Monday 4 May 2015

10 Random Facts About Me

Today I thought it would be fun to share ten random facts about myself. I always love to read these kinds of lists on other blogs, and never having done one in this space, I figured there was no time like the present. So, here we go with ten random facts about me:
  1. I went to German school every Saturday morning for 12 years. I can read and understand much better than I can speak, and even though I did not love every minute of my time there, I am glad that I went  as it made it possible for me to fumble my way through a German conversation, and gave me a greater appreciation for my family heritage.
  2. I played the clarinet in my high school band. I was terrible at it, definitely more honking than music.
  3. When I was in university I wanted to be a doctor. I changed my mind when I realized that a harried, on-call, super busy lifestyle was not for me.
  4. I used to work at Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen – at the same time. Therein lies the source of my (recently kicked) ice cream addiction.
  5. As a child I collected stamps. And Garfield figurines. I still have both of these collections in my basement.
  6. After seven years working part time (and loving it), I went back to working full time hours in October 2013. It has been a challenge, to say the least, and I often have moments when I wonder how in the world I will get everything done without losing my mind.
  7. I have been eating a mostly plant based diet for the last year and a half – lots of fruits and vegetables, very little dairy, and rarely any meat. I have lost weight, have more energy, and feel better all around.  This has been a very positive change for me. 
  8. I love a good deal. I am always looking for a bargain. I’ve always been this way; I even bought my wedding dress off the sale rack.
  9. I started getting a lot of grey hair about four years ago. I fought it for a while, but have since decided to just embrace it. There are other things I would rather spend my time and energy on....that is not to say that I never shed a tear when I look in the mirror and see all the arctic white highlights I on-going struggle for sure.
  10. One of my favourite movies of all time is “Gone with the Wind”.
Hope you enjoyed this list...I had a lot of fun writing it. Any random facts about yourself that you would like to share?


  1. WOW, Rachel!! Great to learn more about you!! I don't think I could do that diet, although I am trying to eat much healthier and to lose weight!!! And good for you for embracing your grays! I am not there yet either!!! Just had my roots done today, but I started getting grays back when I was 20 (if not before). And how cool to know German!!!