32 Things About Me

It was around this time last year that I started brainstorming about a new blog. At the time I had a one year old, and we anticipated having a second in the near future. Keeping my wine-only blog up and running was a challenge, and I knew it wasn’t going to get better if I was pregnant.

I decided on Jules of All Trades. Not in an arrogant way, but to recognize that each person has a unique background with so many things to offer. I wanted to start a blog that encompassed many aspects of my life, to include my new journey in motherhood. I don’t know that I classify myself as a lifestyle blog, mainly because I’ve never really thought of myself as having a lifestyle. But I have incorporated cooking, entertaining, and local activities in addition to motherhood. So I compiled a list to get to know me a better. As I recently turned 32, I thought that number would be a good place to start.

  • I first started blogging about wine, specifically from Virginia. I did this as a way to document my visits, because I’ve been to over 150 Virginia wineries. The picture was taken by my friend Brooke during my wine blogging days.
  • In high school I did drama club, yearbook, lacrosse, student government, and a year of marching band.
  • I’m known for my Resting Bitch Face. You have no idea how often I’ve said “it’s just my face” when people ask what’s wrong. My mom gave me a magnet for my birthday that says “You Should See My Active Bitch Face.”
  • Commercials about animals or children do nothing to me, but the military gets me every time. Don’t even look at me when someone plays a medley of each branch’s song.
  • I met my husband when we were both 18 and we’ve been together since.
  • I often throw Spanish words or phrases into conversation, but I stopped taking it in high school. My mom and sister are far better than me.
  • I’m ultra paranoid about food safety and sanitation.
  • I will write something on my to do list I’ve already completed just so I can mark it off .
  • I did Irish dance for about 5 years. Yes, like the Riverdance stuff.
  • I strained a tendon during lacrosse, but I’ve never broken a bone.
  • I love putting together events and seeing the final results. Most of my work was weddings, but I also enjoy hosting gatherings at home.
  • In contrast to the event planning, I’m naturally an introvert and am exhausted by crowds.
  • My dad taught me to shoot.
  • I love the idea of owning my own winery, but then my husband reminds me that I don’t even like pulling weeds.
  • I’ve lived in 3 states, and found it weird when I met people whom had lived in the same house up until high school.
  • People may think I’m cold-hearted, but I just tend to be blunt and pragmatic.
  • I feel like I’ve missed key elements of being a girl. I know virtually nothing about makeup, hair, or beauty products in general. I would love to do more, but at this point it just seems like a lot of work.
  • One thing I do require though is lotion. I put lotion on my whole body after the shower. I thought everyone did this, but apparently not. I also don’t use any special lotion for my face. I’m wondering if I need to start doing this given the increasing birthdays.
  • I don’t mind sitting in silence with someone.
  • I was never one of those women who would go crazy over babies and want to hold them, but love being a mom.
  • I grew up United Methodist, but now attend a non-denominational church.
  • The first (and only) time I had fake nails was for my wedding. They were too long to take out my contacts and my friend/bridesmaid had to file them down. (See #17)
  • I love cooking but get tired of coming up with new meal ideas.
  • I have a freakishly good long-term memory.
  • I did Tae Kwon Do when I was a kid. Yeah, I could break some boards back in the day.
  • I tend to ask very direct and pointed questions.
  • I had two cats growing up.
  • I have Celiac Disease.
  • I have great teeth, and never had to have braces or a retainer. My eyesight is a different story.
  • I have one older sister. When we were younger people asked if we were twins, and later people thought I was the oldest.
  • I got a double major in college. This was because 1) my parents and sister had double minors so I thought I’d exceed that and 2) there were enough overlapping classes that I could still complete it in four years.
  • I’m terrible at unpacking bags after a trip, and I’ve only recently started getting slightly better.
  • What are 32 things that make you unique?


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