My J’adore Top + 3 Things You May Not Know About Me.

j'adore top
j’adore top / abercrombie jeans / clear lens glasses / adidas sneakers

My j’adore Top is back in stock!

First, I have to share my excitement with you all. I have been swooning over this j’adore top for months. Why? I have no idea but I just love a comfy white graphic tee – simple and chic, I could wear it every day. It’s finally back in stock in all sizes and trust me, you won’t be able to find a similar j’adore top anywhere else (I know, because I’ve searched). I am truly in love with it and it’s only $17, which makes it even better.

I decided to start doing something new this year where I would open up a bit and share more of my personal life with all of you on my blog. So, today I’m going to share 3 things you may not know about me.

1.) I organized a fundraiser that raised $16,000 in one night for cancer research – I come from a very small town so when someone here is diagnosed with the big ‘C’, it hits home to a lot of people. My Mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer 5 years ago. That is very scary news to receive. She went to the doctor because her stomach was bothering her and was diagnosed a few hours later. Long story short, it is hard to watch a close family member go through something like this, every day is very uncertain. When it comes to cancer, you do your best to live a healthy lifestyle, find the best surgeon, the best team of doctors and the best chemo plan that you can, but in the end, it is pretty much in God’s hands. Knowing that I couldn’t cure my Mom, I needed to do something to contribute. In 2013, a few months after my Mom’s surgery and when she started feeling a bit better, I organized my first fundraiser, benefitting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I owe a lot of the event’s success to my Dad, my family and my friends, the two local bands, the Pat Roddy Band and Brian Kirk, who donated their time, the amazing venue, The Norwood Inn, who not only donated their event space but also food for the evening. I will never forget the generosity of everyone involved. It is important to be a part of a community that has your back through the good and the not-so-good times in your life.

2.) I’m a theatre geek – I love seeing Broadway musicals, I was in theatre as a kid and even took a few theatre classes in college. I take after my Dad, he was also in theatre. People think I’m very shy but in reality I’m not, especially when you get me up on a stage. I remember, back when I was in community theatre, I was given my first lead role in a play when I was 8 or so years old. The role called for a solo. I love theatre but I hate to sing. Well, I love to sing, I just can’t sing. I was petrified but I would never turn down the lead of Mother Superior in ‘Nunsense’. I decided the best thing that I could do in that moment was to own the crap out of that stage. So, that is exactly what I did. Once the spotlight hit me, I started shimmying down the stage and sang my heart out. I mean, I really committed to this role. My Mom said that I had everyone in the audience laughing hysterically. Fast forward to college, I would be the one to volunteer to do the skits during Greek Week (I was in ZTA). I specifically remember we did a ‘My Super Sweet 16’ parody and we had everyone cracking up. I don’t know why I feel so comfortable being on stage when I’m actually a big introvert.

3.) Yup, I’m actually an introvert – It doesn’t really seem to fit in with the blogging lifestyle, since most of my job is to be outgoing and social, but I’m actually a huge introvert and prefer to be by myself most of the time. I think this is where the confusion comes in because I never considered myself an introvert in the past. I am confident enough to walk into social events and chit chat with anybody who will listen to me. I’m comfortable meeting new people, however, it takes me so long to open up to anyone. I always feel a bit sad about that because when I’m with my friends, I am a totally different person than I am if you were to just meet me. I’ll stop and think, “I’m like really funny, I wish I allowed everyone to see this side of me.” Haha, but kidding aside, I really am very reserved and quiet most of the time. I prefer that other people do most of the talking because I’m a great listener. Then, when I feel comfortable, I’ll open up and share my opinion on the subject. Being an introvert means we enjoy quiet nights at home by ourselves, with a cup of tea, watching a new show on Netflix. Some may view this as being lonely, introverts aren’t lonely. We actually enjoy our own company, a lot, so we never feel alone. We just like to be with our thoughts every once and a while. I think this is why writing is one of the few things that comes VERY naturally to me. I can write an 800 word blog post in 20 minutes. Sorry, had to take a second to brush off my shoulders.

I’ll share my later but right now, my j’adore Top is back in stock. Shop my j’adore t-shirt, and the rest of my look, here: