I started a blog called Independent Belle after moving to Chicago with a boy and getting left abruptly, at which time I decided to give it a go on my own. I lived happily ever after.
In my spare time I like to make things, typically fiber arts (crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting, etc.) .
I'm complicated and I contradict myself but it's also what makes me likable and unique.
I still send snail mail even though I'm mostly digital.
I'm kind of a mush when I fall for someone. Currently there is no one. Or there is but I'm neurotic and I don't know if it's too early to talk about them.
My middle name is Elizabeth. I've always wished it was my first.
I like t-shirts and yoga pants. I wear actual pajamas to bed.
I love surprises but I'm really hard to surprise.
I think it is incredibly romantic when I see old couples dancing.
Sometimes I confuse letting go for giving up and end up holding on to things that weren't meant to be.
I wear big jewelry. I love David Yurman but can't afford very much of it so I mix what I have with other jewelry.
I grew up in Hot Springs, AR. At lot of my things are monogrammed even though I live alone and don't risk them getting mixed in with anyone else's things.
I like people who can be honest about awkward situations.
I always assume someone is being honest with me. Some call it gullible, I call it trusting.
I believe a healthy lifestyle prevents a lot of medical issues. I believe in traditional and alternative medicine.
I don't like making decisions when I don't have to. I also procrastinate on simple tasks. I really need to work on that...eventually.
I always arrive early. I wake up every morning at 5:00am. It's a curse.
I don't think I'm very stylish but people tell me I always look pulled together and use words like "fancy" to describe me, so the jury is still out.
There is never going to be a time when I'm not certifiably crazy about my dog, Henry. He's helped me through some really difficult times.
I love organizational items and work supplies that show personality. My dentist had pink strips on all of her cleaning instruments and I knew instantly we would be friends.
I don't know if I will ever have children, but I would be a great mom. In the meantime, I'm a fun aunt.
I'm a thinker and an over-analyzer with some things and quick to decide on others.
I don't have any tattoos.
I make up words. I think it's my alternative to using the wrong word for what I'm trying to say...which I also do.
I drive too fast, so it's good that I don't own a car. I always wanted to be knowledgeable about cars like my dad, but now I realize I just wanted to be closer to him. I've never changed a tire or my oil, nor would I know how. Contrary to popular opinion, I don't think they are two necessary skills to have.
I have no desire to be a teacher. Despite that, my parents continually suggest it as a great career. I once read a study that asked men what their first-choice profession for a woman they'd like to marry would be... 44% said "schoolteacher". As a result, I recommend the profession to others all the time.
I eat 12 tiny meals a day...I'm a picker.
I've experienced "love at first sight", but it didn't last. I'll never forget the moment it happened though and I still smile when I think about how it felt.
I like to play Scrabble...but not the "Words With Friends" version... the actual board game.
I'm not competitive. 99% of the time anyway.
Taking out the trash and doing dishes are my LEAST favorite chores. I like vacuuming and folding laundry, go figure.
I think about mistakes I've made and things I would do differently given the chance. I try my best not to though.
I can't swim very well but I love the beach. The less crowded, the better.
I can't burp. I don't care to learn but I'm a little jealous that it seems everyone else can.
I try to be a better person every day.