Posted by Jalisa on Oct 15, 2015

 

1. I am a born and raised New Yorker; I grew up in The Bronx borough.

2. With that, I can tell what borough someone's from based on their NY accent. Yes, there's a difference!

3. I'm the true definition of a mutt: Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Afro-Puerto Rican, Colombian, Portuguese and Lithuanian. 

4. I survived Catholic school.

5. I was always outside as a kid from dawn 'til dusk. I was the neighborhood leader, a bit mischievous :)

6. I had an intense obsession with cleaning as a child. I would sanitize my doll house on a daily basis and would know immediately if anyone touched anything in my room! 

7. I have a nervous laughter. If I see someone fall, for instance, I will most likely laugh, but not to be mean, I just get nervous!

8. I wear contacts. I wore glasses since the first grade. 

9. I had a really bad in-toeing "pigeon toed" condition when I was little, I would trip over myself when I walked! I had to wear special shoes to bed and inserts in my shoes during the day to straighten my feet. Think run Forest, run... I still toe-in when I relax my feet :) 

10. Pizza is my weakness. Ok, now I'm craving it!

11. I've been told I'm funny; I'm such a goof ball!

12. I'm really, really, really clumsy! Keep me far away from glass.

13. I wanted to become a neurosurgeon; I hold a science degree and I worked at New York State's Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University as a research assistant for 2 years.

14. I started babysitting at 11. I was pretty mature :) 

15. I worked at Ann Taylor Loft for about a year. This is when I realized how much I loved styling people (I was always placed in the fitting room).

16. I worked at Dunkin Donuts my first year of college. My hair always smelt like coffee! 

17. I got married to my husband at 20. He's my best friend and other half of this blog (I love you, babe!)

18. I have a 13 year old step-daughter (who thinks she's grown!)

19. I frequently challenge myself to talk less and listen more. It's crazy the things people actually say, when you pay attention!

20. One of my best friends is 77! 

21. I have an older sister (6 years older)

22. I think I'm a cat because it feels like I have 9 lives. I've had way too many near death experiences! 

23. I can't really swim. Perhaps it's because I traumatized myself when I was younger by throwing myself into the Long Island sound off a boat, not knowing how to swim and without a life vest, more than once. Yea, I almost died a few times. 

24. I'm a devout Starbuck's coffee drinker.

25. I learned spanish because my mother-in-law stayed with us for 6mths and doesn't speak English. Lol, it was interesting!

26. I'm very indecisive. I frustrate my own self! 

27. I lost 25lbs and have kept it off for 9 years and counting!

 

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me! Now, tell me one fun fact about YOU! I hope you have an amazing day :)

 

Xo,

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