10 Fun Things You Didn't Know About Me

It’s not often I talk about myself, but I’m learning to share more about who I am as a person with others…like you, my friends and clients. I’ve been so focused on being a wife, mom, and a business owner, that I haven’t really slowed down to let you know who I am.  I love getting to know more about you, and I think letting you know who I am is a great start.  Here goes…here are 10 fun facts about me, that you probably haven’t heard quite yet.

1. I grew up in California.

My roots are out west. I grew up in Southern California. Deep down I long for a beach, and visit my nearest one at least a few times a year. I’m not sure if I have a vitamin D deficiency or if I just get filled up in the sun’s rays and the ocean breeze. This is my happy place.

2. I’ve been married for almost a quarter of a century.

I’ve been married for almost a quarter of a century. This is no small feat for those of you who are married you know what I’m saying. I got married when I was 20. Crazy, right? Who even does that anymore? We are still pursuing more and growth as individuals and in marriage.

3. I am a mom of 3 adult children. 

I LOVE being a mom. It’s the most important job I have. My children are all adults now and I have enjoyed every bit of the journey, but they still need me. They are each amazing, accomplished, and simply are some of the best people I know. I know you’re probably thinking… “of course she says that, she’s biased.” I’m serious, they’re amazing bias or not. 

4. I am a state champion high jumper. 

Yes, a high jumper. You may not even know what that sport is, so google it. Isn’t that silly? I was a competitive athlete most of my youth. I was competitive in high jump, cross country, and track. I even took a stab at softball, basketball, and soccer. Working out has been part of most of my life. My recent health journey we’ll touch base on later!

5. I love travel. 

If you’ve been following me the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to travel almost monthly for either business or pleasure. I have a list each year of places I hope to visit. I have some big trips ahead and cannot wait to explore these new places!

6. I’m an enneagram 7. 

If you’re not familiar with the Enneagram, check out some books on it like The Road Back To You or The Sacred Enneagram. For those of you familiar with it, I am a 7. Honestly, when I was first exposed to it, I struggled because I thought I was both a 3 and a 7. These two types tend to share some similar traits. But, in this season I am a 7. The 7 is the Enthusiast, I love people and parties. 

7. I built our website. 

Being a business owner is not just being a service provider. It’s really being a marketer, a social media guru, an HR professional, an accountant and so much more. If you haven’t seen my work, you should check it out, I’ve had team members add their tweaks along the way, but know anyone can build a site. So get to yours!

8. I owned a spa.

You’re probably thinking, “a spa?” Yes! I love spa!! Like lots of heart eyes love spa. It’s one of my very favorite things to do. But, in my past I actually worked in several high end spas. I enjoyed the atmosphere, luxury, service and healing it provided so much that I opened my own.  It seems like a lifetime ago, but it’s true. Secret…I actually hope to own another someday.

9.  I love Mexican food. 

If you know anything about me you should know I LOVE Mexican food. My poor family is forced to eat it at least once a week if not more. I’m not sure if it’s because my maiden name is Perez, but I just love the flavors and the conversation around it. And…I love how it pairs well with a fresh margarita!

10. I have had 15 addresses.

Last but not least. I have lived in 4 states in my life, and have personally had 14 different addresses. I know you must be thinking was she a foster kid? No I wasn’t, my family and I just seemed to move every few years and I subconsciously continued that trend in my own family. Actually to be fair to my parents, we only lived in 5 address before I got married. The remaining 10 have been my own doing.  I didn’t even count the 2 times we lived with my parents while building a new home. As you can clearly see, I love houses and fresh canvases. You’ll hear more about this in another post. 

Well, I’ve given you the inside glimpse of who I am. I’d really love to know more about you. Hit reply or comment below with 1 fact about you! Also, I want to stay connected, catch me on instagram @onyxandalabaster.