August 4, 2011

Embracing the Camera: The Versatile Blogger

Today, Ruthie, who has an amazing blog and I also went to high school with, included me in such a special little award for blogging she had also been nominated for a few days ago called the Versatile Blogger Award. It was so sweet! So I'm totally participating and sharin' some tidbits about myself with y'all and then passing it on! :)
(Thanks so much, Ruthie!)

So the Official Rules are:
  • Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
  • Tell your readers 7 things about yourself
  • Give this award up to 15 recently discovered bloggers
  • Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news!!

Here's 7 things about me!

1. I went to a Catholic Private School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana most of my childhood years... I actually loved it! But of course not until after I moved away. The whole package: uniforms, no makeup, no nail polish, and on free-dress day: no flip flops, shorts have to be about to your knees, no tank tops, etc. Church is required for parents and students twice a week (Thursday and Sunday). Loved it!

2. I was always in a choir at church, but because I was quiet in theater my first year of taking it, they made me lead actress in the school play and I sang in front of almost 800 people. A WHITNEY HOUSTON - MARIAH CAREY duo ("When you Believe") with another girl. Thankfully, that day I realized I was really good at singing! Since I don't have a picture, you can listen to the real thang below. Have I pursued singing? Nah..after I moved I didn't sing much, but when I have had too many vodka tonics or margs? Oh yes. It's on!! LOL

3. I have never been stung by anything (bees, wasps, jellyfish, whatever) NOR have I ever broken a bone in my body and so I freak out like an idiot every time I see a bee lol. It is hilarious. By the way, *knock on wood*. 

4. I have four brothers, one sister, one sister in law, three nieces, and one nephew. Talk about big family huh?

You can read more about them on the "Who's Who" Page!
I am so lucky to be a sister and aunt to these amazing people!
5. Whenever I am super stressed out or angry, I totally take it all out on my kitchen. You'll either find me rearranging everything and cleaning until there is nothing left to possibly clean... OR I'll be cooking some huge meal that ends up tasting so amazing I lick my plate clean with a smile!

6. There has once been a short period of time two and a half years ago where I got wrapped up in the restaurant industry, developed an eating disorder, and was extremely self concious . It was about four months, and Scott's and my relationship suffered badly. I hit just about rock bottom before I finally started to get better. I am so blessed to have so quickly recovered, put the pieces of my life back together (slowly, but surely), restored my even stronger and fulfilled relationship with Scott, and I have my family (especially my step-dad Roger) my close friends, and most importantly God for giving me the strength to get my head straight, get back on track, and to focus on the important things in life. Today I work at Dell and am as happy and fulfilled as ever. I may do a post to deep dive more, I am not sure yet. Pretty deep...

this is really hard to look at sometimes, but i am more healthy (and probably better looking) than ever now
7. I am still pursuing a degree in Healthcare. I've wanted to be an RN my whole life practically... so I'm not going to give up the goal to get that degree. The job that is paying my way through college is Dell and I absolutely love-my-job. I have never been happier and been able to grow as a person professionally and personally since I started working here, and will continue to until my degree is finished and I can do what I've always dreamed of doing... helping others. :-)

Phew! So there is some of my story, there are many other facts like me loooooving my future hubby so much! Also, we're getting a puppy soon! I've been dying to have a Boston Terrier forever, we've just been waiting for the right time to bring the little man into the home, and to find a reputable breeder. I am a cooking fanatic - I love DVR and wine, and I am terrible at motivating myself to hit the gym (you ladies ARE helping - thank you!!) 

My turn! I'm nominating these amazing ladies for the Versatile Blogger Award!!! 

Delaney @ Living By Faith
Katie @ Minivan Diva
Liz @ My Life as Liz Taylor
Megan @ Mackey Madness
Jami @ Call Me Blessed

Your turn ladies!! ;-)

*Also some blogs I love that have already been nominated:

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple
Claire @ Navigating North
Abbey @ Life Treasured
Heather @ We Are The Holdens
Mrs. T @ Mrs. T, Naturally (Ruthie nominated her as well - that's how great she is!)

Ruthie @ The Chronicles of Ruthie Hart (of course!)

Hope everyone's having a great night, tomorrow is Friday!!!


Mrs. T said...

You are TOO sweet, girlfriend!!
Glad we can be nomination-twins!

Heather from said...

Thank you, thank you for the nomination. So awesome & I appreciate it. :)

Ruthie Hart said...

thanks so much for the shout out and kind words! I am so glad we reconnected in the blog world! I also applaud you for opening up about your past because you know readers will be impacted and I encourage you to share more! You sound like you are blessed to have such a large family and great boyfriend to support you!!! xoxo

Liz Taylor Training said...

I loved reading more about you! You are awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Found you on #commenthour FB page. love the idea of this blog. I just started a Monday Mention. Maybe I can tweek it to match your style! Loves!

kinze said...

fun ... i'm so glad you commented on my post today over at we are the holdens for my guest blogging ... i love your blog ... so fun ... can't wait to start reading!

Diana said...

Omg, that Mariah - Whitney duo is one of my fave all-time songs!! I haven't listened to it in awhile, but I did listen to Whitney's One Moment in Time. Another great! :)

Abbey said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! Loved reading your 7 facts! I need to get on the ball with mine. ;) Have a good Sunday!

Tiffany Anne said...

Wow, what a life so far! Sounds like you are on the right track!