Questions & Answers #2
19th January 2017
I love a good Q&A post but it’s been almost 5 years since I lasted shared one (and you can read it here if you are interested) and a lot has changed in my life since then.
I asked for questions on Twitter and you guys delivered.
How did you and Ty meet?
I actually don’t know when I met Tyrone for the first time because we went to primary school together. But it was during high school, and particularly the last two years of high school, that we became friends and then went on to be a couple.
But in terms of how we got together, I told my best friend I liked him, and she told me that Tyrone had already told her that he liked me. So that I awkwardly approached the subject on MSN because I was too nervous to say anything to his face, and basically the rest is history.
Are you allergic to anything?
Not that I know of. But I’m planning on getting an allergy test this year to discover if my acne is an allergic reaction.
What is your go-to outfit?
My denim shirt, black skinny jeans and Converse. I’ve even referred to this as my uniform because I could wear this every day. And if you asked me this question two years ago I would have never said I like wearing double denim, haha!
What country would you next like to visit?
I really want to go back to the United States because there is still so much I want to explore. But in terms of a country I have never visited before, Denmark is pretty high on my list. I’m obsessed with Scandinavia.
Why did you start blogging?
I’m going to say “accidentally”! I had a website with resources (icons, layout, other tacky graphics) and tutorials, and while it wasn’t a blog it did have a blog on the home page where I just shared what I had updated on the website.
Eventually I started writing a couple of sentences about what I had been up to in life with each update post, and it escalated from there. I never intended on starting a blog, it just kind of happened.
Did you enjoy high school?
I hated it for the first few years. Just before I started high school I had my last major operation on my hip and I think this is when I started suffering from anxiety, although I didn’t know it at the time. I felt like I didn’t fit in and I tried a bit too hard to be cool. I was just an embarrassment. But towards the end I really started to enjoy it and I was pretty sad to leave. Tyrone and I often reminince about high school and sometimes we laugh until we cry.
What’s your fave book?
I feel like my answer to this changes all of the time, but I’m going to say Along Came A Spider by James Patterson because basically I love Alex Cross and that’s the first book in series.
Which blogger/s inspire you the most?
I’m inspired by so many bloggers. In fact, I’m working on a new page on my blog with links to all my favourite reads, so that will be live soon. Currently I’m really enjoying blogs about simplicity, sustainability and mindfulness, so I’m feeling inspired by This Last Moment, No Sidebar and Un-Fancy.
Also, I have to give a special shout out to Georgie because she’s one of the main reasons I became a web developer.
What’s your fave animal?
What do you like the most about your job?
The people. And I’m not just saying that because some of my colleagues read my blog!
I love being a web developer because I love problem solving. Also, I get this massive kick out of seeing a website I’ve built go live and hearing great feedback from clients. It’s satisfying.
What has been your favourite trip and why?
I’d have to say New York because it’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit, and it was even better than I expected. Plus we went for my 21st birthday which make it even more special.
Where do you hope to visit in the next few years?
I’m hoping to return to America. I’d like to visit New York again, but this time take Tyrone with me, and also San Francisco, Chicago and Las Vegas just to name a few places. I’m also hoping to do a few city breaks in Europe like Amsterdam, Budapest and Copenhagen.
How did you land your WebDev job?
I have no idea! Luck, I guess!
I found the job advertised online and I applied on a whim. I didn’t think I’d even be considered for the role without a relevant degree, but I tried really hard to tailor my CV and cover let for the job. I was shocked when I was invited to an interview. I think my enthusiasm helped me to get the job.
Fun fact: I actually went in for the Web Interface Developer role but they offered me the junior position because my skills weren’t quite there. But then I ended up being promoted after a year anyway.
What are your dreams and hopes for the future?
I hope to buy a house, travel more and start my own business, although I’m still trying to figure out what that business will be! One day I’d like to be able to work from home, have a couple of children and own a boat. I don’t want a lot really, haha!
How would you describe your home decor style?
I really like minimal style. We have simple furniture, most of which is black and white and from Ikea, and we have a lot of plants which sort of add a pop of colour. Also, a lot of the decor in our house reflects our personalities and interests. For instance, we have picture disk vinyl records in our living room walls because of our love of music, and Tyrone has a few model F1 cars on display.
I should do a house tour…
Thanks to everyone who sent me questions!