25 Things You Don't Know About Me

I used to LOVE reading those 25 Things You Don't Know About Me lists in US Weekly. I always found it so fascinating to read what people wanted to share about themselves. I want you to get to know me better, because I believe in building community and I want all of my clients and online friends to feel comfortable with me. So, here are MY 25 Things You Don't Know About Me:

  1. I was born on the Eastern Shore in Maryland, and I still dream about Thrasher's fries.
  2. I double majored in political science and German, and spent a semester studying abroad in Germany.
  3. My first job was at a pottery painting studio in my junior year of high school.
  4. When I was a kid, my dream job was to work for UPS. I used to bring my parents empty boxes and make them sign for them.
  5. My yearly tradition: McDonald's shamrock shakes.
  6. I love scary movies, creepy podcasts, and disturbing books. My dad let me watch The Grudge in 8th grade and my mom had to come pick me up from school the next day because I did not sleep for one minute that night.
  7. Most of my wardrobe comes from Madewell. Totally aesthetic goals.
  8. I still sleep with a teddy bear (a Beanie Baby) and my boyfriend is totally cool with it.
  9. Michael Fassbender is my celebrity crush. When I was a kid, it was Sirius Black...
  10. I do a face mask almost every single day. Now that my skin is finally clear, I plan to keep it that way!
  11. My top three all-time favorite TV shows: Gilmore Girls, The OC, One Tree Hill
  12. My boyfriend and I met on tumblr and tumblr messaged/texted/talked on the phone/FaceTimed for about seven months before we met in person.
  13. My favorite food is soft pretzels. I love making them from scratch and dousing them in melted butter.
  14. I was the captain of the debate team in high school.
  15. I went to college at the University of Miami. It was the only school we visited (trust me, there were a lot) that felt like home to me.
  16. I was supposed to get a PhD in political science! I hated it so much that I decided to leave the program after I finished the M.A. So, I have a Master's degree in political science...
  17. Reality TV is my not-so-guilty pleasure. Real Housewives, Teen Mom, The Bachelor...I'm so there.
  18. I broke my arm when I was 8 when I fell through the bonus room and onto the hood of my dad's car in the garage.
  19. I watch The Rachel Maddow Show almost every night.
  20. Sarah Dessen is my favorite author. I devour all of her new books in like, one day every time.
  21. I begged my mom to let me go to horseback riding camp the summer between 6th and 7th grade. When I arrived, I discovered I was afraid of horses.
  22. My two favorite candles are Sun and Sand from Yankee and Fresh Balsam from Bath and Body Works. I don't obey by seasonal rules--I sometimes have them burning at the same time in different rooms.
  23. I'm terrified of fire and have never lit a match.
  24. I watch YouTube to relax at night. Estee LaLonde and Ingrid Nilsen are my favorites!
  25. My parents are my best friends in different ways. 
Erin Pelletier