5 Things | January 2015

If you read my blog regularly, thank you. Honestly, I try to be myself here, and it means a lot to me that people keep coming back. On multiple occasions, people have said how much they enjoy reading what I write. This gives me a sense of accomplishment because a) I don't really consider myself the best writer, and b) I really try to filter what I put here. I don't want to overwhelm my readers with too many personal posts. HOWEVER, don't you love your favorite blogger because of the interesting facts about their life? Here's mine :) I read Kate's blog because of the posts about her family.

Now for some Sterling trivia!

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  1. Puzzles. I. Love. Doing. Puzzles. I am currently working on a 1000 piece Harry Potter puzzle that I got for SEVEN DOLLARS in an after Christmas sale. SCORE! I have a few 2000 piece puzzles that I cannot find space to work on. Cal bought me a puzzle roll up mat for Christmas. That thing makes it easier to stop and clean up. The alternative is having a ugly card table in front of my tv for however long it takes to complete the puzzle.
  2. I don't have any pets, but my parents have a dog. He's a mix of Italian Mastiff and cuddling teddy bear. His name is Sochi (after the Olympic city) and we get along swimmingly.
  3. My favorite Ice Cream in the ENTIRE WORLD is Blue Bell. Specifically Moo-llennium Crunch. When Cal was commuting to seminary in Raleigh, we couldn't buy Blue Bell here in VA. He would take a few coolers, packed with ice, and carry the dreamy goodness across the border. When we finally got it here in VA, I probably spent about $60 in ice cream during the first month. To prevent waistline expansion, I don't keep it in the house anymore. Special occasions only.
  4. I grew up dancing. From the time I was 3 to 17, I danced with a studio. Then I went on to dance all through college. I wouldn't call myself the most talented ballerina of all time, but I sure did have fun doing it.
  5. I used to live in New York City! After college, my friend Mike and I found a great apartment in Brooklyn. I moved up there to pursue acting. It was just something you were expected to do after getting a degree in performance. I worked for a temp agency and had jobs for Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, tourism companies, Sirius Satellite Radio, and many more. Basically, I went somewhere different every day or every couple of days. I got to serve dinner to Martha Stewart, work a designer sample sale, and, but working for Ralph Lauren was the most profitable - they gave me a TON of fancy clothes. I loved being in the city, there was so much to do.  My high school best friend moved up there right before I did, a bunch of people came to visit me, and I was constantly busy, but it never felt like a permanent place for me. I moved home 6 months later.
My friend, Peter, took headshots for me when I lived in New York.

My friend, Peter, took headshots for me when I lived in New York.

One of my temp jobs was to promote Peanut Farmers of America. I had to walk around Manhattan with this (heavy) foam peanut on my head. I do not recommend it.

One of my temp jobs was to promote Peanut Farmers of America. I had to walk around Manhattan with this (heavy) foam peanut on my head. I do not recommend it.