Happy Wednesday friends aka the 29th of July aka the best day ever. Also known as…. my birthday! Today I woke up with my little’s running in screaming “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM” and it was the best thing ever. While I’ve never been a huge fan of celebrating my birthday’s in the past, this year will be a little different since being in quarantine. While it’s not ideal, I also don’t mind celebrating with Zach, Lily and Landon either.
I asked on my Instagram Stories if you had any questions for me to answer and you blew me away with some insightful, inspiring, and pretty interesting ones. I’m always up for celebrating a big milestone and the big 34 seems like one to spill all the secrets. I have shared a few lessons I’ve learned over my last few birthdays too if you want to check those out.
What’s The Biggest Piece of Advice You Have For Someone Going Into Their 30’s ?
Honestly- it’s super exciting. I loved my 20’s but 30’s was me really understanding and getting to know myself on a deeper level. I started to trust myself more and not what others thought of me. My kids and husband really helped bring out the best in me too. It’s been challenging but in a really empowering way.
What Were Your Hobbies Before Blogging?
I’ve always been an avid reader and still am. I also love traveling, hosting get together’s with friends, being outside and organizing.
Do You Have A Favorite Food/Candy?
Does cheese count as a favorite food? I’m telling you when I had to go dairy-free while nursing Landon I thought the world was ending ( but truthfully it wasn’t terrible ). However, I’m a huge cheeseburger lover. I also have a weakness for Wiley Wallaby Twizzlers and anything dark chocolate.
Do You Have A Favorite Vacation You’ve Gone On?
I wish I had more to share about my month trip to Europe that my sister and I went on 9 years ago but one that you can check out is our trip two years ago to Italy [ Positano & Capri ] I also loved Ireland with my siblings a few years ago too.
You Are Such A Go Getter! Have you Always Been This Way?
I would say the short answer is yes ha! I’ve always been a driven person, love working hard to see goals and dreams met, and truly love crossing things off a long to do list. My parents always taught me I could do anything I wanted but I do have some tough days too.
How Do You Stay So Positive?
I try to make smart decisions every day that can help me get through the hard part. One of the big things that has always helped me are looking up quotes, hence why those are the first things I share in the morning on my Instagram Stories. Some are what I’m feeling right in the moment and it seems to help. I know not every day is going to be a great one so I try to make the most of it.
Biggest Splurge You’ve Done?
I’m a handbag lover. Forget shoes but handbags are something that truly brings me so much joy. I didn’t technically splurge on my Louis Vuitton because Zach bought it for me three years ago for Mother’s Day but that’s not to say I don’t have my eye on another one in the future ;). Plus this organizer is the best to keep everything in its place.
How Do You Get Up Every Day And WorkOut? I Need That Stamina!
Honestly, YOU guys really help me out here too! You keep me accountable and always encourage me every day to keep going, do my best, and stay focused. I love sharing my running and work out tips plus I love hearing from you what you are enjoying too. You don’t need to do a 700 calorie work out either. Sometimes just long walks with my kids are a blast too!
Do You Have Any Advice For Young Couples?
Of course! I would say really get to know one another before you make any big decisions. I’ve shared that Zach and I knew in about 4 months that we had found our person. We also lived together before we got engaged which really helped us figure out one another’s little quirks, and what makes the other person tick. We always strive to never go to bed angry, talk through our problems right away and respect one another.
Tips On Keeping Your Marriage Fresh?
You all know COVID has been a huge struggle trying to juggle working from home for both of us, homeschooling and balancing everything in between. It’s not perfect by any means but one big thing we do is act as a team. Our kids know it too. Zach is also an amazing listener so I know I can always go to him with my struggles, fears, or when I need advice.
What’s Been The Biggest Lesson You Learned This Year?
Being true to yourself. While I’m learning to love to get used to a postpartum body after two kids, I am loving my new confidence after having my breast augmentation surgery a few months ago. It really has transformed my outlook which might sound silly to some.
Were You Ever In A Sorority? You Seem Like Such A Fun Girl!
Yes I was for about 3 years. I was an Alpha Sigma Alpha. However, I quit my senior year to really focus on being a student teacher and I also worked 5 part time jobs. I know, I was a little nuts trying to do it all.
Your Skin GLOWS! What Are Your Aging Secrets?
Start now! Truly! I know everyone tells you that in your 30’s to the teens and 20 years something ladies but I can’t scream that enough. I recently starting using this skincare line and have loved the results the last 8 months.
Phew! That was so much fun going through memory lane for a bit. As always, I really appreciate all of you so much for being here in the last few years! Do you have any other questions you want me to answer? Leave them in the comments below.