Hi lovelies! I hope that you all are having a fabulous week so far. I know I speak for a lot of us when I say that it’s tough getting back in the swing of things but it’s getting easier as the week progresses. After such a wonderful Thanksgiving , I’m officially starting to switch into Christmas mode. I’ve been playing all of the Christmas classics… you know, Glee Christmas, Mariah Carey, *NSync. To me those songs make me feel all “holly jolly” about the holidays. But before I get too holiday crazy on you, I thought it’d be fun to do a little survey that’s been floating around the blogosphere!
1. If you got to choose ANY country to travel to, where would you go and why?
Oh my goodness, there are so many places I want to go! I absolutely love traveling so I feel like I have to break up the lists into two parts. Within the US: Hawaii, Nashville, Charleston, Portland, and DC- the latter of which because 2 of my best friends live there and some blogger friends too! Outside the US: Portugal, Madrid, Ireland, South of France and of course England. I haven’t been back to London since I studied abroad there and I miss it so much! It truly is the most amazing city in the world!
Trafalgar Square on a lovely sunny day
2. If you were a skittle, which would you be and why?
I’m really not a skittles person- I’d much prefer M&Ms but if I had to choose I think the little girl in me would say red… because it’s the closest color to pink.
3. What was the most difficult thing you ever tried?
To be honest, I’d say trying to face various serious health issues while maintaining a positive attitude and a normal life. I haven’t gone into it much on the blog, but I’ve been through a lot in the past few years and at times it’s been really challenging. But with the help and support of my family, I’ve been able to find the right doctors and help that my body needed and with my current issue, am on my way to feeling better!
4. If you could meet any celebrity, who and why?
Well I feel like this needs to be split into gender. For male, Ryan Gosling hands down. I mean, really, does he not seem like a genuinely nice guy who happens to also be ridiculously good looking? I rest my case. For female, I’d say Reese Witherspoon. This was a little harder for me to choose but I just think Reese seems so down-to-earth and I feel like we’d really get along!
5. If money was no object, what would you do every single day while you still could?
Oh goodness, there are so many things popping into my head. First and foremost, I’d want to spend as much time as possible with my friends and family and take them on special trips and such which leads me to TRAVEL. As you saw above there are lots of places I want to visit and I’d love to try the cuisine at each location.
6. What is your favorite weekend activity?
Brunch. There is nothing that screams weekend more than sleeping in (ideally until around 10:30), getting ready at a leisurely pace and then going to some fantastic restaurant for delicious carby items (still looking for some good GF brunch spots) a mimosa and piping hot black coffee. To see some of my favorite brunch reviews check out these posts: Sarabeths (NYC) , Mama’s (SF) and Straw (SF) .
7. If you could pursue anything professionally, what would you pursue?
I would love to be doing something that is making a difference in the lives of others. To wake up every day and know that I am making someone healthier, happier, safer, etc. I am so blessed and want to share that with others. Ghandi said “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history” and I want to be part of that body to help others and mend the world.
8. Dream Job? We all have them!
9. When you are having a rough day what’s your go to method to perk yourself up again?
When I’m upset, I need to talk it out usually in order to feel better. Luckily, my mom is my best friend and sounding board and I love that I can tell her anything. After we talk, no matter the circumstances I always feel better. And if that’s not an option than a little retail therapy because new pretty clothes almost always make me feel happy!
10. What was the most exciting thing you’ve done in life so far?
I feel like there is a lot of pressure to pick the one exciting thing! But top 2 are traveling abroad in London for 6 months and shooting the LOFTcampaigns - both opportunities I would never have expected that we so incredible.
11. How many times would you do that exciting thing over again?