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10 things you don't know about me

HELLO friends and welcome to my blog.

I'm Rose. I wanted to start a blog to share some of the things that matter to me. I hope the things I share resonate with you. I thought it'd be best to start with an introduction. So I've picked out the best parts about myself to share with you hahaha.

I love to write

Hence starting this blog. But I also write poems and have plans to write children's books. I've been journal writing since my teens but I have long periods of breaks because I can write so much where my hand hurts.

I used to be a ranga

'Tis true. My older sister and one of my younger brothers have red hair still. For some reason my hair is getting darker. In some lighting you can see the Auburn but other than that it looks brown. Makes me sad because I've never been ashamed even when I used to get called Mandarin.

I have a degree in Health Science (Health Promotion)

Ooh, doesn't that sound so official?! But really, I worked my butt off for that and I am the first in my family to have gone beyond High School. I am passionate about health but not in the extreme sense. I personally like to live by the 80/20 rule.

I have never broken a bone

As in ever. I'm hoping it stays this way. I have a friend who was in her early 70s when she broke her first bone. So I'm a little worried.

I don't mind being alone for long periods

This is part of my personality. I'm not big on labelling but I read somewhere that I am an Ambivert. It's between an Introvert and an Extrovert. I can be engaged and the life of a party and then out of nowhere I'll want my space. I feel like it's to get recharged and then once I'm ready to interact I'm present. Although in saying this I don't just randomly walk off on people. I'm pretty polite and considerate.

I have never dyed my hair

Yep, even despite the fact that it's lacklustre and despite having some grey hairs. I wouldn't even know what colour I'd suit. It seems like such a big decision that you'd wanna be sure about what you're doing. A hairdresser friend of mine wants to dye my hair some sort of fiery red. That's not so farfetched though.

I have interesting taste in music

I absolutely heart Dolly Parton and I even love Britney Spears (She was the 'It' girl when I was growing up). But I also love James Blake and The Killers. I have suddenly become obsessed with The Beatles—especially Paul McCartney. I LOVE Classical music and I wish I was an Opera singer (I often sing Opera in the car but it sounds so terrible). I think I'm well-rounded with my music. I even like Yoko Ono's music.

I was a vegetarian for a couple of years

I still believe that I need to eat less meat but I do see that meat has it's place in the world as a food source. I try to eat good quality meat that comes from our local Butcher who is against animal cruelty. But then in other circumstances it can't be helped—or I'm just not as diligent.

I can't swim

This is really bad I know but I've had some scary encounters that I just can't bring myself to let go. It is a goal of mine as this is the year I am concentrating on being more FEARLESS—it's my word for this year. I can do basic things but I don't have the strength to swim for long if I needed to and I get really scared when I can't touch the floor.

My favourite kind of chocolate has peanuts

It's the taste and the crunch I think. I makes me mad though when the chocolate to peanut ratio is off hahaha. I think it's more a case of, I like chocolate with my peanuts.

And so now you know a little bit about me.

So, tell me. Do we share anything in common? Would love to hear :)

xo rose

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