Things You Don't Know About Me
It's been years since I did a post like this, so I thought it would be a great time to give you more fun facts about me. And if you're new to Style Fragment, here's a chance to get to know a little about me. I hope you enjoy!
Name: Yolanda J. Washington
Live: Houston, Texas (born here too)
Work: Keller Williams Metropolitan, I'm a realtor. More on that story here.
I have a total of 7 siblings, but I am an only child. My mother and father were both married before they met, so they had a few kids before me. My parents are no longer married and are both in their third marriage, both for over twenty years. I guess a third time really is a charm.
As a kid, I was a cheerleader, dancer and played piano. I won competitions and recitals but gave all of it up after graduating high school. I also attempted to play other sports, but failed miserably because of injuries all the time. I have had surgery on my navel, right index finger, my left foot once and my right foot twice. Yep! I was apparently very accident prone.
Me - South Main Mustangs Cheerleader
Christmas 2008 - eggplant and red
Nine Year Old on a Plane
My first time traveling on a plane was when I was 9 years old and it was to Boston, Massachusetts. My Aunt and Uncle moved there from Texas, so the very next summer my Dad and I went to visit. Going to Boston for the summer after that became a regular thing, which explains my love for the Boston Celtics.
My First Gig
As a teenager, I was committed to my academic success. I was on honor roll every sememster, which means my mom (who I grew up with) didn't exactly want me to have a job but by 11th grade I wanted my own money, so my mom agreed to let me work that summer. My first job was at an Italian restaurant as a To Go Hostess. I loved it. And I loved the tips even more.
My Blogging History
I've been blogging for 8 years now, my first blog was named DesignRoundup. The name was very literal, the blog was a round up of post on design, mainly graphic and interiors. Three years, nearly four years ago now, I renamed it to what is today Style Fragment. I came up with the name because I love a mix (fragment) of things that have style, like interiors, food, clothing, etc.
Should I Call It Quits
I'm contemplating on calling it quits for this blog, it's very time consuming and as mentioned earlier I just started a new career and really need to focus on that for a while. But honestly, I enjoy being here...the editor of Style Fragment. IDK what to do. Any advice? Want to be a contributor?
Life Lately - An Update
If you saw my post here, you know that I'm newly single. Well, a little over a year. It's been a roller coaster. I've had a ton of peace, fun and a few dates. Nothing serious. I have also had my sad moments, I miss being a Mrs. It also doesn't help that the Mr. has been reaching out to me expressing how much he misses his Mrs. too. For now, we're going to continue to work on our friendship. However, I do have...
Kospi under the tree in 2010, gold, brown and bling
One Love In My Life
Outside of family and friends, I do have one full time love in my life, my dog KOSPI, named for the Korean Stock Price Index. He is a jack russell in every sense caring, loving, energetic and super smart. He's 11 years old and has been my pup since he was 2 months old.
A Few More Things You Don't Know About Me
I am overly clean and organized. I make my bed 365 days a year. And a vacuum three times a week minimum.
I enjoy entertaining friends and family. If I could I would have a party every month, just to say Let's Celebrate.
I really enjoy decorating for Christmas. I pick a different color theme every year, which ultimately led me to investing into storage. Yep, I have so much holiday decor that I pay to store it in a storage unit every month.
I'm ice cream obsessed, specifically Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone and Cookie Dough. I eat ice cream even when it's freezing outside. When I'm not eating ice cream, I usually opt for seafood.
I'm just as obsessed with music as I am ice cream. I'm currently listening to Trey Songz, Tony Braxton, Madonna, Slim Thug, Bishop Briggs, Drake and Kelis.
If there is anything more you want to know, feel free to ask in the comments. Also, if you're open to sharing a line or paragraph or whatever, feel free to leave that information in the comments too. I'd love to hear!