25 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

I’ve seen a lot of people do this as an introductory post to their blog, and I know I’m over 10 posts in, but I wanted to do it, too! So, here are 25 facts you probably didn’t know about me!

  1. My favourite foods are Nutella, marshmallows, and noodles. Not at the same time.
  2. A lot of people don’t believe this is a thing, but I have naturally strawberry blonde hair.
  3. When I grow up, I want to work in journalism. My dream is to be the editor of a big-name magazine. However, I think I’d also like to be an author on the side.
  4. I really enjoy writing – mainly fiction prose, but sometimes I write little poems. They’re not good, but I enjoy it, so why stop?
  5. I actually have two middle names, which I’ve heard is quite rare outside of Catholicism. My dad said he wanted to give me a choice of names if I later decided I wasn’t very fond of my name (which I’m not, really), and he has 2 middle names himself. My middle names are Emily (after my mother, Emma), and Sydney (after my paternal grandfather, Sidney). I like having 2 middle names, because it sets me apart from everyone else. However, Sydney is often ignored, for people only usually take account for your first middle name. For example, most things addressed to me say “Olivia.E”, not “Olivia.ES”, which is slightly annoying, because I prefer the name Sydney to Emily.
  6. My favourite books are YA. Whether that’s YA contemporary or YA fantasy, I feel as though I’m at a perfect age for these books. I do sometimes read an adult-aimed book, but frankly, many adult story lines get boring, because they’re talking about their children, or going to dinner parties. That’s also why I generally fail to read ‘classic’ novels; they’re all about the ballroom scenes, and sophisticated dinners, which simply bore me.
  7. My mood very much relies on people’s moods surrounding me. If people are happy, I’m happy. If people are sad, I’m sad. Despite this, though, I’m not an empathetic person; if you come crying to me, I’ll have no idea what to do!
  8. Like number 7, I’m very bad at talking about my feelings. Usually, I end up crying. Not good.
  9. I was born in the year 2000. I am a child of the millennium, and I’ve never breathed the air of any other century.
  10. I rarely cry at books, films, or TV shows. I’m more likely to cry at books than anything (e.g. I cried at The Fault in Our Stars book, not the film). Instead, I tend to get goosebumps.
  11. I’m a big believer in the “fake it till you make it” front. I 100% fake my confidence wherever I go, and it seems to work.
  12. My mother owns a shoe shop, and has done for almost 10 years now.
  13. I’m very fashion-forward in terms of clothing, but I hate make-up and jewellery.
  14. I don’t really like children, I’m wasn’t born a maternal person, but I would like children in the future. Way, way in the future.
  15. I adore art. Looking at it, and making it.
  16. I always speak in random accents. I think this might be backlash from #11, but sometimes I forget which accent is my own! My favourites are American and Australian.
  17. In my opinion, I’m the least ‘cool’ person alive. I’m literally so nerdy, and such a dork!
  18. I don’t like sauces, such as ketchup or mayonnaise. I’m a big believer in ‘plain Jane’ foods.
  19. I don’t like fizzy drinks (or soda, if you’re American). They make me feel quite ill and go straight up my nose!
  20. I love school – another reason I’m so uncool.
  21. I’m really excited for university, despite it being 3 years away for me! I really would like to go to university in America, but I doubt my parents will allow it; I’ll try to persuade them.
  22. I definitely want to live in a city when I’m older – I cannot deal with the countryside!
  23. I’m really not a very sentimental person. I don’t take/keep many photos at all, and I only have one photo album. (I was given it for Christmas, photos already installed.)
  24. I’m a Leo, and a very typical one at that.
  25. I’m not scared of the dark!…I’m scared of what’s in the dark.

If you managed to read through all of those random facts, congratulations! You now know a lot more about me! Please leave a comment telling me one random fact about you…

Thanks for reading!

15 thoughts on “25 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

  1. Olivia Emily you are a sensation. How on earth did you find http://www.neurofaultprotection.com. Anyway thanks for your visit. Your list of 25 is alarming as so many of your facts seem to reflect many of mine though I was walking the hallowed turfs of beautiful and tender England about 100 years before you. You are a profound thinker, so many times I hear “I am not afraid of the dark” never before have I heard the profound deep thinking you are afraid only of what is in the dark. I just do not believe anyone else could like Nutella, Marshmallows and noodles. Perhaps not now but there was a day when they might have been all on the same plate, but please do not tell anyone. What is that about little boys liking slugs and snails and puppy dog tails? High Performance After Burnout was partly written with the young in mind to prepare them for a far tougher world like being the chief editor of a top fashion mag. I doubt you would read it, the inner workings of the brain and mind probably do not have the same pull as Nutella and marshmallows. Nonetheless, maybe you would like my thrillers, the Ice Dragon series available on Amazon.com Henry Barton Jones Reluctant hero and its following story Tango Dragon and the Asteroid. Like many fiction stories these are heavily laced with real fact of life. I have no idea why, I had no such intention when writing these books but it is clear the lead female characters have turned out to be the real heroes or is that heroines?Just keep writing and stay beautiful. Strawberry blond indeed, tut tut.
    Robert Denton

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  3. I have 2 middle names as well! Sometimes on forms they only leave space for one name, and my second middle name is ignored 😦 . My dad has two middle names, and all my siblings, except my youngest sister, who has 3 (she was my parents last child, so they couldn’t let all the good names go to waste apparently). I think we have more middle names because my parents couldn’t decide, and all of our names are like ‘shar’ (that’s me) rather than, idk, Jane?

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    1. Olivia Emily

      It’s super annoyed sometimes, like letters are always addressed to Miss Olivia E not Miss Olivia E S, and even my debit card says Olivia E! In my family I think it was a similar thing in that my parent simply couldn’t decide what was best, and wanted me to have choice if I ever chose to change my name.


  4. What a great post! We have a lot in common 🙂 I’m also bad at talking about my feelings and I’m not really into classic novels. I do think that our style of books changes as we get older. I totally wasn’t into “adult” books as a teen, but now that I’m a mom it’s easier to relate to those than books about high school. 🙂

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