10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me

I thought it would be fun to share a little more about me that isn't yoga related! So much of what I've written is either more serious life-musings or specific "how-to's." So, enjoy! 

(1) I play the clarinet!

I've played the clarinet since the 6th grade... including two years in marching band during high school. I actually haven't played in a couple years with moving around so much, but I'd like to find a casual orchestra to play in LA! Let me know if you have any recommendations. :) 

(2) I don't drink coffee. 

Well... I used to drink coffee up until about this year. I get shaky after just 1/2 a cup. I thought that was somehow a normal thing? But I finally decided to be kind to my body. Now I'm all about matcha tea and decaf lattes. 

(3) I've always been an early bird. 

My eyes get too sleepy when the sun goes down! I'm not sure what it is, but I definitely follow the cycle of the sun. In college when people would pull all-nighters, I'd just go to bed early and wake up at 5am instead.

(4) I'm a vata dosha.

This one you probably could have guessed if you're familiar with the doshas! (If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry, expect a post all about the doshas in the future!) I definitely have a more nervous/anxious tendency and have spent a lot of my life moving from place to place. In the past 8 years, I've moved 7 times!

(5) I used to be a dancer.

This was awhile back - just during grade school through college. But I've done everything from ballet, to modern, to jazz, to swing dance! 

A fun competition jazz photo from 2007!

A fun competition jazz photo from 2007!

(6) I take a bath every single night.

Just one of those things that I need to do to wind down. I usually put sweet almond oil and some lavender essential oil in my bath. This is usually when I get most of my reading done! 

(7) I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd.

I've read every single book at least three times each. A couple of them even more. I've seen the movies too many times to count, although the books are definitely better. And in case any of you are wondering... I'm a Hufflepuff!

Meredith Harry Potter


(8) I've made a hole-in-one in golf. 93 yards!

I used to golf all the time with my dad at a par-3 course in Indianapolis called Shortee's. Sadly, it's no longer around, but I got a hole in one on #17. I didn't even take a photo, what the heck! But I used to walk with my dad on the golf course after dinner and pick up spare golf balls that we found that people hit into the woods and the river. That was always a nice evening activity! 

(9) I grew up in the country.

My family lived in southern Indiana until I was around 7 years old. We had 50 acres of land, a horse named Whinny, a few goats (Billy, Willy and Lilly), a small lake, a greenhouse and a strawberry patch! The driveway was made of gravel and nearly a mile long. You can imagine what a production it was for my dad to mow the lawn... My favorite activity was catching toads at night after the sun went down. 

(10) Biking is my favorite mode of transportation.

When I lived in Chicago, I biked to work every day for almost a year! I hope to find decent biking trails in LA soon. :)

I'd love to learn a little more about you! Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email with a couple interesting facts about yourself that you'd like to share :)