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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!
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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUCbnwzySKgbKiB_...



14. Some activities on my bucket list are...


This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...



What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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To My High School Bully, I'm Sorry For Everything

It hurt so much, but I've learned to let go and move on. I hope you do, too.

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To My High School Bully,

High school was a time when we were supposed to be having fun. After all, it was the time before school got really difficult. However, it seemed that no matter what I did, whether it was fight with you or ignore you, somehow I always ended up on your radar of pure hatred, and to this day, I have no idea why. But do you want to know what the funny part is? We were friends in middle school, only a few years before your hatred of me started. Don't ask me how or when that began, because I honestly couldn't tell you. All I can remember is that I had to defend myself from your meanness for most of my high school career.

No matter the past, however, I've learned to look past all your mean comments, even when I thought that they had torn my entire world apart. However, this letter isn't just for me to air my grievances, but it is for you to understand how truly sorry I am for everything that I did to you to create so much negative energy between us.

I am sorry for saying those words that could have offended you.

However, I'm not sorry for justifying my own opinion and stating it during what I thought was an open conversation. At that point in life, I thought everyone was capable of having an adult conversation, but I suppose I was wrong. And, for that, I am sorry for assuming that you were able to understand something like that.

I am sorry for being angry at you for all those stupid fights over the internet, where fights truly weren't necessary.

Now that I've taken the time to better myself and rid myself of the social media bug that we were subjected to throughout high school, I've learned that taking a break from everything social media is a great thing to do when you are trying to find yourself and your own happiness. So I apologize that I didn't do that sooner and that you haven't had the chance to do so yet because it's obvious that you're still trying to find a way to make yourself happy and comfortable with your own life. I hope you find it soon because you will be forever grateful that you did.

Finally, I am sorry that I gave you someone to hate for years now.

I'm sorry that I was your constant punching bag that allowed you to walk all over them. I'm sorry that you found something new to hate about me every day. I'm sorry that you somehow can't wrap your own head around the fact that I am doing just fine without anyone from my past behind me. I really am truly sorry for everything that I could've possibly done that would anger or upset you, because it wasn't my intention. I pride myself on being genuine and loving, and if you couldn't see it, I apologize for not being me. However, I am also sorry for everything that you conjured up and twisted inside your own brain that made me the bad guy in every situation. I won't say it isn't fair or that I was treated unfairly, but that I am sorry that your life at that point was so terrible that you had to feed off of another person's misery to make yourself feel better.

I genuinely hope you are well, wherever you are, and that you remember me when you're famous one day. I hope you accept my apology and that one day we can be distant acquaintances because, after all of this, we can never really be friends. Funny thing is, I don't need your friendship to fulfill any goal that I've set for myself. I know that you'll succeed in what you're doing because, when I knew you, you worked hard for everything that you wanted. Here's to a big step in another direction, away from making fun of others. Please accept my apology and take this letter as a reminder to never make another person feel this way because, from personal experience, it really sucks.

Best of luck with everything.

Sincerely,

The Girl Who Is Tired Of Being Your Personal Doormat

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