into sports, so crafting, reading, and playing with makeup were my favorite things to do.
Sixteen. I can be very introspective and often spend time thinking about what another person hears/feels/sees more than I think about my own experience with something said or done.
Seventeen. I like wine more than a cocktail.
Eighteen. It’s important to me that people feel included and valued. The notion that I could possibly do something to make another person feel left out is my nightmare.
Nineteen. I’m an enneagram 3 with a wing 2. From the bare minimum research I’ve done about it, I find what I read to be quite true.
Twenty. I colored my hair a dark brown shortly after I was married and hated it. I’ll be a blonde forever.
Twenty-One. I’m fiercely protective over my kids whenever we are away from our home. In fact, Justin and I just bought GPS watches for our boys.
Twenty-Two. The Problem of Evil is one of the notions I struggle with the most.
Twenty-Three. As I’m getting older, I’m finding myself feeling more mentally free than I was in my early twenties. I know that’s vague, but I’m just finding myself feeling more laid-back and relaxed about things in my life than I was before.
Twenty-Four. I’m not good at make-believe play with my kids. I’d much rather take them outside or go do physical activity with them. This surprises me because I remember playing make-believe endlessly as a child but that part of me can be hard to tap into now.
Twenty-Five. I prefer summer to winter. Actually, I prefer summer to really any other season.
Twenty-Six. I’m not really into traveling. I like short trips within the country the most!
Twenty-Seven. I love being an older sister.
Twenty-Eight. If I could choose a new hair color, I would be a strawberry blonde or a redhead.
Twenty-Nine. One of my greatest joys is my children and seeing them grow up and watching their personalities form.
Thirty. I really like my freckles!
Thirty-One. Sweet over savory any day of the week.
Thirty-Two. I’ll never be able to express the deep, gratifying feeling of knowing that my dream of working in the beauty industry has come true. It certainly isn’t the path I imagined I would be on, but it has been an incredible journey thus far and I think the best is yet to come.
Thirty-Three. I love to read.
Thirty Four. I’ve never read any Harry Potter books.
Thirty-Five. I’m terrible at math.
So those are 35 quick facts about me! Did you learn anything new?