I’ve been listening to some of Rachel Hollis’s ORIGINAL podcasts – I’m talking like 2016 – pre Girl Wash Your Face – to pick up some biz tips for the new project I’m launching soon (you’re going to want to join my Facebook group to find out more! Here is that link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322758231438613)

If Rachel interviews any guest on her podcast, she always ends the podcast with 5 questions for the guest and I thought it would make a fun blog post if I answered them!

  • What is your go to coffee drink?

I would say right now it is a Starbucks double shot on ice – this is my go to if I really need to be awake or maybe I didn’t sleep well before night shift. I also buy Starbucks iced coffee at like Fareway or Walmart. I love adding Sweet and Low – it’s my favorite sweetener. I’ve tried to switch to all natural sweeteners and I just can’t taste it like I can with Sweet n’ Low – Splenda tastes too fake for me – needless to say I’m pretty picky about my sugars that go in my coffee. I also love a good splash of vanilla almond milk in my hot coffee if I’m at home for the day.

  • What time do you wake up in the mornings?

I’m a night shifter – actually, I signed a “contract” at work that instead of working 6 weeks days/6 weeks nights – I’m strictly night shift now! So when do I wake up in the mornings? On my days off the boys are usually awake by 6 am crawling into bed and asking for TV or YouTube or snacks – and I usually lay in bed for another hour and up by 7. I wish I was the kind of person who gets up early but I give myself a pass because I work such weird hours.

  • What is your morning routine?

Again, night shifter. I don’t have a morning routine. Every day, every week is different and I’d rather have that than a set every day routine. There are certain things I like to get done in a day – usually the dishes, usually cooking, usually a nap (if I’m working that night or worked the night before). That’s about as consistent as my days are!

  • What is your favorite form of exercise?

ROLLER SKATING – but mountain biking is a close second! I used to work out every week with a personal trainer but to be honest, I’m still not back to where I was before COVID. I’ve tried working out a few times but I’ve blacked out and had to stop. I’ve loved roller skating and biking every since I was little – for some reason when I got older I thought those things were too “childish” for me but once I got over that, I really truly enjoy biking and skating.

  • What is something that is always in your travel bag?

Well, I have braces so that’s easy – TOOTHPICKS! and I always need a pony tail holder. I don’t go anywhere without my phone or my Apple Air Pods. I ALWAYS need something to drink too!

I’d love to hear your answers – pick a question and leave a comment below!

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  1. Susan the Farm Quilter
    February 26, 2021 / 10:33 pm

    1. Chai tea latte, at home, usually made with a powder I have put together.
    2. 6-8 AM…nice to not have a schedule.
    3. Take the dogs out immediately, then feed them when we come in. I’ll usually eat 5-10 hours after I get up…weird, right?
    4. I like to walk, but not in the cold! Umpiring softball for 3.5 hours a night will easily get me 10,000 steps! I love to ride my horse, but he died on Tuesday, so I don’t have that any more.
    5. Flossers! I have bags of them everywhere, including my truck!

    • Lisa B
      March 10, 2021 / 7:10 pm

      I’m currently loving Allie Stuckey’s podcasts. She talks quickly and there’s so much to learn. They’re fun, sometimes educational and my friends and I have had great conversations based upon some of her podcasts.

      1. I dont drink coffee. I love the smell but not the taste. I get my caffeine from one 12 oz can of diet dr. Pepper each day. And I drink that around noon to 2 PM.
      2 – 3 I’m self-employed. I usually wake up an hour before my alarm goes off at 7:40 and I read in bed until it goes off. When I get up i do a little housework, get ready and go to my office at another location.
      4. Isn’t exercise a four-letter word? Haha. I like to go for walks but the weather is really bad here and there’s no inside walking with covid. I also enjoy line dancing but that has ended in this town. I like going for short hikes in the woods on well-marked trails but this time of the year the trails are all muddy and wind-blown from trees. I walked circles around my living room and kitchen for exercise this past winter.
      5. Lip gloss is the number one thing I always carry. I also have small Dental brushes for cleaning out my attached retainers from having braces myself a decade or more ago.

      • thepinkshoelaces
        March 16, 2021 / 2:01 pm

        Thanks for commenting Lisa! I’ve never heard of Allie Stuckey – I’ll have to check it out!

  2. March 1, 2021 / 6:03 pm

    Sweet ‘n Low FTW. We are now officially kindred souls!

    • thepinkshoelaces
      March 9, 2021 / 7:53 am

      YES! What is it with other sweeteners?!

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