Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Social

1. What is your ideal way to relax?
My favorite out-of-the-ordinary way to relax is on the back porch of a cabin overlooking the mountains at sunset (with sweet tea and boiled peanuts). Heaven on Earth to me is Blue Ridge, GA, around mid-October. But, if we're talking run-of-the-mill, during my actual week, relaxation time, I would have to say watching Hart of Dixie (or the Bachelor, or New Girl, or Nashville, or basically any chick flick movie) wearing my pajamas with a cup of coffee in hand and a candle burning.

 2. Where is your favorite place to be?
Well, I kind of just gave that one away. Blue Ridge is just breathtaking in the fall. I go there almost every year, whether it's with family or friends, and I just love it. But really, my favorite place to be is at home with my family. There's nothing quite like being surrounded by the people you love, whether that's actually at home or nestled in a cabin.

 3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
I'm going to cheat just a bit and choose both of my parents. I'd be lying if I said one over the other because they both serve as the most incredible influences. I count myself blessed every day to know that I was given two of the most humble, selfless, Godly parents, and I feel beyond privileged to have the opportunity to learn from their examples.

 4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
Goodness, if I only knew. My heart tells me that I'll be married, or at least in a serious relationship, but I really don't know. I recently posted on my feelings about being single and the struggle I've had with my faith over finally giving God the reigns in my relationships. You can read about all that here!

 5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
Whoa, this is getting heavy.  I am happy to say that I don't have any major regrets in my life.  Nothing life-altering in a negative way that I wish I could go back and completely re-do.  There are a lot of things, though, where I question the direction my life would have taken had I made a different decision.  The biggest one that comes to mind is my decision on where to attend college.  I was planning to attend Belmont University in Nashville, until about a month before my move-in date.  I ended up staying back in Florida and taking advantage of a full scholarship, instead of going to my dream school in my dream city.  That was tough, and I've always wondered what might have happened had I gone through with my original plans.  But, I also always come back to the uneasiness I felt about leaving and knowing that God had been speaking directly to my heart.  I know I did the right thing, but I still don't know why it was the right decision.

 6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
I guess I would have to say getting my Masters degree.  I didn't take any breaks after I got my Bachelors and went directly into the Masters program, so I graduated pretty young.  I'm pretty proud that I did it, and that it's all out of the way because there's not a chance I will go back!  Well, never say never...but, it's definitely not in my plans.


  1. You're so adorable! That's neat that you went straight into your Master's degree. My husband did that too. I, on the other hand, was so over school when I graduated. And now, three years after my undergrad days, I'm doing grad school. I think the break helped me get in a better place. I really messed around in college and my GPA was awful! What'd you get your degree in?

    1. Thanks for stopping by! My undergrad is in business and my grad is in elementary education. I know...opposite ends of the planet. And, I completely understand about needing a break! Honestly, most of the time I thought I was out of my mind for going back. It was a really great experience, though. Good luck on your graduate degree!! You will not regret it!