10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me!
Happy Scorpio Season, Babes!
October is my favorite month of the year for many reasons, but mostly because it’s my birthday month! Aaaand- tomorrow is my birthday!!
If you’re relatively new to Beyond the Footlights, here’s your chance to get to know me a little bit better! I’m celebrating this year by sharing 10 fun facts about myself with you! Spoiler alert: some of them are GOLD, so you’re welcome!
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me
1. I Am Obsessed with Deer and Squirrels
This one requires some back story. So, do y’all remember when the deer filter was hot back on Snapchat? The original one, like five years ago? Well, I used to use that filter and make funny (well, I thought they were funny) videos as “Bambi in the Forest.” AKA Bambi from the Disney movie. Now, my friends and I STILL quote these videos, as they were completely relatable (duh). And I’ve loved deer ever since! Squirrels, I honestly can’t tell you where that came from. We see a lot of squirrels in my backyard at home and I just think they’re so cute! I always stop for the little guys when they go running through the streets. Save a squirrel life, people!
2. I Want to Write a Book One Day
This book worm wants to write a book one day! I think I’d like to write something nonfiction or something personal, because I don’t think fiction is my thing. But hey, you never know! All I know is that I love to write. I love the act of writing, I love thinking things up, and I love producing something of my own. That was a major reason why I wanted to start a blog! I wanted to be able to write about subjects I was passionate about, simply because I loved it so much! I’d love to maybe write something inspirational for young girls one day. Hmmm…
3. If I Wasn’t A Theatre Maker, I’d Probably Be a Teacher
I always knew deep down that I would go to college for theatre, but to appease the more “traditional” thinkers around me, I DID entertain the thought of becoming a teacher. My mom is a teacher and I love kids, so it was something I thought I might really enjoy. For a while I thought I wanted to be a Spanish teacher…then I realized that was a no from me. Since I’ve been home during the pandemic, I have actually been working as a substitute teacher! It’s been kind of nice to experience one part of teaching first hand to see if it’s actually something I would want to do in my life. I can confirm that I DO still want to teach at some point…just not right now LOL
4. I’ve Met The Jonas Brothers
Yes, ladies and gents, that is correct. Little 10-year-old me met the Jonas Brothers on their Burning Up Tour back in 2008! My godmother’s husband actually won the tickets and backstage passes on a radio contest! Funny enough, I had actually heard the call on the radio at the time that he won, and sure enough it was him! I’m a Nick girl, and when it was our time to meet them I went straight for Nick, hugged him around the middle, and then I spontaneously combusted. I will put an embarrassing photo here for us all to enjoy together, but it was probably the best day of my 10-year-old life.
5. Chips Are My Weakness
I. Love. Chips. I mean really, it is probably a problem how much I love chips. I could just sit and devour an entire bag myself. Pringles? Forget about it. I will eat that whole can myself. Will I feel shame? Only a little. Will I be happy? Hell yes. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite for you because I go through phases, but Doritos are a solid go-to at any time.
6. I’m Afraid of Puppets, the Dark, and Heights
Yes. Puppets, heights, and the dark. I’ve talked through the puppet thing so much with so many friends and I just can’t nail down the reason I’m afraid of them. Some puppets are ok…like I won’t get TOO freaked out. Marionettes though? No. No no no no no. In the dark, I always just feel like there is someone or something lurking behind me. I will flip on every single light in my path. And heights just make my stomach drop into my butt. I’m so afraid of falling, it freaks me out! Congrats, now you know my fears.
7. I LOVE Billy Joel, and You Can’t Tell Me Otherwise
Shout out to all of my friends who have ever driven around with me in my car, because all I listen to is Billy Joel CDs. Freshman year of college, I was studying in my dorm and I just needed some background music. I put on a Billy Joel playlist from YouTube and the rest is history! Billy Joel’s music always played in my life growing up, but once I got to college I fell in love his genius. Billy Joel songs really were the soundtrack of my college career. Every joyful moment, every heartbreak, every love was colored with some Billy Joel. For that reason, his music holds a special place in my heart. “She’s Always A Woman” is my #1 favorite Billy Joel song!
8. I Can’t Ride a Bike…
You read it right. I cannot ride a bike. When I was little, I tried to learn and I ran into the side of my dad’s truck, fell, and I decided I didn’t need to know how to ride a bike. And it’s true, I really don’t need to know how. I’ve made it 24 years and I’m doing just fine! Almost every boyfriend I’ve ever had has said “I’ll teach you!,” yet here I sit. Unable to ride a bike. It was my mission to learn during the pandemic when we were all stuck at home, but that was a fail. I’M AFRAID TO FALL, OK? I’ve accepted this is a skill I just don’t need to have in my toolbelt.
9. My Top 3 Enneagrams are 3, 1, and 6
At some point in college, I had taken the enneagram quiz and my top two were 6 and 4. Recently, as part of an interview, I had to take the quiz again and my top 3 were 3, 1, and 6! So, I’m The Achiever, The Perfectionist, and The Skeptic. 3’s want to be successful (true), 1’s place emphasis on doing things correctly (also true), and 6’s seek security, safety, and like to be prepared (very true).
10. I’m an Extroverted Introvert
Growing up, I was definitely more of just an extrovert, but now that I’m an adult I think of myself as an extroverted introvert. I recently looked up traits of extroverted introverts and I identify with A LOT of the them. My energy level is closely tied to the environment I’m in, I find people intriguing and exhausting, I’m selectively social, some people/interactions charge me and others drain me, I can be charming (if I do say so myself) but deeply introspective, and it takes me less energy to say what’s on my mind than make small talk. I read this list and couldn’t believe how spot on it was. So, all my extroverted introverts out there, I’m sending you some love!
There you have it, 10 things you maybe didn’t know about me! Now when you see me in person, you’ll have plenty to tease me about!
I am so grateful for all that the last year has brought me and I can’t wait to see what 24 brings! I’ve got some really exciting things coming up in my career as an artist- I can’t wait to share them with you! Thank you all for your constant love and support! This Scorpio sends you love!
~ Ang xo