Thank you so much to Tanya for that flawless graphic :)
Warning, I'm about to tell you every detail about me because I have too much time on my hands.
Hi! My name is Erika, I've been known as quite a few things such as; Rikki, Air, Eri, Polar Bear, duckling, Erica, Pookie, Young One (you know who you are.) and more. I'm 13 years young, which most people consider unlucky, but me being a Swiftie, I've been looking forward to this age for a few years now.
Since I'm 13 that makes me in Grade 7, the first year of Middle School. The school I went to, was a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school, meaning after I graduated Grade 6 I had to attend a new school until Grade 8. Luckily, about 95% of the kids I went to school with last year decided to go to the same school as me, so all my friends are still in school with me. The school I'm in now is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school. I've made a ton of new friends since September, and I've been given some rare opportunities, which I'm very grateful for. Grade 7 has been my favourite school year this year, and I'm so sad it's almost over. I'm going to miss the Grade 8's that will be graduating. We have a cool bond with the Grade 8's, they're always there for us. For once I'm sad there's about 2 months left of school. I'm really enjoying this new school, I almost wish I had been here my whole life, but I would've been a completely different person, with different friends, and a different view on a couple things, so I'm happy.
I live and always have lived in an amazing country called Canada, located near the USA. I've moved once, which I actually forget a lot of the time, because I was about 1 year old when we moved. I've always in Ontario though. I'm very grateful that I live in a free country, where I have rights, freedom, and safety. Canada's an amazing country, and if you haven't been here before, you should come. No, it's not always cold, our summer's get really hot. No, we don't say 'Eh' after every sentence. But anyways, we're awesome people and you should come visit! If you do I recommend Ontario, of course. Canada always has been and will be my home.
Growing up I was an interesting kid. I used to cry on my grandparent's driveway, watching my parent's drive away. Don't get me wrong, I adore my grandparents. I don't know where I'd be without them, I know for one thing, I wouldn't be seeing Taylor this year if it wasn't for them. I just was very attached to my parents, and still am. I wasn't a big trouble maker, I was scared of a lot of things, and I was very picky which I still am. When I was two years old I was running around and fell and hit a spot very close to my eye on the corner of our dishwasher when my mom was loading it. I went to the hospital and got stitches. Another story is when I was I think 5, I was playing with a sand box we had in our backyard, and I had hair in my face so I wiped it away and got sand in my eye. I got it checked out and my dad started using flash cards on me to test my vision. I was having trouble, and we later discovered I had Amblyopia, always known to me as 'Lazy Eye' in my left eye. What this means is my brain pretty much ignores my left eye, so the images from my left eye are ignored and I see out of my right eye. I actually have perfect vision in my right eye, but if I close it, my vision is blurry. This resulted in me having to wear glasses for a pretty long time, which didn't make a difference to me since my left eye was always ignored. My parents made me patch, meaning I had an eye patch that went on the right side of my glasses, causing my left eye to do all the work. The patch was soft and bugged my eye and I could never see, so I didn't do it much. I know it's going to affect me in the future, but I'll just suffer.
I'm a decent looking girl. I have dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, and you'll never see me smiling with my teeth. Actually, when I was younger I had a terrible underbite, and might've needed jaw surgery. But someone, my jaw fixed itself and I have an overbite. Anyways, I have a few freckles on my face. I'm pretty pale, except my face gets red a lot, which I hate. When I was younger I had blonde hair, but now its very dark. I've thought about getting red or blonde highlights or dip-dying my hair, but so far it's remained it's dark brown colour.
Now I'm going to talk about my habits. First of all, I'm a terrible nail biter. I've stopped it a few times, but always gone back to biting my nails. I hate it because especially right now they look disgusting. But I can't help it. I have a habit of forgetting to do things, and then remembering at the last second. I have a habit of procrastinating everything, especially homework. I have a habit of going to look for a nice outfit for school and ending up in a sweatshirt and jeans. I have a habit of using the same few fonts for my graphics. I have quite a few habits.
Now onto my hobbies. In my current life, my after school hobbies include; Watching YouTube videos, mostly beauty gurus even though I don't wear makeup. Talking to my friends. Playing my ukulele terribly. Singing at the top of my lungs. Eating, yes I said it. Making graphics. On the weekends I don't do much either. I go outside and hang out with my friends in the summer who live on my street, they're pretty cool. Oh, I also Instagram too much. That should've been listed in habits, but I have a habit of posting about 100 pictures in a week. Seriously I went from 600 to 700 in a week, and then from 700 to 800 in a week. It's crazy.
Now for my addictions, this will just be a list. Tumblr, Facebook, Taylor Connect, Iced Cappuchinos from Tim Hortons, writing, reading, Instagram, music, and way too much more to list.
*PS if you haven't tried an Iced Cappuchino from Tim Hortons (which is like Canadian Starbucks) then you haven't lived. I crave one like every day.*
Time for my fears/phobias. Oh joy. I have a lot of small fears like; trusting people, losing people, the dark, haunted houses, being judged. Now I'm going to tell you about my phobias, in detail. The first one is mostly from when I was younger. It is a mix between "Agoraphobia" and "Megalophobia". Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder which involves being in wide open spaces. Megalophobia is the fear of big objects. So when I was younger, say I was in a mall with my mom. If she left me for a second I would have to grab on to something, a desk, a wall, a clothing rack, anything. Especially if the place had high ceilings. I don't know why this was, but I was terrified. I'd make my come so I could hold her hand before I'd let go of whatever I was holding on to. And if there was nothing to hold onto, I was in trouble. The large object thing sounds really weird. But it's kind of like the opposite of being scared of heights. Woah. The opposite of claustrophobia and being afraid of heights were my phobias haha. Anyways, if I was at the bottom of a tall building and I looked up, I'd be so scared and have to grab on to my mom. Enough of those phobias, let's move on to the ones that are bigger. This (link) http://www.ofear.com/t-fear-of-large-open-areas is a good example to the phobias I just talked about. The next one is Taxidermy. Yes, that sounds extremely odd. If you don't know, Taxidermy is when hunters kill animals and stuff them and they're put on display. It creeps me out so much. I love animals, so maybe it's something about seeing animals dead, but it scares me to death. I'll tell you a lovely, embarrassing as heck story. One time, when I was about five I was in this lovely store called Bass Pro Shops. This is a hunting store, and there's seriously taxidermy EVERYWHERE. I was with my entire family and I started crying and screaming my head off. My dad picked me up and people were asking if I was okay and stuff. My parents will never let me live that down. I'm not as scared as that anymore. Okay, now the last one I'm going to talk about. I'm scared of bones. Not like a single bone, but when huge animals like whales or dinasaurs bones are put back together to recreate the animal. I get terrified. I've never gone to the museum because of this, and my parents think it's ridiculous. I think it also has something to do with the big object/open spaces thing. This section made me sound like such a wimp, but I'm being honest.
Okay now a lighter note. I'm going to talk about my friends. To make this easier I'm just going to name my friend and say one thing about them. Maryam, I've known you for almost 10 years and I just want you to know I'll always be there for you. Angelie, you're the strongest girl I know. Anne, you're always there for me, thank you. Breanne, you're my girlll. Kayla, thank you for standing up for me when I was too weak to. Laura, you're the life of the party, and know how to make me laugh. Blanca, you're my bunny. Vanessa, you're a crazy person. Isabelle, I'm sorry for not being there for you all those years. Victoria and Sophia, I'm sad we don't talk anymore, and I miss you guys. Davevina, you're crazy and I love you. Caroline and Kelly, you guys are really cool. Juli, thank you for everything. Lia, you're my big sister. Kaylee, we're secretly twins okay. Christina, if I ever meet Joshy, I'll tell him about you. Camryn, we're sharing Ed. To anyone who has ever been nice to me, thank you so much. I also want to give a shoutout to some of the guys in my grade for just being really easy to talk to, you guys are awesome. Also, the guys in grade 8 who I have some of my classes with, and my water buddy (don't ask haha) you guys are awesome and I'll miss you when you graduate. And my friends who lightened my mood at the dance in March, thanks, I needed that. If you ever want to be friends, or just want to talk, PM me! :)
Since I was young, I've loved singing. When I was about 10 I started posting videos of me singing horribly on YouTube. I've gotten a bit better, but I'm still not great at singing. If I'm with my family, I'm always singing in a car. When I was younger and I didn't know the lyrics to a song I'd just make them up. I can't remember when but somewhere between age 10 and 11 I started taking guitar lessons. I liked them at first, but the assistant taught me more than the actual teacher. I started to not enjoy going weekly, and I can't remember if I quit or waited until they were over, but I stopped going to them some time. I'm still not good at guitar. I don't have good coordination with strumming a strumming pattern and singing. In March of this year I got my first ukulele. I practice every day and I really enjoy it. It sounds so happy. I have a Kala KA-S Soprano ukulele. I hope to get better at it. Obviously my favourite singers include Taylor. But I also love Ed Sheeran, One Direction, & Cher Lloyd. I do really like mainstream random artists though, like Rihanna, Train, Maroon 5, Hedley, and pretty much anyone on the pop radio these days. I've been to a few concerts. My first was back in 2008 when I saw The Cheetah Girls. That was a cool day for me, being my first concert. Since then I've seen Coldplay, and Taylor. I've also been to 2 other events. The first was the finale of a kids singing compatition TV show, The Next Star. I went in September of 2012, and I saw Cher Lloyd perform 'Want U Back'. Then the same month I went to a thing called We Day. There were various artists such as Hedley, Nelly Furtado, K'naan, and more various singers and speakers. I love going to concerts and I can't wait to see Taylor and Ed on June 15th of this year!
♥Swiftie. Sheerio. Directioner. Brat. Tribute♥
20 Things I Love:
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Cheesecake & Red Velvet Cake
3. The Hunger Games trilogy
4. Reading & Writing
5. Acting, it's my passion
7. School dances
9. Getting gifts
12. The number 12
13. Grade 7
14. My friends.
16. Sad music
17. My iPod Touch
18. My family; my parents & older brother
19. My past & current pets; Brutus, Oscar, Perry, Smuckers, Bruno & Magic
20. TC :)
Thank you Christina! :)
An edit I made that I'm very proud of :) It's based on a drawing I did.