20 Random Facts About Me

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  1. Apparently, I am very clumsy. Funny thing is, I didn’t realize this up until André (the boyfriend) pointed this out to me not too long ago. Come to find out, he was right!
  2. I am really bad at remembering names. This is one thing I truly wish I could change. Names come as such a challenge for me, even celebrities. Don’t ask me who played in that movie or who sings that song because, more than likely, I won’t be able to give you an answer. But, I am really good with faces and other details.
  3.  Since graduating high school in 2010, I have moved and lived in 10 different places! Crazy, I know. Where I am living now, in Berlin, Germany, has been the longest I have lived in a single location/apartment since moving out of my family home.
  4. I talk to myself, out loud, a lot. I guess it makes my thought process easier, but tends to confuse those around me. They are unsure whether I am speaking with them or just myself again.
  5. For the life of me, I can’t seem to get better with time. I am always in a rush, even when I give myself extra time.
  6. Music brings me life. Most of the time, regardless of what it is that I am doing (like writing this post), I have music on in the background. This also leads to many, many dance breaks.
  7. From age 3 until 18 I danced. It was more than just a hobby. My dance studio was my second home. I had classes and/or rehearsals 5-6 days out of the week. I wish I would have kept that up in some way!
  8. I love animals! Growing up my parents were not big fans of house pets. So we went through having 3 dogs at different times in my life (which my parents subsequently changed their mind on) and then later, in high school, I became a dog foster mom. That was such a great experience, but also so hard once they found homes and I had to say goodbye. Also, during my middle school years, I worked as a stable hand on a horse ranch in exchange for riding lessons. In college, I had a hamster, a fish and later my dog Jolina.
  9. German was my first language. But, unfortunately, because I grew up in the States, all I wanted to speak was English, so my German was pretty rough. This, however, came as an advantage when I met André and moved here. It made it so much easier to learn the language.
  10. Written words mean so much to me. There is nothing like a well thought out, meaningful letter. But, I also cry easily haha. Reading birthday cards with touching words is for sure to end in happy tears.Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset
  11. ‘Boring’ is not a word that describes my hair. I am constantly changing it! From straightening to getting braids, to coloring, chopping…its’ always something new with my hair.
  12. For the majority of my life, up until I turned 22, I wanted to work in Dolphin rehabilitation. In college, I realized how difficult it is to actually obtain that exact job and with my marine biology major, I’d be stuck in a chem lab. The reality of me achieving my then dream job seemed unattainable. Which looking back at it now, it’s sad that I thought that way.
  13. Family means EVERYTHING to me (which makes living so far away from them extra hard sometimes). I have two siblings, a brother and a sister. Both are a bit older than me, my sister is 6 years and my brother 17 years older. Both my parents and siblings are more than family for me, they are my best friends.
  14. I am allergic to cats and pollen. Even though I have lived with many cats and plan on adopting one in the near future.
  15. Heights and rollercoasters scare the sh** out of me. I have been on a few rollercoasters and they are hella fun, but it takes A LOT for me to get on one.
  16. I put way too much salt on my food.
  17. All of the tattoos that I have, have been gifts. I haven’t paid for a single one ( I only have 3 though haha).
  18. Currently, I work as a dental assistant.
  19. I am super optimistic and a believer in the power of attraction. If we believe it, it becomes our reality.
  20. I laugh at my own jokes, at least I think I’m funny.

Candidly, Alana 

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Hey, I'm Alana, founder & writer of my blog Candidlyalana.com.​ USA born and raised, currently living in Berlin, Germany. Join me as I get to know this city better, eat amazing food, workout and try to live life to it's fullest!

One thought on “20 Random Facts About Me

  1. My dear Candidly Alana.. reading your story.. well big parts of it, felt like you were talking about me, your Mommy…it really hit me…I was like …I do that…I am like that…
    It all comes down to this…I am so proud of who how you are and have become, keep doing what you doing, believe in yourself and never give up on anything… where there is a will there is a way!!!
    Much much love from me to my Sunshine girl…I am your biggest Fan❤

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