Ten Things People Don't Know About Me
As a photographer and designer, I’ve come into contact with a lot of people. I am a fairly open person about my life, and love to create connections with clients who have something in common with me. Most people know about my love of reading, the outdoors, and my obsession with Netflix binges. But I want you to get to know more about the real me! So below I will share ten things about my life that most people don’t know or can’t guess right off the bat.
I come from a very challenging background, but its helped shape me into who I am today
All throughout my childhood and growing up, my mom was very sick. She suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, diabetes, lactose intolerance, among other things. My dad was (still is) a lawyer, and bounced around from firm to firm, sometimes dealing with long periods of unemployment. My older brother is mentally challenged, thanks to a birth mother who drank and did drugs while she was pregnant with him. I had to grow up a lot more quickly than my peers thanks to these circumstances. But I was able to grow and develop my musical and artistic talents thanks to supportive parents who often traded services to those who could help teach me. I grew to love the arts at a very young age, and grew up knowing the importance of hard work and perseverance.
I have a very deep connection with the Harry Potter series
It may sound silly to say that a book literally changed my life, but it did. I grew up reading the Harry Potter series. Because of my upbringing, I developed depression and anxiety in my younger teenage years. Reading the Harry Potter books during my depressive episodes actually helped a great deal. To me they show that no matter how awful of a situation you are in, you can always get out, that good will always win over evil, and that magic is real.
I actually really enjoy bow hunting
This may not sound like it aligns with my personality at all, but I actually really enjoy bow hunting. My husband is a huge hunter, and has tried to get me to come rifle hunting with him. But his guns are huge and the kickback is terrible. So he bought me a bow one year, and we went bow hunting that year and I successfully harvest an elk. It was an incredible experience, and taught me the precious value of taking a life to provide for my family.
I’m a huge nerd and book lover.
My favorite series, besides Harry Potter, include Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Mortal Instruments, and many others. I love all things fantasy, and one of my dream vacations is to go to New Zealand and do the Lord of the Rings tour there. Make fun of me all you want.
My dream job is to be a criminal profiler for the FBI
I’ve always wanted to help catch bad guys. I love the psychology behind why people do the things they do, and what makes them tick. The human mind is fascinating to me, and I love learning about it. I’ve always wanted to work for the FBI and help catch murderers and the like. Pretty different from my current career path.
I have a slight phobia of birds, spiders, and snakes
Spiders and snakes are obviously terrifying things that are legitimately ok to be scared of. Birds may seem weird, but I hate them. I don’t like how they flap their wings or peck with their beaks. It just freaks me out. I took my daughter to an aquarium once where you could go inside a huge cage filled with birds and feed them, and I had a VERY hard time keeping it together. It was legit one of the worst moments of my life.
I love board games
I am naturally a very competitive person. And that competitiveness includes board games. I love Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, and Ticket to Ride. I’m not the funnest person to play games with because I can get so competitive. Many a game at my house has ended in fights with my husband. It’s bad haha.
I love true crime stuff
Along with my desire to work with the FBI, I love all things true crime. Podcasts, documentaries, books, etc. I love reading murder mysteries and detective novels. I’m a slightly macabre person. If you have a favorite true crime documentary or podcast, let me know what it is so I can watch/listen to it.
I love music
I am an accomplished pianist, and a vocal singer. I love Broadway musicals. I can rap almost every single line to Hamilton, and sing almost every line to shows like Wicked, Les Mis, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I would love to see some shows on Broadway in New York eventually, but I’ve seen several shows in my home state of Utah. I’ve also participated in several community and high school productions. I miss being on stage a lot, but being a stay at home mom and business owner keeps me plenty busy!
I live for treats
You know how people sometimes say that something is too rich and they just can’t finish eating it? Yeah, I don’t think I was born with that good sense. I have the biggest sweet tooth, and I’m probably gonna die because of it. Cookies, cake, ice cream, candy, you name it. There’s not really any desserts out there that I don’t like. Except pie. I think pie is gross, unless its like a cheesecake or a chocolate pie.
Do you have anything else you want to know about me? Shoot me a comment and I’ll answer your questions!