10 things you (possibly) don’t know about me!

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Becca over at Ladyface Blog just posted a 10 Things post, and I had to do one. Secretly, because I have no outfit to share today. So! Here are a few things you may not know about me (unless you’ve known me for a very long time!)

1. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I was 16. Apparently, when I was little I was obsessed with looking good, so my mom wanted to squelch that and make sure I didn’t grow up incredibly vain. Subsequently, when I finally got to wear makeup and had a makeover-themed 16th birthday party, I didn’t like the way mascara and eyeliner looked on me. I still prefer natural looks to lots of shadow or lipstick!

2. I didn’t cut my hair, dye my hair, or pierce my ears until I was 16, either.

3. There’s a 15″ difference between my hip and waist measurements, so my sizing is all over the place — I wear size 12 jeans, size 4 dresses, sometimes size 2 skirts (if the cut is full) and anywhere from an extra small to large tops, depending on the cut and brand or store. Which is why I always want to emphasize to every woman– the numbers do not matter. Because I am healthy despite what the BMI calculator thinks. Now more than ever, I am so happy with my body and I definitely feel like a hot mama!

4. I was a morning person until I got married, and then I went through a phase of finding it super hard to get up… and now I’m going back to being a morning person. It’s really weird.

5. The total cost of my wedding stayed within our budget of $2,000 — that includes photographer, videographer, dress, desserts served, decorations, invitations, and everything! I picked my own wedding flowers, and probably the most expensive thing — aside from the dress and photographer — was the plethora of white paper lanterns we hung from the ceiling.

6. My husband is the only man I’ve ever dated. (Not the only one I could have dated, I just chose to wait for the right guy.) He and I have only officially known each other for two years and three months. (I knew who his family was, vaguely, for a few years, but never spoke to him in person until he introduced himself five days before our first date.) I knew I was in love with him three weeks after we started dating; we knew we were going to get married about a month after dating, got engaged after eight months of knowing each other, and married four months after that. And then had a baby a year and a month after we got married. When you know, you know!

7. I sing and write/play music (old video!), when I have a piano and time. I even started writing a musical once (also old; forgive the mistakes! I’m pretty sure some of that was made up as I was recording it). I really need to finish it someday.

8. I also write fiction. Well, I used to, and I haven’t written for about two years. In addition to about fifty bazillion stories started, I finished a (very long historical drama romance) novel about four years ago, and I still need to edit it. I hope someday to publish at least one book.

9. I have a box full of handwritten love letters to my husband that I wrote long before I ever knew him.

10. I was homeschooled, and I loved it. No, I did not ever do my schoolwork in my pajamas, to my knowledge, and yes, I did have friends and a social life. Haha!

What are ten facts about you? I’d love to know you better! Tell me in the comments, or write your own post and link me to it!

Happy Friday!

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    • Eccentric Owl

      Yay for homeschoolers!!! I was the only one of us four kids that stayed homeschooled all the way through– my brothers all went to highschool for a few years. But I was like… nah, I’m good getting all of my school done before noon, thanks. Haha!

      • tiallarising

        Haha YES! Finishing all my school early in the day was definitely a huge bonus of being homeschooled. If you don’t mind me asking, did you go to college?

  • Grace e

    If the long novel is “my beloved” that is how I found your blog in the first place! Never have got to read it. I just heard how amazing it was so I keep hoping I will someday get to read it edited or not 🙂 (hint hint)

    Grace e

    • Eccentric Owl

      Haha, it is! I’m actually considering posting it online again, the old version, because I finally got it off of my old laptop (almost a fiasco, thank goodness I didn’t toss my old laptop!) and I realized that despite its many faults, I still love it!

  • Jess

    I think this is a fun post! I wasn’t allowed to wear make-up until I was about 16 either. Also, it’s cool to hear that you didn’t date anyone before your husband.

  • Avra-Sha Faohla

    . . . Does it sound too stalkerish to say I already knew ALL ten things listed here? 😛

    Oh, and I remember The Moon is Beautiful Tonight. I always liked it, and I liked Lullaby as well! But I’d totally forgotten about that musical until I clicked on it, started listening, and recognized the “come away, come away” part. It’s lovely.

  • Becca Lee

    Oh I love this! I’m glad my post inspired you so we could all learn a bit more about you. I have that hip to waist ratio thing too. It definitely makes sizing a struggle sometimes. But as you and I both know, belts are a curvy girl’s best friend!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  • Jeanne

    I already knew a few of these things from reading your blog; guess that makes me old school! 😉
    On a side note, I finally had my little one a week ago and re-read afterwards your posts about postpartum and surviving your newborn, and I just wanted to thank you again! I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog, but as of these past few months, I think it became one of my favourite websites to go to and find comfort and inspiration. You really manage to bring out the cheerfulness in life!

    • Eccentric Owl

      Congratulations on your little one! I hope he is good for you! Please feel free to email me any time you need encouragement or if you ever have questions (no matter how awkward!) because I’m always open to help out if you need it!

      You are so welcome, by the way! I loved posting those blogs, and I was hoping to do more once I had Asa but I got sidetracked! Oops. I do have one or two “getting back into routine” posts I hope to write soon, though!

  • Marla Rogers

    Wait is this real I was homeschooled my entire life up to college and I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup/pierce my ears/dye my hair until I was 16. It is so rare to find people that share one of those traits let alone TWO!!!

  • Desarae

    Great post! Fun learning more about you, the more I do, the more I’m convinced we could totally be real-life friends. I was homeschooled my whole life too, and yep, can’t ever remember doing school in my pj’s. We were part of a big homeschool group, we had PE, Speech class, Geography, Photog class, journalism, field trips, etc. all that jazz together. 🙂