31 Things You Might Not Know About Me On My 31st Birthday

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Thirty-one years ago today, I made my debut into the world. Man, has time flown by! I’ll be celebrating with a few of my favorites in NYC tonight, before heading off on a quick adventure to the south of France in a few days (I’m so excited for this trip, but probably should start packing soon…). In honor of my 31st birthday, I figured I’d switch it up a bit by sharing 31 things you may not know about me. Here goes nothin’.

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1. I have one older brother that’s two years older than me – he was the reason I grew up a tomboy.

2. When I was 12 years old, I had an advanced brown belt in Tae Kwon Do, but quit before I had to start breaking blocks.

3. I’ve tired a lot of hobbies growing up (playing guitar, painting, sewing), but blogging is the only one that stuck.

4. I’m a huge TV nerd – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Breaking Bad, Heroes and Game of Thrones are among my all-time favorites.

5. In fact, dog Hiro is named after a character from the show Heroes.

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6. Speaking of cool, I was also president of our drama club, captain of the speech & debate team and in marching band in high school.

7. I performed in marching band for three years so that I wouldn’t have to take a PE class.

8. Ironically now, working out is one of my favorite things to do to relieve stress – boxing, pilates, hot yoga and HIIT classes especially!

9. I met my then-boyfriend, now-husband when I was 18 and a freshman in college.

10. I put him in the friend zone for two months, but realized that I had feelings for him when we both went home for Thanksgiving.

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11. The first time I ever visited NYC was when I was 8 years old and the only thing I remember is seeing a boy pee in the streets of Chinatown.

12. The first time I thought about moving to New York was after watching Gossip Girl in college.

13. I wanted to be an actress when I was a little kid, but my parents told me I had to be a doctor.

14. I applied to med school during my senior year of college and didn’t get in.

15. So I took a year off after graduation and was a social worker.

16. I told my parents that I’d try to apply to med school again, but I actually applied to law school and got in.

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17. I graduated and passed the New York even though I knew I didn’t want to be a lawyer.

18. In fact, I spent most of my time in law school shopping online or browsing Pinterest.

19. I moved to New York with two giant suitcases and no job.

20. For the first two months of living in NYC, I sublet an apartment off Craigslist with a dude I had never met before (James followed a few months later after finishing grad school).

21. I tend to be pretty meticulous when it comes to traveling – I like to have an itinerary!

22. On my bucket list of places to travel before we start a family: Australia, Thailand, Spain, Portgual, Colombia, Peru, South Africa.

23. Italian food is my favorite cuisine, followed closely by Thai and Greek.

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24. My favorite place in the entire world is Santorini and I’m trying to find a way to get back ASAP.

25. A close second is the National Mall in Washington, DC at night.

26. The first thing I do when I wake up is check Instagram – it’s a bad habit that I’d like to give up.

27. I used to be addicted to espresso (like 4 shots a day!), but have recently switched over to chai and matcha.

28. The longer I live in New York (5 years next month!), the less I’m sure about moving back to the West Coast.

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29. I’m actually pretty introverted by nature and get nervous when I have to speak in a group setting.

30. I think I’m a better writer than I am a speaker.

31. I’ve never felt in better health and spirits as I do at 31!

Anything on this list surprise you? Probably that I’m actually a huge nerd, right? Ha! Anyways, I would love to read a fun fact about you – share one in the comments section below!!

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  1. says

    Happy birthday! Omg, I laughed aloud at putting your now-hubs in the friend zone and the boy peeing on the streets of NYC. Fun fact about me? I was a vegetarian from ages 10-23, but moved to Chicago after college, saw someone eating a burger in Wrigleyville after a Cubs game, and converted on the spot (after asking the rando for a bite of it). hahaha! #TerribleVegetarian.
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  2. Allegra Liu says

    I loved Heroes! We haven’t had time to get into GOT but I’m sure we would. Love the books. I was in marching band in high school to avoid PE too haha.

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