So, I’m totally stealing this survey/blog idea from Tina at Faith, Fitness Fun (which you guys should check out if you haven’t, it’s one of my favorite blogs).
5 Words to Describe Myself
Goal-oriented. To-do lists are my friend!
Snarky. Because sarcasm really needs a separate font.
Random. I’ve been known to do some pretty crazy things.
4 Favorite Foods
Wow… just four? Okay, that’s pretty tough.
Las Palmitas Veggie Burritos. Last year when I was sick and had almost no appetite, I knew I could go to Las Palmitas, order a vegetarian burrito, and be totally happy eating it.
GOOD veggie burgers. Not just any veggie burger. BK Veggie Burgers and most frozen ones won’t do. The best veggie burgers are at Pawley’s Front Porch in Columbia, SC.
Ice Cream. Best if baklava is included, and in small quantities because my tummy doesn’t always like dairy.
Fruit. Because I get totally anxious when my fruit basket is empty :). Fortunately, it’s currently full of apples and bananas (pluots are in the fridge).
3 Things I’m Most Proud of Accomplishing
Graduating from college. I did well in college, so nobody ever expected me to flunk out or drop out- I’m sure when my parents dropped me off at FMU in August 2003, they knew that I’d leave with a degree. However, getting a degree in four years is definitely easier said than done. I changed my major 57383 times, and after completing burning out of Pre-Pharmacy after two years (2005), I decided to pursue a Professional Writing degree. Complete 180, and it was definitely the best decision I ever made.
I know my heart wasn’t really in it, and I could have dropped out of college and no one would’ve thought anything of it (except me). I looked back just before graduation and realized that it’s not completing 120 credits that make college an accomplishment, but seeing things out to the end.
Working at the same job for three years without going insane. I really love my job and wouldn’t want to do anything else. My first job out of college wasn’t what I expected and definitely made me second-guess the field of technical writing. I took a big chance when I accepted my current job three years ago, because it was technical writing but in a different industry.
It’s not that long, but when you’re 25, staying at a job for 3 years is kind of a big deal. I still wake up every day wanting to write. I work with a great group of people who all feel that way, at a great company that respects its employees.
Getting married.Because being goal-oriented and determined don’t always mean you can find a future mate. I never dated anyone seriously in high school, and my first two years of college, I dated around but never pursued a relationship, since I knew it wouldn’t go anywhere. The summer between my sophomore and junior years of college, I realized why those previous relationships wouldn’t have worked out.
2 Favorite Workouts
I’m not going to say running here, because that’s an obvious answer. When I’m not running, I like lifting weights and I also enjoy doing the occasional low-impact group fitness class, such as yoga or Pilates.
1 Thing to Expect from My Blog
Hopefully more posts! I’m doing 3 races in September, and I have a few other post ideas too. I also need to finish my Q&A Answers post.