Monday, August 8, 2011

30 Days of Blogging: 7 Facts!

I haven't been feeling well the last couple of days so I wanted to post something quick and easy. (I hate migraines!)...

Many of you have jumped on board the “7 Links” train and I have loved getting to know you and what you think about your own blogs. However, since mine is fairly new and still growing, instead of a “7 Links” post, I wanted to do a “7 Facts” post; letting you all know some things about myself.

I do not have an “About Me” section for a couple of reasons. I might put one up sooner or later but I figure I have had many reasons to start a blog-the deep side just has not come out…yet. Therefore, this will have to do for now...

>My mom is my ultimate best friend. We have had tough times in the past…very tough times. But still at the end of the day, I know that she will always be there for me and I love knowing that. She has taken care of me, disciplined me, been to every soccer game, dance recital, clarinet concert, etc. since the beginning. She is one of the strongest people that I know and I cannot believe I have gotten to learn the ins and outs of life from a woman like her. She is fun, yet supportive. She can make me laugh and can make my heart melt. I am so proud to call her my mom.

>I am completely and utterly obsessed with the Baltimore Ravens. Actually, I am obsessed with the NFL in general but I love my hometown team. Sure, the Philadelphia Eagles are my NFC team but the Ravens will always have my whole heart. I have eight (yes, eight!) jerseys, numerous accessories, and even more shirts, sweatsuits, luggage, and just “stuff”- all Ravens. For those of you who don’t know, I bartend for Ravens home games on the club level. Though I do not get to enjoy the live action like the fans do, I try to catch one away game each year (This year I am keeping my fingers crossed for San Diego!!). With my job, however, has its perks. I have met practically the whole team in the hallway of the “basement” since I am getting there as many of them are. Michael Oher, Joe Flacco, Todd Heap (Miss you!), Derrick Mason (Miss you!), Jarret Johnson, Ray Rice, Ed Dickson, Terrence Cody, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Jared Gaither (Miss you!), Brendan Ayanbadejo, Matt Stover (Miss you!), Billy Cundiff, etc. are all on my “met” list. Living every football fan’s fantasy!

>I cannot get enough beauty products! My bathroom is FILLED with half-empty or full lotions, face washes, make up, hair products, creams, exfoliates, shampoos/conditioners, etc. Have you all been there when you just can’t seem to find anything that works?? I think I have finally found a cleansing line to my liking- Mary Kay! I have the whole line almost it seems! Everything from hand scrub to acne cream to foundation to exfoliate to lip balm. I love the way it makes my skin feel after a mini-facial. It has that complete clean feel that makes my skin help fight breakouts, dryness, and scarring. My cousin got me hooked on a lot of it and she is quickly persuading me to becoming an Independent Beauty Consultant myself! Products anyone??

>If you don’t know by now, I plan on joining the United States Navy, hopefully, sometime next year. I have wanted to go into the military for a long time; it has always been a passion of mine. I think it hit hard for me and I was deadset on it when September 11th happened. Watching the second plane hit the Twin Towers live, I got so angry yet was so saddened, I wanted to do something right then and there. Jumping in a car and driving up to NYC was the first thing that came to mind to just help in anyway that I could. It hit me then that I knew what I HAD to do. I needed to fight for my country. To protect people I didn’t know, like those victims of that awful day. After a talk with my mom when I was about to graduate high school, I decided to wait a little bit and pursue the dream at a later time. Now, I feel is my time. I am so excited for this new chapter of my life to unfold and I am counting down the days until I say “Goodbye” to my life in Maryland.

Wanting to be in the military helps you becoming close with those who already are. I am fascinated by stories men and women have about their experiences, lives, and job duties within the military, no matter what branch. I love meeting new people so I can enrich my knowledge about the life I will soon be leading. I am not sure how I came across it, but in high school, I was introduced to Any Soldier, a website dedicated to letting civilians send care packages or letters to units deployed overseas. I have probably written over 250 letters over the years, letting the soldiers know how much I appreciate and support each and every one of them and have actually made many friends in the process. (Hi David and Justin!)

>I absolutely love my job. I have always wanted to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) but for right now, I work at the next best thing- the Labor and Delivery unit at a local hospital. We are one of the biggest "baby pushers" in the state of Maryland so there is never a dull moment. Working the night shift (7p-7a) does have its downsides but overall, it's the best! My unit, High Risk OB, is actually the section where we try to keep women pregnant because the stork is knocking on the door a little early. Working closely with Labor and Delivery, however, I get to see many C-sections, natural births, multiples (twins...), etc. I love the women that I work with and am so happy I can call them my friends. I look forward to going into work because of them!

>Ok, I admit it. My worst habit has got to be cracking my joints and biting my nails. Ugh...I don't mind the cracking as much as I do the biting. If you are a "cracker" like me, you know what pure joy it is to get that little "pop of pleasure" several times during the day. Bones that I crack? Knuckles, fingers, neck, toes, ankles, hips, and back. Ahhh yes. The nail thing is tough. It's like quitting smoking. I've been biting them since I could chew according to my mom. I can do really well for a while but the urge comes back to bite me in the butt again (Pun intended!). It looks awful, I know, but I guess that's why they call it a habit!

What is one fact about you??

So there you go...a little "About Me" page just for you. Hopefully you have gotten to know me a little better and hopefully I am not the only one for some of these facts! I love myself though and everything that surrounds me and I will always thank God and me for being able to walk on my own two feet...

Until the next step bloggers...


  1. I didn't know you wanted to be a NICU nurse! Me too. I finish school in December and I hope to be in the NICU or labor and delivery!


  2. Yay! Me and you are in the same boat! I will be focusing on NICU in the Navy as well so I am definitely excited!