Sunday, July 19, 2015

A - Z Survey

Because I need some help these days blogging. And anyone who actually reads this deserves more than me bitching about my Crohn's problems. Not sure this is any better BUT enjoy ;)
A – Age: 34. I do not think I am old, but some times I sit here and am like wait, 34? I feel years younger. Life moves way too fast.

B – Biggest Fear: Failure. As in professional. I have spent my life working my ass off between college and graduate school. My career path is a bit crooked and I fell into the field of TV news 2 1/2 years ago and now have plans for network domination. Slight exaggeration. Kind of. Not really. Career aspirations have always been to be at the top previously it was in event planning and now it is in news. It will happen. The want for success has a fire under my ass. 
C – Current Time: 10:34pm. I don't know why I am still up. I have had the longest day ever. (edit: That was Friday night, it is now Sunday morning at 10:45, typical).
D – Drink You Had Last: Coke Zero. Some times I can't help the craving. Although lately it has been a few times a week. Oops. 
E – Easiest Person To Talk To: my Dad. We are basically the same person. He is calm, straight forward and rational. He is not emotional but he is empathetic. He is also very much like me in that he looks at the WHY behind things. He has been so phenomenal and supportive with my Crohn's diagnosis because we are both research and science oriented. I had one MAJOR phone meltdown in the beginning and he knew I just had to cry it out for a moment and didn't spend every subsequent conversation questioning my sanity (my poor mom on the other hand can't just let me be upset for 10 minutes and then realize I am over it and move on. I am a frustration crier). 
F – Favorite Song: SO MANY. I attach music to memories and can remember very specifically what was happening for so many songs. But one that just popped up on my playlist is from 1985: Survivor - The Search is Over and true story at 4 years old I declared this would be my wedding first dance song. God bless the man that ever marries me ;) 

G – Grossest Memory: I had a cyst on my tailbone that was basically the size of a baseball and had to be drained. Twice. Prior to surgery. I gag still thinking about it. It fascinated yet disgusted me at the same time. 
H – Hometown: Belmar, NJ is where I was born BUT moved to Warren, NJ when I was 9 and only spent summers in Belmar after so more consider Warren "home"
I – In Love With: at this very moment - how gloriously less humid these nights have been. No AC hasn't been an issue one bit! 

J – Jealous Of: non city life. My work and such requires big city living BUT some times I wish I could move to some small town in the country somewhere and live a simple slower paced life.
K – Kindest Person You Know: I have a few people in my life that are amazing can't call out just one.
L – Longest Relationship: My parents have been married 30 years! with a 17 year age difference. 
M – Middle Name: Nicole.
N – Number of Siblings: 2

O – One Wish: for the Crohns'ing stuff to end. and to feel 100%. too much to ask?
P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: someone for work. never. ends. 

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: "why do you work out so much".

R – Reason To Smile: Life. No matter what, stop and realize that even when things are tough we are blessed to live the life we live in this country.
S – Song You Last Sang: Foo Fighters "Best of You" 
T – Time You Woke Up: 7:00am. After 4 5:00am days and long work days my body called mercy and tapped out of a morning workout.
U – Underwear Color: I am in pj's so do boy shorts count? Red.
V – Vacation Destination: I have not traveled at all. So basically the world.

W – Worst Habit: chewing ice. I only do it at home but my dad the dentist berates me constantly. Plus it is annoying. On the other side, my hematologist said that chewing ice is a sign of anemia so maybe there is hope?!
X – X-Rays You’ve Had: hmm foot, nose and teeth. I think that is all?
Y – Your Favorite Food: I think it depends on the day. I get obsessed with something for a while then move on. Lately I am rather bored with all foods since I am trying to be nice to my gut. I suppose there is always peanut butter! 

Z – Zodiac Sign: Aquarius.


  1. Cute- hopping over from preppy runner...I'm a dietitian and have worked with many Chronhs patients. Keep at it- find Drs & practioners who will listen to you!

    1. Hi - Thanks for stopping by :) and thank you - I am developing a great network of doctors who are genuinely invested in my well being. I feel like the dietary component is an ever evolving challenge!