So I decided to put together a list of things that you probably don’t know about me. These are pretty random facts but hey it might give you a bit of insight to my personality. Let me know if you enjoy this post and want to read some more personal stuff!
- I am super obsessed with castles and palaces.
I blame my parents they called me princess when I was younger. If you read my blog post on How I Did Paris In A Day you’ll know that I even went to Paris for a day just to see the Palace of Versailles. Basically I want to live in a castle and maybe even find a really old run down one and renovate it especially because I am really into interior design and such..Who knows?
“Welcome to my crib”
- I used to do roller derby.
Yes you read that correctly. You may be thinking what the hell is roller derby? For those of you who have seen ‘Whip-it’ you know what roller derby is. For anyone who doesn’t know what it is, my way of explaining it would be a group of girls roller-skating around a ring trying to push each other over while one girl on each team tries to pass the large group out. Wikipedia has a much better explanation I assure you so click the underlined text here: ‘What is roller derby’. Am I mortified to have admitted this? Yep.
- I am a firm believer in manifestation
I believe that what you do, think, and feel you attract in life and that if you think, feel and behave positively you will just attract more positivity into your life. I read the secret and as cliche and ridiculous as it may sound to many of you it changed my life and I always find myself going back to it when I feel I need to reinforce what it teaches.
- I have seen Wicked the musical 3 times.
Self-explanatory really. If you have not seen it make time to see it. It is so fab. Wicked is a musical that I saw on Broadway for my 16th birthday in NYC, and twice in London’s West End. Wicked is about the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz but goes through her side of the story and how she came to be known as ‘the wicked witch’. Every time I have seen it I end up singing the songs from the musical for at least two weeks and may randomly burst out into songs from it to my friends.
- I hate drinking water when it’s not in a bottle.
I do drink water out of glasses I’m not that much of a fancy Nancy. I just don’t like to for some weird reason, I prefer bottles and also need straws if I’m going to drink from a glass.
- I’m the Department Representative for Nursing and Midwifery
This is in my university on the student council and within the department. I love nursing and I love advocating for student nurses rights and being in the loop with decisions being made that will affect student nurses.
- I am a hopeless romantic
It pains me to admit this but despite me trying to come across as having a hard outer shell, I am the biggest marshmallow of a human. I don’t think theres anything better than old fashioned chivalry, romance and laughter. But currently I lead a life that resembles that of Bridget Jones.
- I hate surprises
I’m the worst person to surprise, I can’t react well to things at all and I feel so bad then incase people think I’m being rude or ungrateful. I just need time to process things or else I’ll look like an emotionless drone.
- I dropped out of college.
I went to Trinity College Dublin for a month studying Intellectual disability nursing and dropped out. The course just was not for me at all and I realized it quite quickly. I don’t regret dropping out at all I don’t think anyone should ever stay in any position where they are not happy. I repeated my leaving cert then and it was the hardest year of my life. Thankfully though I got the course I wanted General Nursing and now am doing that in The University of Limerick and I couldn’t be happier. It must be said though Trinity is a beautiful college with a stunning campus and I loved it there and even contemplated staying in a course I hated just to stay in college there for the societies, events and above all my friends there.
Trinity College Dublin
The University of Limerick
- I love having lots of shoes.
The most shoes I have ever owned at any one time are 60 pairs. Nothing compared to the Kardashians of course but not bad for the girl next door. I used to have a section of my wardrobe that was dedicated to keeping them organized but in recent years I’ve calmed down a lot and have no idea how many I own now. I told myself that when I got my first job I’d save up and buy myself a pair of Manolo Blahniks like Carrie Bradshaws blue pair from Sex and the City the movie. Instead I bought myself a flight to London and went with two of my best friends and had the best time I’ll never forget it. I’ll always choose memories over material things but I swear I’m still getting those Manolos some day.
My old shoe collection in my old house
These are the dream Manolo’s.
There you go everyone those are a few things that I could think of off the top of my head that most people probably wouldn’t know about me! I hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned as Bren will be doing one too.
– Bri xo