Celebrating 22! 22 Fun Facts About Me

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Get it? 2…2…22? Lol

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BP. Sweater (sold out, so similar herehere, here) // Topshop Jeans // Jessica Simpson Heels (old, so similar here) // Lisi Lerch Earrings

  1. I was born in Texas and lived there until the first grade when my family moved to North Carolina. I still have a lot of family there and love to visit when I can. #TexasForever (oh shoot that just made me tear up a bit…darn you, Netflix, for taking away Friday Night Lights!!!)
  2. I love learning about serial killers and true crime. I could talk about it for days. I am particularly intrigued by the Manson Family murders, Ted Bundy, and the O.J. Simpson murders, just to name a few examples. All of my favorite books are books on true crime. If I wasn’t taking the career path I am now, I would probably be pursuing a career as a homicide investigator. But instead I just consume a lot of books and documentaries about famous cases and serial killers in my free time. Ya know, to keep things light and upbeat!!! 🙂
  3. I care a lot about having a clean kitchen. I hate having crumbs of food around my kitchen and 97% of the time I have my counters wiped down and dishes done every night after dinner. There’s something about waking up and making my coffee in a clean kitchen that is soothing to me.
  4. Foods that I can’t stand include: rye bread, steak with a lot of fat on it, tomatoes (especially if they are sliced really thick or chunky), Skittles candy, lettuce (aka salads), grilled chicken (love roasted chicken and fried chicken, but hate grilled), cantaloupe, honeydew melon, baked goods with nuts, bell peppers, peas, pork chops.
  5. My favorite movie is Titanic. I have seen it a million times and I can never turn it off when it’s on TV. I can quote it and everything, which just delights the people that watch it with me 😉 I even have a framed Titanic poster hanging in my bedroom that I got when they brought the movie back to theaters in 2012.
  6. This habit didn’t start until a couple years ago, but I have to fall asleep with the TV on. If I don’t have access to a TV, I will fall asleep to a podcast.
  7. When I was three I caught my forehead on fire by sniffing a lit candle and my bangs getting caught in the flames. My dad put the flames out with his bare hands and likes to tell the story that as he was running my head under cold water in the tub, I said, “It’s okay, Daddy. Jesus will make me better.” My God, I was cute.
  8. My favorite food is chips and queso, and I become a BOTTOMLESS PIT when I eat them. My other favorite foods also include donuts, bacon cheeseburgers, GOOD everything bagels with scallion cream cheese, and breakfast food (like waffles with strawberry syrup, biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, coffee, and home fries). Healthy!
  9. I’ve never traveled outside of the U.S. and I hope to travel to Greece and Italy one day, just to name a couple places. My boyfriend is Colombian and I am actually taking my first out-of-country trip with him and his family to Colombia this summer. I am so excited!
  10. I love 80s pop culture! 80s movies, 80s music, and even 80s style. My bed head alone is proof that I would have rocked the poofy hair, man.
  11. I’m super super super afraid of birds. Geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys, ostriches, vultures, and those lanky white birds with skinny beaks that wander around the food courts at Disney World.
  12. I have a more “unique” taste in music than some people. I really don’t like country music (with the exception of Shania Twain and Alison Krauss) or today’s pop music. I really like alternative rock or alternative “techno,” I guess you could call it. My favorite band of all time is Bombay Bicycle Club (the only band that would make me cry if I saw them in concert). I also love The 1975, Washed Out, The Cure, Passion Pit, The Smiths, The Radio Dept., Two Door Cinema Club, and Coldplay (old Coldplay, not the Coldplay after Viva La Vida. They are too pop-y for me now…this is why my boyfriend calls me a hipster). I also love to listen to instrumental music including classical music and movie scores. Oh yeah, and I am obsessed with Céline Dion.
  13. After high school, I moved to Charleston on my own so that I could take a gap year to work and gain South Carolina residency so I could go to College of Charleston. I didn’t know anyone when I moved here, and there were a lot of times when being that independent felt very difficult and isolating (being homesick is not a fun feeling), but I knew it was where I was meant to be, and the decision really helped me grow so much as a person.
  14. I am obsessed with having white teeth. Yellow teeth are a pet peeve to me, so I take really good care of my teeth. Getting my teeth professionally whitened is on my bucket list lol.
  15. I love reading movie trivia on IMDb.
  16. My love for fashion was inspired by my mom. She never leaves the house without looking put-together and phenomenal. Anyone that knows my mom knows how adorable she is! She taught me the importance of dressing nice to leave a good impression and definitely inspired my love for shopping (much to the dismay of my father lol).
  17. I have a boyfriend named Juan and we have been together for almost 4 years. He’s seriously my other half and is an extremely important part of my life. I love him so much!!!
  18. My favorite shows of all time are Friday Night Lights, Dexter, The Office, Friends, Monk, and Sex and the City (by the way, I would say that I’m a mix of Miranda and Charlotte. Charlotte and I have the same type-A personality. I also have the sarcasm of Miranda with a little bit of her cynicism. And no, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Miranda haha)
  19. I am a morning person. I usually wake up before the sun is out, and I feel guilty when I sleep anytime past 8 o’clock, which is usually a rare occasion for me.
  20. I love pickles, except on my Chick-fil-A sandwich.
  21. If something comes in multiple colors, I will almost always choose the pink option.
  22. Tom Hanks is my favorite actor. I mean come on…Big, The Green Mile, Road to Perdition, Philadelphia, Polar Express, Catch Me if You Can, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Apollo 13, Splash??? I think I’ve made my point. Love you, Tom!

If you made it to the end of the list, wow! You are a trooper! Thank you so much for reading, and for your support! That’s one of the best birthday gifts you could give me!

-Hayley

4 thoughts on “Celebrating 22! 22 Fun Facts About Me

  1. 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the sweetest, prettiest and kindest 22 year old EVER!!
    Keep up the good work and your unique quirkiness…( NO SALADS???..)
    Enjoy your blog EVERY time!
    YOU are something!!!!

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  2. Love the blue sweater! I think my elbows would be cold! But I do like it! And going thru all of your 22 things about you, I was amazed about your diversity in music! Never heard of some of those groups, will have YouTube them. You are adorable and we are so proud of all your life’s accomplishments. We love you so much! Keep blogging!

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  3. Love the outfit, Happy Belated Birthday. My partner birthday is the 28th January as well, just before that it’s his Dad, at the beginning of January it’s my Dad but both of our Dads don’t really do celebrations etc.. So focus on my partner making sure he has good birthday. Nice to hear fun facts about you, get to know you bit better, great 🙂 x

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