Do you have any kids?
We do! I have a brand-new baby girl named Alice. She is one of the best things to happen to me and I love watching her grow and discover things. We hope, Lord willing, to add to our brood through biology or adoption, but since we just had Miss Thing, we’re not jumping back on that just yet.
You’ve mentioned the importance of fitness in staying healthy, what do you do to keep fit?
For me it’s a constant battle to get off the couch and stay active, so I find it best to mix up what I do during the week. I try to do something every weekday, whether it’s running, a long walk, a vigorous bike ride, dancing, or a workout video, as well as strength training a couple times a week. I try not to worry about optimization as much as moving every day.
What’s Pajammin’ mean?
I wake up wearing my night pajamas and I change into another pair of pajamas and lounge around in them all day.
What else do you do besides blogging?
Oh – LOADS of stuff. Depends on the day, but I might be doing some random job like retail or food service. On a consistent basis, I’m volunteering with my husband’s ministry, writing other projects, and teaching music to little ones. I just like variety.
How did you end up blogging?
I’ve actually been blogging on and off for five years for my study abroad experience, personal blogs, and even classroom assignments. But this one got started because I really wanted to make something of it.
You’ve mentioned that you studied music in college, do you recommend studying one of the arts as a major? Will I find a job if I do?
Yes and yes! But there are some stipulations – is it worth studying something you love? Yes! The truth about college is that you can always find a job doing what you love after you graduate, but some degrees like music will take extra hard work, diligence, discipline, vision, and networking. It’s harder to find jobs in this area but it is possible. Lastly, a college major in music takes a lot of hard work and commitment, so it’s not something you can take lightly.
Why are there ads, sponsored posts, and a coupon page on this site?
This blog has become very dear to me in its purpose and in the act of writing. As much as I want to blog for the fun of it, I have to help support my family. So until Publisher’s Clearing House knocks on my door, this is a for-profit blog.
How do you grow a successful blog?
If you’re a musician, you find that you spend more time marketing and promoting yourself than you do playing music. Unless you tap into a market where all you have to do is write a post and watch the views come in, you have to spend time outside of creating posts. It’s especially important in this blog clogged age. I spend time outside of writing creating a community with other bloggers and on social media.
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