10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

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More About Me Than You Probably Ever Wanted To Know

This year one of my goals for the blog is to share more on a personal level and I have seen many bloggers writing similar posts about themselves and I have really enjoyed them so here is 10 things: the good, bad and downright weird deets on Heidi. Here are ten facts so that you can get to know the person behind the blogging genius.

 

#1 Crashing Into Mid-Life Screaming Like A Banshee

I am 49, there I said it and it didn’t hurt nor were there lightning bolts. Many people tell me I don’t look it and I have all of their names written down! All I can say is I am really enjoying this time in my life. I have finally reached the point of being exactly who I want to be.

 

#2 Some Call Me Mom And A Few Call Me Grandma

I don’t talk about my kids much on the blog but I have three kids of my own who are grown adults now and I guess I didn’t do too bad because they aren’t in prison. I have nothing but extreme pride as they are amazing. My oldest is a girl who is 26 and two boys 24 and 18. I have two grown stepsons and three grandchildren. I am very close to the youngest “my princess”. I really enjoy being a grandmother even if the word grandma makes me feel a little old. You can spoil them and send them back at any time!

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#3 I Am A Survivor

I have survived Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse. I support these causes a great deal and sadly, statistically, the numbers are staggering. I am a survivor, not a victim because these things happened but they don’t define me. I believe women should be vocal about their experiences as to help all of the upcoming generations and fellow survivors to know they aren’t alone.

#4 Learning Is An Obsession

When I was young and even into my twenties the thought of school could may me throw up a little in my mouth but as soon as my thirties happened and the Internet exploded I couldn’t seem to learn enough. It started with Civil Rights ,when I realized I really knew nothing and was determined to know.

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It didn’t end there because I went on to get certified in Basic IT, Microsoft Office, Social Media Marketing, and Nutrition. Granted being certified is nowhere near a degree but it was never about that. In this I discovered a love for Marketing, now that may surprise you but I find it fascinating.

#5 I Don’t Lie

I know what you’re saying to yourself “mmhmm sure” but it is the truth (pun intended) About ten years ago I made a conscious decision to tell the total truth at all times. This was born out of the lie I felt I was living so I’m not saying I never lied I absolutely did but when I stopped altogether I felt a peace I had never felt before.

#6  She Crazy As Hell

When I’m blogging I am all biz but I am a little crazy. I come by it honestly and truthfully I would rather laugh than almost anything in the world. I am very random and outside the box in thinking and this can leave many shaking their heads with a WTF look on their face.

#7 79% Introverted

I am a total Introvert. It should come as no surprise that I would choose a career online. I am not shy at all, as a matter of fact, If I have something to say to you I will not hold back in the slightest, just ask the bloggers I have made private message with me. That being said I enjoy being alone, social situations are difficult for me. If you are having a party I will go out of my way to avoid it. If it is business related I have no issues. I only like people in short bursts and I hate talking on the phone.

#8 Total Recall

I have this really strange ability to remember things. If you tell me things odds are I won’t forget even a month later. I can see a grouping of up to 20 numbers and remember them forever yet Math has always been my biggest obstacle, no matter how many times you try to explain say fractions even, I don’t get it.

#9 The Culture Of It All

I have a multi-race, multi-cultured family. My stepmother is Black, my husband is Black, my grandchildren are Mexican and Black. It has given me an up-close perspective on culture and the state of racism in our country and I am very loud about my opinions.

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#10 Sarcasm Is My Genetic Flaw

Every family member I have is sarcastic so it was inevitable that I would be too. Sure, it has gotten me in trouble more than once because I am not as filtered as I should be. I like to think now that I have learned that there are a time and place and who you can and cannot let that demon free with.

My Obsessions

There are a few things I totally love and some might call them obsessions. Boots, Coffee, and Sunglasses. I drink coffee around the clock and pretty much the reason I can’t leave my body to science. I own at least 15 pairs of boots and sunglasses. I buy lipgloss in every store I go to.

Pet Peeves

Well, let me keep this list short. I hate liars and mean people. Boots with shorts and white clothes and shoes. I can’t tolerate people asking me questions before coffee. As a matter of fact, you’d be better off not talking to me till I feel it in my veins. Injustice, of any kind, actually hurts me.

So now you know  10 more things about me. Tell me some things I don’t know about you!

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  • Karen February 3, 2017

    Heidi, I just turned 49 last week, and my youngest is 17 almost 18. However no grandkids. Yeah on your strength in surviving your tough things that happened to you. I am crazy obsessed about learning too. Fun post.
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    • Heidi February 3, 2017

      Thanks karen for reading and your kind words

  • Hailey February 3, 2017

    I’m super duper introverted too, but most people probably wouldn’t know it lol

    • Heidi February 3, 2017

      Honestly Hailey I have the same issue and thats mainly because people dont really get what its about, thanks for reading

  • GiGi Eats February 3, 2017

    It is definitely NOT a bad thing to be obsessed with LEARNING!
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    • Heidi February 3, 2017

      This is ttrue and there are so many interesting things to learn, thanks for reading

  • Shorikka February 3, 2017

    Dang! Wow!
    I love it, you rocken at 49. 3 kids wow. I have 1 and I am all over the place. You crazy as hell ummmmmm I am happy I’m not the only 1. Lol
    Omg pet peeves! Omg I wrote a list of mines down and been wanting to post it but not sure. Its too much.
    Culture. I love culture. I love a diverse group. Your family seems pretty fun to be around. Sarcasticness lol

    • Heidi February 3, 2017

      I suppose they are. Thanks well age is just age you have to enjoy it whats the alternative? thanks for reading

  • Pat February 3, 2017

    I am a well in my forties coffee-addicted introverted sarcastic with a hang to morbism mongrel that prefers growing old with wrinkles from laughing and not from frowning. Also a big excuse finder for non partying…. Thank you for sharing, it is always nice to know who is behind a blog!

    • Heidi February 3, 2017

      Coffee addicts unite! Thanks for commenting

  • Patrick February 3, 2017

    Nice list Heidi…I think I already knew about the coffee part but enjoyed reading about the rest. Where did you get certified at?

    • Heidi February 3, 2017

      I took online courses Patrick with The University Of Phoenix but there are so many websites like Alison and Udemy where there are free courses

  • Stephanie Bills February 3, 2017

    I feel you about the coffee addiction!! I had to start cutting myself off at my 4th cup a day!

    • Heidi February 4, 2017

      I would like to say I stop at four geez that sounds so bad, thanks for reading

  • Su {Ethan & Evelyn} February 3, 2017

    Hello! & Welcome to #FabFridayPost! It is such a lovely introduction about yourself. I too can’t stop learning. It is my forte. It sound like you have been through so much in the past and that you have come out and bring the positive forward – which is a great learning curve. Thank you so much for linking up with us again and I hope you are enjoying the readings here. xx
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    • Heidi February 4, 2017

      Well thats life right, we got through stuff and make the best of it. Life is for living. Thanks for reading

  • Matt @ Sprinkles and Sawdust February 4, 2017

    Totally feel you on the introvert thing. I hate small talk, mingling, and all that social dance crap that comes with being in groups of people.
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  • Heidi February 4, 2017

    The funny thing is matt I dread it beforehand and I am awkward ofcourse its never as bad as I build it up to be. Ofcourse when I have networked for professional reasons it is always ok because there is a purpose to it. Thanks for reading

  • Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson February 4, 2017

    Well Heidi, it is a pleasure to meet you – another Southern gal! I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of running across your blog before, but I love your honesty. The no-lying thing must be very freeing! I wonder how many times I have told “social lies” (maybe my mom’s term?) in my life. It always makes my chest tighten a bit. I have never been through a trauma like what you have experienced, but I admire your resolve to “survive it” instead of fall victim to it.

    I will be subscribing and look forward to following you! #FabFridayPost

    • Heidi February 4, 2017

      Awesome thanks. I am a transplant to the south:) thanks for reading

  • Chrissy February 5, 2017

    You’re 49?! No way!!?? You really don’t look like it at all. Also, it’s so nice to get to know you; I feel like I got to know you better by reading this post. x
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    • Heidi February 5, 2017

      Thanks Chrissy ! Yes I thought it was a fun idea and thanks for reading

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  • Marsha February 7, 2017

    Heidi I love it!! I have gotten to know you a bit and I feel like I know you even more now! I didn’t know about #3 🙁 but I love the perspective you have on it as it relates to how you see yourself now. I swear as each year goes by I relate to #7 more and more lol! Introverts unite! (When we feel like it and just for brief periods of time lol!)

    • Heidi February 7, 2017

      Probably know more than you wanted to lol. Thanks for reading

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