1. I am a free spirit that loves artistic creativity and am extremely fond of body art. I will one day be the super sophisticated therapist that removes her trendy blazer and has a full tattoo sleeve.
2. I am slightly egotistical. Even though I try really hard to understand thoughts and viewpoints that are vastly different from my own, most of the times I just don't get it and won't pretend to.
3. I wrote Fashionably Deceptive when I was 21 years old, however, I did not publish it until 7 years later.
4. I have not yet grasped the concept of think before you speak and have had to apologize more than once for the not so nice things that come out of my mouth.
5. Even though I can't carry a tune in a bag, I still aspire to be a singer one day.
6. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and am currently working towards opening my own private practice. (Don't worry, your secrets won't end up in my next novel)
7. My next two and a half novels are already written, including the sequel to Fashionably Deceptive, but I have had to make significant updates due to the fact that they were finished years ago.
8. I am super shy and often come off as being stuck-up and super bitchy, when really I am just waiting for you to talk to me.
9. I value consistency in my relationships more than love and compromise, which is often the reason that most of them have met their demise.
10. Somewhere really deep down I am a fitness guru, and I am waiting for the moment to emerge from my cocoon. (Well really this just means I like thinking about working out and being summer time fine more than I like going to the gym)
11. I am a fashion enthusiast and firmly believe that money can buy me happiness. I've never stayed sad when I have the means to shop. It's called retail therapy, duh, but most of us just can't afford it. You can't compare unhappy celebrities to me, because I'm actually happy most days and usually only sad when I spend my bill money at Asos. (But I be cute tho)
12. I'm addicted to the Sims and Pinterest. Don't judge me. Most artistic minds are slightly delusional and who doesn't want to play God with beings of their own creation and plan their wedding and Vintage Chanel wardrobe even though they're on government salary and single.
13. I don't eat ethnic foods: Chinese, Ethiopian, Thai, Lebanese, etc.
14. My weakness is men with perfect teeth that smell nice and wear designer shoes.
15. I have a list of places in the world that I want to visit before I have kids, because I plan on allowing my world to revolve solely around my little people whenever they make their appearance.
16. I keep a notepad on my nightstand because I often wake up in the middle of the night with ideas that I want to commit to paper before I forget them the next morning.
17. I have severe insomnia because I can never seem to wind down before bed. My mind continues to run a mile a minute even when the lights are off and I'm laying in complete darkness.
18. I am an activist for anyone that has an unfair disadvantage in society whether it be because of their religion, skin color, sexual orientation, disability, etc. Hence, the reason that I volunteer with different agencies, like juvenile probation and the Montrose Center (Houston's GLBT Youth and Young Adult Facility), to make sure that I will be a well-rounded therapist with a plethora of resources.
19. My name is pronounced Ta-Nia, not Tonya.
20. I have severe ADD and have accomplished at least 10 other things while writing this post.