Top 5 Facts About Yours Truly

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I’ve realized that I’ve been blogging for about five years and yet I don’t think you know a whole lot about me. So, today I will give you five random facts about yours truly.

1–My favorite animal is a tiger. I think I might have been biased from my mother, who also liked tigers. I like tigers because they are just so gorgeous. Their black stripes over a coat of orange and white are just so beautiful. Despite my love of tigers, you couldn’t pay me enough to see them up close. I’d be terrified. Fascinated and in awe, yes, but also really really scared.

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2–I had braces as a kid. My dad always told that I would get braces, if I needed them. Blessed with a small mouth and big teeth, there simply wasn’t enough space for all my teeth. Plus, my bottom teeth were crooked. So, I got braces when I was in seventh grade and got them taken out in the tenth grade. Yes, I had them for three looooong years. When I finally got them out, it felt so weird and awkward. I mean, I was finally able to run my tongue over my front teeth. After feeling wires and brackets for so long, it was the strangest experience.

But it was nice to be able to chew gum and eat popcorn again once those braces were off.

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3–My favorite Disney princess as a child was Pocahontas. I remember going to see the movie Pocahontas with my parents. I loved it so much. I even dressed up as Pocahontas once. It was a costume that my mother spent hours making.

I think the main reason why I loved the movie and the character so much was because it was really relatable to me. I mean, Pocahontas was a Native American who falls in love with an European settler. The fact that Pocahontas and John Smith were of two different races reminded me of my parents. And similar to my family, the movie is about two cultures colliding.

4–One of my favorite places to be is in the water. Ever since I learned how to swim, I’ve enjoyed swimming. I feel right in the water, as if it is where I belong. I love to just be in the water, floating on my back. I love to swim deeper and deeper into the pool, until my hands find the bottom, so that I can do a handstand. I can’t do a handstand anywhere else. It’s easier in the water. One of things on my bucket list is to go snorkeling. I’d like to go scuba diving, but I think I’d be too scared.

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5–I was born in Texas. Thanks to a dad who was stationed there when he was in the army, I am a Texan. Since we left Texas when I was very young (I was one), I don’t remember it. I haven’t been back. I just know it from pictures of the house, neighborhood, and city we used to live in. It’s a funny feeling though, to be from a place that you know nothing about. I don’t call myself a Texan, because I don’t feel like I am. I didn’t grow up there. I was just born there.

But once day, I’d like to go and visit Texas and the city I was born.

Okay, so that was fun, and surprisingly not as painful as I expected. I usually don’t like to talk about myself.

If you’re reading this, what is one interesting thing about you?

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Hi! I'm Helen and I am a 32 year old biracial millennial mom raising two multiracial children. I am a writer, English consultant, and social media manager. I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic.

7 thoughts on “Top 5 Facts About Yours Truly

  1. It’s always fun to learn something about each other. A fun fact about me is that I’m a black belt in karate. I always make sure to tell my students that, so that they know who they’re dealing with 🙂

    All the best, Michelle (

  2. When I started writing that ‘one thing’, it turned into something longer (called Cat, Bird, Fish). I’ve written it in a blog so I don’t clog (oh, dear this is turning into a rhyme) up your reply section! Have a lovely day, Helen. 🙂

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