Earlier this week, San nominated me for the Liebster Award and I loved the questions she posed, so I wanted to take the time to give my answers. (Side note: remember when blog awards were super popular, back in the “glory days” of blogging? Getting nominated for them always brightened my day! So fun that some of these awards are still floating around the blogosphere.)
But I’m going to break the rules a little here and only answer the questions San asked. I’m supposed to ask 11 questions of my own and nominate other bloggers, but it’s okay to break the rules sometimes, right? 😉
1. What is your favorite beauty product?
I have really light blonde eyebrows that basically disappear on my face, so once I discovered NYX’s eyebrow pencil, my whole life changed. Now I feel naked if I haven’t “drawn on my eyebrows” in the morning! It does wonders for me.
2. If you could pick any place/city to move to for a year, where would you want to go?
Savannah, GA! That adorable city has completely stolen my heart and though I’m not sure I could ever live so far away from my mom, I’d love to call that city home someday.
3. What is the one thing you like best about your home?
I like how bright and cheerful it is, thanks to the east side of the apartment being completely filled with windows. I open up the blinds nearly every day so I can come home to sunshine streaming inside the apartment.
4. What are your favorite pair of shoes?
I am not a shoe person at all, so I don’t think I have an answer for this one! Maybe my pair of TOMs? Those are one of the few kinds of shoes I can walk around in for miles and they won’t hurt my arches.
5. What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere a cruise ship will take me! Come on, is that all that surprising?
6. If you could have one do-over, what would it be?
I would have declared a communications major when I entered college and not education. I appreciate the experience being an education major gave me, but I do not appreciate that I’m now paying so much more in school loans because I was in college for so much longer. It’s disheartening.
7. What is something you are currently struggling with?
How to do everything I want to do, which I think is the struggle most of us have. In between my full-time job, I want to make time to blog twice a week, work on my fiction daily, exercise at least four times a week, read as much as I can, spend time with loved ones, keep up with the TV shows I watch, take adventures, pursue a side hustle… obviously, I can’t do all of that so I have to prioritize and manage my time. But I also don’t want to manage my time and guard it so fiercely that it takes the fun out of just living. It’s a balance.
8. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Dinner, please! I am one of those weirdos who doesn’t really love breakfast. If I could skip breakfast altogether, I totally would.
9. Who is your celebrity girl crush?
Jennifer Lawrence. OMG – I love her. One of my boards on Pinterest is solely devoted to J.Law quotes.
10. Why did you start blogging?
I started my first blog way back in my freshman year of high school, on Xanga, and I did it because it was the “popular” thing to do. I continued blogging, jumping from Xanga to Diaryland to Blogger to WordPress back to Blogger and eventually back to WordPress, throughout the next decade or so. I started and stopped so many blogs! I just loved telling the story of my life, mundane as it seemingly was. I always loved to write and I loved having a space on the Internet to tell my story.
11. Tell me about one of your plans for this summer.
I don’t have any concrete summer plans as of yet. I am hoping to spend a lot of time at my pool, organize a fun girls outing for my mom’s birthday in July, and travel to Asheville with my roommate in August. Fingers crossed I can make it all happen! (Okay, that was three things. Oops.)
Your turn – tell me one thing you’d like to do over and one thing you’re doing this summer!