1. I don’t wear make-up.
Sure, I used to rummage around the plethora of lipsticks my mother kept in the bathroom and stare down my reflection with each new shade I applied to my 8-year-old lips, but that little dress-up trait didn’t follow me into adulthood. I’d rather save myself the hassle and keep my skin cleaner. They say au naturel is the way to go, anyway.
2. I have some “embarrassing” songs on my iPod.
NSYNC. Backstreet Boys. 98 Degrees. Aaron Carter. If it’s of the 90’s pop genre, it’s probably found a home tumbling through my earbuds. But that’s not where the obsession ends. I went to see the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block a year ago. And if NSYNC ever had a reunion tour (in my wildest dreams), I’d be in the front row. And forget it if any of these songs ever come on the radio in the car… you’ll find me turning up the dial, singing at the top of my lungs, and breaking out any of the dance moves I remember to Britney’s “Oops, I Did It Again.” Sorry for your potential embarrassment, but I’m not ashamed.
3. Lots of things make me cry.
A heartfelt, inspiring story on TV. A random act of kindness. A blessing in disguise. A little, every day miracle. A serious conversation. Past memories. The news. Thinking about everything I’m thankful for. Even the smallest romantic gesture could make me bust out the waterworks. Just a warning to have the tissues ready.
4. Every girl has celebrity crushes.
I think you’re really adorable, but I will also continue to think that Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adam Levine, Shia Labeouf, and Justin Timberlake are really adorable, too.
5. You can’t put me inside a box.
Simply put: I am who I am. I can’t be pinned down and it won’t do you any good to try and change me.
6. I really, really, really love Taylor Swift.
Like, I think of her as my soul sister. One of my best girlfriends. The girl who obviously lives a parallel romantic life to me because her songs are so similar to the pages of my diary that I feel like I co-wrote them. I don’t expect you to analyze the lyrics with me or sit next to me at her concerts (that’s what my best girlfriends are for), but I would prefer it if you don’t pass judgment when I rock out to her CD’s while using the remote control as a microphone.
7. Our closet will have a lot of shoes in it.
Or, at least, my closet will. Yes, I’m already considering separate closets; it’ll make things easier in the long run, trust me.
8. Sour gummy candy is the way to my heart.
Or chocolate with toffee. Or brownies. Or vanilla cake. Okay, never mind this one.