10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I’ve put together a post where I’m sharing 10 things you didn’t know about me. I personally love reading these types of posts, so I hope you enjoy finding out some new facts about yours truly! Let’s get started, shall we? 

1) I’m an Extroverted Introvert which means I’m very selective with my social calendar. I’m about true connections and dislike small talks.
2) I’m an avid reader. Some of my favorite books are “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet and “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo.
3) I’m a home buddy. I love spending time with my family – they are my best friends.
4) I graduated top of my class in high school and graduated with honors in college. I’ve always been very ambitious.
5) I speak 7 languages, one of them being Latin.

6. I’m bi-racial. I’m half German and half Filipino.
7. I grew up with no animals but I certainly made up for it now: I have three dogs, a Silky Terrier, a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua.
8. My favorite plant I grow in my garden is peonies.
9. My name is Vanessa Anja, with “Anja” (Russian variation of Anna) being my dad’s choice and and initially wanting my first name to be it.
10. I’ve known my husband for 14 years.

What about you?! Tell me something about YOU! Comment below with at least one interesting fact about you!

As always, thanks much for stopping by & have a great weekend!



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  1. July 7, 2017 / 1:49 AM

    It is very nice to read this! Did you grew up in Germany? I never read the Alchemist, I started but it s not for me. I am more a Karen Slaughter kind a gall!

  2. July 7, 2017 / 3:01 AM

    Ah, loved to read this one Vanessa, I also enjoy getting to know the bloggers I follow a little bit more 🙂 I am most impressed by you speaking 7 languages, as I am a language freak myself (but only speak 4!) – I see myself in several of these, including graduating top of my class in highschool and my love for dogs and books ♥ Hope you are having a great week after the long weekend, as this one is already here!!

    Much love

    Saida | She talks Glam

  3. July 7, 2017 / 5:04 AM

    Oh, I also love this post, loved to know more about you, dear V.! Vanessa Anja sounds so beautiful and I knew some things about you, but not some you listed, of course. The Alchemist is really amazing and we do have some things in common, but I may write about it later 🙂 I really loved the extrovert introvert part – I am really the same. I can be in a party, can be with friends and I will talk, but I also love being in my cave 🙂 I loooved the part about the dogs, too… oh, they must be so sweet… I was raised up without pets 🙁 I still don’t have any, but then one of my brothers has 3 dogs as well, and I always play with them 🙂 Your kids are blessed, to grow up with pets must be so sweet! Hope you have a lovely weekend, dear V.! Hugs and kisses!

  4. July 7, 2017 / 6:11 AM

    Love that you shared this! We definitely have some things in common 🙂 One with being Filipino, and I love peonies! I hope that when we have a bigger yard, that I get to grow some! Have a wonderful weekend love!


  5. July 7, 2017 / 7:37 AM

    Wow, I’ve learnt so much about you Vanessa. I love your cultural background. I would always look at your pics and try and figure out where you’re from haha.
    I was born in the UK, but I’m half Nigerian and half Ghanaian. I’ve told people this before and they’ve literally asked me: “How did that happen?” Nigerians and Ghanaians don’t tend to get along too well, but I guess my parents did.

    Mich x

  6. Daniel
    July 7, 2017 / 7:55 AM

    I seriously can’t believe you can speak 7 languages! I’m so impressed! One fact you don’t know about me is probably I Love US but I have never been to there before(HOW SAD!!)


  7. Cora
    July 7, 2017 / 8:49 AM

    Your intelligent, beautiful in and out, a very loving Mom and a caring wife…What a woman, the only I can say God bless you more..More power!!!

    Love to know more about you..❤😘😍

  8. July 7, 2017 / 9:17 AM

    Loved learning more about you my beautiful friend! I speak, read and write 3 languages – with a side of french! xox

  9. July 7, 2017 / 9:48 AM

    Crazy that you can speak so many languages, that must be so much fun! And I’m also an extroverted introvert. I can be social and charming if I feel like it, but I prefer my own company or the ones I’ve chosen specifically haha! Xx


  10. Amy Arnold
    July 7, 2017 / 11:26 AM

    I love this post! I cannot believe you speak so many languages. That is so neat! I am the same way about being an introverted extrovert.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Izabela
    July 7, 2017 / 11:29 AM

    I love this type of posts as it is always so nice to learn more about bloggers I follow. Wow, it’s incredible that you can speak 7 languages. I am very similar to you when it comes to being selective about how I spend my time and with whom. I love reading too.

    Her Hive

  12. July 7, 2017 / 1:22 PM

    I love getting to know more about other bloggers as well and this is so nice to learn new things about you 🙂 And you’re so gorgeous too btw <3

    xo Tina
    IG: @tinasweetheart

  13. July 7, 2017 / 2:52 PM

    This was great! I finished third in my class in HS and graduated with honors in college too! It seems we have a lot in common!

  14. July 7, 2017 / 3:44 PM

    It was really great getting to know about you! That’s so cool that you know 7 languages. 🙂

  15. July 7, 2017 / 9:03 PM

    This is a gorgeous dress!! Love it!! And you looks very beautiful!!

  16. July 7, 2017 / 11:40 PM

    What a lovely post, Vanessa! I can’t believe you speak 7 languages!! Veryyyy impressive! x


  17. July 8, 2017 / 12:07 AM

    Thanks for sharing my gorgeous friend. You are so talented and such a lovely person inside and out. And you look amazing in this dress 😘😘😘

  18. July 8, 2017 / 3:22 AM

    I love this kind of post! 🙂 It is lovely to discover more about bloggers! Your pictures are gorgeous! <3


    Claire from Dresscape

  19. Janea
    July 8, 2017 / 11:51 AM

    No wonder you are so beautiful – half German and half Phillipina. I love your white embroidered dress, by the way!
    xo, janea

  20. laurajaneatelier
    July 8, 2017 / 3:52 PM

    I am the same way when it comes to family and friends. I am very selective I think partially because I am so busy blogging I just don’t have time for small talk. So cool you speak 7 languages!

  21. July 8, 2017 / 5:58 PM

    I too am an ambivert (the best of both the introvert & extrovert worlds, I say!) That’s sooo incredible that you know 7 languages! Aside from English & Italian, what are the others? I’m currently learning Spanish. Only 3 weeks in so far, but loving it. I’ve also studied Sign Language & hope to eventually become tri-lingual with that included!


  22. July 8, 2017 / 8:17 PM

    It was fun to know these facts about you Vanessa! 7 languages? Wow you are amazing!!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  23. July 9, 2017 / 10:50 AM

    I love dogs too! I didn’t know about your heritage though, that’s so cool! Speaking 7 languages is incredible though! WOW! I can only speak 2!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  24. July 9, 2017 / 11:42 AM

    Hey girl! We have a few things in common too. I’m also half Filipino. My other half is a mix of caucasian (French, Swiss, English etc. )

    Rina Samantha

  25. July 9, 2017 / 9:36 PM

    Oh my god, I can’t believe you speak 7 languages and grow peonies! Literally goals! One thing about me is that, I was born and lived in Mexico for 18 years until I moved to the US to study fashion merchandising!. Have an amazing week Vanessa!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  26. July 11, 2017 / 1:18 PM

    I loved learning more about you- and SEVEN languages, that’s amazing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  27. July 12, 2017 / 10:58 AM

    We are definitely very similar, Vanessa! I am a total homebody as well…my husband and I just love being home. I graudated high school a year early, with honors, made the dean’s list in college and also graduated with honors in nursing school.
    Loved getting to know you more!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  28. July 13, 2017 / 9:49 PM

    The Alchemist is one of my favourite books of all time. I re-read it once a year and it’s the only book that I lend out and expect it to be returned. lol
    I had no idea that you spoke 7 languages that so cool. It was so nice to get to know you a little bit better.

    xo, Jackie

  29. Aimara
    July 17, 2017 / 2:13 PM

    Love knowing more about my sweet friend!!!! Hopefully we can catch up very soon in person!!!
    Have an awesome week ahead!

  30. July 20, 2017 / 9:32 AM

    Great post! Loved learning a bit more about you. And I can totally relate to being an extroverted introvert.

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