A couple of weeks ago (or was it longer? I can’t keep track!) I asked you guys on Instagram and Facebook what questions you had for me and thought it would be fun to answer these questions with a blog post. I know sometimes I have oodles and oodles of questions for bloggers I follow on social media, but feel a little silly just asking them outright on a picture of what they made for dinner. You know what I mean? I just thought this would be a fun way to connect with ya’ll and answer some of those silly questions for you!
If you have any questions after reading the questions and answers below, feel free to leave them in the comments or you can email me as well. Whatever works!
1. “I think we all want to know how you do your hair!” – @rach_123
I promise it’s easier than it looks! I use a curling wand (like this one) on 1″ sections of hair. I’ve found it’s even easier to put my hair in low pig-tails with tiny rubber bands (like these) and curl 1″ sections from each ponytail. If that makes sense. After all of my hair is I carefully cut out the rubber bands and spritz my hair with with a little Not Your Mothers hairspray, shake it out, and go! It honestly takes a total of 15 minutes! So easy!
2. “I know how much you love being a nurse, but what DON’T you like about it?” – @embs2215
I feel like a bad nurse for admitting this, but there are some things I truly don’t like about being a nurse. Being that I’m currently struggling with secondary infertility and we’ve been trying to get pregnant with baby number two now for over two years, it’s really hard for me when I float to OBGYN. (I’m a float nurse in the clinic, so I float to a 6-7 different clinic departments.) I always seem to end up there when I have a negative pregnancy test or I’m having an especially hard day. I always truck through, put a smile on, and make sure I’m there for the patients, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t sting a little being around moms who don’t even want to be pregnant or moms who seem to sneeze and get pregnant with ease over and over again. But in the end, I have the privilege of caring for people during their worst moments and connecting with my patients on a more personal level always validates why I’ve chosen this profession. I live for those “YES, this is why I became a nurse” moments. And those come just often enough, when I least expect them, and when I need them the most!
3. “How do you balance kiddo responsibilities with the hubby?” – @missbobee
This question makes me giggle a little (sorry Bobbi) but we don’t really have a balance and I think that’s okay. Some nights I get Alea ready for bed and some nights Cory gets Alea ready for bed. I wouldn’t say that we trade off, but in the end it all evens out. We don’t really have a set system in place, but more of a “just go with the flow” kind of vibe. Cory gets Alea ready for school everyday, packs her lunch, and gets her from daycare everyday as well because I have to leave for work before she gets up for school. I have to say, that over the years and especially now that Cory is working in real estate and has a more flexible schedule he has become tremendously more helpful with Alea. That’s not to say that he wasn’t helpful in years prior, but I just feel like now we have a good rhythm down and we just go with the flow a little better. That could also be that we’ve been at this almost 6 years now, too, though! She gets taken care of one way or another, though, and that’s really all that matters!
4. “What’s the current midrange goal you’re working on? Like 2-10 years.” – Michael @ I’m Not Infectious
I’m currently dragging my heals in starting a program to work towards my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. I currently have my Associates Degree in Nursing and it’s a requirement of my job (they thankfully also help pay for it) to get my BSN within 6 years of my hire date. The thoughts of books and papers and studying, though, is holding me back a bit, though!
5. “If money wasn’t a factor, and you had to pick one because you were so successful, would you do Sprinkles full-time or do nursing full-time?” – Michael @ I’m Not Infectious
If money wasn’t a factor, I would much rather stay at home and work on Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles full time and I say that without hesitation. I love my job as a nurse, but the commute is annoying and sometimes it’s just plain hard. I find so much comfort in my blog and creative process that I feel like I would truly be perfectly content making this my full-time job. However, money is a factor, so I don’t think you’ll see me leaving my day job anytime soon!
6. “What’s one sponsor you want to work with and if they did a giveaway, what would you want to give to the winner?” – Michael @ I’m Not Infectious
I’ve always really wanted to work with a brand like Happy Tot or Ella’s Kitchen. It seems a little silly now that Alea’s older, but we still buy their products because I have just about the pickiest child on the planet! She eats very few fruits and vegetables and those awesome, convenient squeezie pouches are a the perfect way to “squeeze” a wider variety of fruits and vegetables into her! (Pardon the pun!) If they wanted to work with me (yippee!) I would love it if they gave away a years supply of pouches to one of my readers– how cool would that be?
7. “What’s your dream vacation if money wasn’t an issue.” – Renee @ Gettin’ Fit & Fab
I feel so cliche saying this, but if money weren’t an issue and I could go any where in the world I would love to go to Europe. I’d love to take a summer and just travel Europe with Cory and Alea– wherever the wind takes us! I’d love to see the Eiffel Tower and do all of the European touristy things! It just sounds like a blast!
Well that was fun! Thanks for getting me thinking and getting my wheels turning!
If you could ask me any question– what would you ask me?