27 Things You Might Not Know About Me

27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me27 Things you might not know about me

DRESS: ASOS | HEELS: Steve Madden | GLITTER CLUTCH: old {similar HERE & HERE } | NECKLACE: Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

Today is my 27th birthday so I thought it would be fun to share 27 things you might not know about me!

1. My angel of a boyfriend, Greg, is the reason Sequins are the New Black exists. He is the hardest working person I know and my biggest inspiration. He takes 75% of my blog photos, pushes me constantly to go after my dreams, and I owe all the joy my blog has brought to my life to him. 

2.I was a dancer for 15 years. Tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, I did it all and loved it! My dance teacher was obsessed with glitz and sparkle and that is when I fell in love with sequins. I’m easily distracted by things that sparkle.

3.I’m a nosey and curious person at heart so I often ask personal questions to people that I barely know. More often than not, they answer them.

4.For my day job, I’m a sales recruiter at an advertisement technology company. I got into recruiting because I love the thrill of the hunt but I didn’t want the aggressive quotas of being in sales. Having the opportunity to offer someone a new job and new opportunity is the best part of my job!

5.My first love was Justin Timberlake {duh} so much so that my friends and I would rip his photo out of those cheesy teen magazines and bring it to recess with us LOL.

6.During college, I worked at a preschool, babysat, scooped ice cream and cut/packaged fancy cheeses at a high-end grocery store. I found it a thrill never having to tap into my savings.

7.When I discover a song I love, I listen to it on repeat until I’m sick of it. I listened to “Sunny and 75” about 175 times in a row.

8.My nicknames include; Tessla, Big T and Chip because I’m a chip addict #chipyoself

9.I love connecting people. I want all my friends to be friends with each other and I consider that to be one of my greatest strengths.

10.My guilty pleasure is the Real Housewives and watching engagement/wedding videos of strangers. Guaranteed tears every time.

11.I’ve had 2 ligament reconstruction surgeries on both knees. It freaks out most people when I tell them I have cadaver ligaments in my knees now.

12.I love baby sloths! The photo in my phone when Greg calls me is him holding a sloth in Colombia.

13.For one of my internships, I was a door to door sales rep for Verizon Fios. It was such an impactful experience that taught me to be fearless and take rejection well.

14.I wasn’t the most athletic child, I played soccer and softball but never loved it. My dad was my soccer coach and I played defense because it was the position that requires the least amount of effort. I would get into trouble for chatting on the field and one time I even painted my nails mid-game.

15.One of my first memories in life is meeting my best friend when we were 5 years old on our first day of kindergarten.

16.I take my coffee black and tequila is my drink of choice.

17.My friend Taylor and I were {somehow} invited to the mayor of Miami’s bachelor party while in the Bahamas for spring break one year. It’s still one of my favorite memories.

18.I’ve been skiing since I was 3 years old. I moved to Park City, Utah the winter after graduating to be a ski instructor at Deer Valley. Initially, the plan was to stay for one ski season but I only lasted 31 days hah. It was some of the best skiing of my life but I knew it was time to get out of there when I went to a bar one night around 10:30pm wearing a sequin blazer and everyone was still in their ski pants. It just wasn’t the right fit and that’s okay but I’m so glad I went and don’t have to ask myself “what if?”

19.My ideal summer weekend is laying on the beach, sipping rosé , chatting with the girls, followed by a lobster salad for dinner, and a dance party. I can be pretty basic, I know.

20.I have a younger brother who is dating one of my best friends and it’s seriously the perfect situation!! Nothing better than having her on family vacations, birthday dinners, etc. and I pray she becomes my real sister one day! (hint, hint Drew)

21.My pet peeves are slow walkers, people who clap when the plane lands safely, and those same people who stand up immediately after the plane lands – it’s not going to help you get off the plane any quicker, buddy!

22.I love sushi. I hate olives and mushrooms and I knew Greg and I would work out when I found out he hated them too 😉

23.After having my braces removed in 8th grade my dream was to be an orthodontist. I started college as a biology major, then organic chemistry happened {got a D+} and I realized science was not my strong suit.  I switched majors my Junior year at UNH and graduated with a communication degree.

24.I always kick myself because I came up with Pinterest in high school and someone just executed on it first 😉 I’m obsessed and may or may not have 25,000 pins…

25.I’m a nerd when it comes to personal finances, most people avoid checking their credit score but to me, it’s a game.

26.The summer after graduating college, I worked as an event planner for Alex & Ani and for weddings in Newport, RI.  I blame this for my unrealistic, over the top expectations for what a wedding should look like.

27.It’s such a thrill for me when I finish a bottle of any product, finish chapstick, or use up the last page of a notebook! 

Hope this was interesting and thank you for stopping by!

xx, Tess

 

20 comments

  1. Margie Lemay-Hirsch says:

    First of all I want to say Happy 27th Birthday,and I hope that you have a fantastic day. Your blog is always fun, funny and full of passion. I enjoy the style and fashion sense of your clothes and you can definitely pull off color. I really hope thatyou have a fantastic tear this time of life is most excitingand I am glad you One of lifes greatest pleasures is tp love and be loved ,especially when you have it the happily ever after is the best. #CElebrate #LIFE Love to you Margieare spending it with the one you love.

  2. Margie Lemay-Hirsch says:

    First of all I want to say Happy 27th Birthday,and I hope that you have a fantastic day. Your blog is always fun, funny and full of passion. I enjoy the style and fashion sense of your clothes and you can definitely pull off color. I really hope that you have a fantastic year this time of life is most exciting and I am glad you found your love. One of lifes greatest pleasures is to love and be loved ,especially when you have it with your best friend.The happily ever after is the best. #CELEBRATE#LIFE Love to you Margie I am happy you are spending it with the one you love.

  3. Laura says:

    Happiest of birthdays Tess! Hope your day is as lovely as you are and your year brings you many new adventures! Hope to see you soon!

  4. Kim says:

    Happy Birthday! I love all the details in your stories! And I was thinking of applying for Alex and Ani because I was searching for a job in RI. Settled in CT instead, but I still wonder how it would’ve been there!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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