1. I am a water snob.I grew up on a farm and drinking water from the well. Which in the summer time was the coolest thing ever. My father always told to never buy water because it was a waste of money. And for the majority of my life- he was right. Obviously I had drank bottled water before but I never was the one buying it. I don’t remember exactly when it was that I bought water for the first time. Maybe a year ago when I got a case for free if I bought a case of red bull. After that, the only water I want to drink is bottled or filtered. At my house we have a filter. Work does not. Therefore, I bring bottled water. Usually the least expensive. Up until last week. Last week I felt sick and had just run out of my case of bottled water. So I went to the store. I’ve been craving Fiji Water for weeks. I’ve only had it once. I have no interest in spending $2 on a bottle of water. Fiji Water, however, is delicious. And since last week I have bought more bottles of it. It just tastes better, really.
2. The love of my life, my soul mate, my other half and the One are all different people in my life. I explained this to my sister the other day and she was incredibly confused. I’m not sure why; to me, all these “positions” can be completely different and separated.
My boyfriend is the love of my life. We’ve been together for two and a half years- the longest I’ve ever been with a guy. It’s been an incredibly rocky two and a half years but it’s taught me a lot about compromise and living with a guy. It’s also taught me an unbelievable amount about myself.
My best friend, Katie, is my soul mate. We just get each other. I love her and would do anything for her. She is my go-to person and even though we no longer live together or see each other daily, not a day goes by where I don’t talk to her in some form. All of my best memories involve Katie. I have no idea what I would do without her in my life.
My sister is my other half. I have a hard time doing anything without her. She has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. We can sense what the other one is thinking or feeling. We just get each other.
My high school sweetheart, Andy (there you go readers, now you know his name), is The One. I fell completely in love with him when I was 18 years old. We talked about getting married and having kids and what we were going to do with our life. We’ve grown up and apart but there will always be a part of me that loves him and would do anything for him.
3. I have had all the “natural” hair colors- ranging from bleach blond to black. I had all these hair colors in college so I feel like I had a good sample pool of my life. Here is what I’ve learned. Blondes really do have more fun. I felt super flirty and pretty when I was a blond. But if you want to feel beautiful about yourself dye your hair dark. People take you way more seriously (I’ve also had many female friends who are natural blond’s that have dyed their hair brown or black that can back me up on this) if you have darker hair. Maybe it’s all the blond jokes. Not a clue.
4. Everything I have learned about real, genuine love I have learned from my dog. I’m going to write a post on this soon so I won’t go in to too much detail here. My puppy has taught me to be a better person. She is my world.
5. The majority of my budget consists of expensive makeup, expensive coffee and expensive clothes- all of which I use coupons for. Yes, I love coupons. I use them at the grocery store and pretty much every place else coupons are accepted- including Starbucks. Not to brag, but when I was in Chicago with Katie I saved about $150 between 2 stores. All because I had coupons and applied them correctly. Why wouldn’t you? It’s my money, I’m going to save it and spend it where I please.
6. I like the post office. Really, I love mailing letters to people. No one likes getting mail these days because the majority of what you get are bills or junk. Everyone likes getting something special in the mail. And I like to be the person to bring that happiness. I make cards and then I affix one of the million stamps I bought to stimulate the postal economy. In this day of demanding everything as quickly as possible, sometimes it’s nice to wait a little bit for something special.