1. I am a mom.
Some of you may already know this about me, but many of you probably don't. Being a mom is the most challenging, and rewarding part of my life. There are things I struggle with on a daily basis as a mother, and it's difficult not to compare yourselves with other moms - especially those superwoman moms on Pinterest...
2. I have a strong desire to eat healthy and be in shape, but I have major issues with both.
I am not the type of person who loves to eat healthy and go to the gym. I don't hate either one, but if you give me the choice of a cupcake or a side salad, I'm most certainly going with the cupcake. Out to drinks with friends or go to the gym? Count me in for drinks (I'll go to the gym tomorrow, right?). I will go through phases where I'm all about eating clean and exercising, but if I go on vacation or have a conflict with my regular schedule, forget about it. My goal for 2014 is to maintain a consistently healthy lifestyle, anyone have any tips for me? I. need. all. the. help. I. can. get.
3. My husband and I met in Miami.
I was on a 2-day vacation with one of my best friends, and he was working there. We booked our hotel through Hotwire.com, and it happened to be where my husband was living at the time (for work - he was based in Chicago, but traveled to Miami during the week). I was living in Chicago as well, we had mutual friends, and our dogs had the same name, but somehow we had never met...FATE! We went on our first date in Chicago a week after we met, and we've been together ever since.
4. I am the youngest of three kids - I have two older brothers.
When I was growing up, my brothers were SO protective - always intimidating my boyfriends and telling my parents if I did anything wrong (like the time I snuck out in the middle of the night, or when I told my 6th grade boyfriend I loved him - HA!) I love spending time with my brothers now, but growing up was a different story. Love you, big brothers!
5. I love reality TV.