So here we are about 5 months after I started and uploaded my first posts to Abundance of Abby. Having this creative outlet has provided me with so many amazing opportunities and I couldn’t feel more blessed. I should have probably written and done this post months ago, but here we are now. Better late than never, right? I’ve compiled questions sent in from my Instagram and Facebook, as well as some really fun questions that I found online to makeup today’s post. Hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!
- “How many times have you moved and where is your favorite place you’ve lived?”
This is a really good question! So technically I have moved 4 times, lived in 5 different cities and 4 different states. The first move was when I was really little and that was from Ohio to Michigan. Most of our family is from Michigan, so I know my parents were very happy to move back. So I then lived on the East side of Michigan for about 10 years, and then we moved to Wisconsin. I lived in Wisco for all of middle school and high school (7 years), and then I went to Iowa for my freshman year of college. I’m gonna count this as a move, since I left home and was in a completely different state. While I was at Iowa, my family moved back to Michigan to the West side of the state. This was a factor in me transferring colleges and now here I am I in Grand Haven! It’s hard to pick my favorite place I’ve lived, because each part played such an important part of my life. Wisconsin was my teenage years, but Michigan was my childhood. I am going to choose Michigan, however, just because I have a closer bond to the state itself and out of the two I would call it home.
- “Do you get paid to blog?”
I do have the opportunity to receive products or compensation from a company or affiliate links. However, all reviews and statements written are my own opinion. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.
- “Where do you go to college and what are you planning to major in?
I go to Grand Valley State University (Go Lakers!!) and I am hoping to major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography on the Cardiovascular track with an emphasis in pediatrics. If I wasn’t majoring in the medical field, I would be doing something in business like marketing and advertising.
- “Are you still apart of Delta Delta Delta even though your campus doesn’t have a chapter?”
Yes I am! I really love my sorority and because I was in good standing when I left I am still a member. I’m like a floated without a home. However, I’ll still be able to go through our senior ceremony during my senior year of college either at my previous chapter or one nearby.
- “How would you describe your style?”
I like to think I have a more classic sense of style. As I get older, I’m making sure that my wardrobe consists of pieces that I hope will last for a while and can be worn for years. I really admire the fashion sense of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. I hate hate hate using the word preppy to describe my style, because it’s so overdone and feels so confining. Sure, I love Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, and Ralph Lauren, but I feel like preppy has lost it’s roots and meaning. It just get’s thrown around too much in the blogging world today. In middle school and high school that’s probably the word I would have used, but I think classic is a better representation now that I’m getting older.
- “Do you have any siblings?”
I have two brothers, Nick (17) and Evan (14). I’m really really lucky that we all are so close!
- “What do you hope to do with Abundance of Abby in the future?”
I would love to keep growing the blog and expanding it! I have so many ideas for the future including giveaways, collaborations, maybe even making videos. I really enjoy being able to connect with people and brands and if I’m making even a couple of people’s days then I’m very happy with the content I’ve created.
- “Which character would you be from a TV show or movie?”
Last year, I was talking with some friends about which SATC character we were, and it was a unanimous decision that I was a younger version of Charlotte. She’s pretty optimistic, a romantic, and shares a similar sense of style to mine. From a completely different point of view (the Disney view that is), I would be Meg from Hercules. She’s independent, very sarcastic, and doesn’t need dear old Herc’s help. So I relate to her on a spiritual level. So I guess that I’m a nice, weird, little mix of Charlotte from Sex and the City and Meg from Disney’s Hercules??
- “What’s your zodiac sign?”
I’m a scorpio!!
- “Can you speak/say anything in any languages aside from English?”
I took French for six years, so I can speak that (a bit). I’m by no means 100% fluent, but I can hold a conversation and when I do eventually go to France I’ll be able to definitely use a lot of that to my advantage. In elementary school, my district required us to take Spanish, so I can say a few very basic sentences and I can still count. (But I’m pretty sure everyone can at least count to three, so I don’t know if that makes me special.) And my grandmother is 100% Polish, so she has taught me just a couple little words here and there. I love learning new languages and traveling, so I’m really hoping so sharpen my foreign language skills this year.
- “Are you a dog person or a cat person?”
Definitely a dog person. You can never go wrong with a good doggo. They warm my heart like no other.
- “Have you ever broken a bone?”
It’s a pretty funny story actually, but when I was four I was at my Grandma Schuster’s house and instead of cleaning up my playroom like my mom had asked me to, I jumped off the bed in a full fledged superman pose and landed right on my collarbone. So that’s the only bone that has technically been broken, but I have a weak right ankle after hurting it so many times from track and dance. I also busted my lip really badly in pre-school, but that’s a story for a different day.
- “What is your favorite scent?”
Well, if you’re talking about perfumes I’m usually inclined to something like Viva La Juicy. But if you’re talking about scents in general, then I’m a fan of grass/the Earth right after it rains. There’s something so wonderful about it and it reminds me of playing outside with my brothers when we were little. It’s crazy how a scent brings back such happy memories.
- “What did you want to be when you were little?”
I had a wild imagination as a kid (and as a teenager now), so there was a huge range. I remember wanting to be a jockey in the Kentucky Derby for a while. I even wrote about it in an elementary school project. Honestly, horses are probs my spirit animal. (Are spirit animals even things anymore?) I also wanted to be a professional dancer/actress on Broadway for a while. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch my name in lights one day. (One can dream right?) In high school and middle school, I also went back and forth on being in the medical field, working as a vet, or doing something in the fashion industry. I definitely wanted to be Emily Blunt in the Devil Wears Prada minus the whole getting hit by a car and not going to fashion week thing.
Well folks, there you have it. Just a couple completely random things to give you a better look at who’s behind the laptop.