Jennifer from Live Learn Love Run is in my collaboration group, Fitness Media in Motion, and she recently wrote a post like this. I loved it so much I thought it would be fun to play along. I love getting to know my favorite bloggers on a personal level, so if you love that too, keep on reading to learn more about me.
A – Attached or Single?
I’m as attached as one can be! In 2009, my husband and I got married and blended our families. I’ve never felt more loved or cherished! He made me believe in true love again.
B – Best Friend?
I have an interesting history with friends. I had a best friend from the time I was 5. Through our teen years, we took different paths and grew apart. It makes me sad to think about it. Today, I’m pretty introverted and don’t really have any close girlfriends in “real life.” But, through this blog I’ve made some great online friends. My facebook group, the Sublime Reflection Inside Circle, has 20 women in it. Last January, we all started working on our health and fitness goals together. We’ve become really close this year, and I treasure my friendships with each of them. It’s been a year of huge personal growth for me, and they were with me every step of the way.
C- Cake or Pie?
How about whipped cream? I’m not a huge fan of cake or pie. If anything, I like a fancy cupcake with lots of whipped cream.
D- Day of Choice?
Definitely Monday! I love the feeling of renewed motivation I have at the beginning of the week.
E – Essential Item?
Notebooks. I’m seriously addicted! I love them. An empty notebook is just so full of possibilities!!
F- Favorite Color?
G – Gummy Bears or Worms?
I prefer gummy bears. I have great memories from when my kids were little and we’d bite them in half and then put them back together on a different colored body. 🙂
H – Hometown
I grew up in Orem, Utah and still live there today. Our new house is actually about 3 blocks from the house I grew up in.
I – Indulgences?
Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Truffles. I get them from my kids for every holiday. What can I say—they love me.
J – January or July?
Definitely January. I love the feeling of new beginnings and planning for success, so January naturally fits. Also, July is too hot for me. I’d rather be bundled up inside by the fireplace.
K – Kids?
We have a big blended family with TEN kids! Life is crazy busy, but lots of fun! Next to being a wife, being a mom is the most fulfilling aspect of my life. Here’s my family!
L – Life isn’t complete without….?
Books! I think I keep Amazon in business.
M – Marriage Date?
August 8, 2009
N – Number of Siblings?
I have two brothers. I’m in the middle, and always wished I had a sister. But I also love the feeling of having brothers who are protective of me. My older brother calls me Kimby, and it warms my heart every time. My brothers are both very different from each other, and I’m kind of a blend of both of them.
O – Oranges or Apples?
Oranges—even just the smell of them makes me happy, and besides, apples are too hard to eat.
P – Phobias?
I’m a pretty anxious person in general. I really hate having to speak up in a group of people, but I also hate having to pretend to make polite conversation one on one. I guess you could call it social anxiety. I’m always too worried about what everyone thinks of me. It’s something I’m working on though. I recently told my inside circle I wasn’t going to filter my thoughts anymore and just practice being myself.
Q – Quote
I love quotes! I find them super motivating. Here’s one of my favorites.
R – Reasons to Smile
I have lots of reasons to smile — my marriage is awesome, I have easy children, a great business that I love, and talents that are growing.
S – Season of Choice?
I love fall! I like that the weather is getting colder. I get excited at the thought of pulling out my sweaters, and I love that the holidays are nearby. I think my love for fall mostly came from when I was a child though and looked forward to school each year. Loving to learn new things has been a stabilizing force in my life and something I could always count on.
T – Tag 5 People
I’d love to tag my whole blogging circle because I want to get to know all of you! So, if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. Be sure to come back and comment so I can read your post, or catch me on facebook and let me know.
U – Unknown Fact about Me?
Once upon a time, I wanted to grow up and be an author. I love to read and spent a lot of my growing up years in books to escape. I actually did end up writing a book and it was published in 2010. I have a couple more written and may submit them someday, but for now, I have other interests. I think it might have been one of those things I just had to cross off my bucket list. Here’s my book!
V – Vegetables?
I love vegetables!! My favorites are sweet potatoes, peas, squash, mushrooms, and beets.
W – Worst habit?
My worst habit is being a perfectionist. It holds me up in a lot of areas. If I’d just push through the fear of failing or not being perfect, my life would be easier.
X- X-ray or Ultrasound?
Definitely ultrasound. There’s nothing quite like seeing your little baby for the first time.
Y – Your favorite food?
I love Thai food! Give me any kind of curry and I’m a happy girl!!
Z – Zodiac sign?
Scorpio. You know all those things they say about Scorpios? They are all true! I have the good ones—focused, faithful, ambitious, passionate, and intuitive. But also the bad–possessive, overly sensitive, and needy.
There you have it! I’d love to learn more about you too. If you aren’t a blogger, or don’t want to participate, pick a couple of the questions and leave your answers in the comments below.