7 Random Facts About Me {Inspiring Blogger Award}

Fancy checking in with you this Saturday!

I don’t usually post on the weekends, but I’m making an exception on this last (!!!) full week before I head to Boston. I literally just started hyperventilating, so excuse me as I just INHALE….exhale….

Moving on. The lovely Katherine @ The Peanut Butter Lover and Jess @ Story of a Girl nominated me for the Inspiring Blogger Award, and I think it’s about time I posted my facts! Thank you so much, ladies! ♥ If you have not yet, you gotta check out their blogs. They’re both so witty and thoughtful. I just want to be their BFFs.

Here’s how it works:

Link the blogger(s) that nominated you 
List 7 facts about yourself
Tag 5 other bloggers

So let’s jump into these crazy, exciting facts, shall we?

1) Becoming a nun is not out of the question for me.

All my friends know I’m a devout Catholic, so there are jokes thrown around that I could become a nun one day, but little do people realize that…yeah, I could become a nun one day! Whichever vocation to which God is calling me is where I want to go. I mean, can we get a woot woot for Mother Teresa? I think yes.

2) I have a crooked pinky.

Most of my friends know this as well, but all you friends through the inter webs might not know about it.


It’s not terribly crooked, but it’s noticeable for sure. I got it from my mama’s genes and I like it. The pinky has character.

3) I do not know how to knit, garden, or use a sewing machine.

Help. I need these skills if I want to be that mother/grandmother/nun. My mom taught me how to knit when I was little, but I’ve forgotten how. As for the other two, we cannot garden in our little NY backyard right now, and sewing machines just scares me.

4) I kind of wish I continued gymnastics.

Out of all the performance sports in which I’ve been involved (figure skating, gymnastics, and dance, which I plan to continue), I kind of wish I continued gymnastics. I do wish I continued because the sport encompasses so many skills and strengths. On the other hand, I’m happy I did not because it requires an incredible amount of time and dedication, and I don’t think I would want to devote my life to a sport.

Some of my favorite athletes are gymnasts though! Shawn Johnson is amazing.



5) I’ve always been headstrong and competitive about accomplishing athletic feats.

When I was a little competitive figure skater, I would do Pilates and yoga with my mom and get quite frustrated when I couldn’t do the moves/positions like the lady in the video, so I would practice over and over until I could do it with ease. Also, my friends and I used to have contests for how long we could hold a supine flexed arm hang on the playground bar, and I would keep trying to beat the next person.

I’m definitely less competitive now, but I’m still quite determined to do things on my own. Working on that darn handstand now…

6) Before becoming obsessed with blogs, I was obsessed with beauty gurus on YouTube.

My friend Kristi introduced me to the vast world of beauty vloggers a while ago, and I was hooked throughout freshman and sophomore year of high school. Some favorites: MacBarbie07 (now the mega-famous Bethany Mota), Arden Rose (Kristi and I even went to her meet-up in NYC), and HelloKatyxo.

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I’m happy I went through that makeup/beauty/fashion phase (I can put on eyeshadow without looking like a panda bear}, but I’m happier that it has faded and that blogs have taken its place! Except the blog phase has stuck a little longer 😉

Actually, I’m watching Bethany Mota now. Reminiscing. She’s still my favorite.

7) I carry a water bottle with me everywhere.

If I don’t have it with me, I start feeling as if I don’t have my phone with me. I don’t really need it, but in a case of minor dehydration, I might start panicking a little. Then when I have it with me, I end up not drinking a sip from it. It’s like my security blanket.

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Along with me on my walk yesterday

There ya have it! 7 very random facts about Alison. Hope you enjoyed knowing about my past, present, and possible future.

I now nominate:

Ashley @ Miles on Oats

Jo @ Living Mint Green

Julianna @ Julianna Bananna

Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me

Linda @ Fit, Fed and Happy

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend! Another post is coming tomorrow hopefully!

So tell me:

A super random fact about yourself!

Do you have any extraordinary physical features?

What is one skill you’d like to learn? 


20 thoughts on “7 Random Facts About Me {Inspiring Blogger Award}

  1. Can’t leave without my waterbottle either! Small fear of feeling dehydrated + most of my headaches can be linked to not having enough water in my system. A random fact most don’t know about me is that I was attacked by our family dog my junior year of high school, and now have quite the fear of dogs.

  2. Oh my gosh I am the SAME about water bottles. I hate feeling like I need a drink but when I have my bottle with me I never drink it hahaha! Oh man, I used to be OBSESSED with youtube. I had a channel and even made my own beauty videos *crying laughing emoji*. And I used to be in gymnastics too! I wish I would have stuck with it!

  3. True story I’ve considered becoming a nun too. Who knows what will happen but gotta keep all options open right? I just don’t go around telling anyone bc people think it’s so bizarre.
    Hmmm random fact…. I can pick things up with and type with my toes!😜
    And I always wanted to learn to French braid!
    Have a great weekend Alison!

  4. Great random facts, Alison. I wish I had continued with ballet!
    And I never watch any beauty videos…make up and hair is not my thing. I am all natural. I don’t wear any make up. lol.

  5. Thanks for your nomination sweet girl! You are so wonderful.
    -I played a nun in a play, and it was AWESOME.
    -Your crooked pinky is awesome!
    -I did gymnastics as well and after eight years of it, I still wish I had continued it for longer!
    Have a great weekend Alison! 🙂

  6. I tried to comment a little earlier; stupefying technology spat some “ERROR” at me. The pinky has character – indeed, so awesome 😀 .
    I feel the -exact- same way toward horse riding as you do gymnastics. Only, having been thoroughly involved for as long as I can remember… it felt like losing a huge chunk of my identity. When I reflect on it though, I realize that life in general has turned easier for me without it.

  7. Ahhhh I love it!!! As far as I’m concerned, we ARE bffffffffffs.

    So, that crooked pinky. Wicked awesome. And NUN ALISON I mean it doesn’t get any better than that!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I carry a water bottle (or 2) every. where. I. Go. My coworkers think I’m so weird, haha!

    I loved reading this! Hope you have a wonderful day, chica!

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  9. Random and extraordinary physical feature – I’m 6ft 1! A bit rare for a girl and definitely the first thing everyone notices about me!
    I do wish my gymnastic skills were better, but working on it through crossfit!

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