I recently read this blog post over at the wonderful Sometimes Sweet and it got me thinking about the differences between my blog world/real world. Blogging is a wonderful thing but we all censor ourselves a little bit don't we? There are certain things we choose not to share with our readers, which is completely natural, but sometimes I think it's pretty cool to have a little peak into someone's real life and see the actual person behind the blog. So in the name of if-not-full-at-least-part disclosure, I thought I'd take a leaf out of Danielle's book and give you a bit more of a personal glimpse into my life. Here goes...
If you really knew me...
you'd know that I'm a secret blogger. Hardly any people from my real life read my blog as I was always worried people would laugh and not understand why I would want to write a blog. It's only quite recently that I've told more of my friends about this blog and been brave enough to show them every side of my personality.
you'd know that I can't bring myself to eat baked beans. There's just something about them, they freak me out.
you'd know how much this blog means to me. I never could have imagined when I started writing this blog (nearly two years ago!) how much I would learn about myself, how many wonderful people I would meet and how many opportunities would start to open up for me. I'm so thankful for this outlet which makes my life that little bit brighter and more colourful and I'm so grateful for each one of you that takes the time to read it :)
you'd know that I'm currently in the process of moving in with my Sweetheart and the whole thing simultaneously thrills and terrifies me. Whilst the idea of living with my first and only love brings me more joy than I could possibly imagine, it's also the most scared I have been about doing anything in a long time. Plus moving out of my family home and living away from my parents really devastates me. Sometimes it's the things we want the most that can be the hardest things to do.
you'd know that one day I'd like to get a tattoo. I've already got the design all worked out and the placement picked, it's a matter of finding the right artist and saving the money. And of course working in a job that allows me to be tattooed (one of the downsides of working in the theatre!)
you'd know that I have a collection of hundreds of musical theatre CDs and I know pretty much all of the words to every single one.
you'd know that I speak to my Mum at least twice a day every single day. She is my best friend, we share pretty much everything and I will never forget how lucky I am to have her.
you'd know that it's my dream to one day own my own business. I'm not sure what I'd do quite yet, I have so many different ideas at any one time, but the thought of working for myself makes me so happy! It's the biggest dream I have and I really hope it comes true one day.
you'd know that something I can't stand is people being impolite. I cannot bear it when someone talks to me in a rude or disdainful manner, or cuts a queue or doesn't wait for other people to get off of the tube before they barge on themselves. Things like that really get my goat! It's just simple manners, it's really not that hard! *And breathe*
you'd know that I still buy hard copies of books, CDs and DVDs (I tried a kindle once and it was just too lifeless), that my favourite part of a holiday is coming home, that ET the extra terrestrial scares the bejesus out of me, that I have a strange obsession with vintage luggage and a need to buy every piece I see, that I one day to hope to own a pug, that I have a hopeless sci fi/fantasy addiction (The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Buffy, Angel, Star Wars, the list goes on), that I'd choose a tea party over a wild night out any day, that I worry about pretty much everything and everyone, that I have a hopeless cake addiction, and that I have the biggest girl crush ever on Dita Von Teese and if I was ever lucky enough to meet her there's a good chance I would propose to her.
So, how about you my lovely readers? :)