I've decided to get crazy and try out my first ever link up. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing but I sure as hell am going to pretend like I do.
So, I'm linking up with one of my new favorite bloggers Ashley Lately. I think she's totes cute and we're both obsessed with Dr. Pepper. A woman after my own heart! So, I hope this works? Here goes nothing!
1. What is something you've always wanted to do but are afraid of?
Start a blog!! I used to LiveJournal back in high school, and I revisited it a few weeks ago. I am both proud and ashamed of myself if that is even possible. It was so therapeutic for me, and I felt like I could explain myself in a way that really helped my peers understand me better. Now, I just want to connect with people and cut out all the disingenuous bullshit and keep it real. Call it a quarter-life crisis.
2. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Definitely married, settled into a career in photography/graphic design, and hopefully a mother. The marriage thing I have locked down (sorry Bradley you're stuck), I'm currently a senior in college (it only took me 8 years and 5 majors), so the one thing I'm most concerned and uncertain about is becoming a mother. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis when I was 21. If you've never heard about it, let me just tell you, it fucking sucks. So, I'll just leave that one in God's hands.
3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2013?
I really want to get focused and dedicated to fitness and a healthier lifestyle. It's been such a struggle trying to marry my "healthy & fit" life with my 26 year old "enjoying my youth" life. I will find a balance, I just need to get my head in the right place. I also want to gain a lot more experience in photography. I need a mentor!
4. What are your hopes for your blog?
I just hope that people find me who want to hear what I have to say. I want people to connect with me on a different level because they have no preconceived notions about me and are hearing my story firsthand. I also want to keep it as real as possible, and "go there" whenever possible. I don't want any candy-coated bullshit. That's what my blog is about at it's core; accountability.
5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city?
Absolutely. My freshman year of college I moved to NYC and studied at Pace University. I had all these ideals about being a big city girl at heart and finding myself and my independence. All I found was a loneliness for my family, friends, and my small town. I'm okay with having to drive 30 minutes for a decent restaurant and shopping. I like knowing everyone's business and having them know mine. And I like our "world's greatest sundial" dammit!
6. What is your morning routine?Alarm goes off, instant terror (I have a fear of alarms. The sound gives me heart palpitations)
Take Chordie out, watch her walk around the yard for 5 minutes before doing her business.
Feed and medicate Chordie.
Fantasize for a minute about doing something to my hair and then coming to my senses. It's like 8 feet long. Ain't nobody got time for that.
Leave for work after compulsively checking to make sure I have everything I need to leave the house and making sure the door is locked and that I have my keys. (Sometimes I wonder if I have control of my OCD or if it controls me?)
Whew! That was painless and fun!