If I want you to allow me to document your real life, I think I should share a bit of my real life with you. Here are Ten Things Most People Don’t Know About Me.

01.

I once biked 1,200 miles in 12 days from Orange City, Iowa to Jackson, Mississippi. Yes, that’s about 100 miles a day. Yep, I did this for fun. Yes, I was exhausted. Yes, I enjoyed it.

02.

 I really enjoy knitting. My mom, dad and my aunt (I’m a little stubborn. It took a team effort.) taught me how to knit in the Winter of my eighth grade year. I proceeded to knit all through my brother’s wrestling meets that year. ? I made a lot of potholders and scarves that Winter.

03.

 I speak a lot of Spanish, a little German, barely any Russian, and no French. I’m currently working on my German since my sister resides in Deutschland.

04.

I have a ridiculous number of socks. My sister-in-law says I have a problem. I say I have warm and cozy feet.

05.

I was in an American Girl fashion show in 4th grade (I can’t quite remember when it was). I went back to school and told several teachers I was a model. ?‍♀

06.

I don’t like to cook, but I love to bake. During my senior year of high school, I made muffins every Sunday night. My friends ate a lot of muffins that year.

07.

I am training for the Winter Olympics.

08.

As a Day Camp Counselor at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, I wrote a song about a rubber duck aptly named, “The Duck Song.” It was epic(ly horrible). My co-counselors hated it, and the only kids who enjoyed it were pre-schoolers…maybe. I still sing it to my nephew. (If you ask, I might give a performance of the piece at your session).

09.

I learned to ski when I was 23. It was awesome, it was hard. I’m not a pro, but I can now handle most black slopes.

10.

I mowed my parent’s front yard in circles for an entire summer. It looked so cool.

There you go. Ten Things Most People Don’t Know About Me. I know, I’m an odd one. I am very okay with that.

Ten Things Most People Don\'t Know About Me