by Courtney Inkpen

10 Things About Me...


Hey everyone! So I wanted to share a personal, yet still fun, post with y'all by sharing '10 Things About Me'! I feel like I don't tell y'all too much about my personal life, so I thought I'd share a few important things that make me, ME!

10 THINGS ABOUT ME...

1.  I'm an introvert on the outside, but an extrovert on the inside: yep, this one is a little complicated. I wasn't always like this ---when I was a kid I was all kinds of extrovert (I mean, I talked and played around so much that it got me in trouble a lot in elementary school), but of course, the more older I got, the more insecure and reserved I became. It's been such an inner battle for me for the longest time, and it is often quite frustrating because I feel like I am meant to be more outgoing on the outside, agh! But I'm honestly a lot of fun and easy going to be around once you get to know me!

       

2. I love to sing! --- I kid you not, when I was in Kindergarten I wanted to be a singer when I grew up. Fast forward some years later, obviously that hasn't happen...yet, haha! But I do still have my love for singing! I love to sing to so many songs; and the shower and my car is my sound booth! I'll practice new pitches to strengthen my voice every now and then. Heck, I was seriously considering trying out for The Voice or something, haha...but then I caught what ever weird cold was going around and lost my voice for like two months, so that ship has sailed lol.

3. Justin & I had Ryleigh pretty young --- This is one I've always been so nervous to talk about on social media. (I'm literally taking a deep breath right now) If you've ever wondered why I don't share a lot from our wedding, it's because it was a quick one. Ryleigh was not planned, but ultimately she is the best thing that has happened to us and honestly, she's just a really awesome kid! I guess, sometimes I feel like I have a hard time relating to a lot of people or bloggers that are around my age because I did things so differently at such a young age.

  

4. I love to volunteer! --- About 6 months ago I started volunteering at my church as a campus photographer and it has been such a blessing to witness and capture special moments of baptisms and capturing peoples love for the Lord! I've found myself tearing up at times feeling so full that I was able to help capture and share such personal and special experiences! Yesterday, I just signed up to do some more volunteer work within my community, and I'm so very excited about it! I've always felt that God put a special desire in me to want to help others, and since He has blessed me to make blogging my full time career, I can now give back my time to those in need in the community! Later this week I'll be prepping and cleaning a home for a family in need with my church :)


5. My blog started as a hobby --- I've told this story in person quite a few times to others, but I don't think I've ever actually stated it in my blog (sorry about that!). So after loosing the baby weight I started getting more interested in clothing. I took two years off from work to raise Ry and then started back to work part-time at a boutique. I loved getting motivated to dress up and look cute for work, and so I started putting it on my Instagram; without even knowing that fashion blogging was just getting started during that time. So I would take a picture of my outfit and post it onto Instagram, then I started seeing what was happening and decided to start putting my outfits on a blog. I would continue to do this and it's been a little over 4 years now!

   
(back in the dayyyyy)

6. My husband and I met at band camp --- everyone loves this story, maybe because it's funny that we actually did meet during band camp and reminds them of American Pie, haha! But it's totally not like that! It was my sophomore, his junior year: Justin played the trumpet and I was on color guard (and I loved every bit of it, haha!). We had a week of band camp to practice our routines and we actually met towards the end of the week during our lunch break. He was also my first boyfriend! We dated for 6 months and broke up on Valentine's Day (yeah, we're romantic like that, lol) but then two years later, my friends and I ended up crashing his best friends birthday party (which I had no idea of), and that's when we connected back again! And the rest is history! :D

    
(oh em gee, we're babies!)

7. I was never really in to sports, but I did try a few hobbies and activities outside of school. I was a Girl Scout for a few years, I rode horses competitively, I ice skated competitively, I took a few art classes, I tried gymnastics for a brief moment, I was on color guard, I took theatre classes (in and out of school), and I sang in a few chorus concerts during H.S. I also have a hidden talent for cake decorating, and have made it a tradition to bake and decorate a cake for Ryleigh on her birthday! Here's what last year's cake was decorated as:


8. I have a deep desire to travel --- Even though I don't go very far, I LOVE to travel! Even if it's just to the beach or to the mountains, I love planning a quick trip somewhere! I love looking up different things to do and unique places to eat! If I'm traveling, I want to get the best out of it and enjoy what the area has to offer.

    

9. I'm super short, 5'1/2" to be exact. I'm just barely over 5 feet tall. I think when people meet me, they don't expect me to be so short, but that's just how I am, haha! I have always been the shortest in my class or in my circle of friends; I even remember someone in 4th grade calling me 'short-fry' and I got so offended by it, haha! I laugh about it now and honestly love that I'm a shorty!

10. I absolutely love watching movies from the 80's and 90's! To me, those are the best kinds of movies because they're just entertaining to watch! Nowadays, the movie has to have an obvious moral to the story or to make a statement....I just want to watch a movie that's fun and creative to watch and to laugh! I always enjoy watching 'Can't Buy Me Love' or 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. I even find it more interesting to watch all the 'Back To The Future' movies now because they're set in our present day and it's just all kinds of wrong, haha! (I'm still waiting on that pizza zapper machine that they had in the second film!)

Thanks for reading!

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