Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July Q&A

Another month, another Q&A post filled with the questions y’all asked me on social media! This month it’s almost like you’re getting two Q&A posts since I previously shared a 73 question post modeled after the Vogue video interviews of celebrities asking them that many questions. I really enjoy seeing what you are curious about when it comes time for me to request questions. The questions received this month are kind of all over the place, but I hope you enjoy reading through them! 

Q: Do you have any plans to upload Youtube videos in the future? / Do you plan on making more Youtube videos for your blog?
A: I am always so shocked to hear y’alls interest in me making more Youtube videos. For me, Youtube has always been a supplement to blog posts and never been a platform that I’m solely looking to create content for. I don’t necessarily feel like my videos are all that wonderful since my editing skills are pretty basic, and the content created is made to accompany blog posts. I don’t currently have any plans to upload new videos, but if y’all have specific requests I’d be happy to consider it. I will say that it is unlikely that the videos would go live this month since the only time I’d really have to film would be during the weekend and I’m gone every weekend but one in July. 

Q: Favorite romantic-comedy and kid’s movie?
A: Romantic-comedy: The Holiday is the first one that comes to mind, but I’m not positive I’d classify it as my favorite. Kid’s movie: The Parent Trap (although I will gladly argue that it is not just for kids).

Q: If you could only use one nail polish color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Essie’s Fiji, it’s my favorite light pink that is still noticeable!

Q: What’s your coffee order?
A: Iced coffee with vanilla and cream. 

Q: What is one piece of advice you would tell your college self?
A: Eat more dining hall cookies. 

Q: How are you still single?
A: Not exactly sure how to answer this one…

Q: Favorite summer nail colors?

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in Birmingham?/ What’s your favorite spot to visit in Birmingham?
A: Oh, gosh, this is tricky! I’m hoping to start working on a Birmingham guide in the fall, so I think that will do a better job of encompassing all the things I love to do in Birmingham. Right now, I think my answer would be trying new restaurants and going on long walks through the different neighborhoods around me!

Q: Would you recommend moving to Birmingham after college?
A: Yes, I have been really happy in Birmingham, and it was also reassuring to move here knowing that I had people I know already living here! 

Q: Favorite adult beverage?
A: Margaritas or Moscow Mules.

Q: How do you budget/plan expenses and shopping with roommates?
A: My roommate and I don’t necessarily cook together and often end up grocery shopping on our own schedules, so we don’t budget/plan those expenses together since we’re only paying for the food we use. As for rent, we have that set up based on our room sizes, and then we split all utilities. 

Q: How do you keep yourself so self-disciplined/prioritize blogging and work?
A: I have always been someone who likes a routine, so building blogging into my routine alongside work has been the best way I know to make it a priority. Consistency is important to me even though blogging is not my full-time job, so I try to set aside time each weekend to shoot photos and write copy for the blog posts I have going up the following week. While it doesn’t always run as smoothly as I’d like, at this point, I can’t imagine what it would be like not to have a blog to post to since I’ve been doing this so long. Keeping a running list of post ideas is also helpful so that when I do have time to write, I’m not spending it trying to come up with something to talk about. 

Q: If you could only have one beverage aside from water for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Coffee.

Q: What made you decide to stop teaching?
A: It was a combination of things but really came down to knowing that I wasn’t happy in the job I had and would regret not trying something else while I have the support to do so. Blogging and expressing myself creatively always seemed like a fun escape when teaching, so why confine myself to a job I wasn’t happy doing when I already knew that something more creative could make me happier. As crazy as it may sound, quitting teaching may be one of the decisions I am most proud of myself for so far in my life since it has allowed me to discover a job I love in a city that I’m equally as happy in. 

Q: Do you regret majoring in education?
A: I don’t. While it would be a lot easier to sell myself to employers in the field I am currently working in with a degree in business, communications, or public relations the skills I learned by majoring in Education and then getting my masters in it are important while the experience gained from my first year of teaching is an excellent reminder that I can do anything I put my mind to no matter how trying it may be. 

Hopefully you learned something new about me today! If you'd like to participate in next month's Q&A then be sure to follow me on Instagram

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