About Megan Kelly - By Megan Kelly

25 Things you probably don’t know about me

25 Things you don't know about me - By Megan KellySome of you have been following me for as long as four years already, which is just crazy (and I’m truly grateful to have you here)! I realize that while I do share parts of my life, especially on social media, I haven’t really told you much about me. So, I thought it would be fun to share some things you probably didn’t already know about me (unless you’re my best friend or husband.)

1. I don’t drink the last sip of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or coldrink

2. I was struck by lightning when I was 7.

3. I attended 6 primary schools and 4 high schools, growing up.

4. I hate wearing jeans – hate it!

5. I have a photographic memory

6. My favourite social media platform is Twitter.

7. I work for a logistics marketing company full time but also do freelance work in SEO and Content Writing.

8. If I could have dinner with anyone alive or dead, it’d be Marc Cuban, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs.

9. I binge watch series. A LOT of series. Want something new to watch? Tweet me!

10. I rarely ever drink alcohol.

11. I go without makeup more often than I wear makeup (I know, shocking!).

12. Both my children got their first names from characters in TV series we watch.

13. I had a lisp growing up and taught myself to correct it, but now my lips sort of go skew when I speak.

14. I’m very short.

15. I swear… A lot.

16. I’ve never smoked.

17. I’ve never broken a bone and still have my tonsils, appendix and wisdom teeth.

18. On that note, the only times I have ever been in hospital is to give birth to my boys.

19. My favourite beverage is Coke.

20. I have no tattoos (but really want a few), have my ears pierced and, in my teens, had my tongue and lip pierced too.

21. My favourite story is the tale of Pandora and I reread it whenever I am going through challenges in life.

22. I hate shopping but LOVE online shopping.

23. I rarely buy clothes/makeup when it’s not on sale.

24. I happen to be a bargain hunter!

25. My maiden name is Hardcastle – fancy AF hey?

I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amounts of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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11 Comments
  • Stephanie
    Posted at 21:53h, 07 August Reply

    LOved this always nice learning new tings on the people of the blogs i follow, so what series do u recommend need to find something to watch

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 22:26h, 07 August Reply

      At the top of any of my lists is Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Dexter and Weeds. They’re all produced by Showtime Productions and are exceptional! For a laugh; Please Like Me, Younger, The Middle, Speechless, Lethal Weapon, SuperStore, Black-Ish, You’re the Worst, Lucifer, New Girl, Modern Family, The Mindy Project, Malcolm in the Middle (it’s an oldie but a goodie!) Scrubs. For something more serious; everything mentioned from Showtime, Criminal Minds (but stop at like season 5 – it gets lame thereafter) Pitch, Unreal, Suits (hell yes!), The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Grey’s Anatomy,. Hmmm, that’s what I can think of right now. We also watch anything with Ramsey in so MasterChef, Kitchen Nightmares, Hells Kitchen, Hotel Hell, The F Word, MasterChef Junior. My husband has a thing for cooking shows so also Come Dine with Me, and Cut Throat Kitchen. I love Celebrity Family Feud too!

  • Melissa Javan (@melissa_nel)
    Posted at 19:10h, 07 August Reply

    Ms Hardcastle, how do you know about the lightning struck?

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 22:14h, 07 August Reply

      Well, the pain was a dead giveaway… Besides the flash of light, loud bang, our house’s electronics being burnt out, and me flying about 1,5 meters from where I was standing – the pain was a sure sign of being struck by lightning. 😂

  • Mrs FF
    Posted at 10:07h, 07 August Reply

    Loved reading this… struck my lighting wow that must have been scary!! And 6 primary schools and 4 high schools why? Did you move a lot? What is short? You know that is relative 😉

    23&24 could be me, I rarely ever pay full price for anything if I can get away with it! But I love shopping all kinds of shopping! I tell my friends I have to attend shopaholics anonymous 🙂

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 15:52h, 07 August Reply

      So glad you enjoyed this post. Yep, I was struck by lightning while living in Botswana. It was terrifying at the time because you don’t really hear about people who survive it, so I was just sort of waiting (read crying and screaming) for me to die. In primary school, I moved between my grandparents and parents a lot – my dad was a sub-contractor who had to move wherever work was, this meant going between Jo’burg, PE, Cape Town and Botswana. In high school, I changed schools because of bullying and my parent’s separation which meant another move!

  • Laurina
    Posted at 09:42h, 07 August Reply

    Why do I find myself relating to so many of these!???? Oh and I also don’t drink the last sip. I find it nasty 😷

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 15:53h, 07 August Reply

      Right?? It used to drive my dad mental because he’d take my cup to make more coffee, and would always spill the last sip!

  • Ronnae Elliott
    Posted at 08:52h, 07 August Reply

    Thank you for sharing, love your blog 🙂 Which TV series did your boys names come from?

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 09:24h, 07 August Reply

      Axl’s name is from the oldest son in The Middle, and Eli is from Eli Stone ❤

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