Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

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i want to be a mother

This isn’t a topic you’ll usually hear me discuss because it’s personal for me and yet here I am sharing it with everyone to see in an effort to be more vulnerable. I want to be a mother more than anything else in this world. It’s my biggest dream and also one of my worst fears.

i am a plant lady

I jokingly say that I am growing my own little jungle in my space, but it’s true. I am a plant lady. I don’t know when this love and adoration for plants began, but it’s a journey that I’m on and one that I hope never ends. Plants have become apart of my self-care routine as well.

I used to be ashamed of my stretch marks

I remember buying a bottle of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks and immediately applying it to my stomach, the place where I was most ashamed to wear them, once I got home. I used to be ashamed of my stretch marks and now they’re apart of me.

I'm Filipino and Scottish

Some people love playing the guessing game when it comes to my racial identities which can be rather annoying and often times offensive. I’m here to end the mystery and share with those of you who don’t know this about me, but I’m Filipino and Scottish.

I watch trash TV shows like MTV's The Challenge

You’ve probably heard me say something along the lines of, “I don’t watch a lot of TV,” which is true because I don’t have cable in my room. However, I do enjoy a good binge-worthy show and admittedly I watch trash television shows. My current obsession: MTV’s The Challenge.

I'm silly

My brother Aarron told me to add this one to the list and he is probably the one person, aside from myself of course, who knows me best. I laugh at random things even when no one else is laughing with me. I’ll make random noises when I drive and I say odd things out-loud.

I don't trust birds

I don’t trust birds of any kind. There’s some underlying evil element about them that I just can’t put my finger on. I don’t hate them. I don’t wish harm to be brought upon birds and I don’t want to get rid of them. I live my life and I let the birds live there’s and that’s that.

I used to hate being referred to as plus size

I used to hate being referred to as plus size. If you read any of my earlier content, you’d notice that whenever I would talk about a piece of clothing I would never include the fact that it was from a plus size range. This was due to internalized fatphobia, insecurity, and self-hatred.

I can cook

Shocking! I know, but I can cook. Often everyone assumes that my brother Andrew is the cook in the family and they would be correct. He is a far better cook than I could ever even aspire to be. However, I can cook. Not many things and I am privy to eating the same shit, but I can.

I hate parallel parking

I’ve been sitting here trying to convey the proper words to describe my hatred for parallel parking. I hate parallel parking. Not to be dramatic, but I would rather park a miles away and have to walk to my destination than have to parallel park. I can do it (sort of), I just don’t like to.