I genuinely believe I have fernweh.
Fernweh is the German word for wanderlust. I think it’s because my mom moved me to Germany when I was a toddler, and since then I have visited 11 different countries (12 if you count Puerto Rico) and half of the states in the US. I see a new place on Pinterest and I seriously ache to see it in person. Hubs and I lived in Italy for three years, and it was the most amazing experience of my life. Favorite country: besides Italy? Portugal. Favorite state: New Hampshire.
I think I am wine connoisseur.
Okay, calling myself a connoisseur is a stretch, maybe an enthusiast is a better description. But I do know the proper etiquette for tasting wine - I just don't spit it back out. After living in Italy for three years, I have been ruined to pretty much any wine that isn’t Italian. I'm not even joking when I say, they had wine on tap at the Italian version of Wal-Mart. I used to watch Italians dump out their water bottles and fill up on wine.
I'm a huge believer in girl power.
I would say that 98% of my favorite people in the world are fiercely strong women, and they constantly inspire me to be a better human. The girl who inspires me the most, is possibly the coolest little sister on planet earth. Let’s just talk about her for a second: she runs marathons, charities and is a CCU nurse. Talk about badass. My other two favorite ladies are my mom-a-ger and my grandmother.
I’m an Ironman. Yup! You read that correctly. October 14, 2018 I finished my first (and likely only) 140.6 distance Ironman. A full Ironman is a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride, with a marathon to finish the day. I had the greatest pleasure of finishing the race with 5 of my dearest friends and my hubby!
I am obsessed with cows. It’s wicked weird, I know. I’m pretty sure I inherited my grandmother’s farm blood. It’s also commonly the subject to a lot of teasing because I cry when I see them. But, truly - I think no animal is cuter than a Jersey cow… Except, maybe a basket of puppies.