27 things you might not know about me + lessons that I’ve learned so far

Friday, March 20th, was my 27th birthday! I am going to share with you 27 things you might not know about me…and some lessons I have learned so far.

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  1. I’m 5’11. I’m a tall glass of water. Everybody I meet through Instagram is always surprised when they meet me. Instagram is deceiving I guess?!
  2. Speaking of height, I actually hated being tall growing up. Now I love it and it’s one of my favorite features about myself. There’s so many perks to being tall.
  3. One of my favorite things to do is going out to a restaurant. For drinks, for dinner, for date night, to sit on a patio, I love it.
  4. If there was one food I couldn’t live without…it’s potatoes. I love potatoes in every form. Always have and always will. Mashed potatoes, french fries, scallop potatoes, perogies, hash browns, you name it. If somebody said I could never eat potatoes again I would cry lol.
  5. I’m absolutely addicted to hot sauce. I have it on anything and everything.
  6. I’m a night owl. I’m the most productive at night and my best ideas come to me then.
  7. I’m not a morning person. I love mornings when the sun rises and you’re having a coffee in your pjs. But the getting up part, oh man. For 27 years it’s been a struggle. I’m waiting for the day it changes lol! Maybe when I have kids?
  8. I’m always cold. I always say my life would be so different if I didn’t get cold so easily. I am always battling with whoever I’m with at what the thermostat is set to.
  9. This leads into the next one. I love being warm. Blankets, bean bags, fire places, hot tea, cozies, pjs…I love being cozy and warm.
  10. I hate hugging. I’ll hug you if I haven’t seen you in a while but if you’re somebody I see on a daily basis or a stranger, NOT A CHANCE BUD.
  11. I always wanted blonde hair growing up. All my friends were blonde and I didn’t think I was as pretty cause I didn’t have it. Now I highlight my hair blonde. Just one of those things. Though I do love naturally super dark hair. (I naturally am a brunette. I have had red hair, purpley red hair, brown hair, dark hair, and blonde hair).kelowna bloggerkelowna bloggerkelowna bloggerkelowna blogger
  12. I’m not fulfilled by things. People and memories fulfill me. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things, but I always cherish specific random memories.
  13. I hate disappointing people. Every since I was young. Teachers, friends, parents, any type of authority. It crushes me to disappoint someone.
  14. I rarely watch TV shows but one I will watch is the Bachelor. I’ve been watching for years. If you ask me if I’ve watched Game of Thrones, Schitts Creek, or the Office, last night…I have not.
  15. I love being outside. I feel claustrophobic if I’m inside for too long. I love being by water, going for a walk, or hiking..something where I can get fresh air.
  16. I don’t live with my parents, but I go visit them all the time.
  17. I played on a volleyball scholarship after high school for two years in a small town called Cranbrook, B.C. kelowna blogger
  18. I was a big tom boy growing up. I have two brothers and boy cousins so I was used to playing with them. I was not interested in make-up, clothes, or boys for a long time – very late bloomer.kelowna blogger

Some lessons I’ve learned:

19. You will go through this weird cycle. When you’re young, you will love your parents and your siblings. I followed my older brother everywhere and was a mommy and daddy’s girl. Then you become a teenager and don’t want anything to do with them. I hated my parents and constantly got into arguments with them. Then all of a sudden, you mature and you love them agin. The lesson? Cherish your parents. For they will become your best friends. They’ll never ask for anything in return but they’ll always stick by you no matter how mean you were to them as a teenager.

20. Your friends group will shrink and that’s ok. Growing up I did so many extra curricular activities. Volleyball, soccer, dance, etc. I had many friends. Look at my 21st birthday at Joey’s lol. Who invites 30 people to a birthday dinner? It feels “cool” to have a lot of friends but as you get older, friends come and go and your friends group shrinks. But that’s okay. If you have a couple key good friends, that’s all you need. kelowna blogger

21. You’re never going to please everyone. I’ve always been such a people pleaser – which isn’t a good thing. I’ve realized I can’t appeal to everybody, and that’s alright.

22. Honesty is always the best policy. Even if you’ve made a mistake, own up to it or it’ll come back to bite you. I can’t live with myself if I’m lying about something. The world has a way of teaching you a lesson if you don’t.

23. It is so important to shop locally. You are supporting and investing in your community. Corporate empires will always last as they are a machine and have hundreds of people behind them. Local businesses are what shape your community.

24. Trust the process. If there’s something I wish I could’ve told my younger self, it’s that. Sometimes I don’t understand why certain things happen and want the result right away. I’m learning to be more patient and worry less.

25. Be kind to everybody. You never know what somebody is battling. They may not wear a sign around their neck saying what they’re going through but they shouldn’t have to. This one can be hard. But it’s definitely something to abide by.

26. Always have class. We all eventually die. People will remember you for who you were as a person, not how much money you had or where you lived. How did they treat other people? Were they a kind person?

27. Be loyal to the people that love you. The one or five people out there that would bend over backwards for you, don’t take that for granted. Cherish them and be loyal to them. You are very lucky to have those people and you don’t want to abuse that.

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-Jenna xoxo

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