Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts About Me

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is ten facts about yourself (bookish or otherwise). Since my blog is relatively new I thought this would be a good chance to tell you all a little bit about myself!

1. I’ve been reading since I was three years old (no, really). The earliest books I have memory of are my collection of Dr. Seuss books, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and the Magic Tree House books. Before I started kindergarten, my mom told my teachers that I could already read but they didn’t believe her; they thought she just meant I could read a couple of words, not whole books. 

2. I was a very active kid and did a variety of sports growing up: soccer, dance, martial arts, softball, track and field, and ice hockey. The longest I stuck to one sport was hockey. I started playing when I was nine and continued into college, where I played all four years at a Division III school.

3. I was actually born in Clearwater, Florida. We moved to the Chicago area, where my dad is originally from, when I was five. 

4. I work as a nursing assistant on the mother/baby unit at a large hospital near me. I absolutely love my job! I already have a Bachelor degree in psychology, but I plan to go back to school in the fall to earn my BSN for nursing. When I graduate I want to work as a OB/GYN nurse on a high-risk obstetrics unit, and then eventually become a Certified Nurse Midwife. 

5. I have one tattoo (so far!) and I plan to get a couple more in the future. My name means “noble, strong, virtuous”. I got the Irish word for noble, uasal, in ogham on my left wrist.

6. During my senior year in college, I studied abroad for a semester at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. To this day, it is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. If you’re able to, I highly recommend going abroad for a semester or year to everyone! I met amazing people, did incredibly things, and learned a lot about the world and myself.

7. I’m attempting to learn to speak Irish. Although I’m more Italian than Irish, I feel very connected to my Irish heritage for some reason. I’m not very good about sticking to the learning but I’ve still managed to pick up quite a bit fairly quickly. If anyone out there wants to learn a new language you should check out Duolingo! It’s amazing!

8. Besides having a large book library, I’m also an avid movie collector. I have hundreds of movies in my room. My favorite movies are The Departed, Pirates of the Caribbean, Twister, and Jurassic Park. I love hosting movie nights, but hate when people talk through the whole thing. A few comments, jokes, and questions are fine, but don’t have complete conversations or stare at your phone the whole time or I won’t invite you again!

9. I have a two year old Australian Shepherd named Reyna, who helped inspired the name of this blog, and we just got a 12 week old Siberian Husky named Balto.

10. My ultimate goal in life is to write a book. It doesn’t even need to be published. I have so many ideas that I’ve half-started and then can’t seem to continue with. I just want to be able to finish a whole novel.

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts About Me

  1. Balto is the perfect name. It’s really glad you seem to have found your calling and love your job. I don’t know that I could stand the Chicago weather as you really seem to have it all lately. Of course, we aren’t a whole lot better here in WV.

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  2. I also have a large movie library. I don’t see why you have to have one or the other when both are so wonderful!
    I was an active kid too-I think I did every sport there was–but I did stick with gymnastics until college (it was my one true love haha). In addition to music and etiquette lessons-Mom wanted me to be “well rounded”.
    Here’s my TTT

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  3. Whoaaa you read at 3 years old? That’s super fast! I didn’t remember learning to read before I was 5 and in kindergarten haha but I’d love to be able to read at super early age, means I have a few more years to read more books 😛 oh anyway, I also have a bachelor degree in psychology! I actually just got it very recently. I just graduated yesterday 😛


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