Behind The Blog: Get To Know Me Better

“So, you want to get to know me do ya?” – well it’s about time I get outside of my comfort zone & share a few things about myself. As a blogger, I’ve struggled with the balance of keeping my privacy & allowing my readers to get to know me better. I’d like to thank my friend, Olivia Lucie Blake for nominating me for this challenge & letting us get to know her in her version of the post – check that out here. I’ll be nominating a few other bloggers at the end, so look out for that.

I’m Ambidextrous

Technically I’m a lefty in a right hander’s world. For the majority of tasks, I use my left hand. But because of society, I’ve had to adapt. For example, using a can opener that is NOT electric is downright impossible for us left handed folk – or at least for this one. Desks at school were only made for right handed people. And at the slight chance there was a left handers desk, it was usually occupied. My hand smudges when I write with ink in a notebook. When I played softball, I threw the ball with my right, caught with my left and batted left. Talk about an identity crisis! In a lot of ways, I’ve learned to accept this about the world and considered it a way for me to strength both sides of my brain. And although I prefer using my left hand, my penmanship is actually pretty good with my other counterpart.

I Love Learning New Things

Throughout my life, I played countless sports & activities. Some of it had to do with wanting to be around certain friend groups, but it also was because I’ve always believed you don’t have to be tied to just one thing. I started swimming as early as three years old, learned to ski the slopes at eight. I played basketball, gymnastics, soccer & softball throughout my childhood. And when I hit high school, I decided to which gears and join the dance team – which I did for my whole four years there. From there, I’ve dipped my toes into yoga, drawing and of course – writing.

I was a Born Writer

I feel like so many writers say this but it’s the honest truth. As early as six or seven years old, I was creating illustrated children’s books out of construction paper and selling them to my neighbors. I’m not kidding. I piled them up in my little red wagon and went door to door selling my books. I was a true author in my heart. I even wrote this poem when I was ten years old. I’m definitely someone who tries to stay humble. So, I always brushed off my writing talents as something basically anyone can do. But I can’t ignore the passion I had and still have for this craft to this day. No matter what path I took, writing always returned to me – like a long lost love. In highschool, I decided to take a journalism class for the heck of it which catapulted me to being a news writer for my last couple of years. In college, I initially chose journalism as a major but quickly changed it to psychology because I listened to other people too hard. But I managed to still showcase my passion as a features writer for my college newspaper. And now, alongside other career paths, I managed to become a blogger in the middle of a pandemic because I was bored and needed a creative outlet. At the end of the day, you have to follow what makes you happy. As Oprah would say, “find your hum.”

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I Used To Want To Live in California or New York

Talk about a cliche? Am I right? It’s not that I necessarily disliked where I grew up and still live. I actually love it. But for some reason, either from watching too much F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Youtubers, I got it in my head these two destinations were heaven on Earth. My fantasy self pictured me as this big time magazine editor in New York, like Jenna Rink in 13 going on 30. Or I thought since I consider myself a beach bum at heart, I felt my tribe was in California somewhere. I remember during my single days which was a two year span between my first real relationship that lasted 4 years to my now fiance who I met on Tinder; I had my heart set of packing my bags and moving across the country. My dating life has been an eventful one for sure. But lucky for my fiance, I stayed put.

I Secretly Like To Sing & Music is Life

I guess the secret is out. But like writing, music is my favorite way to express emotions, define different stages of life & just fun to rock out to. My favorite “concert arenas” for my performances include the shower or the car alone. Who really knows if I sing well, but regardless – I enjoy it. Let me know if you’d like to hear about my favorite songs / artists in a future favorites post.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better and getting a taste of my life outside of blogging.

-B

I tag the following bloggers & their twitter handles:

Simply Alex Jean

Diana – Inspiring Positivity

Victoria St. Michael

Corrine

45 thoughts on “Behind The Blog: Get To Know Me Better

  1. I’m left handed too but never thought about identifying myself as ambidextrous.. though I guess I am because it is unavoidable living in a right handed world and all. For example, I’ve had to learn how to use the mouse with my right hand. The can opener as well — I remember how awkward it was the first few times I tried to open a can. but yeah it is pretty hard to just do everything with my left hand much as I’d love to — but how can we when nearly everyone is right handed?

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  2. Fellow south paw!! Never thought of myself as ambidextrous but definitely play all sports right handed! I have to ask, do you switch your knife and fork when cutting like right handers do? I don’t lol.

    It was nice learning more about you!

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  3. I am also a lefty and also musical. Lefties rule! We are known to be more creative than the average bear. I am a closet musician (flute and guitar). Good to know you a little more.

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  4. I loved learning more about you in this post! I’ve always had an interest in living in California as well, mostly because of the warmer weather than the Midwest where I grew up 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said you were born to write! That’s amazing you created your own books as a kid and sold them around your neighborhood. I’m left-handed too and I’m proud of that because Justin Bieber is left-handed and he was my childhood crush.

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  6. Love these types of posts, so thank you for sharing.

    I love the point about writing and it’s amazing to know you were literally born with it.

    Moving to somewhere trendy is also something I can relate to. In my younger days I wanted to be in a big city, where its all going on.

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  7. This was a lovely post to get to know you a bit better Bee! Thanks for sharing and it’s so interesting to hear you’ve always loved to write and it’s amazing that you’ve got this blog as an outlet now for that creative writing energy!

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  8. Lovely to find out a bit more about you! I’m glad you still managed to show your passion for writing, even after you changed your major. I listened to other people too much in college too and didn’t end up doing what I wanted to do!

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  9. This type of blog post is always my favourite. I love getting to know bloggers more and these behind the scenes posts are great for that. So jealous that you used to live in New York, what a dream!
    Rosie

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  10. I am a lefty too and also use my right hand for a lot of different tasks. And I loved your “I was born a writer” part and how you would sell your books when you were little. You were bold! I remember I started writing a book when I was younger but wouldn’t let anyone read it. And I also remember trying to write music when I was younger too. Loved this post!

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  11. Loved getting to know more about you! I’m left handed but I can also do some stuff with my right hand, like some things almost feel weird in my left hand but I can’t write with my right hand to save my life lol. Would that make me ambidextrous too!? If so, that would be cool lol. Thanks for sharing!

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