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24 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME FOR MY 24th BIRTHDAY!



So it's January 31, 2018 and today I turn 24 years old. That's 1 more year till 25. WTF! I can't be anything but grateful to see another year and I'm so excited to see what this next chapter has in store for me! Here's a little personal post on some random facts to help you guys get to know me better. I'm going to dive right into it. Enjoy (:





1. Zodiac: My sun sign is Aquarius. My moon is in Libra. My Venus is in Aquarius. Im really into astrology. I'm not too fond of my birth chart because it exposes my most unfavorable traits, but it's taught me the importance of consciously choosing to change the things I don't like about myself and has definitely helped me understand myself better. I kinda think of it as a cheat code to life.

2. I was born & raised in Staten Island, NY (the forgotten borough). Not so proud of it lol. I moved 10 times from the ages 8 - 17 years old. I had a very unstable and unsheltered childhood. I had my first alcoholic drink at age 13 (supervised by my older brother), I've been working since I was 14, and I first tried smoking weed at age 15. I'm grateful for my early exposure to real life shit because I was taught how to handle things/have fun responsibly. It made it hard for me to connect with people my age because I was more experienced and no longer found interest in the things they were just starting to indulge in.

3. I was a straight A student my whole life but always risked graduating because I had horrible attendance & lateness. It started in 7th grade when I was at the peak of puberty and I went through my first ever phase of depression. I'm pretty sure I have the sleeping disorder DSPS which is the underlying cause for my tardiness (self diagnosed). I'll probably do a post focused on my struggles with my internal clock soon!

4. Im 5'0 tall. I used to be extremely insecure about my body (junior high & high school) because I got bullied and ridiculed every damn day. The most hurtful thing people would call me was a midget (my legs are much shorter "than they should be" in proportion to my torso.)  I knew that they were only deflecting their own insecurities on me but their words did hurt and they planted subconscious seeds in my mind. I never let it stop me from being my best self, but although I appeared to be strong and not be bothered by it I was really hurting on the inside (It's an Aquarius thing.) As I got older, I learned to dress in ways that flattered my figure and learned to love my body even with it's flaws. Now, nobody can tell me SHIT to make me feel bad about my body. I treat my body good, I eat well, I exercise, I dress in ways the empower me and help me express myself and I admire myself in the mirror. The funny thing is that so many of those people who used to make fun of me now comment under my pictures with heart eyes and the like.

5. I hate chocolate ice cream. But, I loved it when I was a kid. I'd chose sweet snacks over salty snacks any day.

6. I played the clarinet for 10 years and I was in my school's concert bad & marching band. I wish I would've taken it more serious and continued playing after high school. My favorite song to play as a band was 'Hey Jude' by The Beatles (I love them!)

7. I was obsessed with cheerleading as a kid and I was captain of my high school's team all four years. Yes, it IS a sport.

8. My all time favorite series is LOST. I've watched the full series 3 times over. I'm obsessed with any show or movie that has deep subliminal messages, time travel, mysteries/suspense, and fate-lined stories. You can say I'm a conspiracy theory junkie.





9. I write lists for EVERYthing. I even have a list in my iPhone of my favorite movies & shows... in order. LMAO

10. I graduated college Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing Management with a minor in Graphic Design. Truthfully, I don't feel as proud to have graduated college as I thought I would. Education is important but a degree doesn't guarantee success. Hard work does. And if you aren't trying to follow the beaten path, a degree is most definitely not necessary.

11. I don't drink coffee. I drink at least 2 cups of tea every day.

12.  3 huge turnoffs for me (in a guy) are small talk/boring conversation/close-mindedness, condescending attitudes, & long nails. Also, I hate texting all the time - I'm old school in many aspects and I appreciate a nice phone call like were 11 years old again lmao.

13. My favorite number is 17. I was always number 17 in alphabetical order in elementary school and I always won raffles when I picked that number. It has never done me wrong.

14. Reggae/Dancehall is my favorite genre of music, Caribbean food is my favorite cuisine and I am a sucker for dreads. Maybe I was Jamaican in a past life?

15. I massage my own feet and shoulders a few times a week. I try to meditate and do Yoga every day. The first thing I do every morning as soon as I wake up is thank God for another day and pray for more blessings. I practice speaking positive affirmations to myself every day as well (This really helped with my anxiety and self confidence!)

16. I am mixed with a bunch of ethnicities but mainly I am Puerto Rican, Italian & British.




17. I've traveled to 7 different countries. My absolute favorite place would have to be Venice, Italy. Jamaica was amazing as well and had this incomparable free, loving energy.

18. The book I'm currently reading is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

19. The most common things people say to me:
When they first meet me in person: "You're so much shorter than I expected."
When they get to know me: "You're so much cooler and sillier than I thought."
When I'm not wearing makeup: "You have freckles?!"

20. Two things I wish I could do: sing & fly.

21. I color coordinate my closet and I am an organization freak. I can't sleep with any doors open and I need to have a pillow between my knees in order to sleep well.

22. My favorite strange smell is the scent of new shoes. Especially in Payless lol.

23. The album I currently have on repeat is Heartbreak on a Full Moon by Chris Brown.

24. Fashion Freeway got it's name from my free spirited personality. A freeway connects two places across borders and I wanted to stress the importance of breaking boundaries and freeing yourself in  your personal style and all other aspects of your life. Dress up. Boss up. Bless up.™





Photography by Elizabeth Malave

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