I saw this survey floating around the blogging world including on Peanut Butter Runner, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I always think surveys are a fun way to learn more about each other! I'd love to learn more about you too... so please stick around to answer any of the questions in the comments section below.
17 Getting to Know Me Things
1. What brings you the greatest joy?
Just one? How about three... because life should be full of joy.
In no particular order...
First, Travel. I love exploring new places and trying new things.
The world is an amazing place, full of amazing people and I want to see and experience it.
Second, Running. Running keeps me grounded and sane. There is something about putting in those miles that clears my head and makes me a happier person.
Third, simple evening at home with the Hubs and Rhett. I write about ALL THE THINGS we do, but sometimes the greatest happiness comes from all the simple moments at home. They're not flashy, or Instagram worthy, but they are the best.
2. What are your vices?
Cheese and wine. Mainly cheese really. A good cheese plate is one of my favorite things in the world. Bonus points if it has a nice glass of wine with it. I don't drink a lot but I really enjoy nice wine.
3. What is on your nightstand?
Whatever book I'm reading, three alarm clocks (leftover from my days of getting up at 2 AM) and a lamp. I try to keep it pretty clutter free to promote healthy sleeping habits. I also plug my phone into the wall in the kitchen at night and DON'T put it on the nightstand.
4. Do you have a secret talent?
Singing!!!! No-- not really, I'm tone deaf. I just wish I could sing.
I AM really good at growing things and have a bit of green thumb. But you probably figured that out from this...
5. What is your greatest indulgence?
Getting a mani/pedi! I used to go all the time when I was working at the TV station, but I've cut back to every few months, so it feels like a true indulgence when I decide to go.
6. What should everyone try at least once in their life?
Travel abroad. It's so eye opening to see the world in a different way and learn that our way of doing things isn't what everyone does. The world is a big, wonderful place and we are just a tiny little part of it.
I'd also add doing something that scares you, is out of character or is really hard. Running wasn't even on my radar of things I wanted to do and I was terrible at it. But something was calling me to try... so I did. I would have laughed in your face if you would have told me that day I started that I would run a marathon AND have a blog called Running in a Skirt. Those baby steps lead me to where I am today.
7. What makes you laugh?
And the Rhett-ster.
These two are my world.
8. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Some people are surprised I'm as tall as I am. I'm 5'8."
Also surprising is that even though I built a career on being on TV and in the public eye, I have introvert tendencies. I need to spend some time by myself (or just the Hubs and I) to decompress every once in awhile. Being around too many people for days in a row without small breaks can make me anxious.
9. What is on your bucket list?
More travel including Australia, South Africa and the Galapagos Islands!
10. What is on your feet right now?
Running shoes. I've been nursing that plantar fasciitis, so I've been wearing my running shoes instead of going barefoot around the house. It seems to be helping.
11. How did you make your first dollar?
Most likely babysitting with my best friend Sarah. We were obsessed with the Babysitters Club.
12. What superstition do you believe in?
I've seen this answer on other surveys, but it's something I stand behind too. All bad things happen in threes.
I swear that it seems to happen that way in my world. I wish it didn't, but it does.
13. What items in your closet do you wear the most?
All the dresses. If you follow Fashion Friday, you probably see a theme... lot's of dresses! I feel more comfortable and most like ME in a dress.
14. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
Rhett! My parents gave me Rhett nearly 15 years ago and he's been my best bud ever since.
15. What is on your liquor shelf?
I don't drink a lot of liquor, but we keep it all around for company. If I do choose a liquor drink, I like rum! Mojitos are my jam.
16. What is on your kitchen counter?
I'm kind of crazy OCD about a clean kitchen, so I try to keep it picked up. I can't go to bed with dishes in the sink.
Permanently on the counter? My big red mixer, Alexa, mixing spoons and a toaster oven. I have a coffee bar area with the Kuerig and a basket for fresh fruit and veggies that don't go in the fridge.
17. What would you never leave home without?
My phone and lip gloss. I'm a little too attached to both. 🙂 I've been know to say I can't think without lip gloss!
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I'll be sharing some thoughts on my two year anniversary of leaving WLOS.
I'm linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
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