If you've read my About Me page, or have been reading my blog posts, you might know quite a bit about me already. However, there are always a few hidden gems that you may never find about someone because they just don't happen to come up. Therefore, I've tried to dig up a few of these gems for you. Enjoy!

Fran Whitaker of The Happy journals

I'm Fran Whitaker and here are my twenty-nine completely random facts about me:

  • I am a Gemini - born on 16th June 1985 (Father’s Day)
  • I live in the countryside, overlooking glorious green fields, and sheep.
  • I'm always trying to do everything I can to make sure I am ready to conquer the world every single day. This includes looking after my body, my skin, and basically look great. I only try and look great for me, though. I couldn’t care less what anyone else thinks 🙂
  • My life is fuelled by coffee. I aim to give it up one day. But, not today.
  • I always wear odd socks. Without fail.
  • I once officially opened a public disabled toilet! Haha - not necessarily the highlight of my career.
  • I’m currently studying five different courses. As a result, my goal is to be fully qualified in three different things by January 2018.
  • Every room in our house has at least one book in it.
  • I’m a big journaling advocate. you’ll notice this!
  • I adore books. you’ll notice this too.
  • I actually have four degrees - the two I spoke about on my About Me page plus an Honorary Doctorate and an Honorary Fellowship.
  • Cheese, peas and chocolate pudding rock. Gold star if you understand this reference.
  • I'm aiming to write my autobiography in the next year.
  • I love writing lists.
  • As a child I lived in Malawi, Africa for five years.
  • I actually like being disabled. Yes, I know, I know, everyone finds this odd. But I think it makes life more interesting.
  • I’ve met the Queen and a former UK Prime Minister.
  • I frequently use positive quotes and affirmations. Almost certainly helping me to reflect on life.
  • I am one of a few people I know who enjoys watching snooker. In fact, I went to the World Championships this year (2017) and have tickets for next year, too. Don’t judge me!
  • I once set myself a challenge to read 144 books in a year. I actually read 155.
  • I've been crowned World Champion five times
  • I live to motivate others.
  • I try and turn off all devices at least once a day for ten minutes and just sit. The power of going back to basics and just being is amazing.
  • I find it very easy to laugh at myself. Life is often too serious - it’s important to find humour daily life
  • One of my favourite words is ‘squiggle’.
  • I refuse to promote products, shops, or services that I haven’t used and love.
  • I've spoken to audiences of over 4000 people, sharing my story. Perhaps this sounds scary but it is actually really fun.
  • Until I met my husband, I used to hide a lot of who I am from the world. Most of all I used to think people would laugh at all my crazy ideas. However, my husband has never laughed once, only encouraged. This has taught me to be free. Hence this blog 🙂
  • It is extremely rare for me to be caught without a pen and piece of paper. In addition, I come armed with a plan and a goal! Plans and goals are the most important things you can own!

I'd love it if you'd like to share any random facts about you in the comments below.

Published by Fran Whitaker

I have spent a lot of years being a motivational speaker: sharing my story and encouraging people to take the next step in becoming great. It is for this reason that I’ve created The Happy Journals. I wanted to create a space where I could share tips, videos, quotes and all things positive. I wanted a place where anyone could come for a little pick-me-up and leave with some big ideas or new positive habits.

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