I thought since this is a new blog about my life, that I would share 50 things about me! Hopefully, it gives my readers a little insight as to who I am and why they would enjoy my blog! So here goes nothin'
My name is Casey Murray! (Hopefully, you know that already...)
I have two middle names (so my name is kinda long, but that's alright!)
I am a female! I am very proud to be a strong, independent female. I am also happy to learn more about my gender and to be apart of a strong female community in this society.
Speaking of gender, I believe it is important to state I go by she/her pronouns. I believe this is crucial to state, and goes for any human to state, so as we do not offend others by calling them pronouns they are not. Thank you, and spread the word to others to do the same!
I am currently 19 years old, turning 20 in November! Oh man, isn't that fun.
I am 5 feet and 8 inches tall!
I have blue eyes, and they are one of the beautiful parts of myself that I genuinely cherish. I think it is important for ourselves as insecure human beings to acknowledge the parts of ourselves we genuinely love. We should be grateful to the universe for giving us such beautiful, unique features.
I have six siblings. I am happy to have such a huge family that I can share my life with, and they can do the same with me. I have received so much love from each of them, and continue to, as I live my wonderful life with them by my side.
I have two cats (hehe a cat lady). One of them is a very old cat that we have had for a while, and the other is only three years old. I love them both so much, but don't get me wrong, I would love to have a dog someday.
I am currently single. Being single has taught me so much about myself, who I want to be, and lessons from my past relationships. It has also taught me the necessities and qualities of a healthy relationship and a healthy person that I should be aware of when an opportunity comes about. I am leaving it up to the universe to decide on whether I am ready to be in a relationship, or not, and trusting the process, as should others!
I am vegan! I have been vegan for almost a year now, as I started being vegan as soon as I moved into my dorm for my first year of college. It was the perfect opportunity to try something I have always wanted to do, without the concern of my parents buying personal groceries to my new diet needs. I also didn't have to worry about making separate meals for myself at home, as then I had the option to eat in the dining hall on my own diet terms.
I am from Los Angeles, CA. I love L.A., genuinely. I am grateful to be from such a wonderful place and to continue living in Los Angeles to this day.
I am planning on becoming a professional actor. It has been my dream to be an actor, starting at a very young age. I am not planning on giving up that dream any time soon. I am speaking it into existence, as it is going to happen.
I have been performing since I was about ten years old. This includes singing, dancing, and acting. I started out in theatre, and am continuing to work in theatre to this day as a performer.
My dream is BROADWAY. All those singing, dancing and acting classes started out for the sole purpose of pursuing this dream. Ever since I saw The Lion King and The Wizard of Oz on Broadway, I fell in love. I knew that was what I was working towards, and will continue to work towards.
Singing is one of my passions, along with acting. You know when you do something you love, and you just get this giddy feeling of happiness and excitement? That is passion. That is also how I feel when I sing. It is definitely a healing practice for me, personally.
I attend a university! So far, it has been a really good experience, and I am excited to learn even more. I have discovered so many new subjects that I found interest in and would like to continue learning as I continue my studies.
I am going into my second year of college (sophomore, hehe). My freshman year has been super exciting, and obviously not what I expected at all (because of the pandemic occurring during my second semester). Despite the difficulties, I am super excited to continue my education as a sophomore this fall!
I am pursuing a BFA in Theatre Performance! Wow, that is so exciting for me to say. I have always wanted to act, and I have been an active thespian for many years now, so it is exciting for me to continue what I have wanted to pursue in my current university! I am ecstatic to see what the future holds in terms of my place in the theatre world...
I am extremely interested in Gender Studies. Just this past year, in my first year at college, I got introduced to Gender Studies in one of my General Education classes I was required to take. I don't remember the last time I was in a class, other than a performing arts class, in which I was so fascinated. I still am reading the books that were assigned to the class, to this day. I am continuing to un-learn and learn new aspects of our society as to how we see, speak to, and treat certain genders. More than that, I am learning a lot more about myself in terms of what I can do, or new mindsets I should be aware of whilst thinking of my own experiences as well as others, on the subject of gender.
I am also passionate about mental health! Just recently, I have discovered my respect for my own mental health, as well as improving others. It has become such a special thing for me to acknowledge and research. I will continue to cherish mental health.
I would love to go to graduate school to get a master's degree after I graduate, but we will see what the future holds!
I currently live with my family, which consists of my mom, step-dad, and my two brothers. This is occurring based on the pandemic, as I decided to be in quarantine with them in my hometown. Despite the current situation, I am planning to get an apartment in a couple of months with two lovely women, and I am ecstatic about the new experience.
I went to a total of six schools starting from preschool to my high school years. Switching schools really taught me about friendships at the time, and my own ability to adjust quickly. I met so many lovely humans from different environments, and still, to this day, have those people in my life. I am lucky to have had the experience to learn how to adjust at such a young age, along with lessons from different relationships I have had with people in different environments.
I started out in a private school until the second grade and continued the rest of my education in public school. This experience has taught me the most about adjusting to new environments, as a private school and a public school can be a very different learning experience in terms of the pace and practices.
My first job was as a hostess at a restaurant. I had learned a lot about working at the age of sixteen, which was when I started, and still carry my experiences from that job with me.
I was a dance teacher for younger kids in the style fo ballet and hip-hop, as my most recent job. I loved it, and I miss my students. I hope they are all staying safe and healthy, and continuing to dance in the comfort of their own home, as I am.
I am a morning person, for sure. I love the peacefulness in the morning, as you drink your coffee and read. I just recently started waking up at six a.m. just to have that peaceful morning before anyone in my family wakes up. You should try it sometime...
I journal every day! I just recently started this habit in the morning, and it is so beneficial to write out anything and everything, especially in these difficult times.
I take therapy! Highly recommend, even if you feel you don't have anything to talk about... trust me.
I am agnostic! But I prefer not to talk much about religion...
I am a workaholic...oh, man. I don't see it as a bad thing in terms of being productive and successful, but it can be a bit detrimental to my mental health at times. I am definitely learning how to manage those times in which my thoughts get the best of me, and I am a bit too hard on myself. All in all, though, I really do love being busy and productive.
I still don't know how to properly study. You would think that BY NOW I would have a specific way to study that might help me, but I genuinely have no idea what I am doing most of the time I am "studying." It is definitely one of my weaknesses. So if you have any tips, I am all ears.
I fluently only speak English. Yes, I took three years of Spanish in high school, and am attempting to learn Dutch, but English is the only language I am confident in speaking.
I am both introverted and extroverted. I love the nights out with friends and the parties, but don't get me wrong. If I had the option to stay in and watch 80's movies in sweatpants with cookies, I am going to take it. I have definitely discovered that I am both introverted and extroverted the most during this quarantine.
I struggle with anxiety, much like most people on this earth. Anxiety is something I only recently started recognizing as something I struggle with, and a common occurrence that almost everyone struggles with. I am slowly learning how to cope with it.
I am a very loud, sarcastic person. That's all I have to say about that, so, just keep it in mind.
My biggest fear? Sharks. Yep. And don't get me wrong, I know how important they are on this planet, and would like to support them even more than I currently do. I support all animals, despite my own personal fears. It is a fear I am working on getting past.
My current form of exercise is dance and yoga. I have been dancing since I was very young in a variety of different styles including ballet, contemporary, and jazz. To this day, I continue taking classes and keeping up with my dance techniques. It is definitely a form of exercise I enjoy the most, as it doesn't feel as much as exercise as it does just fun. As quarantine started, I also took up doing yoga from youtube classes. I found yoga to be such a relaxing and wonderful way to properly stretch and strengthen your body, especially as I would do it first thing in the morning. I always look forward to doing it every day, and it has been very beneficial to my mental health.
I am a harry potter fanatic...what can I say.
My top three music artists are Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, and Mac Miller. I can listen to each one for HOURS on end, and never get sick of it.
I can play the ukulele! I got my ukulele a couple Christmas's ago and was so excited to teach myself how to play. I am not properly taught, but it is definitely one of my favorite activities to play it and make up my own songs.
I am very indecisive. Never ask me where we should go out to eat.
I have been driving for about three years, now. It doesn't mean I am the best driver out there, though, just ask my friends.
Wow-what a fun fact: I can't whistle. Does someone want to teach me? I would be open to learning...
I have been growing my hair out long since sixth grade. Want the secret to getting long hair? Apparently, the secret is to grow it out for seven years, so have fun.
I have my own YouTube channel! I don't use it as much, but it is such a fun thing to make videos, edit them, and look back on them in the future. Especially as an actress, it has helped me to put up my own content as a creator.
I am DEFINITELY a coffee girl. I have been drinking coffee since around middle school, which is a little excessive, but who cares. The smell, taste, and the feeling it gives me, I love it (yes, I know it is a drug). I have my tea-loving moments, but for sure not in the morning.
I am a romantic...hehe.
I am now a blogger! And I am so excited about it...
Now, these are just fifty fun things I wanted to share. You may not care about any of what I wrote, and that is okay! Anyway, these fun facts are a bit of an introduction to some experiences I am planning on sharing in a separate blog post, such as my experience with yoga, journaling, etc. I hope you enjoyed today's post, and I am excited to talk to y'all again soon!