On Tuesday, I turned 22! 🎉
It was like any other day, just a little bit more special! I worked for a couple of hours. My coworkers sang to me and we had cake! Afterward, my mom and I went to get some sushi to bring home for my birthday dinner. And then my parents and I finished the evening with a family sushi feast, a bottle of wine and opening gifts! Jonathan also surprised me with a bouquet of THIRTY roses! What a lovely surprise that was! Obviously, he’s a keeper! 😘
I figured that this would be a great opportunity to share some facts about me, that you may not know! So let’s get to it!
  1. I am half American, half German! I speak both languages fluently, have lived in Germany 9 years of my life and the US 13 years of my life! My mom is German and my dad is American. 🇩🇪🇺🇸
  2. My parents and I are really close as I am an only child! 👨‍👩‍👧
  3. I was born in Hamburg, Germany. So, that means I am a Hamburger. Please don’t eat me! 🍔
  4. I have a knack for really cheesy jokes… 👆🏼
  5. My boyfriend, Jonathan, and I have been together for 4 and a half years. 💑
  6. Tobi is my dog! He is a miniature schnauzer and I got him as a teeny little puppy for my 8th birthday. 🐶
  7. My main hobby, that I have always had, is reading! I love reading. My favorite books are Harry Potter (duh!) 🤓
  8. I don’t like going to the movies! I prefer cuddling up on the couch, not having to smuggle in snacks and being able to go to the bathroom without missing the best part! 🎥
  9. I may be 5’10”, but I did not play basketball, and volleyball only for 3 years. My favorite sport is Tennis. I started playing at age 11 and played competitively throughout high school. 🎾
  10. The saying “sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out” definitely applies to me 😅
  11. Trendy reality TV shows, like the Bachelor, America’s/Germany’s Next Top Model or any others are not my thing at all. I will give you a blank stare if you ever start talking to me about them 😂
  12. 99.9% of the time I sleep through thunderstorms or anything else loud and exciting.😴
  13. I’ve never been to the emergency room… until 2 weeks ago (be careful on the stairs!) 💊
  14. Chocolate, ice cream, and cake are the way to my heart over gummy bears, lollipops and anything savory. 🍫
  15. I love having my nails painted, so I have a large collection of Essie polishes to get me through any occasion and every season of the year. 💅🏼
  16. My first ever concert was The Rolling Stones with my aunt and cousin. You could say that set the bar high! 🎼
  17. I love working out and being healthy and fit. I even became a virtual health and fitness coach to spread my passion for it! 💪🏼
  18. I’ve always been the outsider or the loner. 🤷🏼‍♀️
  19. Apple over PC, any day. 🍎
  20. My dad and I used to communicate with walkie talkies and I did not get my first smartphone until I was 16… Now I major in Online-Media-Management at the Stuttgart Media University, love social media, and always have my phone near me! 👩🏼‍💻
  21. You can scare me SO easily but, I still love reading mysteries and crime novels and watching crime TV! 👻
  22. Every health problem that I have ever had, which thankfully has only been minor things, I have inherited from my mom’s mom! But she’s 87… so I guess that is a good thing! 👵🏼😂

I hope you enjoyed this little “get to know me” session and learned something new about me! So far, 22 is treating me well and I hope that this year will be a year of health, happiness and great experiences.

With love,

Lena Marie 💕

You may also like


  1. Happy Birthday Lena! I’m a little late, sorry! 🙂

    As I read the 22 things about you, I’m glad to know that I knew the majority of them.

    Love you as part of the family lady! You are incredible! Keep up the good writing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *