Five (or More) Things About Me

If you follow bloggers on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a trend on Instagram Stories where users are sharing five things you may not know about them. Then, they tag other people to continue the chain. Usually I hate these social media trends and pass right over them. But this one has actually been fun for me! I loved learning things that might be less than perfectly curated or blogerific about my favorite influencers.

I got tagged to share five things about me that my followers might not know, and I had so much fun going back into my memory to come up with statements that were semi-interesting (I hope). In fact, I had so much fun, I kept going past the five! As a way to re-introduce myself here, I thought I’d share some facts about myself that you probably don’t know. Get ready, there are some throwback pics to accompany them.

  1. I’ve lived in Chicago for 6 years. I’ve never lived anywhere permanently other than in the Midwest.
  2. I met my first Chicago roommates on Craigslist, and a marriage came out of us living together. One roommate met my college friend through me and they hit it off. I was inadvertently a matchmaker!
  3. If I lived anywhere other than Chicago I’d like it to be a Midwest blue collar city, including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit.

  4. I’m the oldest of three but also the shortest of the siblings.
  5. Growing up my siblings and I were only allowed “treat cereal” on two mornings – Wednesdays and Sundays. Our friends knew this and it became such a joke that someone got me Cocoa Puffs for my high school graduation gift (a sign of independence)!

  6. I studied Spanish since fourth grade and studied abroad in Spain during college. Sadly, I think I’ve lost any skill to speak the language.
  7. If I ever didn’t want to go out in college my roommate would play “Disturbia” and suddenly I’d be in party mode. I still play this for myself from time to time when I need a pump out.
  8. I took a step class for credit one semester in college. So much fun.
  9. Before Sincerely, Jennie, I blogged with my long-distance friend Amanda.
    The blog was “2 Girls in 2 Cities.”
  10. I met one of my bridesmaids through blogging – it’s Sarah from The Kissing Booth Blog!
  11. Sarah helped Steve plan a surprise engagement by using a “Champagne Campaign” photoshoot as a cover.
  12. Steve and I met on OKCupid. I messaged him first and he later turned the story into a Huffington Post blog.
  13. Steve and I like to take a trip mid-February to celebrate when we first met in person (Feb. 17). Above are the coffees he brought over for our first road trip to St. Louis!
  14. Before Steve met me he preferred going out to brunch, but now our favorite thing to do is make breakfast at home and watch silly sitcoms!
  15. Steve and I got married at my alma mater, the University of Dayton, where a lot of my family also went to school. I was a third generation Flyer.
  16. We chose our honeymoon destination by looking at a map. I pointed out the island of Grenada, and upon Googling it the first link that popped up was “the newest Sandals location!”
  17. I ate Caprese salad several time on our honeymoon and now it’s become one of my favorite fancy/but-really-quite-easy apps to make myself.
  18. I’ve been a member of the Rent the Runway Unlimited program off and on since 2014. I love having a rotating designer closet! (The dress above is rented.)
  19. I’ve had strangers tell me my celebrity lookalike is Lily Rabe. (But I don’t see it.)
  20. It’s Jan. 22 and I still have my Christmas tree up.

So there you have it, 20 facts about me that you might not have known! Now it’s your turn, save something below I should know about you.




2 Responses to Five (or More) Things About Me

  1. Bonnie Wiggins says:

    I love that you mentioned treat cereal!
    It’s January 23rd and my Christmas tree is still up, but I have turned the lights off in hopes that my cool neighbors won’t notice, haha.

  2. I like the idea of a treat cereal! That red dress is gorgeous! I love learning interesting facts about bloggers!

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