I would love for us to get to know each other a little more, so here are 10 random facts about me:
1. My nickname is Coco
And it has been ever since I can remember. My parents told me that I named myself this when I was very young. Most of my family call me Coco, and my younger brother and sister never call me by my real name.
2. My all time favourite movie is Clueless
This movie makes me wish I was a teenager in the 90s. It is my go-to movie when I am feeling down. I love that it is lighthearted, fun and has Paul Rudd in it.
3. When I was younger I was the worst cook ever
Seriously, I couldn’t even cook toast without burning it. My parents thought I would never be able to cook for myself but I eventually I got better. The first meal I ever made completely by myself was a chicken tikka masala curry from a Jamie Oliver cookbook. Now I am so comfortable cooking, and it is one of my favourite things to do (and I no longer burn toast either).
4. I am obsessed with reading
Ever since I can remember I have always loved reading. I love everything from self-development books to dystopian fiction and everything else in between. Even though I used to think that turning a real book page was the only way to go, I now absolutely love my kindle. Being able to carry around so many books at once in one small device has been life changing.
5. The #1 most played song on my iTunes is Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran
I find this song so tragic and so beautiful. Although I was late to the Ed Sheeran bandwagon but thanks to The Vampire Diaries (awesome show by the way) I got there eventually.
6. I am extremely afraid of lizards
I know it is an irrational fear but I am still so scared of them. There are 2 living in my parent’s backyard and they freak me out!
7. I went on my first overseas trip when I was 15 to Malaysia
This is the first time I remember being extremely out of my comfort zone. It was an educational trio and I only kinda knew one person beforehand. It was such an incredible experience and I look back on it as one of my favourite memories of high school. Since then I have also travelled to Thailand and Bali.
8. When I was 4 years old I wanted to be a pilot
I didn’t like the idea of flying plane though, I just liked drawing them and thought I was good at it (I wasn’t!)
9. I pretty much never swear
Expressing myself by swearing doesn’t feel authentic to me, so I just don’t do it.
10. I am obsessed with having my nails painted
I rarely have unpainted nails and when I do it seriously makes me feel naked. I own nearly 50 different nail polishes (which is ridiculous I know) but I really enjoy having my nails painted, it makes me happy!
Now that you know a little more about me, I would love for you to share a random fact about yourself in the comments below.