Thursday, August 26, 2010

If You Really Knew Me . . .

I'm jumping on the bandwagon that Leslie at A Blonde Ambition started :) It is similar to the TV show If You Really Knew Me. I have watched the show a few times and I think it's great that it's on TV :)

I figured that if these high school students could bare all to their fellow classmates as well as the world, I could at least let my guard down to the blogging world. So here it goes. Some thing may be a little personal but really, what do I have to hide? If they can do it, I can too.

Unlike Leslie's who's was fun and light-hearted, mine may be a tad more serious.

So . . . If you really knew me:

  • You'd know that I still live in the same town I grew up in. I sometimes wish I could just pack up and move away. I want to experience other places and cultures. It could be anywhere, on a farm, in the city, near a desert. I just want to know what it's like to live outside of Maryland and outside of a suburban neighborhood.
  • You'd know that I come from a divorced family. My parents seperated at the end of my 7th grade year and divorced when I was in the 8th grade. In 9th grade, my dad sold our home and had a new one built for me, brother, dad's gf and her children. My mom rented a house down the street from our old one so we would still be near our friends. When my dad got married to my step-mom, the amount of tears that came down my face was ridiculous. I was happy for my dad but at the same time, I knew that was the end of my mom and dad. They would never be together again. We would never celebrate birthdays or special moments again. Our family was no more. I was bitter about it for quite sometime. But what 15 year old girl wouldn't be? Looking back, I know the fighting and unhappiness wasn't good for either of them. Had they not gotten divorced, I wouldn't have my little brother. I still wish they were together but things happen the way they're supposed to and I still have two AMAZING parents.
  • You'd know I can organize like it's nobody's business :) I'm simply amazing at it. Not to brag or anything. I can organize a closet, room, storage, you name it in probably an hour flat. Every thing WILL have a home. Seeing things out of place drives me nuts! If teaching falls through, I will open my own organizing business. An organized room is a happy room! :)
  • You'd know that I am self-conscious but put on a darn good act that I'm not. I walk around like I'm this girl who is so sure of herself while inside, I'm wondering what people are thinking of me. The first day of school always makes me nervous because I want to make the best impression possible and always wonder what people think. Drives me nuts!
  • You'd know that I have a huge heart for animals. Seeing one hurt or homeless breaks my heart. Today at work, a cat came to the door and was meowing over and over. I gave him soon food to keep him around until the shelter opened. Sadly, he left and I haven't seen him. I hope he's okay.
  • You'd know that I donate to the USO at least twice a year because I have so much respect for the men and women who serve our country. They are MUCH braver that I will ever be. To leave your family and put your life on the line for something you believe in is heroic to me.
  • You'd know I'm TERRIFIED of bugs. Actually, saying I'm terrified is putting it lightly. All bugs, especially unknown ones. They freak me out! I can't kill them either because I can't stand to hear the crunching sound. I like lady bugs and butterflies though. That's it.
  • You'd know I'm a thrifty shopper. I can't imagine paying a large amount of money for a piece of clothing. I'm not sure what it is but I can't bring myself to do it. Shopping makes me very happy so I like to get my money's worth :)
  • You'd know I love reading quotes. My home web page is set to www.holliesquotes.com. She has a quote of the day page along with hundreds of pages filled with quotes ranging from love (sad, happy, misc.), life, movies, music, and friendship. It's awesome. Quotes are so inspirational and as her page says "Quotes get you through the days you think no one knows what you're going through."
    Hope this didn't bore you to tears! If you read it in it's entirety, thank you! I think every one should do this :)


    27 comments:

    Kelsey said...

    So now I want to do this tonight when I get off lol. I am the same way about bugs no lie I will cry and watch it so I know where it goes while I get someone to kill it and I love reading quotes too!

    JENNIFER ♥ said...

    LOVE holliesquotes.com!

    Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

    I of course agree on the divorce having happy parents is better than having them fight so it was a good thing but it's always still sad. But your little brother was a great outcome :)

    Have a wonderful first day today! I totally know what you mean it's just like being back in grade school or high school when you had to plan out your outfits.

    P.S. - I asked yesterday and she doesn't give them out any more.. :(

    Amber said...

    I loved reading this! I learned so many new things about you! I agree - I think we are a lot alike. I try to act like I've got it all together and I'm confident, but really I'm always worried about what others think. I also love to organize and thrift shop. Great post! I might have to play along!

    walshtheresa said...

    This is a great idea, I must try it.

    Adorably Distracted... said...

    I love this :-) and loved getting to know you more!

    Marian said...

    Love this...and love learning more about you!!

    Kendra said...

    I'm glad I got to know you a little more. My parents got divorced about the same time as yours. I was also 15 when my dad got remarried. I completely understand what you were feeling.

    Courtney said...

    I, too, am self-consious. Always have been. And I'm with you about the first day of school.

    Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

    And this list completely confirms why I adore you. I am a serious organizer, lover of animals, and thrifty shopper!!

    How are you, doll? I hope you're having a great week! xoxoxo

    P said...

    I HEART this post.

    And also, will you come to Glasgow and organise my room for me please??? :)

    Cassie said...

    I'm in complete agreement with you on the animal and bug thing! The crunch sound is what kills me-crickets are the worst!

    Michaela said...

    Love this! I'll have to do it too...and i oculd seriously do with your organising skills :)

    Whitney said...

    I love this!!!

    I actually wrote a post just like this last night. I'm still trying to add more to it. I'm either going to post it today or tomorrow.

    I absolutely hate bugs too!

    Shanna said...

    Wow. We sound so much alike. My parents also divorced when I was that age, I've lived in the same city for my whole life, hate bugs, adore animals, so OCD about organization, & also hate spending $$ on clothes!

    littledaisymay said...

    Thanks for sharing more about you and for sharing that quote website!

    Crazy Shenanigans said...

    We have a lot in common! My parents separated and divorced around the same time. And I'm all about being organized!!

    {andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

    Love this. I am doing it too another day!

    Babbling Brunette said...

    Hey! I found you from The Undomestic Momma's blog. Love this post! Such a fun way to tell more about yourself!

    Rissy said...

    Girlie I have left MD three different times and ended up back here every time! For right now, Maryland is where its at. I mean as long as cool people like you and I live here lol

    Vanessa said...

    I love that you did this, getting to know more about you! We are a lot alike. I come form a divorced family, I absolutely freak out from any bug (except butterflies), I'm self conscience, & I love hollie's quotes!

    Definitely didn't bore me, great post!

    Join the Gossip said...

    I did read it all, because you are an awesome blogger and I love learning about my bloggin' buds :)

    Sorry to hear about your parents but you seem to being doing well with it now. I'm sure that's really difficult to go through :(

    As far as organizing, I SUCK at it! So how about we combine your desire to see new plcaes and you come to LA and organize my apt for me?! Sounds good to me ;)

    I am a freak when it comes to bugs. I spaz out so bad. I can't kill them because I am afraid they will jump at me when I go in to squish them haha!!

    Reuben said...

    you should totally pack up and move away! you won't regret it

    Heather said...

    Brittany, I really love this post! You are such a beautiful woman inside and out :).

    Oh yeah, I checked out Hollie's Quote's webpage...I'm hooked now!

    Christa said...

    LOVED learning more about you!

    Brittany Nolan said...

    you're so darn cute!!! :)
    come organize for me! i'm horrible at it!!

    Lindsey said...

    brittany - i love this post. it definitely allowed me to know a little bit more about you - and i'm totally with you about being organized - but somehow my organization projects take MUCH longer than an hour :)