50 FACTS ABOUT ME

As I write the introduction to this blog post, I'm a little... nervous? Maybe that's not the right word. Doubtful perhaps. Because I've titled this '50 facts about me' and of course, there are 50 facts about me but trying to identify some that will make good reading is going to be a little tricky.

I was inspired to do this by my friend Jaymee from her own 50 facts blog post and I feel as though I have a lot to live up to because hers were so brilliantly comical.

Are you ready?
(I'm not).

1. I'm two days away from being 19 years old - happy birthday to me for Tuesday wooop
2. My hair colour is not natural - underneath it all I have quite dark brown hair
3. I am addicted - and I mean addicted - to Special K cereal at the moment. Why? WHY? Honestly I've gone through two family sized boxes in the past 5 days. Somehow, I don't think that's normal.
4. I am studying Media Production at Bournemouth University in the hope that it'll set me up nicely for a decent creative job in the industry
5. I was born and raised in Guernsey and it's my favourite place on earth (not that I've been to many places on earth but SO FAR)
6. I have a thousand allergies but the most difficult one to deal with is milk, not even lactose but the actual milk protein so even lactose-free milk, cheese etc doesn't solve my problems
7. I've probably spent around £100 on Papa Johns pizza since I've been at uni - having an outlet in the food hall is just far too tempting
8. I'm only on fact number 8 and I'm already struggling to come up with facts - this could be a long night
9. I've never seen Toy Story but I'm going to watch it as soon as I've published this blog post. This revelation usually gets greeted with "what have you been doing with your life?!?!" ... er, erm... hm...
10. I have tended to adopt the role of agony aunt with nearly everyone in my life since the age of 10. I don't mind - I like to help and if I can, I will, but sometimes it gets a bit much and I wonder where my agony aunts are
11. If I could have any job, right now, I'd be a short film/advert/VT editor or design magazine pages.
12. When I was younger, I wanted to be a lawyer. Now it's my sister who wants to be a lawyer and I think she's bonkers
13. The only sport I'm good at is is clothes shopping. Oh and crazy golf. Wait, shopping's not a sport? Erm.. ok then crazy golf it is
14. I don't drink alcohol and something tells me I never will. I don't like the taste, I don't see the point and I'm healthier without it so there we go
15. Linked to that, I don't go clubbing or go on "nights out". My idea of a perfect Saturday night is watching trashy tv with a Chinese takeaway in my onesie
16. I wear the same four rings every single day and have done for the past year. On my left hand: middle finger - my birthstone Amethyst, index finger - a heart. On my right hand: index finger - another heart from my friend Megan, thumb: "Fe, amour & passiaon" ("Faith, love & passion" in Guernsey-French, again from Megan)
17. I've done all 8 grades on the piano and alto saxophone and it was very, very stressful
18. I love reading novels on my Kindle, particularly when I'm on holiday. This year I've set myself the task of reading 15 different books
19. I've already read 3, I'm a fifth of the way there!
20. Before I go to sleep every night I catch up on my YouTube subscriptions...
21. ...I never miss an upload from the Shaytards, the SacconeJolys and Hannah Maggs
22. 11 months ago, I started going to yoga classes and haven't looked back. There are so many health benefits of practising yoga, both for the body and mind. It's challenging but amazing
23. I have a weird phobia of clustered holes - looking at them makes me shiver. It's called 'Trypophobia'. Google it, I bet you have it too
24. I can recite pretty much every line in every episode of Friends
25. I practically live in my Primark chelsea boots (best £15 I've ever spent)
26. My favourite number is 26
27. My favourite subject at school was Biology and I honestly really miss it
28. I have a thing for genuine people and cannot stand anyone who is two-faced or fake
29. I'm super tidy (other than the empty bowls and plates lying around in my room from all the food I consume)
30. This time last year I was deep in struggling with depression and now I've never been happier :)
31. I love making little films/vlogs and I have a YouTube channel with my best friend. It's 'Steph and Shannon' and you can view our videos and subscribe to us here
32. The best way for me to get into a positive frame of mind is to browse through my Pinterest feed. I follow hundreds of positivity/quote boards so scrolling through words of wisdom and re-pinning them makes me feel happier and reminds me of things I often forget
33. I'm also very much inspired by nature and the sea. How everything is so beautiful and just works never fails to amaze me
34. I'm soppy. Let's not beat around the bush. Someone sending me a letter, a lovely message or just telling me they appreciate me is one of my favourite things and I always try to do this for the people in my life, too
35. My favourite film is Legally Blonde and has been since I was 8 years old. Another thing I can recite word-for word. Me? Ok. Hi, I'm Elle Woods, and this is Bruiser Woods. And we're both gemini vegetarians. I have a Bachelor's degree for fashion merchandising from CULA and I was a Zeta Lambda Nu sweetheart, president of my sorority, Delta Nu and last year I was homecoming queen. Oh! Two weeks ago I saw Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal and I talked her out of buying this truly heinous angora sweater - whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed 
36. One of my favourite things to do is my make-up. I love experimenting with it and trying out different brushes and lipstick colours and eyeshadow combinations
37. But I've surprised myself recently by acknowledging that I actually prefer how I look without make-up, or with minimal make-up
38. I have a pet dog, Oscar, who lives with my dad, step-mum and sister but I'm allergic to him. Very allergic to him. It's so annoying because I can't resist cuddles with him. He has an Instagram page (don't ask!) so go follow him @oscardapup
39. If someone is not kind, I will not like them
40. I'm pretty insecure about myself in many different areas but I'm getting better and beginning to realise that I have value, and definitely getting more confidence
41. I love eating my meals cold if I'm too full to finish them at the time - they're so much more flavoursome when they're cold!
42. I also have this weird thing where I have to alternate between eating sweet food then savoury food and I keep this up from tea time until bed time, constantly eating sweet then savoury
43. My family and friends are everything to me. That's it!
44. My day does not feel complete if I have not listened to music
45. Nothing gets me more than jamming to Girls Aloud. Pop at its finest
46. I hate being disrespected in any way, even if it's just a small thing. Equally, I respect everyone if they're worthy of it
47. Gratitude really has changed my life and made me a happier person
48. People often describe me as shy but I'm not. I'm just reserved and calm I guess
49. I have at least one dream about a plane crash every week - I don't know if this is trying to tell me something?! *looks around nervously*
50. I feel truly honoured and touched that you've taken the time to read this

And fact number 51... I cannot believe I managed to do that!!!

I hope you learnt something about me in there that you didn't know before. Or maybe you knew all of those things in which case that was a very pointless blog post... let me know in the comments what you didn't know!
Okay it's time to watch Toy Story.

Namaste x


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