To help you determine if this blog is for you, I have picked five of the most random facts about myself that I could think of at 5:00 in the morning. After reading these facts, you will know for certain if I am someone you want to follow. For most of you, I won’t be. I know. But this is how I find my people. By laying it all out there.
Proceed at your own risk.
5 Random Facts About Me
#1 – My spirit animal is the goose.
Yes, the goose.
You ask, why? I ask, why not?
First of all, a group of geese is called a gaggle. Forget #squadgoals. I’ll take #gagglegoals for the alliteration and a giggle, please and thank you. Second, geese can be jerks. We all know this. They are cranky birds and are often seen hissing at and chasing humans. And yet, they are known to frequently stop traffic when they need to cross the road. You’re telling me, I can be a complete butthead to you and you’ll still spare my life?
Well, okay then, I want to be you.
(Yes, I am ignoring the fact that some people hunt geese. My corner of the internet, my rules.) Moving on!
As if I need to explain any further why being a goose would be awesome, I’ll add that geese are basically toddlers and toddlers live the best life. They refuse to speak English (mostly because they can’t), they spend their days grazing, they go to the bathroom whenever and wherever they want, they honk and hiss to communicate, and they take off when they no longer like where they are. Like I said, the best life.
#2 – I am fascinated with serial killers.
Before you get freaked out, it is the lives of serial killers leading up to them becoming serial killers that fascinates me. Not their actions as serial killers.
It is common sense that when you take the time to learn where someone came from, you can better understand where they end up. Nothing has made that more clear to me than reading about various serial killers. Their lives were messed. up.
Do I condone murder? Not at all. Do I get why some people murder? Most definitely.
#3 – I despise clowns.
You read that right.
Serial killers are fascinating to me, but clowns are a big, old NOPE. Like all the nopes in Nopesville. Nope. I have absolutely zero chill when it comes to clowns. Gross.
I almost didn’t share this little tidbit about myself because people think it’s funny to share pictures and videos of clowns to people that don’t like them, but I’m willing to bet that if you made it this far without running for the hills, you’re not that kind of person. Okay. Who am I kidding? Chances are, you probably are exactly that kind of person, but I am choosing to believe you can be better than that. Especially since you are still reading this so we’re basically best friends now.
#4 – I did not want to get married.
My friends will tell you that I used to have commitment issues. Marriage is supposedly forever, though, right? Well, forever is a really long time. Yes, I had an issue with that. It’s a big commitment!
On the other hand, my husband knew right away that that he wanted to marry and saved up money for a ring, which he bought nine months into our relationship. He knew I was not ready so he held on to the ring for two years before proposing. Why two years? Because for almost THREE YEARS of our relationship I never once mentioned marriage. Then, one night at a friend’s wedding, I mentioned that I wouldn’t mind decor similar to theirs at our wedding IF we were ever to get married, and boom. That was his green light.
After 4.5 years together, we finally got married.
Do I regret it? Not most days. (Even though it took me nearly two years to change my last name, but that’s a whole other story.)
My husband is a pretty good person. Okay, he is a great person. One might say that being with him makes forever feel like it won’t be long enough. Maybe. One might say that.
#5 – I love being a mom and I freaking love my kids.
Okay, this isn’t really a random fact, but I feel it is important to note. My kids are kind and loving and cute, but it is impossible to like every single moment of motherhood. So to set the record straight, I love being a mom and I freaking love my kids. Because I am who I am, I have to be able to vent and have a sense of humor to get through the toughest moments. (If you want to know just how being a mom has impacted me, you can read a more serious piece that I wrote here.)
Well, there you have it. Five random facts about me Jules.
The human being behind One Ruud Mom.
I am happy that you are here and I look forward to getting to know you, as you get to know me.
Here’s to you, new friend!