– About Aliyah –


So you’ve read the story behind the blog. Great! For those of you who want to know a little more about me, here’s your ticket. I present to you—in honor of two worlds merging—twenty-two random facts about me. Here goes:

  1.  My first short story—complete with illustrations and ribbon bound in a homemade “book”—was written when I was around six years old. By the time I graduated high school, I’d written a 50,000 word novel.
  2.  It’s always been a back-burner dream of mine to taste as many different kinds of cheese as possible in my lifetime.
  3.  I desperately want to visit Spain.
  4.  I really miss being in grade/high school.
  5.  I always top my pancakes and waffles with lemon juice. Let me tell you—paired with maple syrup, it is the BOMB!
  6.  SCOBYs creep me out.
  7.  I had learned how to bake (well!) by the time I was five years old. Cheers for a mom who spent the early portion of her adult life making wedding cakes!
  8.  As a ballet student, my instructor was a Russian who defected to the US when he was eighteen.
  9.  Growing up (and even now) I adored Laura Ingalls Wilder. Little House on the Prairie was my best friend!
  10.  I’ve recently discovered an insane obsession love for goats. Hello? They’re the cutest things on the planet! (Besides, getting to bottle feed three one month-old kids every day for a week does things to you.)
  11.  My grandmother was a very gifted poet, and every time I write a poem of my own I think of her. Mom says she is who I inherited my writing gift from.
  12.  I’d rather do laundry than dishes.
  13.  I prefer to refer to God by His proper Hebrew name, YHVH (the exact pronunciation is disputed, so for the purposes of this blog I will write it out using the four letters which most closely match those of the Hebrew [this is called the tetragrammaton]). I also often refer to Him by the shortened form of His name, Yah (this is sort of like a “nickname”, per say).
  14.  I almost gave up on writing this blog before I truly even got started. (I picked it back up again because I couldn’t stand it—I had too many blog post ideas taking over my brain!)
  15.  Two of the most incredible life experiences I have ever had thus far are teaching dance to my 27 wonderful students and serving as a post-partum doula for one of my dearest friends for two weeks.
  16. To one day become a mom is my biggest dream.
  17.  Laughter is my favorite sound in the world.
  18.  I have two dogs—a Jack Russell named Mocha + a Mountain Fiest named Snuggles, and more cats than I can count. 😉 I’m also making plans to bring home a goat (or two, or three…) in the near future.(I told you I was obsessed in love with them.)
  19.  I was homeschooled K-12 and LOVED it.
  20.  I think coconuts are just about the coolest things on earth (I even have an African necklace made out of coconut shells).
  21.  Two of my closest friends and I spent our senior year selling coffee in the mornings at our homeschool co-op in order to raise money for our graduation. We even gave our little coffee shop its own name.
  22.  I have a very strong and deep running relationship with dark chocolate (because I can’t conclude this list without telling you that). The end.

So there you go → twenty-two out-of-the-blue things you (probably) didn’t know about me…but now you do!

Okay…in reality, with all the parenthetical statements I included that was way more than twenty-two things. Eh, well. I’m a writer—words flow out of me like the ocean.

What do you think? Did I miss anything?


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