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Seven Interesting Things

essica from Getting Cheeky tagged me in her Show and Tell post foreverrrrr ago. I’ve been so busy with work and school that I’m just now getting to it. Working full time and taking four classes a week is not the best idea I’ve ever had.

The tag was to share ten interesting things about yourself. I don’t consider myself particularly interesting, so like Jessica, I could only think of seven. I’m not entirely sure they’re even that interesting but here they are:

1: I’m obsessed with reading.
I love my Kindle. Mine is named Elle.
I love my Kindle. Mine is named Elle.

I read more than most people. I’ve loved reading since I was a child and it’s always been a sort of escape for me. When things in my own life are not ideal, losing myself in a good book is my favorite way to relax. I read every night before I go to bed, which is often disastrous as I can get caught up in the story and lose track of time. I amassed quite a collection of books before purchasing my Amazon Kindle, which hasn’t left my side since it arrived on my doorstep. I’ve read about 220 books on my Kindle since purchasing it in 2009.

2: I’m a total nerd.
Han Solo is the coolest, and is probably the reason for my love of bad boys.
Han Solo is the coolest, and is probably the reason for my love of bad boys.

I LOVE Star Wars to the point of obsession. (My love does not extend to Episodes I, II, and III. Don’t even get me started on how much I hate those.) If I was ever in charge of creating a collection for MAC, you can bet your bottom dollar that it would be Star Wars themed.

3: My family is AWESOME.

My parents. <3
My parents. <3

 

My baby brother in Florence.
My baby brother in Florence.

 

My parents are much cooler than me. They’re certifiable rock stars and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. My dad and I love tequila and drink Four Loko on the regular. My mom loves to play Donkey Kong and is the ONLY person who can keep up with me when I’m shopping. My younger brother, Dylan has the distinction of having more hobbies than anyone I’ve ever met. In the past year he has purchased DJ equipment, rock climbing equipment, hockey gear, and a full ninja suit. We both love Italy and would move there in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. He’s one of the funniest people I know. <3
4: I live in a state forest.
Not my photo.
Not my photo.

I am lucky to have grown up with a state forest in my backyard. It’s a beautiful place to live, and I love to hike or just drive around admiring the gorgeous views. It makes it a little more bearable to be away from my beloved city of Milwaukee.

 

5: I find dead stuff incredibly interesting.
Not my photo.
Not my photo.

In college I minored in Anthropology. I’ve always found other cultures fascinating, and ever since I took a course in mortuary studies, I’ve been obsessed with different mortuary practices. One of my biggest regrets is that I’ve been to Paris twice but I’ve never gotten to visit the catacombs. I did get to visit some catacombs in Rome though.

6: I love art.
Musée d'Orsay in Paris
Musée d’Orsay in Paris

 

I love to paint and draw, but I’m not the best at it. Instead of struggling along with my own artistic endeavors, I really love to visit museums to see what other people have created. Musée d’Orsay is my favorite museum to date, but I’ve never seen an art museum I didn’t like. Musée d’Orsay is special to me because it houses the most Degas that I’ve ever seen in one place. Impressionism is my favorite style of painting, and Degas is my favorite artist. I’ve also been to Monet’s house in Giverny, and Van Gogh’s café in Arles. Before I decided that I wanted to have a job that could afford me a comfortable life, I had considered going to art school, but art will have to be a hobby for me instead.
7: I started dancing when I was 5.
Painting by Edgar Degas.
Painting by Edgar Degas.

 

My childhood ballet career began when I was five years old and my mother couldn’t stand to hear me beg for dance lessons any longer. I used to dance around in our tiny kitchen and get in her way while she was cooking. She finally caved and I got to go to my very first ballet lesson. I continued to dance for 11 years. In addition to ballet, I also participated in jazz and tap dancing. I did pointe for a year before injuring my ankle and having to go back to regular ballet. Pointe is every bit as painful as you would think, and requires far more dedication than I was willing to give. My mother was hoping that eleven years of ballet lessons would rid me of my clumsiness, but alas, I am still as clumsy as ever. I only possess some semblance of grace while I’m dancing. My poor mother. My head is always in the clouds and I never pay attention to what I’m doing.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit better. I tag anyone who hasn’t done this post yet, as I think it’s a fun way to get to know your fellow beauty bloggers!
Thanks for reading!
<3 Kayla

About Kayla

A small-town girl with an itty bitty wild side. I love makeup, fashion, travel, movies, hiking, coffee, and my Kindle.

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