Last weekend, I came across this post from Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere. As we are preparing for a new year (and preparing resolutions and reviewing where we are in life), I felt like it would be a great idea to share my own.
A Go To Drink:
My choice will depend upon where I’m at. Vodka martini (Chopin Vodka) with a twist of lemon. As it is hard to find in restaurants, at home it’s Old 502 Bourbon Barrel Red. Otherwise, I love a good glass of Pinot Noir.
A Go To Karaoke Song:
This girl does not do Karaoke! However, I think I do a great Defying Gravity from Wicked (I do both parts) In the shower and my car I often pretend to be Martina McBride (any of her anthem ballads) and Katy Perry (California Girls).
A Hairstylist They Love:
Michelle and I began our love affair almost 13 years ago. She’s taken me blonde, red and decided my natural dark hair is not good for my complexion. “That’s why God made hair stylists!” We’ve gone shoulder length once only to realize that WILL not happen again. (She would be giddy to take me shorter). I’ve spent hundreds of hours in her chair and loved every minute. She went on early maternity leave and I went over 16 weeks without a hair cut (I wore ponytails ALOT). She’s a keeper and we plan on being old ladies in the nursing home together.
I have multiple careers and my wardrobe has begun to reflect the different aspects.
- White House/Black Market is my go to store for casual and professional clothes. Black goes with everything!
- Bag: Coach and most recently Kate Spade
- Shoes: Heels when meeting with clients, flats and riding boots when teaching on campus
- Jewelry: Movado watch, wedding rings, Tiffany Elsa Peretti Teardrop necklace, bracelet and earrings (along with my Pandora bracelet)
- I should be honest and acknowledge that I truly do wish I could wear yoga pants everywhere!
An Exercise Routine:
At this moment, I should ask “What’s an exercise routine?” My go to DVD’s are Tracey Anderson and Ellen Barrett. They look so simple and hurt so much!
This beautiful little piece of the internet has become my hobby. I also love to create: especially wreaths. Santa is bringing me a camera for Christmas so I intend on improving my photography skills. I’ve always loved to read and if I could afford it, I would travel somewhere monthly.
A Best Friend:
Although there are people who I am closer to and share more with, I do not feel there is just one best friend. Singling one out would not be fair to anyone. God has blessed me with a variety of friends who have supported and lifted me up. They know who they are!
A Healthy Sense of Self:
It’s not easy to truly know yourself. However, I regularly stop and analyze where I am in life. Do I like what I’m doing? What do I even like? What do I want? Over the past two years, I am aware of many different changes in my life. Some of the changes have been small such as my preference for red wine and loving green chilies. Others have been more complex such as realizing I have developed more of an introverted aspect to my personality.
Sometimes questions such as the ones above can seem trivial. However, if we don’t know and understand the simple things about ourselves, how can we know the complex and complicated.
What are your eight things? I would love to hear them and if you write a post, please let me know!