Welcome to 100 Random Facts about me! I’m so glad you’re here!
I love it when people share random facts about themselves- I’m not sure why, but I like learning about other people and what makes them tick.
I’m curious that way. So, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself and see if I could come up with 100 random facts about myself!
I’m so glad you are here, and without further ado-
Here are 100 random facts about me: Things about me, myself, and just for fun!
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100 Random Facts About Me: Interesting Facts About (Just for fun)
1. My name is Christine Mathews.
Fun fact number one: Christine with a C -Mathews with one “T” 🙂
2. I am currently 60 years old.
Growing old is a privilege denied to many. I’m excited about turning 60. We’re going to Maui for a week! YAY!
3. I Was born in Iowa.
Lemars, Iowa. The Blue Bunny Captial of the world. Although I didn’t grow up there, we used to go in the summers to visit family.
The people in Iowa are some of the best you’ll ever meet. Some of my best childhood memories are of summer days spent in Lemars, Iowa.
4. A super random fact about me:
A super random fact about me: I was the first girl born in 1963 ( In Plymouth County, Iowa).
How’s that for random? My Mother and I were even on the front page of the newspaper. I will try and dig up the photo.
5. I am the oldest of two.
I have one sister. (love you). I always wished we would have had a brother. But you get what you get, and don’t throw a fit.
6. I grew up in California and Washington
We lived in Malibu, California, until my freshman year. After that, we moved to Washington State, where I lived until my late 20s.
I will always consider myself from Malibu. It left a mark on me.
7. I have been married twice and divorced once.
Getting married when you are 20 is just not a good idea.
8. My husband and I were married in 1989.
After a whirlwind courtship (less than four months), We jumped into the deep end of life with both feet in the last year of the 80s.
We’ve raised four kids and share three beautiful grandchildren. We’ve lived in three states together and built our forever home in 2019.
We hope to buy an RV when we retire and hit the road running in the summertime. (It’s hot here in Arizona…)
Here’s one of my favorite pictures of us together at our Son’s wedding.
9. I’m a mama to four beautiful children.
Two Boys and two girls (ages 38-15!)
Being a Mother is the best thing about my life. My children bring me unmeasurable joy every single day of my life.
10. Our youngest daughter was born in Ethiopia
We expanded our family through international adoption and brought her home to be a part of our family forever in 2010. #adoptionrocks
11. I have two babies waiting on me in Heaven.
My first and third pregnancies sadly ended in miscarriage.
12. We have three beautiful granddaughters
Our Granddaughters are the most precious little girls in the world. Being a Grandmother is my favorite thing.
13. I was saved by grace in 1991.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1991, and my life hasn’t been the same (for the better!) ever since.
Want to learn more about what I believe? Check out my statement of faith here. 🙂
14. I have lived in five states.
Iowa, California, Washington, Texas, and Arizona (twice!).
15. I currently live in Arizona.
Some like it hot! (it’s a dry heat)
16. I have a green thumb.
To date, I have 41 plant babies in my house. #crazyplantlady
Related: Check out my Housplant 101 Articles
17. I am artsy-craftsy.
I would best describe myself as a part-time procrastinator, perfectionist, and full-time creative.
18. I’m a photographer.
Being a photographer has always been a dream job for me. I’m semi-retired these days. So, during COVID, I started my blog, and I can’t stop. I love it!
And there’s only so much time in the day. But I still love photography and always will.
Some of my Photography is still on Instagram if you wanna take a peek. 🙂
20. And the twentieth random fact about me is:
I have ten piercings. You probably could not care any less.
21. I am a curious person and am forever learning.
I have a lot of Hobbies. (Painting, gardening, blogging..)
22. I never get bored. Truth!
23. I love a good sunset. (but who doesn’t?)
I have at least 100 pictures of sunsets on my phone. But unfortunately, none of them ever do them the justice they deserve.
The thing about sunsets-no two are ever the same, you never know when you’re going to catch the best sunset of your life so my advice?
Take the time to stop and watch the sun go down. It’s good for your soul.
24. I’m afraid of flying.
But I do it every chance I get. I’m afraid of flying because I don’t like heights and also because I’m a control freak!
Fear can keep us from doing what we should be doing! If we let it.
Don’t let fear steal your joy! DO IT, AFRAID!
25. I follow the teaching of Jesus.
He is my true north. I run to Him when I need help, feel lonely, and need a friend. He is always with me. You can check out my statement of faith to learn more.
26. Super random. I put ketchup on mac n cheese.
Weird, I know. I have no idea when it started. Probably when I was a kid, if you put ketchup on your macaroni and cheese, please leave me a comment below!
27. I went to beauty school in the 80s
Those were the days, my friends. And the hair! Big, big, big hair! I only worked as a hairdresser for a couple of years after graduating, but boy, could I wrap one heck of a permanent wave!
You can check out all my Beauty + Skincare articles here.
28. I’m obsessed with all things makeup and skincare.
I think I always have been. But the obsession continues as I get older and have more challenges with my skincare.
It has changed my life. Practicing gratitude is my favorite self-care practice. It helps me stay grounded.
Want to cultivate more gratitude in your life? Click here. 🙂
30. Thirteen was the worst year.
My thirteenth year of life was the worst year of my life for many reasons. Some of which I am prepared to share and some I am not.
In the summer, I was seriously injured in a swimming pool accident.
I am left with a scar on my face along with a few life lessons. I learned three things.
One: Don’t swim with your eyes shut. Two: Life is fragile. Tomorrow is promised to no one and Three: Courage comes in small packages. (Dear Sam: I am forever grateful. XO)
Related article: 100 things to put in your purse!
31. I’m a dog person.
We have three. Zoe. Lucy and Chloe.
32. I’m allergic to planet earth.
Unfortunately, I have too many allergies to list without boring you to tears.
33. I am a survivor.
And that’s all I have to say about that.
34. I have Hashimoto’s disease.
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid gland. In Hashimoto’s disease, immune-system cells lead to the death of the thyroid’s hormone-producing cells.
Hashimoto’s disease is most common among middle-aged women. The primary treatment is thyroid hormone replacement. (source)
35. The thirty-fifth random fact about me: You could say I’m purple.
You know, because blue and red make purple.
The truth is that I hate politics with a passion. Hate is a strong word, and I try my best not to use it too often.
But in this case, it’s more than appropriate.
I guess the whole Thump thing put me over the edge.
36. I take an ungodly amount of vitamins and supplements.
I do everything possible to stay healthy and lead a vital lifestyle! That said, I take a lot of vitamins and supplements.
I organize them in one of those pill organizers that I used to think were for old people! HA!
Related article: 100 Fun Things to Do this Fall
38. I love to play Wordle.
Do you Wordle? If you haven’t tried Wordle, DO it!
I do my Wordle puzzle every single morning with my morning coffee. It’s part of my Morning Ritual.
Thanks to the New York Times, you can Wordle here every day.
39. I am a recovering perfectionist.
Back in the day, I would redecorate the Christmas tree after the kids went to bed. Can you relate?
40. I believe a productive day is a good day.
Am I right? A productive day out in the fresh air? Even better. I get the best sleep when I’ve been gardening or doing something with my hands.
41. I think that therapy is always a great idea.
And I should know because I’ve had a ton of it. Having a good therapist is a priceless gift. But buyer beware!-Not all therapists are good therapists.
If you are thinking about trying therapy, I found this article about how to find a good therapist and some things to avoid.
42. The beach is my happy place.
Salt water cures everything. Almost everything.
43. I love morning pages journaling
Morning pages journaling is my favorite.
It’s freeing to do a brain dump every morning. Purging all those cluttered thoughts is a great way to start the day.
You’ve heard it before, but I will repeat it for those in the back. Self-care is not selfish. Stop putting yourself last. Put yourself first.
You can browse my Self-care articles if you are interested in learning more.
45. I believe it’s true: You can’t serve from an empty vessel
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
― Eleanor Brownn
46. I collect quotes.
I love good, strong words. They have the power to change mindsets and maybe even the world. If only the world were listening.
Need some inspirational quotes for your social feed? Check out my article: 100 Instagram Quotes for Women.
47. I love yoga.
I have practiced yoga off and on for over 30 years. I’ve heard that yoga is not for the flexible but for the willing. And I believe that is true.
If you haven’t tried yoga, please do. I just know you’ll be glad you did.
48. I would rather be barefoot.
Did you know walking barefoot is good for you? Check out this article outlining the benefits of walking barefoot. It’s fascinating!
I worked in the corporate arena in the 80s and 90s. I’m so glad we are moving in the right direction, but we have far to go.
50. I love to drink beer on a hot Summer’s day
I love beer, and why wouldn’t I? Alcohol AND carbs?!
One of my favorite things is drinking a cold beer in a hot shower after being at the beach all day. Heaven.
Related article: How to get over a hangover fast
51. I’m a bit of a nerd.
I used to build websites for a living and even wrote code. #nerdy.
52. I met my husband in a bar.
Let me explain. I met my husband at work, which just happened to be a nightclub. He was a bouncer, and I was a cocktail waitress. 🙂
53. I get headaches.
I have had migraine headaches since I was 17. They are the worst! A few things that help me with migraines include hormone replacement therapy and botox! Yes! Botox!
I used to get anywhere from 9-11 headaches per month, and now, one every six months or so.
54. I love to curl up with a good book!
Right now, I’m ready This time tomorrow by Emma Straub. It’s so good!
When I’m done with this one, I going to start reading some highly recommended books written by Collen Hoover that everyone is raving about! Can’t Wait.
Related article: The Best Inspirational Books for Women
55. I am terrible at math.
I do mean horrible. And that’s why God made calculators.
56. I’m right-handed.
But I try to use my left hand whenever I think about it because I heard somewhere it’s good for your brain. Who knows. Anyone?
57. I have three tattoos.
One of which I am having removed. (Which hurts like hell, by the way) Think before you ink.
58. I love camping!
I love to go camping! Some of the best memories I have as a kid are when we were camping.
I believe camping is good for the mind, body, and soul! Don’t believe me? Check out this article about the benefits of camping.
59. We plan on buying an RV and hitting the road!
I love hitting the open road with my husband and our dogs. I’ve always loved to camp-and glamping is even better! #twohappyglampers
60. I want to travel as much as possible
So far, I’ve seen about half of the USA and have traveled to Italy, Africa, Canada, and Mexico. But there’s so much more to see and do!
Related article: 100 things to do when your retire!
61. I once had an orange cat named Violet.
Now if that’s not random, I don’t know what is.
When I was 5, our neighbor’s cat had kittens. I picked out an orange kitten.
When we were walking home with our new kitty, my mom asked me, “What do you want to name your new kitten?” and I replied, “Her name is Violet!” HA!
I think I’ve always been a little bit quirky. 🙂
62. I used to play the flute
I started to play the flute in fifth grade and continued until I was a Sophomore in high school. I quit playing the flute because you had to be in the marching band to be in the concert band.
This was a deal breaker at the time, although I wish I would have continued to play on my own.
63. I love the water.
I’m a pretty good swimmer and could float in the water for hours. I learned to swim at a very early age, and for that, I am thankful.
I taught my children how to swim when they were babies.
Hearing someone say they don’t know how to swim makes me sad.
Everyone should know how to swim.
64. I love, love, love to shop!
I consider shopping a sport! I love big shiny shopping malls, little tiny thrift shops, and online shopping too!
I can’t believe that some people hate shopping! WHAT?!
65. I love to go to the movies.
I fell in love with going to the movies when I was a kid.
Raise your hand if you remember double features?! The first double feature I went to was ROCKY and A STAR IS BORN.
Some girlfriends and I got all dressed up, took the bus to the valley, and had the best day of our lives.
66. I love poetry.
A good poem or song lyric can take you anywhere. One of my favorites is Still I rise by Maya Angelou. If you haven’t read it- do!
67. I’m like an egg
Tough as nails on the outside but soft on the inside.
68. I have struggled with self-worth.
As a woman (and a single mom) working in corporate America in the 1980s, I often felt underestimated, disrespected, and taken advantage of. (That’s a nice way of saying it.)
I was overworked and underpaid. I often questioned my intelligence and, worse, my value as a human being.
When I hit my forties, I had a belly full of feeling unworthy, unqualified, underestimated, and disrespected as a woman.
So, I went back to therapy, dug into what God says about me stopped listening to the chatter and lies (both external and internal), and started to understand my worth as a human being.
I’m sharing this little nugget with you because I don’t want anyone to wait until they hit forty to understand their priceless value.
And no matter your IQ, no matter the color of your skin, no matter your gender, no matter what the naysayers say (haters hate)- You are a priceless jewel.
You are capable and worthy and beautiful, and your value is priceless and unmeasurable.
And oh! While standing up here on my soapbox-Stop comparing yourself to strangers on the interwebs! XO. #truthbomb
69. I forgive, but I never forget.
Some of my thoughts on forgiveness. (For what it’s worth)
Forgiveness is an act, not a feeling. Forgiveness is something you do for yourself and not for the person who hurt you.
Here’s what psychologists say about forgiveness.
Psychologists define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they deserve your forgiveness. (source).
Sounds about right to me. It’s a decision we make for ourselves whether we ever receive an apology or not. You can forgive without an apology (although wouldn’t it be nice?)
But remember this: Forgiveness does not equal a relationship. Period.
Just because you forgive does not mean you have to continue the relationship. (More on that later)
And let’s not forget to forgive ourselves. This is a big one.
Forgive yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Just do it.
Forgive and let that sh*t go.
70. I love Chapstick.
I have loved Chapstick (the original) forever! I’ve got chapstick everywhere.
I also have a new obsession with this lip mask. I put it on every night before bed as part of my nighttime self-care routine, and I can’t live without it.
Related article: Nightstand Essentials for Women
71. I’m addicted to eye drops
I have dry eyes! And allergies. Like chapstick, I’ve got eyedrops stashed everywhere. In my car, my purse, my nightstand…the junk drawer in the kitchen.
72. I’m into wearing blue light-blocking glasses
While I’m on the subject of my eyes, I should mention my newest thing-Blue light blocking glasses. Since I already wear those cheap readers, I need reading glasses!
I started ordering readers that also block the blue light.
If you spend too much time in front of screens, do yourself a favor and wear blue light-blocking glasses.
Related article: The Benefits of Blue Light Blocking Glasses
73. Super random thought number seventy-three
I honestly don’t know why this popped into my head, but here goes—another random fact about me.
I hate, and I do mean HATE, dirty fingernails.
Dirty fingernails are always a deal-breaker in my book. Also- never blow your nose at the dinner table.
74. I love to meditate
I mostly meditate in the morning and before bed. I believe that meditation, like gratitude, has improved my life.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of meditation, I wrote an article about meditating here: The Benefits of Daily Meditation for Women.
75. My favorite movie of all time?
Forest Gump! First of all, I love underdog movies.
Second, I fell in love with little Forest 5 minutes into the film. Second, Forest Gump is clever, heart-warming, pretty darn sad, and funny all in one!
76. I love black fingernail polish
I love black fingernail polish.
I started to wear black fingernail polish in the 80s. (I was ahead of my time) Of course, black fingernail polish is all the rage and widely accepted as “trendy.”
My favorite nail color? OPI’s Lincoln Park after dark. It’s a black/purple shade. It’s the bomb!
77. Speaking of black
I wear a lot of black. Mostly black. What can I say? It looks good on me.
I think I own at least 50 black t-shirts/tank tops. And maybe 10-15 black dresses.
So how many black tank tops are too many black tank tops? (leave your answer in the comments below!)
78. I don’t have a favorite color
My favorite color changes too much to have a favorite. I love the whole crayon box.
79. I have a thing for denim jackets (and skirts too!)
They never go out of style as far as I’m concerned. Also- I would hold on to those skinny jeans if I were you!
Skinny jeans are fantastic and make me look, well, skinny!
Related article: How to Wear Denim Jackets Over 50+
80. I used to love to wear high heels.
At just shy of 60 years old, with a bad knee- heels are just not a good idea. It’s sad and limiting when you want to dress to impress.
81. And underwire bras…
Probably the most random fact about me yet. I think that underwire bras are from the devil.
I haven’t worn an underwire bra for about five years now and only wish I would have burned them all sooner.
Related article: The Best Bras for Older Women
82. I have the best-best friends!
I’m blessed to have some of the best friends in the world.
You know the ones. The ride-or-die girls who have my back no matter what.
Like Thelma and Louise, only without the car going off the cliff at the end. 🙂
83. I can cook, but I’m sorta over it.
Back in the day, I cooked dinner every single night. It was like clockwork.
Every Monday morning, after the kids were off to school, I planned the week’s menu along with a grocery list and corresponding coupons.
Remember couponing!? Those wear the days, my friends. Does anyone have a coupon organizer like this one?
Did you have double coupons wear you lived? Do people still cut out coupons? Please share in the WAIT?! Is couponing still a thing, and I am out of touch? Comments below?
84. Speaking of being “over it”
Let’s talk Christmas for a sec.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas.
I really, really do but I am just into the extremism and the chaos that comes with the holiday season.
I suppose this comes from years and years of being a perfectionist and an overachiever.
Oh, my Lord. I think I had over 15 bins of Christmas stuff in the garage!
And at one time, I was decorating three trees (full-sized trees!) plus little trees in each kiddo’s bedroom…
And the Christmas village! OMG, let’s not forget about that Christmas village. That thing took at least two hours to put up and two hours to take down.
I know…I’m rambling and I still have sixteen random things about me to go!
Let’s say this-I love Christmas!
It’s just that I’m ready to simplify Christmas so that I can enjoy it instead of getting lost in the season’s craziness.
I want to do less decorating and running around like a crazy person and make more precious memories with my family.
Related article: Fun things to do this Christmas!
85. I don’t like being late.
Here’s the thing about being late-it happens. If you have trouble being late, give yourself a break and do yourself a favor.
Read this article about how not to be late. You’re welcome.
86. I love, love, love time travel movies!
LOVE! What’s your favorite time travel movie? Mine is The time traveler’s wife. We are watching Outer range right now! I
It’s a great time travel movie (and it’s a little creepy too.)
87. I drink a ton of water daily!
My husband says I’m like a camel, but I’m not sure camels drink much water. Do they?
How much water do you drink daily? Do you think it’s enough?
If you want to know more about how much water you should drink daily, click here.
I start every day with a big glass of water. First thing in the morning. I keep a small carafe on my bedside table, so I always have water ready.
88. I am obsessed with candles
I guess you could say I’m a bit of a candle freak. But I love candles burning all of the time.
Candles make me happy.
A house without candles is like a day without sunshine.
89. My Intuition is my favorite superpower
90. I am an extroverted introvert.
I consider myself to be an extroverted introvert or an ambivert.
Extroverts are typically outgoing, fun-loving, friendly, and talkative. In contrast, introverts are reserved, withdrawn, and introspective in small social circles.
Ambiverts, on the other hand, may exhibit behaviors common to both extroverts and introverts.
Depending on the circumstances, they might prefer to spend an evening alone or be the life of the party. (source).
And that’s me!
91. I love rock n roll.
In the words of Joan Jett, I love Rock n’ Roll. Always have, and always will.
92. What’s my favorite song?
My favorite song is Landslide by Stevie Nicks.
Although I have many favorites, it’s my number one. Recently, My Son Kyle and I danced to Landslide at his wedding. What a beautiful and emotional experience!
It’s of those memories that will be etched into my mind forever.
My oldest son, Tyler, picked “Perfect Fan” by the Backstreet Boys for our wedding dance. Oh,
my heart! Another top-ten memory!
Here’s another favorite photo. This is my Son Tyler James and I dancing on his wedding day.
93. Sometimes, I think about writing a book
I’ve got a few ideas for a book swimming around in this little head of mine. Maybe I will write a work of fiction about my life.
Don’t worry, I will change the names to protect the innocent- and the guilty! 🙂
94. My Favorite Food?
My favorite food?
That’s a hard one! I love Thai, Italian, and Mexican…and there’s nothing better than a good burger! And Pizza! OMG. Now I’m hungry.
95. Now for Dessert!
I guess we should talk dessert now, right?! I love a moist chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and pineapple upside-down cake. And ice cream!
96. My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Ben and Jerry’s! Right now, I’m into Half-baked (and I love the name too!)
97. I’m afraid of heights.
And, I’m pretty sure I also have claustrophobia too.
So those movies where they are crawling through a tight air duct or tunnel freak me out! And Bungee jumping? Never.
98. Roller Coasters?
99. If I could meet one famous person (alive today)
100. I love to get my hands dirty.
I love to get my hands dirty working in the garden, in my art room, in the kitchen… it doesn’t matter. I love to make a mess and make something out of nothing.
I love being creative and productive…and the messier than better.
There is nothing like a good DIY project to keep the blood pumping in my veins!
101. I was Born on the day of Epiphany
One extra super random fact about me!
I was supposed to be born on Christmas day but was late.
So instead of being born on Christmas day, I was born on the day of Epiphany. Pretty cool, right?
102. Favorite childhood memory?
My childhood is full of holes but my best childhood memories always revolve around Christmas, Camping, and Crafting. 🙂
103. Dream Vacation?
The beach. Almost any beach will do. 🙂
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Conclusion: 100 Random Fun Facts About Me: Things about me (Just for fun)
So there you have it! One hundred random facts about me: things about me, myself, and I (just for fun).
What do you think? Could you write a list of 100 things about yourself? I bet you can! Try and share it with the world! Let’s make it a thing.
Now that you’ve browsed through my list of 100 random facts about me- tell me, what do we have in common? Or what’s a random fact about you? Come on!
Do tell me in the comments below!
I am obsessed with all things makeup and skincare and love getting my hands dirty out in the garden, my art room, or in the kitchen, whipping up something yummy for the fam.
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Feel free to reach out anytime!