Who I Am*

Do you ever think about the things that make you distinctly you? Those little eccentricities that are so small you don’t think about them but together they make you who you are? They are easiest to notice when you compare yourself to someone else and wonder why they do those little things differently than you do. I started thinking today about some of the things that make me who I am, and here is what I could come up with:

I very rarely like an entire album by an artist. Instead, I only ever take my one or two favourite songs and discard the rest. My iTunes playlists are largely comprised of one or two songs by a wide variety of artists. 3500 songs worth.

I can only eat mushrooms raw… in fact, I love them. However, I cannot eat them cooked in any situation. I can taste them in everything and have to remove every last piece.

I love lists… I often depend on them to function from day to day. I make lists for everything–things I need to buy, tasks I want to accomplish each day, people I need to respond to, topics I’d like to blog about it, etc.

I cannot stand the feeling of dry hands… I keep lotion everywhere. haha! I am constantly using hand lotion. (Vanilla is my favourite scent)

I have to nap on Sunday afternoons. It is the only day of the week that I physically really need to nap, and it’s the day when I exert myself the least. If I don’t get my Sunday afternoon nap I am exhausted for the rest of the day.

I only like Golden Oreos, and I can only eat them cold. (I keep my oreos in the fridge. haha)

I love taking pictures, but often get too shy to take my camera out and start snapping pictures of people when I’m in social situations.

I love Christmas. I wait for it all year and it is always over too quickly. I have to force myself to wait until November to start listening to Christmas music on a near daily basis. We just had to give away our Christmas tree as we no longer have room to store it and it made me SO sad.

I absolutely love going for walks, but only if there is absolutely nothing in my hands. I hate walking / carrying things for long periods of time–even my purse. If I’m going for a walk I can’t carry anything or it drives me nuts.

I have an extremely vivid imagination.

I dream almost every night, and I can usually remember very specific details about my dreams. They are often in colour, and filled with people from my past that I haven’t talked to in a long time.

The weather completely affects (okay, controls) my moods. I often joke that I am solar powered because I am only productive on sunny days… only I don’t think it’s a joke. haha

When I like a new song I tend to listen to it over and over and over for about two weeks and then I can’t listen to it again for months. However, despite this trend there is a handful of songs that no matter how many times in a row I listen, I cannot get sick of them. There is something about them that just resonates within me. They are:

*Foolish Games – Jewel
*Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
*Gardenia – Mandy Moore
*The Winner Takes It All – ABBA
*Hometown Glory – Adele
*Marry Me – Amanda Marshall
*Call the Man – Celine Dion
*When You’re Gone – Cranberries
*Run – Snow Patrol
*Don’t Stop Believin‘ – Journey

What makes you, you?

Shop Girl*

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