Sunday Social | a link-up

It’s Sunday, that means it’s time for Sunday Social, a link-up hosted by Neely and Ashley. While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the *GIVEAWAY* sponsored by Copper River.

Sunday Social

What is your dream job?

If somebody would pay me to travel, cook (and eat too), blog, and learn photography, I’d fill out an I-9 and hand over a voided check for direct deposit.

You’ve just won the lottery and have a ton of money.
Now that you’re financially set, how do you spend your time?

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is notify Husband and let him do his financial-savvy-thing. He’s the numbers guy. Once our mortgage was paid, retirements fluffed and cushioned, and whatever other necessities were handled, I’d make sure our parents were taken care of. I’d travel for fun and go on several mission trips. While Husband roped and trained horses, I’d start accomplishing items on my bucket list. I’d also hire somebody to be my personal tutor and teach me Photoshop and really utilize this Nikon camera.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Oh gosh, this is so embarrassing but here goes nothing. My aspirations were so high!!!

  • waitress
  • school bus driver
  • marine biologist
  • teacher
  • professional golfer
  • journalist
  • public relations specialist

What piece of advice would you give to someone
just beginning their career in your field?

My career fields have spanned human resources, marketing and business development, and education. For any college graduate, my one piece of advice would be to network and develop as many relationships with positive, successful people as possible. Nearly every position I’ve ever obtained was reinforced by an internal contact within the organization I was applying to. Plus, you learn valuable skills and insight from those who have experience and willing to share their “lessons” to newbies. I like to have mentors in several age groups ……. from young and hip to older and wiser, plus a few bad asses thrown in the mix for good measure. Variety is the spice of life right?!

Name your biggest pet peeves in life … with blogging … at work.

Food juices running on my plate. Stubborn, confrontational people with attitudes. Cabinet doors and drawers left open. Pickles perfectly arranged on my hamburger. Parchment paper covering the entire surface of a baking sheet. All six programmed radio stations playing commercials at the same time.

As far as blogging is concerned, sometimes I get peeved at myself when I start making comparisons with the bigger fish in the sea. I want the people who play in their sandboxes to come and play in mine. When, in reality, my readers are the bee’s knees and rock my socks and I’m grateful for every one of them. Coming up with content for new posts is a challenge at times, but thank goodness for a vast amount of supporters and daily blog reads. I’m constantly inspired by other bloggers when it comes to post titles, subjects, themes, etc.

Pet peeves at work? I’m peeved that nobody will pay me to travel, cook (and eat too), blog, and learn photography. DUH!!!!

What are your biggest fears?

I’m not afraid of dying, per se, but I’m afraid of a painful or miserable death. Does that make sense? For example, I’d rather *NOT* die in fire, water, or violent crime. Those don’t rate too high on my priority list. I also really dislike scorpions and I’m always afraid of getting stung again. Not a pleasant feeling. I’m also afraid of something serious happening to a family member in Kentucky while I’m in Texas …… those 850 miles seem like an infinity when all you want to do is be home. And, last but not least, I fear that my loved ones don’t hear “I love you” enough. Verbal and non-verbal affirmations are important to me, so I need to make it an important priority to share the message with others.

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Just a reminder: I love my blog readers and I appreciate you and value your presence and time spent in this little piece of the virtual world.

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  1. Meghan July 29, 2012 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Great answers!! I feel the same way frequently about the ‘bigger fish’ in the blogging pond. I get down, and then I remember WHY I started blogging: for me! It wasn’t for a specific # of followers or comments, but as a virtual scrapbook of my life. 🙂

    Check out my Sunday Social here!

    Keep Shining,

  2. Jen K July 29, 2012 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I want to learn photoshop too. I can basic stuff but my eyes go crossed at the more complicated things. Glad I found your blog! I’m a Kentucky girl wannabe at heart. I lived in Lexington for two years and would LOVE to get back there.

    • Nicole July 29, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

      Oh Jen, I already love you!!!!! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, so glad you’re here. Photoshop is a BEAST so I completely understand your desire to learn more. Heck, the day I learned to add a text box felt like I had conquered the world. I was so impressed with myself. LOL Visit Kentucky anytime, I’m here now visiting family and it’s always a joy. I miss it every single day, but Texas is where I have to be. Perhaps “one” day we’ll get to move back to KY.

      Big Hug!

  3. Celeste Zachry July 29, 2012 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I’ve missed you.

    • Nicole July 29, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

      oh sweet, sweet Celeste, I miss you too. Another week, then you’ll see me. We should do a lunch/dinner date before school starts. BIG HUG!!!!

  4. Sara July 29, 2012 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Love your answers! I don’t know how many times I have to remind myself that I don’t have to have a million followers like other blogs! I can just be myself 🙂

    • Nicole July 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Absolutely Sara!!!!! I should write this down someplace and read it 100 times per day, especially on “those” days!!!

  5. Whitney July 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I love your list! I’d love to be paid to do just about any of those things, and accomplishing my 30 before 30/bucket list would be high on my list of things to do with lottery winnings.

    • Nicole July 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Whitney, thanks for commenting on my blog! I’m headed over to your site now, perhaps I’ll find some good ideas from your 30/30 list to add to my own bucket list. Perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket too. HAHAHAHAHA

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