29 Random Things About Me…

29 random things about me…

This post is way past due. Now that I have my new blog up, there are so many things I want to share here in this space. I was feeling so uninspired by my old blog, platform, layout, etc… that I honestly lost almost all motivation to create new content. I thought this “random things about me” post would be a perfect way to kick off the new blog, if you will.

So! let’s jump into it and get to know each other better, shall we!?
I’d love for you to share something {or 2 or 3 things} about yourself in the comments below!

1. I was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and lived there until I was 14 years old. I will forever be a beach baby and still get that feeling of being “home” whenever I go back to visit Florida.
2. My parents decided to leave Florida and move to Charlotte in the summer of 1997 – I was 14 years old. I told them they ruined my life and that I was moving back as soon as I turned 18. Well, here we are 20 years later and I’ve never left. {haha}
3. My dad is Austrian {born & raised} my mother is Sicilian-Italian, by way of Brooklyn, New York.
4. I have one sister, she is married with two amazing kids. My niece, Sydney is 9. My nephew, Gabriel, is 11. They are the best kids and I love being their Auntie Lauren.
5. Speaking of family, we all live here in Charlotte – spread out from North {Lake Norman area} to South Charlotte. We are a super tight knit family – we’re always doing stuff together, family dinners and I talk to my mom like a gazillion times a day.
6. My middle name is Stefanie, after my Great Grandmother in Austria.
7. My hair is naturally curly. I have learned to love, {err} like it as I’ve gotten older. I definitely leave my hair curly more often in the summer with the heat & humidity + I don’t mind it as much when I have a good tan. Then its kind of sexy & exotic. lol
8. My boyfriend, Adam and I have been together for 4 years. He works in film, so if you’ve been following along either on the blog or on Instagram, that’s why you’ll see that I talk about him being gone for work a lot.
9. I’m 5’10”. I definitely hated being tall when I was younger – I felt so awkward & uncomfortable because so many of my friends were so much shorter than me – but somewhere in my mid-late twenties, I fully embraced my height and now, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
10. My favorite season is Autumn. I just adore this time of year when the air is crisp & cool + you can’t beat all the colors of the season.
11. I love French Fries! 🍟  One of my favorite meals is a big salad & a side of fries. Truffle fries?! Even better! 😌
12. I eat gluten free 90% of the time. I don’t have celiacs, however, If I eat gluten too often, my stomach starts to hurt – pressure + bloating – and it’s just not worth it. I feel my best when I eat tons of greens & veggies + lean meats.
13. I LOVE music! Adam and I always have music playing in the house & you’ll catch me singing all the time! We listen to everything. Except for heavy metal and anything that comes even close to that genre. haha
14. My favorite place on the planet is Austria. I may be a little biased, but seriously, Its the most gorgeous country. If you’ve never been, you need to add it to your list. I’ve been visiting ever since I was a baby and spent so many summers there as a kid. It’s a magical place, for sure.
15. I am basically blind. No, really. I’ve worn glasses/contacts since I’m about 8 years old. I can’t see a damn thing past arms length without my contacts. {LOL}
16. I’ve never drank a beer in my life! I never could acquire the taste for it.
17. My only fear is scuba diving. I absolutely love the ocean! I will swim and snorkel my face off – I was such a fish as a kid – but the thought of being that far under the water and something possibly going wrong freaks me out.
18. I am a jeans & t-shirt girl at heart. I love to get dressed up, but I am most comfortable in a great pair of jeans & a cute tee.
19. Around 19 years old, I started, but never finished nursing school. I worked as a CNA {Certified Nurse Assistant} for 2 years on the pediatric, oncology unit at CMC downtown + spent 1+ years working for a Oral + Cosmetic Surgeon. As time went on, I realized that this wasn’t the career for me.
20. I have a love/hate relationship with running. I go thru phases where I think I should be running more to get a better workout, but at the end of the day, its just not the best exercise for my body. With a family of bad knees and hips, I’m much better off power walking and doing other various forms of cardio.
21. I’m a Realtor. 🏡 I work with my momma who’s been in the biz for 20+ years. If you live in Charlotte and looking to buy/sell, I’d love to work with you!
22. I’m also a 200hr RYT {Registered Yoga Teacher}. I got my certification at Y2 Yoga here in Charlotte about 6 years ago. I haven’t taught in years but I still love yoga and practice all the time which is very obvious if you tune into my Insta Stories.
23. I’m a swimmer. I swam year round in Florida and thru high school. My two strokes were Freestyle & breaststroke – always a sprinter!
24. I LOVE water. I drink a gallon of water everyday. I feel my best when I’m super hydrated.
25. I speak a pretty good amount of German. I spoke more fluently as a child but you know what they say…”if you don’t use it, you lose it”. Til this day, I am slightly mad that my dad didn’t speak German to us as babies so I’d have it as a true second language.
26. My favorite city is New York City. I was spending a ton of time in the city before Adam and I started dating and even started looking at apartments to move up there. There’s just something about the energy in NYC that makes me feel so inspired & alive.
27. My birthday is October 3rd which makes me a Libra! Any other Libras following along? 🙋🏻
28. My favorite red wine is Pinot Noir. Heavier reds just hit me too hard – I’m such a lightweight. {LOL}
29. My dream is to live in Europe one day. Even if its just for a year… tell me one of your life dreams!

So there you have it! 29 random things about moi!
I hope you enjoyed the post and feel like you know me a bit better! xx

 

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