Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great week so far. Since we are now halfway through June (which is crazy to me!) I figured it was time for our monthly Q&A. I am really excited because I love doing these posts and answering your questions because it allows me to really interact with you guys. I asked for questions on Instagram a couple of days ago and you guys really delivered, so I’m really excited to answer as many of these questions as possible. So without much more stalling I am going to get into answering these questions!
What are your guilty pleasures?
In terms of food I would say pizza and chocolate are definitely guilty pleasures. But outside of food shopping is a guilty pleasure. But I will say I don’t go overboard all the time. I have been really good at saving money over the past six months, so I am getting better about not spending too much money all the time.
How do you find time to blog all the time?
Writing is something that has always come very natural to me, so when I sit down to write anything it usually doesn’t take me too long. I remember in college I could sit down and write a ten page paper in a couple of hours (if I didn’t get distracted). So it doesn’t really take a ton of time. But I will say that because this is something I really enjoy and I have a passion for I make the time no matter what.
What book do you think everyone should read in their lifetime?
To give a non-religious answer I would have to go with To Kill A Mockingbird. I think especially with everything going on in the world right now, this is a timeless book that carries a lot of weight. And it shows what happens when you treat people like people. So that is definitely a book I think everyone should read at least once in their life.
What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?
Ice cream isn’t something I love a lot because it’s so cold, but if I want ice cream it’s usually something like Rocky Road or Mint Chocolate Chip. I do really want to try a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream someday though.
What are your goals for your blog?
For my blog I don’t really have any right now except to just keep growing. I have a lot of goals in terms of coaching and advising and things of that nature, but as far as the actual blog itself goes I just really want to keep growing and keep learning new things.
Where in the world do you most want to go?
I really want to go to Ireland. I think it is absolutely beautiful and it has a lot of history that I am really interested in learning more about from actually being there.
What tips can you give me as a new blogger?
Stay true to yourself. Always do what you think is best. Don’t compare yourself to bloggers that have larger followings or more content because they started at the exact same place that you are starting at. It takes time and consistency to grow and get where you want to be.
What’s your favorite thing at the moment?
Looking at apartment ideas on Pinterest. I am so excited to move and start fresh in a new place, so I have been looking at ideas and planning and I am so excited.
Have you ever met someone famous?
Not that I can remember, so probably not.
Beach, mountain, or city for vacation?
Probably the mountains. There is just something so relaxing and peaceful about it. I find the mountains to be very peaceful.
If you could five one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Don’t try so hard with other people. You are who you are and you shouldn’t have to try anymore than that. The right people will accept you for exactly who you are and you don’t have to try so hard. Just be yourself and let go of anyone who is trying to make you feel like you are less than you really are.
How to deal with losing friends?
It is really hard. It’s something that I have unfortunately had to go through. But I would just start with figuring out if it’s something you can work out. If it is then reach out and try to mend the relationship and see if you can still be friends. If not then just remember that everything happens for a reason and your real friends are out there.
What is your #1 tip with boys?
Do. Not. Take. Their. Sh*t. That’s all. That’s my advice. But also, boys are simple. Don’t try to make them more complicated than they are. If they are really interested, the will show it. If they aren’t making an effort, they most likely aren’t interested. Don’t settle for anyone that makes you feel insecure or unworthy. Wait for the one who helps you feel secure with yourself and with your relationship.
Do you have any insecurities and how do you deal with them?
Guys, I have A LOT of insecurities. It’s really bad. But I just try to remind myself that every insecurity I have is something that I can change. I don’t have any insecurities about things that I can’t control. So I just always try to work on being a better person and growing as much as I can.
Apartment hunting advice?
Be patient. Don’t expect everything to come together immediately. Take your time and figure out what you need in an apartment from price to quality to location. Regardless of your current situation, this is the place you will call your home for a significant amount of time so it’s worth it to take a little extra time if you can.
If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be?
I have a really hard time in the mornings dealing with people. No matter who it is when I first wake up I just need some time to myself. I think that is something I would definitely change. I wish I could be more social and outgoing in general though.
What’s your favorite fast food meal?
It really just depends. Like I like so many fast food meals. But I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be the chicken strip basket from Dairy Queen because it has gravy and I love chicken and gravy. Also, they have really great fries.
What can totally impress you?
I guess this question is referring to what impresses me about other people? And I would have to say someone who is genuinely nice. Like there are so many people who will say nice things to your face but then turn around and say something mean about you when you’re not around. So people are truly just nice are people I strive to be around.
Are you a morning person?
Absolutely not. I am at my most productive at night. I have just always been that way. I guess it’s because everyone else is sleeping and I don’t feel as distracted or tense.
What would your last meal be?
I have thought about this question a lot and if I had to choose my last meal it would be spaghetti and meatballs. I don’t know why. It is one of my favorite foods, but I think it has more to do with the fact that I want to die being full and spaghetti really gets you there.
What are your holy grail makeup products?
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy And Smooth Foundation, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, E.L.F. Brow Pencil. Those are products I have loved for a very long time and always have in my collection.
What is something weird that you love?
I Love Snoopy. I actually buy things just because they have Snoopy on them. He is my favorite cartoon character of all time.
How do you deal with overthinking?
I overthink everything and I don’t think I’m really great at dealing with it. I just try to remind myself that overthinking doesn’t really help anything and it just delays making a decision on anything. So I just try to do my best and not overthink every single little thing that comes up.
Any weird habits?
Whenever I am anxious or nervous or just bored I pick at my eyebrows. Sometimes I actually pull hairs out. I don’t know why, but it’s just something I started doing a few years ago that I catch myself doing from time to time.
Are you using the new WordPress editor and how do you feel about it?
I am not using the new WordPress editor because I am not a fan. I don’t love the layout and I don’t like the style of the blocks. I have used it, but I just love the original better. They keep saying it’s going to switch anyway, but it was supposed to on June 1st and it hasn’t yet. So I’m going to stick the original for as long as I possibly can.
Are you going to do an apartment tour?
I will be doing an apartment tour. I will also be doing unpacking, decorating, and organizing videos in the future. So keep an eye out for that!
Those are all of the questions. I told you there were a lot. Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you also to everyone who submitted questions. I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions for July’s Q&A post. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!
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