Hi y’all! Since I’ve gained so many followers recently both on Twitter and on my blog (which I’m way grateful for!!!), I found it only fitting to reintroduce myself so we all can get to know each other. I also write about myself in my Introducing Annie post many moons ago and you can read even more about me there.
Before we get going, I’m running an anonymous five-minute survey to get some information on how I can improve my blog. I want to create a site that you enjoy just as much as I do and your feedback on Annie Likes Words is critical and appreciated more than you know! Also, I will give everyone who fills out the survey a shoutout on Twitter and Instagram!
And with that, let’s kick this thing off.
First off, hello. I’m Annie. I’m a freshman at Elon University, a semi-small liberal arts college in North Carolina. I love to read, I love to write, I love to read about writing and write about reading. My favorite book is The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan and I’m in love with dogs and fall-scented candles.
Here are 25 more facts about me:
- This post contains 19 facts because I turn 19 in less than a month! My birthday is nine days before Christmas, which makes celebrating with friends a little challenging, but also makes for a solid two weeks of celebration. I love having a Christmas(ish) birthday because I’m out of school for break by the time my birthday rolls around. Also, Christmas makes it easy to pick a birthday theme (I’m partial to the ugly Christmas sweater party).
- I support the Oxford comma. I know not using the Oxford comma is grammatically correct, but I still get kind of peeved when I read a sentence that doesn’t have it.
- I hate talking about my current writing project. I’m currently writing a young adult thriller novel (which I’m almost finished writing!). When people ask me what my book’s about, I never know how to describe it. The plot is so nuanced and complex, I struggle to do it justice without reading the whole book. Describing the story isn’t impossible, I just don’t like doing it.
- I collect stickers. My collection started many years ago and I’ve since collected dozens (maybe hundreds?) of stickers, which I plaster everywhere. This summer, I purchased a sticker every place I went and put them all on a water bottle to commemorate such a fun time in my life. One of my favorite pastimes (read: procrastination methods) is scouring RedBubble for stickers, especially if they pertain to my favorite TV shows. Speaking of which…
- My favorite TV shows are “Stranger Things,” “The Office,” and “Jane the Virgin.” Quite a lineup. A surefire way to get me talking is to ask about what I watch on Netflix. These binge-worthy shows are my absolute go-to’s, but I also love “Once Upon a Time” (which I mentioned in my Fall Favorites post) and “The Great British Baking Show” for some marshmallowy reality TV.
- I still play the Kim Kardashian video game on my phone. I know; how adolescent of me.
- I can speak French (kind of). I’ve taken French for five years and know enough to understand my professor and the movies we watch in class, but I’m not sure how I would do if I were in a French community. Hopefully I’ll get to travel soon and find out.
- I can tap dance in high heels. As implied by my pursuit of a minor in Dance at university, I love to dance. I started taking lessons at the age of 3 and have kept up with it ever since. In middle school, I discovered a penchant for tap and was chosen to represent my studio as a soloist in the tap discipline in high school. Because I’ve never shied away from a challenge, I learned how to tap in heels and the rest is history.
- I dressed up as Wednesday Addams for Halloween. For this entirely DIY costume, my flatmate and I sewed a Peter Pan collar onto a three quarter-sleeve black dress that I paired with my beat-up Converse high tops. I braided my hair (which was pretty difficult because my hair is somewhat short/layered), slapped on some dark lipstick, and brushed some black eye shadow around my eyes. Instant Wednesday Addams!
- My favorite ice cream flavors are mint chocolate chip and moose tracks. Enough said.
- I love watching How to Cake It on YouTube. Yolanda Gampp makes the most amazing cake creations on this channel! Every night before bed, I watch one (or seven) of her videos because I’ve seen them so many times, they put me right to sleep. I recommend watching her pecan pie megacake; it’s my favorite and is perfect for fall. Click here to check out Yolanda’s delicious channel.
- I have a younger brother and a younger sister. Living away from my family this year has had its challenges. I miss my family, but I inadvertently get to talk to them more because we call and FaceTime all the time.
- I’m majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Is this one even a surprise? My blog is centered around the reading and writing of literature, after all.
- I’m also minoring in Dance and Psychology. I picked up a Dance minor for obvious reasons as aforementioned, but Psychology stems from my love of AP Psychology senior year. Everything we studied made sense not that it was easy, but I understood the material and comprehended the topics we studied. I’m not sure how these minors will translate to a career, but I’m having a great time studying for them.
- I start listening to Christmas music after Halloween. In my opinion, Christmas is far too good a holiday to be confined to one month, so I decorate and listen to Christmas music the day after Halloween. This is in part a product of my childhood because my mom decorates our house for Christmas before Thanksgiving. My favorite Christmas albums are Amy Grant, Harry Connick Jr., Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat, Idina Menzel, and Pentatonix. The Nutcracker score is also a classic. Click here to check out my Christmas Spotify playlist.
- I don’t drink coffee. Instead, I opt for a chai latte or good ole hot chocolate. Sometimes I add a shot of peppermint if I’m feeling spicy.
- I love wearing jewelry. I have a few select pieces I always wear when I leave the house: my pearl earrings, my high school class ring, a necklace with a pendant that looks like North Carolina, and my watch. I’ll also layer on some Pura Vida Bracelets (they’re adorable bracelets and support a great cause–click here to check them out) and a scrunchie because my hair is unpredictable.
- My favorite emoji is the one of all the little stars. It’s a good, versatile emoji. It doesn’t take the spotlight, but supports other emojis and makes everything look aesthetically pleasing.
- The last artist I saw in concert was Jon Bellion. Elon’s Student Union Board got Jon Bellion to come perform for the student body over Homecoming weekend and his concert was fantastic! If you have the chance to see him live, I strongly recommend it.
That’s all, y’all! Thank you for reading my blog and taking the time to get to know me a little better. I hope you stick around 🙂
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