Wear the Pants / Robin Reetz / Digital Journalist
Posted on 06 March 2015
Georgia, New York, London, South Africa, North Carolina. Overanalyzes it all, talks about feelings a lot, loves peanut butter/every animal.
WHAT'S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
That I'm genuine and self aware. That's extremely important to me, so I was thrilled to hear that.
TEACH US HOW TO DO SOMETHING?
How to practice self-therapy through writing a personal narrative in four steps:
1. Write down what you're thinking. This can be really challenging, but sit down and do it.
2. Keep writing, then write some more.
3. Practice every day and hopefully – maybe – you'll soon become comfortable with it.
4. Edit x 100, then read back and feel good about the fact that you've been able to articulate your feelings on paper, and hopefully have learned something about yourself along the way.
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU GOT YOUR FIRST PERIOD?
At my locker in my seventh grade classroom – thank god it was at the end of the day. But yeah, a seventh grade classroom. How awful, awkward, and appropriate is that?
WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
Most likely a friend, on a piece of college rule notebook paper, written with a lilac gel pen. Definitely would still have the spiral things on the side. That sounds about right.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
My family and my husband, obvs, who is the best and have always been incredibly supportive of me. Otherwise, I would have to say my accomplishments. I'm a classic introvert but have done a lot of things in my career and personal life that I've wanted to do even though I was scared/wanted to go home and put on yoga pants the whole time. But I still did the things I set out to do, so I'm really proud of that. I try to use my blog as a space to remind others than we're all basically the same, and hopefully inspire them to realize that and do things they may initially fear. I'm proud of that, as well.
WHAT ARE TWO ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Honestly, I don't have a bucket list – I just try to go after the things I want to or feel compelled to do as they come. These wants and desired outcomes are limited when it comes to travel and major changes, but I just try to live my ideas as they come since you never know how long you'll be around. May sound cheesy but folks – it's true!
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
To take things one at a time. It's an idea that can be hard to put into practice and is something we're faced with everyday on both a small and large scale–whether it deals with organizing yourself for work or for major life changes. I'm not the most patient person in the world so it's something I'm constantly reminding myself of.
TELL US A TMI MOMENT.
I feel like my entire blog is a case study for TMI. Maybe read this, this, and this. Also, this isn't exciting but it's a TMI in the sense that it's super lame: From elementary school to high school, I wrote every single outfit I wore on a calendar, and wouldn't "allow" myself to wear the same shirt or skirt unless a month had gone by. Really, really lame and OCD.