My friend Sarah tagged me in a fun questionnaire that she answered on her blog, and I’m so excited to answer these questions. I’ve always been a fan of surveys not because I love talking about myself (quite the opposite – I’m always asking other people questions!), but because these answers allow you to learn a little bit more about me. Plus, they make me think too. I hope you enjoy!
1. Why do you blog?
I started blogging when I was a senior in college because I was interning at Brides.com, and my program required that I either write a paper or complete a creative project in order to fully earn my credits. What started as something that I thought I would do several times each week for a semester turned into starting a new blog, opening a shop, and having a ton of experiences I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I blog because I love to write, it’s a creative outlet, and sometimes it’s just a release of energy.
2. What’s your favorite pastime?
Anything creative! I learned how to make floral arrangements several weeks ago while assisting an NYC event designer, and I LOVED it. I just made a few arrangements for my family this weekend to take home after Easter dinner. I also love creating pieces for my shop. And I run. For fun.
3. Do you have any pets? If so, tell me about them!
No, but I’ve always wanted a dog. Golden retrievers are my favorite. One day! But I may or may not be allergic…
4. If you had the option of going to the desert, ocean, or mountains, which would you choose hands down and what time of year?
The ocean during the summer. Kiawah Island is my happy place. I always say I would pitch a tent on the beach and live there if that was an option. The best days start out with a walk on the beach, followed by a full day of reading under an umbrella with breaks to swim in the ocean, capped off with a sunset stroll and a really yummy dinner.
5. Is blogging your full time gig? If not, what is?
No, but I really wish it was! I’m a sales assistant by day for a company that sells furniture to the hospitality industry. The biggest perk is getting to work with my dad. I’m also a freelance writer and a budding event designer.
6. Sweet or savory?
Hmmm…it depends. I love chocolate. All of the chocolate all of the time. But I could also eat pizza for every meal. And I just discovered Chipotle.
7. Where did you grow up?
Outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County, PA. P!nk is from a town 30 minutes away from me, and I played tennis against the high school she graduated from. What? What?! ;)
8. What is or would be number one on your bucket list?
Traveling to London and Paris. I also really want to zip line in Costa Rica (similar to my trip to Puerto Rico last year!), and I would love to ride a horse on the beach.
9. What kind of music do you normally listen to?
I love listening to country. Lady Antebellum is my favorite band. I also listen to Frank Sinatra on Pandora while I work. I love Big Band music. L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole has been one of my favorite songs since I heard it in The Parent Trap when I was little.
10. Bright colors or neutral tones?
Pink and navy! In terms of interior design, I definitely gravitate more toward neutral tones with pops of brighter colors.
11. Tell us one thing about yourself your readers don’t already know.
When I get overly excited about anything, I tend to cry. In other news, I would love to meet Connie Britton.
In order to pass this fun questionnaire on, I’m tagging a few of my favorite bloggers. If you don’t already follow them, be sure to pay each a visit: Making Average Awesome, Morgan Alexandra, Simply Jessica Marie, The College Prepster, and Mackenzie Horan. If you answer these questions on your blog, be sure to leave a link – I would love to read your post. Thank you so much for tagging me, Sarah!