Five Things About Me

So I’ve seen this “5 Things You Don’t Know About Me” tag going around the blogosphere and I thought it would be fun to share my own. I wasn’t tagged by anyone in particular (not cool enough) but I figured it’d be interesting to share a few more personal facts about me since I tend to never really get too deep here on the blog. So here it goes! 5 things you may not know about me 🙂

1. I have this extreme addiction to watching trashy reality TV shows. Really nothing is off limits in regards to what I’ll watch. You name it, I probably watch it. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Love & Hip Hop (Atlanta and New York), The Real Housewives (every city), The Bad Girls Club, Teen Mom, Buckwild (so sad it’s cancelled) and the list goes on… I will literally watch re-runs on re-runs of all these shows (it drives Nick crazy). If I could I would have the TV turned on all day with just Bravo! playing over and over.

2. I’m still undecided on how I feel about NYC… I’m not going to lie and pretend like my life since moving here has been all “omg it’s like Sex and the City” because it hasn’t been, it’s been far from it. I try my best to keep it positive on Twitter (besides the occasional cockroach in the apartment freakout) and here on the blog because all in all I do have a good life and I’d hate to complain and seem like a sympathy-seeking brat. It’s been a hard adjustment having to live in such a small space, use public transportation, live on a very tight budget, establish a career and make basically all new friends over the past few months. Going through all these changes has been very tough on my anxiety and some days I think to myself maybe I would’ve been better off trying to plant my roots in a smaller, less expensive city or nearer my family. That being said though, I do have absolutely amazing days here (it helps when the weather is nice) where I can’t imagine being anywhere else in the world. I think I just need to give it time. I’m an impulsive person by nature so when I do start feeling negative I just need to stop myself from giving in to hasty thoughts and be more patient. Success, wealth and happiness isn’t always instant.

3. I’ve always wished I could dance and be able to do gymnastics flips. I honestly don’t even know what the proper terminology is for all the back-handspring, cartwheel-ish stuff people do in hip hop dance, cheerleading, gymnastics etc but I wish I could at least do something. I can’t even do a cartwheel and I have absolutely no rhythm. Me trying to dance or move my hips is beyond embarrassing. I’m the epitome of awkward white girl on the dance floor.

4. Not sure if many of you know this but my real name is Catherine, yes Catherine with a C – but I spell Katie with a K. People are always surprised when I tell them this and ask why I don’t spell Katie with C. I think my mom always knew she was going to call me Katie but just couldn’t bear to name me Katherine with a K (she HATES the spelling with a K). She was also obsessed with the television show Beauty and the Beast from the late 80’s and the female lead in the show was named Catherine.

5. Any time I go out with a group of people to a bar or other nighttime establishment I will be the ONLY person who gets my ID carded and scanned. Do I really look that young? I don’t think I do but apparently every bouncer in NYC thinks I’m an underage drinking 16-year-old. When I go out I will get GRILLED by the door guy on my address, birthday, zip code – you name it. I even got denied entry to a bar just last Friday when I went to grab a happy hour drink with my girlfriend because the doorman didn’t believe my ID was real…

I challenge all of YOU to do this tag (tweet me if you do!) as well as these lovely ladies…

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22 Responses to Five Things About Me

  1. rachael says:

    I love your honesty about New York – I can imagine how difficult of an adjustment that has to be! With our world of oversharing it’s easy to feel like we have to only paint a pretty picture, so I’m glad you’re staying true to your experience! The good days will start to outnumber the bad days soon, I’m sure 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. love the fact about your name! fascinating. i have always loved katherine with a k because of the katie issue! 🙂
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  3. Alyssa says:

    I feel completely the same way about NYC after being here for 2 years! I think, unless you’re born and raised here, everyone struggles with the small space, tight budget and it’s definitely not the easiest place to make friends. But somehow the amazing days make it all worth it 🙂


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  4. Alyssa says:

    I always get carded too! I try to tell myself that it’s something I’ll really appreciate when I’m older, but it gets annoying. Also, I totally get what you said about NYC–and thanks for being so honest! I think we all have those days, I know I do!

  5. I’m totally with you about NYC. People have this glamorous image of Manhattan living…but, in reality, sometimes it’s overwhelming and dirty and full of slow-walking tourists. It’s not always an easy place to live, and being in a new place can definitely be a challenge, wherever it is. But anyway, so great to learn more about you! Would love to meet up sometime…maybe for some Bravo 🙂


  6. Mehak says:

    Loved reading all the things about you…
    The fact about your name is interesting ..


  7. I’m dying over the awkward white girl dance moves gif. I’m right there with ya!

    xx Jen

  8. What a lovely blogpost! NYC is a very hard place to be. Ill be living there this summer and I expect the same, some days are wonderful and some days are hard!

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  9. Kacie Ellis says:

    Great post! I wish I was a gymnast too. And my dream is to be on Dancing with the Stars. I think one day they will be looking for a fashion blogger to be on the show. lol 🙂

  10. Dana says:

    Love this! NYC can definitely be tough, but I’ve grown to love living here!

  11. Nnenna says:

    I totally know how you feel about NYC. When I first moved here it really was a big adjustment, even though I thought I knew what to expect. The longer I live here (it’s been almost two years) the more I love it here. Of course there are still days when I just can’t deal or wish I lived somewhere else in a much more spacious/cheaper apartment, but for the most part I really do love it here!

    Hang in there- I really do think it gets better over time as you start to settle in and feel more comfortable here 🙂

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  12. Kristina says:

    I love these posts! So fun to learn more about you. I don’t think I look particularly young, but recently went to a wedding where I’m pretty sure I’m the ONLY person who was carded. At least (I’m hoping?) you don’t get carded trying to go into R-rated movies or anything, one of my friends still has problems with that.

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  13. Diva In Me says:

    Now I get to know you better! =)
    Talking about being carded, it’s good that you still look young! It’ll really help once you get older. I’m sure of that. Once me and my sister was in LA and ordered some alcohol drinks in the restaurant and the waiter asked us for our IDs! Gosh! We are way into our 20s already and still…we get carded and you know what, we just had a good laugh and just happy that we are still young looking! LOL!

  14. People never believe that I’m 21, like I get asked if I’m in high school often. I’m sure our young looks are something we’ll appreciate in the future!
    I’m sure moving to New York would be a scary thing – not knowing anybody in such a massive, busy city, but I think you’ll get used to it with time, just like anything!
    When I was younger I always spelled my name “steff” even though it was supposed to be “steph”.


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