Some of you know me well but many of you are just getting to know me. I’m not the most fascinating person around. I am definitely your average 31 year old! I do believe everyone has unique and fascinating qualities about them.  I’ve always loved learning about others and where they’ve come from or what their story is. I think we all have story to tell so I decided I would share a little bit about mine.


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1.Many of you know that I have an addiction or rather, a strong admiration, for coffee. Well, my other “addiction” is chapstick. I have to have one with me at all times. I apply it multiple times a day. It will always be on my desk at work. If I don’t have chapstick or for some ungodly reason I’ve left it at home, I will have a mini panic attack. (ok not a panic attack but I will make an effort to purchase a new one the first chance I get) I sometimes have multiple chapsticks in my purse that appear out of nowhere. And, no, lipgloss is not the same for me! I can’t use lipgloss in place of chapstick. Hector thinks I have a serious problem. (He’s wrong)

2. I am 100% Italian (as if you couldn’t tell). My parents were both born and raised in Italy. I’ve been to Italy twice and I still have a lot of family there. I’m pretty sure I still haven’t met some of them. Hector and I plan to go to Italy as part of our honeymoon so I’m really looking forward to it! It’s been 13 years since I’ve been back. I can understand it all when spoken to me but I’ll usually respond in English (my parents still speak it consistently at home). I can speak it a little bit, and when I try, I can write and read. Unfortunately, I am not fluent like my siblings. I studied Italian all 4 years in high school and studied abroad which definitely helped my grammar and overall comprehension of it. My family also lived in Italy for one year before I was born. Sad I missed out on that! I wouldn’t consider us to be toooo traditional in comparison to some families but I’d say we’re pretty close. My dad’s accent has not changed since he moved here more than 30 years ago.

3. I went to school for acting. I graduated from Illinois State University’s School of Theatre and even though it was a great time and I got to go away for school, a part of me regrets going to school for acting. I am all for people who pursue their dreams and are successful and I know SO many amazing actors that I went to school with who are really kicking butt now, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve really wished I would’ve gone a different route altogether.

4. With that being said, I think the choices I made when I was younger (and a bit more inexperienced and naive), have helped me to become the woman I am today and led me to where I am now. I am now a recruiter for an amazing company. I possibly would not have met Hector if I would’ve done things differently like gone to a different school or taken on a completely different path altogether. I believe I can adapt well very quickly in all kinds of situations and work well with others because of how I was trained while I was in school with all the shows I did and the different personalities I worked with. I also think that I grew up a TON while I was away. I became more brave and much more independent.

5. I do not totally believe in love at first sight and am so not the “I’m going to marry this person when I first meet them” kind of girl what-so-ever. HOWEVER, when I met Hector and with how smoothly and awesome our first date went, (and how wonderful of a human being he is) I kind of maybe thought that for a second and may or may not have thought I could see him as husband material 😀

6. I am the youngest of 4 (2 older sisters and 1 older brother).

7. I actually auditioned for American Idol once. I’m so glad it was only once.

8. I once took a train for 12 hours from Italy to Paris, to only stay for 24 hours then go back to Italy again. Yes, it was totally worth it!

9. I am not a big ice-cream or dessert person, period. I love a cookie or some chocolate every once in awhile but for me, I love more salty or crunchy things. Like popcorn. Popcorn is my everything! When Hector and I first started dating, I wasn’t used to having dessert after dinner because my family would never order it after a meal and we only would really have it on special occasions. Hector actually looks at the dessert menu first and I thought it was the funniest thing!

10. Growing up, my dad never allowed pets in our house. Ever. We had fish a couple of times, that was about it. The only dog we ever owned was our precious Gia. She made her way into our house (and hearts) after following my brother home one day after he played a game of tennis near the forest preserve we used to live by. Gia (that was the name we gave her) was abandoned and we never found out who or why anyone would leave such a sweet and loving dog behind. We decided to take her in as our own after we asked around the neighborhood and no one claimed her. My dad was NOT a happy camper but eventually Gia become his baby and basically the baby of the family. Sadly, she passed away about 3 1/2 years ago. She was the only dog we ever had and I miss her all the time.

I’m sure as I get older, my experiences will change and I’ll have new stories to share.

Thanks for coming along on this journey with me and taking the time to learn a little bit about me.

I’d love to learn about my readers too so feel free to comment and tell me one unique thing about you!



  1. I loved this! That is so cool both of your parents are from Italy. I have still never been to Italy and it is on my list for places to travel. I am also addicted to chapstick. Reading this made me want to go and put on more chapstick! That’s so cool you studied acting and tried out for American Idol! I wish I could sing or I definitely would have wanted to try out. Thanks for sharing these 10 fun facts! 🙂

    • mimbrogno Reply

      I am so glad you share my addiction and love for chapstick!! hahaha I love how you feel inspired to go put on more! 😉 And I’m so glad you enjoyed this. I hope you get to go to Italy someday. I am counting down the days until I go back again. Thank you again for reading! <3

    • mimbrogno Reply

      Aw thank you Katherine!!! I’m so happy I’m not alone on the chapstick addiction. It’s real! ❤️

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