Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#AskAbi Q & A

So I posted a video about two weeks ago, telling my readers and followers that the floor was open for questions! I am all about asking bloggers that I follow questions and so I wanted everyone to feel free to do so with me! That being said, since I am still recovering from my wisdom teeth extraction and there weren't a million questions I decided to type out the answers!

With that being said... lets get to answering!

Kasia asked me:
How did you get assimilated to TX so quickly, I remember reading you are from MD, and I feel like, those two states are so different from one another.

Well you are very right about that! Texas and Maryland are so so different. Getting settled in Texas was very hard. I always loved visiting family here but moving right after high school to a place I would call home as well as starting a huge chapter in my life was a lot to handle. My circumstances were a bit different in that way but the reality is, moving to a new place when you have roots where you are can be hard, scary, and vulnerable. You have to be open to adventure and willing to meet people and just roll with all that comes with that. My one piece of advice for people that have lived or are living in a place with roots, if/when the time comes to move, allow yourself to grieve the loss of friendship and that place. That sounds silly but that's what took me so long to adjust here because rather than allowing myself to be sad and struggle with the new area I told myself to pull my big girl pants up and move on. Now I'm not saying get stuck in a black hole and have a pity party, BUT allow yourself to be sad and cry and grieve the loss of leaving people you love. It's okay to let yourself do that. If I could do the move over again that's what I would do differently. Now, if I'm going to compare Texas to Maryland, I absolutely love Texas and the place it is. Yes, it's hot but I love the southern vibe here! The people truly do make Texas great and I do consider it HOME. (I apologize for that long answer but if I can encourage anyone going through a move then my post is complete!) 

Rechelle asked me:
Do you set a budget for your fashion and beauty purchases each month or year?

I have a mental budget that I follow in the summer, truthfully. I am very money conscious but in the summer when I'm literally working and enjoying life I have more freedom to spend my money on clothes and makeup. I have the flexibility right now to spend my money on makeup and clothes because I'm not 100% paying for everything and I am so blessed because of that. When I'm at school and my budget is tighter, yes,  I write everything I buy down and keep receipts and log it in a book I have (maybe I'll blog about that). But it's so important to be smart about that stuff especially since it's so easy to get carried away. :) 

What are your relationships like with your girlfriends?

The relationship with my girlfriends are wonderful! I absolutely love my girlfriends here in TX. I also have amazing relationships outside the state that I keep in very close touch with. The girls from outside the state and inside are relationships I have till I die. I love how down to earth my friends are and how they love me for me. I can be real. We can laugh, cry, and just be honest about life. I treasure that. I consider myself a quarters girl as my friend Abby would say, I don't have tons of pennies but I have a close group of quarters and they are the solid rocks in my life. Find your quarters and never let them go. :) 

My sweet friend, Jocey at her wedding last May! 

My soul sister, Sarah! 

My friend Katie since birth! We were born 10 days apart and I haven't seen her since I moved, hence no picture of us together. :(
Other lifelong friends from Maryland. We've been together since birth! Love Sarah and Emily! 
And of course the Gal Pals! 
Anonymous asked me:
How did your boyfriend get based so close to you? Did he choose that?

Originally, my boyfriend Zach was stationed in Minot, North Dakota. #killme #freezing
I was completely devastated. He put on the "wish list" that the Air Force gave him all the states near me. Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Louisiana... and by the Grace of God the Air Force conveniently transferred him to a base near me but not because they asked for it but because that's where they needed him. Zach always says that the Air Force likes to think you have a voice with where you go, but truthfully, you don't. He could be transferred anytime, anywhere. 

And that wraps up my very first Q & A! I absolutely love answering questions so use the hashtag #AskAbi, comment on any of my social media channels or below and I'll be sure to answer them on my next Q & A post!

1 comment :

  1. love this! Why did you start blogging? What inspired you? If you had any tips and tricks for a someone starting a blog, what would they be?


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