Five Things You May Not Know About Me

You may or may not be aware that there's this big thing on Instagram called #fridayintroductions. I'm not sure how it started, but it's a chance to re-introduce yourself to everyone following your page and get to know each other on a deeper level. So, in the spirit of #fridayintructions, here are five things you may not know about me.

Happy Friday!

1. During the first months of marriage, I was super determined to cook healthy meals every night. I meal planned, shopped, and tried lots of new recipes… until I realized that Lucas is a MUCH better cook than I am. I mean. I can follow a recipe, but he actually enjoys it. Lately he’s been on a “food around the world” kick and has made gyoza, sushi, calzones, and several loaves of artisan bread.

2. In the 5th grade, my friend and I started writing extensive notes to each other. Every day, we filled up pages and pages of lined notebook paper that we folded into triangles and passed back and forth, until that wasn’t enough and we began writing in a composition book and swapping it instead. I literally wrote about my life all. day. long. and it solidified a very strong need to journal in my soul. To date, I’ve filled up countless composition books, journals, and moleskinne notebooks and I love having a written history of my entire life to look back on.

3. I’ve recently become obsessed with the Gilmore Girls. I never watched it growing up, but a few weeks ago I saw it on netflix and thought I’d give it a try. 
… And now I’m halfway through season six. I think I have a problem.

4. Real talk? I love the idea of coffee, but I really can’t stand the taste. I only love it if it’s more creamer than coffee, but I’ve been trying to cut out added sugar and don’t even know what to do with my life. I’ve tried bulletproof coffee, sugar replacements, and just cream… but so far, nothing is quite as good. I want to love it so much, but I haven’t been able to will myself to do it.

5. I (not so secretly) dream of living in the mountains someday. Don’t get me wrong, the Ouachitas and the Ozarks in Arkansas are nice, but visiting the mountains of Alaska spoiled me and stole my heart. Even though I grew up in a large town and love that lifestyle, the idea of self-sufficiency and living in the middle of nowhere with the moose and polar bears makes me super excited.