Hey, friends! Happy May!
While trying to come up with a new blog post for this week, it dawned on me that I never really formally introduced myself to you guys. So I thought hey, why not make this quick get to know me post? Well that, and I just really wanted to use my May pun before the month ended. Heh heh.
With that said, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mara [mar – uh] and welcome to my little corner of the internet universe! I am a 20-something, obsessed with sugary sweets, to-do-lists, pretty lighting, and finding the beauty in every moment. I created this blog as a creative outlet for me to share my take on self improvement, personal growth, and other random things. If this is your first time on my page, welcome! I’m glad you stumbled upon my site. And if you’re a returning reader, welcome back!
Whoever you may be, keep on reading to find out more about me 🙂
11 Facts About Me:
1.) I’m a Filipino American born in the Philippines and raised in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) so naturally I love the trees, the green, the mountains, and yes, even the grey skies + rainy weather. What many people, even people who grew up in this area, call “ugly” or “gloomy,” I like to refer to as cozy weather 🙂 FIRM believer in West Coast, Best Coast.
2.) I am a very, very big introvert. So like most introverts, I love my solitude, spend lots of time in my head or looking inwards, and having my alone time to relax & recharge is KEY. I repeat, KEY. Any introverts reading this feel what I’m sayin?
3.) I am also a very huge homebody and would muuuch rather stay in with a few friends and play card games or Mario kart than go out to a bar or a big social event.
4.) Puns are my favorite! They’re cheesy but I love ’em. (If you’re a fan of puns or if you just like star wars, check out my first post).
5.) Collecting quotes is another one of my favorite things to do. I really struggle with putting my thoughts into words so when I find a quote that perfectly describes how I’m feeling, I’m just like, “YASSS, let me write that down real quick.” I kid you not, I have entire journals filled from front to back with nothing but quotes.
6.) My day job involves a lot of painting, drawing, running, science experiments, and lots of ridiculous conversations with little kids. It’s fun and chaotic and extremely tiring but at the end of the day I can’t complain. I really do love it.
7.) Within the past year, I’ve definitely become more of a morning person and will even wake up early on weekends. I love getting up while the house is still asleep to make some hot tea & a small breakfast, and then crawling back to bed for some quiet time. There’s just something about being up while everyone else is asleep that I really enjoy.
8.) Growing up my biggest fear used to be rejection but now my biggest fear is staying stagnant and settling for a life that does not involve living fully or pursuing my purpose/dreams.
9) I love love! Giving it, receiving it, seeing it, experiencing it, everything! On a semi-related, semi-random side note: My love language is words of affirmation immediately followed by taking me to places that serve unhealthy amounts of seafood.
10.) I think getting ready while watching make up tutorials/hauls is one of my favorite things to do, especially in the morning right before work. I swear it’s relaxing yet energizing and basically the equivalent of drinking a cup of coffee for me. If I’m not watching make up videos, you can find me listening to podcasts and sermons. My favorite podcast is The Friend Zone, and my favorite sermons are from Pastor John Gray and Pastor Steven Furtick – [listen to his latest one “Coming Out of the Drought” – SO good!!!] Seriously give them both a listen! Maybe I’ll make a future post with a list of all my favorite sermons + add notes?
11.) At this point in my life, the biggest desires of my heart are to:
- TRAVEL (i’m living this dream!)
- Live a life of adventure with the love of my life which I’m praying will be a man of god with a genuine & kind heart who makes me laugh until my stomach hurts. Oh, and to be happily married to this said man, haha. It doesn’t sound like a lot to ask for but tbh some days it feels like it. Also this is not to say that I want to get married anytime soon because I definitely don’t! Just some day.
On another semi-random side note: I am waiting for the perfect moment to give the love of my life this mixed CD that I created a few years ago which I recently put together on Spotify to share with you guys because why not, haha. check it out here.
And that concludes my 11 random facts about me. I hope you enjoyed this post and were able to learn just a tiny bit more about the girl behind the blog. Love you guys!