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21 Things you didn’t know about me


Why am I writing this post?










I am part of an amazing international mastermind group of women entrepreneurs and part of our first tasks was to open up, get raw and authentic and share in a fun creative way.

I know that I already share pretty much everything in my life and work here on this blog, but something about creating this list called to me and so here goes…

  1. I won a hula hooping contest in 6th grade – while wearing a poodle skirt because it was a sock-hop.
  2. I can make anything with play-dough.
  3. I was born in the Ukraine.
  4. I’m 38 years (old but feel truly ageless).
  5. My favorite color is turquoise.
  6. I have really long toes and the middle one is even longer.
  7. I grew up in Brooklyn and when I go home to visit, my Brooklyn accent comes right back.
  8. I’m obsessed with pens and journals.
  9. My favorite part of back-to-school was shopping for new pens, paper, notebooks etc.
  10. I skipped a year in high-school.
  11. I am highly intuitive and live life by my intuition.
  12. I sold everything and moved cross country by myself when I was 19.
  13. My Dad died unexpectedly when he was 53.
  14. I said the eulogy at my dads funeral.
  15. My sister wanted to name me Tanya when I was born, and called my Tanya for a while.
  16. I have a 1/2 brother who is awesome and 19 years old.
  17. I believe in past lives.
  18. My favorite food is sushi.
  19. I want to live in Italy someday.
  20. I’ve always wanted to be a famous singer..
  21. I’m married to my best friend for nearly 11 yrs.

 *This challenge comes from my 21 Days of Self-Care Challenge … check it out ;).

Your turn, what’s something that I don’t know about you? Something fun, silly, touching…whatever it is. Share it. Sharing is cathartic and it opens your heart to the world and people around you.


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  • Desiree East September 20, 2013, 6:01 pm

    I love your list, Elena!! I have a thing for pens, paper, journals, too…and the cuter the stationary, the better. AND sushi! I have a list like this on my blog…it was really a fun thing to do (and a great way to reflect). Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. Here’s my list:

  • Desirae September 20, 2013, 6:11 pm

    I grew up in North Dakota, even though I claim Montana most of the time. Every year I went to the county spelling bee. In 7th grade I actually won and went to the North Dakota State Spelling Bee. Nerdy, I know!

  • admin September 20, 2013, 6:15 pm

    Desiree East,
    Sounds like we need to join forces for some sushi over mandala making…I’ll bring the wine ;)))

  • admin September 20, 2013, 6:16 pm

    OMG…so cute…I can just see you up there rocking that spelling bee. Thank you for sharing…I didn’t know you were from North Dakota 🙂

    I hope to see you around this cool little town of ours soon.

  • Sandy Chasteen September 20, 2013, 7:07 pm

    I won the spelling bee in 7th grade and was on tv. 🙂

  • Jennifer Bardall September 20, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Wow, we have a lot in common – namely #8, 9, 13 (he was 57, it’s been almost 2 yrs now), 14, 16 (though he’s my full brother), 17, 18, 19 & 20.

    My favorite food to cook is Italian. I make my own bread whenever possible. Straight bourbon is my favorite drink. I was once on a locally televised beauty pageant when I was 4 years old. And that’s about all you need to know. 😉

  • admin September 20, 2013, 8:40 pm


    That’s TWO spelling bee winners on this list. What a smart bunch of goddesses. :)>
    I bet you rocked that TV appearance. I think it’s time for another.


  • admin September 20, 2013, 8:41 pm


    Smiling ;)) Yes, we do have a lot in common. So fun to explore new connections,

    straight…kick-ass ;))

    Thanks so much for sharing your bits of you 😉

  • admin September 22, 2013, 10:04 pm

    Hi Stephanie,

    I know it…having kids is an excuse for me to play :)).


  • admin September 24, 2013, 12:17 am


    How sweet…did you continue dancing throughout your life?}


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