September 8, 2017

25 Things You Don't Know About Me

So you guys tomorrow I turn 25 and now I'm just waiting for the quarter-life crisis to happen any minute now haha. To celebrate this milestone, I wanted to write a post about 25 pieces of life advice that I've learned in the past 25 years but really all I could think of is everything happens for a reason (because it does). Anyways so then I decided that I could instead share a little bit about myself with y'all for this post. | brazenandbrunette.com

So you guys tomorrow I turn 25 and now I'm just waiting for the quarter-life crisis to happen any minute now haha. To celebrate this milestone, I wanted to write a post about 25 pieces of life advice that I've learned in the past 25 years but really all I could think of is everything happens for a reason (because it does). Anyways so then I decided that I could instead share a little bit about myself with y'all for this post. 

Ever since I decided to not be an anon blogger once my blog turned one, I've wanted to share some tidbits of my life with y'all so that I'm not just some rando to you. I've seen a few bloggers that I follow do posts similar to this and I always love them because it makes reading the blog more personal. So here we go!


1. My name is not Nicole. 
My parents used to jokingly call me "just Nikki" when I was little because when I introduced myself to people they'd always ask if my name was short for Nicole and my response was always no it's just Nikki.


2. My parents also call me Mouth of the South because I have a tendency to talk really loudly, 
especially when I'm telling a story.


3. I also have earned the nickname Picky Nikki because I'm a very picky eater. 
The picky-eater-safe dish of chicken strips and french fries? No and no.


4. If I could only live on one dish for the rest of my life, it'd be Torchy's chips and queso. 
Oh and probably a taco too to add some nutrition in there.


5. I grew up in a farming town of about 3,000 people so I have a very different upbringing from all of my friends. 
When I'm drunk or when I'm home or especially when I'm drunk at home, I get a pretty heavy hick accent.


6. I have one cat, Pip (it was Pippa but then I found out she was a he). He was a stray that I cat-napped my 1L year. 
I also have a dog Squirt (named after the turtle in Finding Nemo) who stays at my parents house because they have a huge backyard.


7. Sometimes I regret being a Spanish major because people always assume I'm fluent. 
I switched majors my junior year so while my grammar is 👌🏼 my vocab is still a little limited.


8. I'm covered in freckles. 
I even have freckles on my lips, palms, and the bottom of my feet.


9. Because I was born on 9/9, I have always had a hard time knowing if you're supposed to write the date or the month first. 
Living in Spain worsened this because they do it opposite of the US. 


10. I'm a Methodist. 
Say it with me now— opening our doors, sharing Christ, and making disciples.


11. Easter is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it!!


12. I have like 4 friends because I always prefer to be really, really close with a few people than just close with a bigger group.


13. Don't let me blogging fool you. I'm incredibly shy in real life. 
All of my friends know that if we go out to dinner, they'll have to go ask the waitress for me because I won't on my own.


14. I have never seen or read any of Harry Potter. 
I know everyone loves it but I just never got in to it as a kid. 


15. Whenever I sneeze, it's like 6+ times. 
I actually sneezed several times instead of crying when I was born. 
Professors even have to stop lecturing until I'm done because it's so disruptive 😳 
and people always think I'm like really sick or something. 


16. I'm the baby of the family and absolutely live up to that stereotype. 


17. I jokingly refer to myself as a "medical miracle" because when I was little my doctor looked at my growth charts 
and told my mom that I'd be lucky to make it to 5 foot. 
Yet here I am, exceeding expectations at 5'2"


18. I tear up every time I see a chubby baby or a bunny because I'm overcome with cuteness. I seriously can't control it.


19. I'm obsessed with Apple products and force all of my friends to download the public betas with me. 
(if you want to too, here ya go)


20. I actually don't like surprises. 
I'm too nosy so I don't like not being in-the-know, even if it's a surprise for me.


21. My drink is a Chilton. It's the unofficial official drink of Lubbock.


22. I love Texas country. Casey Donahew Band's Moving On is my shit.


23. I have a blood-curdling scream. My friends won't watch scary movies with me because they say 
my scream is scarier than the movie.



24. If I wasn't pursuing law, I'd probably want to be a pilot.
One of my life goals is to get my pilot's license.


25. I absolutely love traveling! I've been to:

Cruises: Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, MexicoPuerto Rico 
Mission trips: Ecuador
People to People: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 
Study abroad: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain (plus Canary Islands and Gibraltar), Switzerland

6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Nikki! Following your blog really helped me mentally prepare for law school. It was fun to learn more about the girl behind the blog. I also have like 4 in real life friends but I consider them all like BEST FRIENDS. I'd rather have 4 besties than 100 "friends" know what I mean? We're opposites in the sense that I love surprises and really loved Harry Potter as a kid (:

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    1. Thank you so much Jordyn!! Everyone tells me that I'll love Harry Potter if I ever just give it a try so we'll see if I do :)

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  2. Glad to know I'm not alone in the "hick accent" department. When I get mad or drunk, the accent comes out. My friends love making fun of me cause I'll throw out y'all and I'll get weird looks from people around us!

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    1. Yasss mine is so bad when I'm mad 😂 I always get made fun of because of it too!

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  3. Oh my gosh, we have so much in common! My real name is just Libby, and I always sneeze 4 times in a row. Also, I love that you've been to Haiti too!

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    1. Hahah now I'm always going to think of you as Just Libby!! It's so awkward when people say bless you after the first sneeze and then I'm not done!

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