Bringing us closer: 20 little known things about me
When I write my blog posts, I often forget that I am writing for a wider audience than the people who already know me personally. I write as if I’m talking to my friends, because I am. However, I met up with my power posse a few weeks back (awesome girls I hang out with to talk about blogging, business, and our shamelessly big dreams) and they told me that they think my blog is lacking part of my personality. They said my readers are missing out on getting to know me properly. They suggested I write this post.
So, for those of you who I am yet to have an in-person cup of tea with, here are some facts that make up who I am.
1// I am afraid of birds. And Dreamworld.
2// When I was younger, I read so many Sweet Valley High books that one morning I woke up and thought my name was Jessica Wakefield (one of the book’s main characters).
3// I have had the same group of best friends since I was 13.
4// I trekked through the Himalayas in 2009. 10 days of climbing gruelling steps and rocky mountainside, eating nothing but fried rice, and wearing the same pair of pants. It was the best experience ever.
5// I think Russell Brand is the funniest person in the world. Will Ferrell is a very close second.
6// I know way too much about the lives of celebrities.
7// My iPod is full of real old-school music. I’m talking Bob Sega, John Mellencamp, Creedence Clearwater, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Roxette, Al Green, Van Morrison, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac … The first CD I ever owned was The Seekers. Some might have thought this was an odd choice for a seven-year-old. I loved it though.
8// I think the SodaStream ads are hilarious. I piss myself laughing every time they’re on telly.
9// I couldn’t cook until I was 23.
10// I like Grease 2 better than Grease 1.
11// I love wine. I haven’t had even a sip of alcohol in just over two years, and I’d almost given up on the idea of enjoying it in the future until I came across a brand of organic wine called Organic One. I called up the winemaker the other day to quiz him about his completely chemical-free wine. Stay tuned for more info on that!
12// I love reading seedy and sordid tell-all autobiographies from old-school rock groups and icons. My favourites so far are The Dirt by Motley Cru, Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis and Faithfull by Marianne Faithfull.
13// I need a lot of alone time. I think this is why I love doing coffee enemas so much.
14// I am a Cancerian. And tick pretty much every box that describes this star sign.
15// I love unicorns.
16// I have a girl crush on Nicole Richie.
17// I love watching trashy realty TV like The Rachel Zoe Project, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Hills and The City.
18// Karaoke is one of my favourite things to do. Well, it was when I used to drink. This has not been tested since pledging my sobriety. I used to do a killer rendition of Proud Mary. Unless they were equally inebriated, I don’t think the audience felt the same way.
19// My favourite food is curry. Thai curry, Indian curry … it doesn’t matter which, as long as it’s spicy. My taste buds aren’t going to know what hit them when I eat curry again in April for the first time in two years!
20// Above anything else, I believe we need to put an end to factory farming. It is in my opinion, the most inhumane and cruel act there is. Whether you eat meat or not, is not my beef. But I urge everyone to source it from organic, grass finished sources. The disgusting way we treat beautiful animals should be a crime.
Positive affirmation for the day: The past has no power over me. All that matters is today, this very moment. I live solely in the present.
MY GIFT TO GERSON …
I am donating 50% of all sales of my Healing Through The Holidays recipe e-book to the Gerson Institute. Gerson Therapy has saved my life, and so many others like me, and I want to do this as a gift to them. These people work so hard to get the Gerson message out, and help so many people with cancer and other chronic illnesses, and they rely on donations to make it all happen. Click here to buy your copy of Healing Through The Holidays.
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