The “Get to Know Me” Tag + Facing one of my Biggest Fears + Trying out a New Look

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I saw this tag over at Awkward Aris and decided to do it. Why? I don’t know. Why not? I’ve been blogging for a year and a half, there are now more than 500 of you amazing people following me (don’t forget to enter the giveaway here before it ends!!), and I’ve never really done a “get to know me” thing. Better late than never… right? RIGHT????

Hahaha anywayyyy….

I have a fear of sharing my personal life on the internet. Why? Maybe because I watch too many Sci-Fi movies about scary internet stuff. Or because of how I was raised… Who knows.

But guys: I’m inching out of my shell for you, because I love this community so much and want to get to know all of you and make some amazing book-loving friends that I can geek out with. And the first step of that is letting you know more about me, so here goes nothing. Time to face my fears.

The Get to Know me Tag

(I am hiding under my bed while you are reading this)

Part 1: Vital Stats

Name: Emma. I was actually named after the Jane Austen book, and was almost named

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This throw back accurately captures the sibling dynamic

Elizabeth (after Pride and Prejudice).

 

Nicknames: Oh gosh, I’ve had so many… A lot of people call me Em (which I like). One of my little brothers calls me Queenar (as in Queen Enar), and my other little brother just calls me Enar. Don’t ask me why cause I have no idea. My dad calls me Scooter, but only he is allowed to call me that. Here is a list of the rest of my nicknames (that I can think of) through the years:

  • Emsie
  • Memsie
  • Me-me (like saying “me” twice… not meme)
  • Ems
  • M&M
  • Puppy/puppy love/pups
  • Leh-her (because nobody can pronounce my last name… and the mispronunciation stuck)
  • I’m sure there are more, but I can’t think of them right now

(That’s 11 nicknames I can think of… I didn’t realize I’ve had that many?!)

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Unfortunately for me, my brother’s birthday is Nov 22nd, which means he usually gets the Thanksgiving day celebrations

Birthday: November 28th! Sometimes my birthday falls on Thanksgiving, which is pretty cool. I love having a fall birthday, but sometimes (like the last two years) it falls on the first day of exams (2 years ago) or the first day back from Thanksgiving break (last year) which kind of sucks. Happy birthday to me.

 

Star Sign: Sagittarius!! I love my star sign. I am the archer. I am the warrior. I once hit a bulls eye with a bow and arrow (don’t worry, it was a total fluke, but I forever have bragging rights in my family).

Occupation: Ummm… Blogger? Volunteer Librarian? Student? Camp Councilor? Baby Sitter? What do you want me to say?

Part 2: Appearance

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AKA me whenever I try to put makeup on

Hair Color: Dark brown (but still very far off from black)

 

Hair Length: Down to my waist until a few weeks ago when I chopped it off to shoulder length. I’m still getting used to it.

Eye Color: Hazel. Sometimes they look brown, and sometimes they look green. But once I was told they looked orange which will forever go down as my favorite description of my eyes in the history of me.

Best Feature: HAHAHAHAHAHA idk.

Braces: Nope! Never needed em. My teeth grew in straight and I will be forever grateful for that.

Piercings: Just your normal one in each ear. Although I did have a second piercing in one of my ears (I think it was the right? I can’t remember), but I let that close up years ago. I do want to get some cartilage piercings though. My phone is full of inspo pics.

Tattoos: Nope. I’m not sure if I want any either… not that I don’t like them, just that I have commitment issues (see: let my piercing close up) and the permanence of them scares me. But…. if I were to get one it would be something small and meaningful on the side of my rib cage (cause bring on the pain suckahssss)

Right or Left Handed: Right. But I am kind of ambidextrous. I broke my right arm twice in 2 years, so I had to do a lot of writing with my left hand. I was really good at it for a while too.

Part 3: Firsts

Real Holiday: Yeah not really sure how to interpret this. I’m pretty sure I was born on a Sunday, so I think that means I missed Thanksgiving… so maybe New Years.

No, wait. I know what my real first holiday was: MY BIRTHDAY (that counts, right?)

Best Friend: Um, well the first best friend (other than my big bro) that I remember was named Kessie and she moved away when I was like 5, but we follow each other on Instagram. We haven’t talked in forever. But, I did learn how to read with her (we homeschooled kindergarten together), so that’s pretty cool I guess.

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Kidding! My first sport was reading, because that 100% counts. #BookJocksFTW

Award: Ummmm…. sports related or school related? And I don’t remember for both. Probably something for participation.

 

 

Sport: Soccer. I was on a co-ed team with my older brother pretty much as soon as I could walk. Kessie was also there for that, just fyi.

Concert: I mean, I grew up playing piano (ya know, cause my family is so original), so the first concert I was at was probably one I played in? That being said, I’ve never been to a full on concert. Just classical stuff and some stuff at festivals which I don’t count because that was more of a “stop for a second and watch before I move on” type of thing.

Part 4: Favorites

TV show(s): If I listed all of my favorite TV shows this post might never end. I am the

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Why is there no “Favorite Person” question? Cause that would be my big bro #BestiesForLife

kind of person who binges one TV show at a time… and one after another. So I always have a new favorite. Right now, I’m binging Royal Pains (which is amazing and funny… plus a doctor show ).

 

Color: Pink. Pink for now and pink for always. But, I wear a lot of blue and make everything blue. But my favorite color is pink. (Yeah, I’m weird)

Song(s): Hahahahaha this is even longer than my TV show list. But if I had to pick one all time favorite, it would be Breathe (2 am) by Anna Nalick. That song speaks to me on a spiritual level.

Restaurant: Setta Luna (aka the most amazing Pizza Place). I wish I still lived near it, but then again if I did, I might not have any money left. Oh, also if we’re talking fast food, I love Taco Bell and Subway. I don’t eat any other fast food.

Shop: Barns & Noble. It’s been my favorite store forever. When I was little, I made a 9378297jingle for it during a car ride. My brothers and I still sing it whenever we see a store.

Book(s): Okay so I thought my lists of TV shows and songs are bad. This list *lets out long, low whistle*. But, if I had to pick one book, it would be Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. This has been my favorite book since I found it (at Barnes & Noble!!) in 2012, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it.

Shoes: Yeah, not really a shoe person. You can find me in my blue Asics sneakers or flip-flops from Walmart (what? They’re like 85 cents a pair! Who am I to say no to that?).

Part 5: Currently

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Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.

Feeling: Super nervous to publish this post (my stomach is twisting), and also nostalgic because of all the old pics I’m putting in this post.

Single or Taken: Single

Eating: Nothing right now, but I made myself an egg sandwich for breakfast a few hours ago that was delicious. And I don’t even like eggs that much…

Thinking about: How scared I am to post this. Also:

  • what I’m going to have for lunch
  • finding time to finish my millionth re-read of Anna Dressed in Blood
  • I need to do laundry at some point today
  • How long can cooked lobster stay in the fridge? Also how should I eat it?
  • My WIP
  • How hard it is to come up with good names for my characters.
  • I really want to see a pink dolphin and a blue penguin one day.
  • And a bunch of other really random stuff

Watching: Season 2, Episode 11 of Royal Pains.

Wearing: My dad’s old shirt (which is bright orange and incredibly soft), baggy green sweatpants from Pink, and mismatched socks. I’m so sexy in my PJ’s.

Part 6: Future

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At the Sea Coast Science Museum AKA pretending to be a serious biologist.

Want Children?: Yes!

Want to be married?: Yup.

Careers in Mind: Writer, Geneticist, Biologist, Doctor/Surgeon… Something else entirely… I have no idea.

Where do you Want to Live?: A suburb or a college town. Preferably on the east coast of the US where all four seasons are present.

Part 7 (last part, I promise): Do You Believe In…

God: Nope. I believe in the Greater Unconsciousness.  Or at least that’s what I call it. It’s kind of like karma.

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Not love at first sight, but my first crush! Also he gave me roses that day. Also check out the sword on my brother’s belt.

Miracles: Nope. But my theory of the GU has something like them.

 

Love at First Sight: No. But I believe in lust at first sight. And I have had that electric-current-when-you-first-see-each-other feeling and it is amazing and he was a great boyfriend… but it was more of a physical attraction than anything else, and, needless to say, it didn’t work out.

Ghosts: 100%. Maybe not the kind of ghosts popular in fiction/supernatural stories, but I do believe that somebody’s consciousness can remain whole after they die, if there is something left for them. Again, it has to do with my GU ideas, which would take wayyy too long to explain.

Aliens: Yes. I refuse to believe that we are the only beings that exist. There has to be something else out there.

Soulmates: Kind of. I like the idea of soulmates, but I don’t think there is just one for each person. I think that there are tons of people out there that can relate to each other on a deep level, and that kind of connection is what coined the term “soulmate”

Heaven: nope.

Hell: Just for people I don’t like. Lol, just kidding. Nope, I don’t.

Kissing on a First Date: If it feels right, I see no problem with it

Yourself: I have my moments

And. That. Is. Me. Ta-da. I can hear my heart pounding right now. Why is this so hard for me?

Also if you liked this post and want to see more like it, tell me that too… or ya know, if you don’t want to see anything else like this then that’s cool too.

Now I need to tag people:

Okay, so I really want to get to know everyone, so if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged. I tag you.

If you already did this tag (even if it was a million years ago), leave me a link so I can go check it out!

Or, if you want, you can just answer the prompts in the comments below!!

Thanks for reading!!

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10 thoughts on “The “Get to Know Me” Tag + Facing one of my Biggest Fears + Trying out a New Look

  1. OH it was so lovely to get to know you a bit better, and I loved these pictures you incorporated here and there, so cute ❤ I'm with you about this lust at first sight and the soulmates thing, I feel the same way about these 🙂

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