Happy Friday, friends! I’ve seen this survey floating around a few blogs I read, and since I love filling out surveys, I thought it would be a fun end-of-the-week post to write. Feel free to fill it out on your own blog!
1. What brings you the greatest joy?
A good book, a silent apartment, and my dog. I think that’s what makes me the happiest: the times when I’m alone and snuggled under a blanket with Dutch, reading a book.
2. What are your vices?
My biggest vice is probably soda, Dr. Pepper especially. I know it’s terrible for me, but I can’t help how much I love a good, ice-cold soda. One of these days I’ll make the transition to LaCroix, but I had the lime flavor once and it was so tasteless. (What’s the best flavor, LaCroix fans?)
3. What is on your nightstand?
A lamp, an essential oil diffuser, my dachshund bookend, and books!
Looks neat and tidy, doesn’t it? This is because I’m not showing you the entire nightstand; the shelf and drawers below are a mess. This is basically where I dump things I need to hold onto, but don’t have the time to deal with/organize at the moment. And the place I keep junk that needs to be thrown away. Weekend project: clean this up so I can stop being embarrassed by it!
4. Do you have a secret talent?
If I have one, it’s coming up with as many creative ways to complain when I’m doing an arts and crafts project. For some, it makes me hilarious to be around; for others, it’s annoying. Ha!
5. What is your greatest indulgence?
My hair appointments are a huge indulgence. I go every other month to a fancy salon, but I can’t imagine going anywhere else! Getting my color done costs around $60 and a haircut costs around $50. I also go in every month to get my bangs trimmed (but most of the time, stylists don’t charge me) and every 3-4 months for an eyebrow waxing. It’s incredibly indulgent, but it’s just about the only thing I spend a lot of money on.
6. What should everyone try at least once in their life?
Going on a cruise! I truly believe that cruising is a fantastic way to vacation – to actually vacation where you get away from technology and can’t check email, social media, etc., so you can focus on relaxing and being with your loved ones. It’s not for everyone, I understand that, but I think a lot of people don’t give it the credit it deserves. There is nothing more incredible than walking along a deck and seeing nothing but water surrounding me on all sides. It makes me feel small and it makes me feel grateful.
7. What makes you laugh?
Oh gosh, my coworkers! I don’t think a day goes by when I’m not laughing at something, whether it’s a silly conversation or a funny joke or a story they tell me. I really, really love my work environment. It’s a fun place!
8. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I think people would be surprised at how quippy I am. I feel like I am fairly serious on my blog and social media, and I’m not really that serious IRL. Ha! I am incredibly sarcastic and I love joking around with people. My roommate thinks I’m hilarious, which is why I love her so much. 😉
9. What is on your bucket list?
I would love to take a Mediterranean cruise someday. I think that would be the perfect way for me to explore parts of Europe!
10. What is on your feet right now?
My feet are bare! I try to wear shoes as little as possible. Even at work, I take them off when I’m at my desk. Hehe.
11. How did you make your first dollar?
If I’m not mistaken, I made my first dollar by cleaning at my mom’s daycare. I think it was the summer after sixth grade, and my brother and I worked together. We cleaned all of the toys in the daycare center, bleached all of the chairs, and probably did some other random cleanings. It was hard work!
12. What superstition do you believe in?
That bad luck comes in threes! I firmly believe this superstition is true.
13. What items in your closet do you wear the most?
My black slacks that have an elastic waistband. Ha – they basically feel like wearing yoga pants to work, but they look professional. Ain’t nobody got time for buttons and zippers.
14. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
Dutch! He was a gift from my great-aunt when she couldn’t keep him because he was snapping at her grandkids. (He’s not the best around children, ha.) He’s the best gift I’ve ever been given, hands down.
15. What is on your liquor shelf?
I don’t have one! I rarely drink, so liquor is not something I spend money on.
16. What is on your kitchen counter?
On one counter: coffee maker, container for our spatulas and spoons, spoon rest, knife block. On the other: basket for Dutch’s treats, toaster oven, dish drainer, paper towel holder, and a fruit bowl.
17. What would you never leave home without?
My phone! I can’t go anywhere without my phone. I feel lost. And I don’t see that as a bad thing. I don’t feel lost because I need to be constantly attached to my phone, but I have anxiety and I need to know that my people are okay at all times. If I don’t have my phone with me, I won’t know if some catastrophe occurred and that just makes me feel more anxiety! My phone is just that extra support that all is okay for now.
Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you!