28 Things About Me

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Hey guys, guess what?! It’s my birthday! I love seeing how much i’ve changed each year, and if i’ve accomplished anything different or towards my goals in life. Today I turned 28 years old, so I figured I would do a “28 things about me” to help some of you following me a chance to get to know me!

  1. I am getting married July 28, and am SO SO excited about it!
  2. I teach 6th grade (it is junior high where I am at) challenging but rewarding!
  3. I volunteer a lot of my time after school coaching soccer and running intramural basketball for the kids, so I keep a busy schedule.
  4. My fiance and I have a cat named Wrigley that we rescued 3 years ago and are absolutely obsessed with! Her Puss in boot eyes are to die for! We were going to get a dog but decided against it because we live in an apartment on the 3rd floor with no place to run around and we both work 12 hour days.
  5. I love playing fantasy football – I started a “girlfriends” league so that we can stay occupied while the boys watch it, but it has definitely turned into more than just a girlfriends league!
  6. I am terrified of flying in airplanes – it’s just something about the take off and the landing. I always get super anxious with tons of knots in my stomach.
  7. I used to hate getting pedicures because I am so ticklish, but now I find it so relaxing.
  8. I always read my text messages, but am one of those people that about half of the time ALWAYS forgets to respond. (If you care to read my excuse – I teach, so i’m rarely on my phone during the day, so any chance I get I always read them in case something is super pressing, and if it’s not URGENT I wait to respond until later but then really forget to).
  9. I moved out 4 years ago, and Tom and I lived in downtown Chicago – that got old REAL quick, and then moved out to the suburbs two years ago (more bang for your buck!) and have been here ever since.
  10. I have to write things down on a notepad otherwise I am very forgetful (the Wunderlist app has saved my life)
  11. I prefer low key restaurants over fancy dining – Olive Garden and Chili’s are my go to!
  12. Tom and I get Chipotle every single Sunday.. it wouldn’t be Sunday if we didn’t!
  13. I am definitely an online shopper, it is just so convenient! Nordstrom is one of my favorite places, but followed close behind are Goodnight Macaroon, Chicwish, Ooh La Luxe, Macy’s, and some boutiques.
  14. I want to move to Colorado – Tom and I made it our goal to move by 2020 to either Texas or Colorado, but I am pushing Colorado because I love the outdoorsy life, and I need snow in my life still! We will see if this goal happens?!? My entire family lives in Illinois so i’m weary to move away from them.
  15. Although i’m 5’7 and that is tall to me and most others, I am actually the shortest in my family by 4 inches!
  16. I am also the only person in my family who has green eyes – I get them from my Grandpa on my dads’ side.
  17. My fiance is half Mexican – he accentuates my LOVE for Mexican food.
  18. I have had a ton of jobs in my life time – my family calls me a serial worker, but I have finally found the job i’m going to stick with. I started working at Dairy Queen when I was 16, then to Panera, Bed Bath & Beyond, a library, working with kids with special needs, English department at my University, Victoria’s Secret, temp at my moms office, teaching assistant in 1st grade, and now a 6th grade teacher!
  19. My favorite movie is Tarzan – I love Phil Collins and I love the story line! My dad got it for me on DVD when it came out because I love it so much!
  20. I am a huge homebody – there is nothing I love more than hanging out casually and enjoying time together with friends or family.
  21. I’m very loyal and trustworthy, and love hard – but I don’t express my emotions very often.
  22. I’m a huge carb lover – give me all the pasta and potatoes and i’ll be one happy woman!
  23. I go in and out of working out. I absolutely love to run outside – it gives me so much energy and happiness, but when I run on treadmills I get shin splints so it makes it hard during the winter months.
  24. I am very blunt with everyone I know. It can sometimes be a bad thing, but I always say things how they are.
  25. I love to listen almost as much as I talk. Whenever I have conversations with people I always think in my own head how often i’ve talked, if I have interrupted them, and I focus on really listening.
  26. I can’t wait to be a mom! Tom wants to wait a little while after we are married, but I want them like, yesterday. We have to wait until we are financially stable obviously, but i’m literally waiting for the day to come that we have kids together!
  27. I am obsessed with guacamole .. literally obsessed.
  28. Anyone who is close to me calls me “Meg”. I feel like i’m getting yelled at when anyone close to me uses my full name.

Hopefully those were somewhat entertaining to you! Thank you all so much for following along with me, and please comment something about yourself or something that we have in common so I can learn about you too!:)

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