I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.
1. My dream job is to be a children's librarian. As I currently work as a library assistant in a children's library and I start grad school for library science in the fall, I'd say I'm well on my way to making my dream a reality!
2. I am CRAZY organized - but only electronically, with my clothes, and with my books/movies. My room gets cluttered (but never TOO messy - you can always see the floor very clearly), but I organize my books/movies alphabetically and I organize my clothes by type (dresses, sweaters, skirts, pants, etc) and then by color. And I don't ever let anyone else touch them because I'm that anal about them getting out of order. And then my computer has all my files very neatly and precisely sorted into folders (my mom saw one day and was astounded) and I keep track of my finances in a very meticulous Excel spreadsheet. And yet, in spite of all of this, the top of my dresser is ALWAYS super cluttered haha.
3. I adore my hometown (York, PA, USA). I know a lot of people who say "I can't wait to get out of here!," but I love it. I love its history, I love how close it is to everywhere that I ever want to go to. (1.5 hours from Annapolis, 2.5 from D.C., 4 from NYC, 4 from the beach, 4 from my alma mater, 4 from Pittsburgh), and I love how even though it's a moderately sized city, it's still got a very small-town mentality - my grandpa's lived here for all of his life and he knows EVERYONE. My fiance and I plan to move away for a few years when we get married so I can go to grad school, but we both have every intention of moving back and raising our future family here.
4. Speaking of my fiance, my favorite thing about him is his spontaneity. It complements me very well, because I'm not spontaneous AT ALL - I plan my life out to an obsessive degree. He adds a bit of adventure into my life and helps me to live in the moment, while I help him plan as much as is necessary - but no more than that, when I can help it :)
5. My favorite book genres are the classics, historical fiction (especially Tudor era England), and young adult literature. I'm also getting to be more of a fan of chick lit and romance, but I'm often frustrated by how shallow the storylines can be. Other than that, I'm open to trying just about anything - but whether I'll actually like it or not is pretty up in the air.
6. My opinion of music can be changed completely by my memories of it with my sorority sisters. For example, when Katy Perry's "Roar" first came out, I despised it - intentionally inspirational songs (and books and movies, etc) annoy the crap out of me. In my opinion, if it's truly inspirational, it shouldn't be intentionally inspirational, it should happen naturally. But one night when I was out with my sorority sisters, I had a blast belting it out with my friend Kelly. Now, any time that song comes on the radio, a smile instantly appears on my face!
7. And on the topic of sorority sisters, joining a sorority was honestly the best decision I ever made when I was in college. I never wanted to join one before, as I associated them with hazing and drinking. But never once was I hazed and my sisters have become my best friends in the world. My confidence shot through the roof, not because of social status but because I knew that my friends had my back no matter what. I ended up getting a $1000 scholarship my senior year from my national organization that ended up more than covering the money that I paid throughout college to be a part of the organization. And I gained priceless leadership experience that I never would have had the opportunity to have if I hadn't joined such an amazing organization. ΣΣΣ for life <3
8. My sorority sisters aren't the only sisters I have in my life - I also have two younger sisters, Elyse and Mary Kate, who are 18 and 13, respectively. They're awesome. We also have 3 brothers, Matt, Peter, and Sean (20, 16, and 13 - Mary Kate and Sean are twins). In American society today, a lot of people frown on having big families. In my opinion, being a part of a big family is the BEST. My siblings are wonderful - yes, they annoyed me a LOT when I was younger (and still do from time to time), but we have the best memories and we're super close now.
9. PCs over Macs ;)
10. Booklikes has become my all-time favorite social networking site. Books + a genuinely awesome community of users - what could be better? :)