What You Probably Didn’t Know

If you type in “questions to get to know someone” on Google, you get “50 Questions to Ask Your Crush to See If They’re Right for You” or “60 Get to Know You Questions for a New Romance” or “30 Deep Questions to Ask a Girl” and I’ve been doing a little thinking. I’m working and writing to expand Always, S more than ever, so since I’m hoping there are (quite) a few new readers out there, I thought I would take the time to introduce myself! I went through a couple of the articles that came up on my search and picked some interesting questions, but DON’T WORRY. I skipped the “What is the naughtiest moment in your school days that you can remember?” because…uh, ew?

To those of you who have been reading for a while, don’t hit that X up top just yet. These are questions you probably don’t know the answers to, so you should definitely stick around.

First, the basics, if you’re a newbie. My name is Savannah and I’m a college student in North Carolina, the best place to be. I’m applying to the Public Health program in TWO WEEKS (AKA VERY SOON) and I declared a minor in Applied Anthropology before Christmas last year. I started Always, S in July of 2014 before I went to Ontario, Canada for a week to film Peace Camp for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. You might wonder, “Why start a blog if you’re only gone a week?” Well, if you hung out with my family you would come to understand two things: 1. They’re really hard to leave because they’re awesome and really fun and 2. I had never been away from home before without family besides summer camp and I’m the oldest grandchild so it was kinda a big deal. One month after I got back, I moved into college 4 hours away from that awesome and really fun family and it made me sad, so I kept blogging. And 1.5 years later, here we are!

Anyways. Now for the nitty gritty.

Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

Okay so I picked this question because its probably the hardest one for me to answer. If you changed the wording slightly to “…live anywhere in the US” I would without a doubt say still here in North Carolina or Colorado. Or Idaho. I went to Colorado and Idaho this summer as part of a big road trip and fell in love. I expected Colorado to be beautiful and it exceeded my expectations. I expected Idaho to be boring and it was the complete opposite.

Colorado

Colorado

Idaho

Idaho

But if we’re talking about outside of the US, y’all, I have no freakin’ clue. I’ve always had this weird obsession with Malta (a small, cute country near Italy) and if I don’t go to Santorini, Greece for my honeymoon I might have a complete breakdown. So maybe one of those two? One time I told my friend (who is a guy) my Santorini, Greece idea and he just told me that was super #basic. Well, IDGAF. Its Greece and its beautiful and I wanna be there.

What would your parents be surprised to learn about you?

Hey, mom and dad! My parents would probably be surprised to know that I actually know how to clean my room. AND keep the bathroom counter empty. Despite my lack of efforts back home, I’m a neat freak through and through. I totally get the whole “organized chaos” thing too, especially right now since I’m still not 100% unpacked from my move before Christmas. Oops. Sorry mom!

What is your most bizarre pet peeve?

I don’t think they’re really that bizarre, but a few are: drivers who don’t know what a turn signal is, drivers that don’t yield to pedestrians, drivers who are on the road at the same time as me, DRIVERS, people who ditch friends just for better plans, bad pet owners, anything Donald Trump does (kidding! kinda).

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

Any day is a good day to me if I’m with my friends and/or family, my hair is cooperating, I have time to make my bed in the morning, I can take a warm shower (cold showers….just, no), and if I eat some good food. But a PERFECT day?! I’m not quite sure. Maybe a hike with an amazing view? Or a trip to a restaurant I’ve never been to? A perfect day to me is one that’s busy and one that’s spent exploring!

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What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

I really REALLY don’t like the whole “That’s so gay” thing. Saying it makes you seem hateful, homophobic, and quite frankly, very ignorant. It seriously irritates me and if one of my friends says it, I lose a lot of respect for them. What you’re doing when you say “That’s so gay” is putting homosexuality on the same page as stupidity and I think that’s an extremely heartless, mean, and rude thing to do. The word “gay” is NOT a synonym for “stupid.”

Do you enjoy cooking? What is the most delicious meal you have ever made?

You might’ve seen my post about sugar cookie nachos and how they did NOT work out. That post exemplifies my cooking skills right there. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy cooking because 1. I’m not very good at it and 2. I never have the time to sit down, pick a recipe, and follow through — because heck no I do not just throw stuff together and pray its good. The food would be unidentifiable if I did that. The most delicious meal I ever made? I have two. One was chicken that I had just cooked for the first time and everyone loved it, much to my surprise. The second was a spicy thai noodle dish I made with fresh broccoli and sesame and I made it for a house full of boys and they ate it so fast I couldn’t even blink so I think that means they enjoyed it??

What is something you used to do as a child that you wish you could still do?

Play outside all of the time. Sleep. Build forts and not come out of them until dinner time. Wear clothes backwards and nobody judge me.

Favorite…

…movie: Practical Magic. For a couple of reasons. 1. Sandra Bullock. BEAUTIFUL. 2. Nicole Kidman. BEAUTIFUL. 3. The soundtrack. BEAUTIFUL. 4. Aidan Quinn. BEAUT- you get the idea.

…song: How do I pick just one? Seriously! I’m a huge fan of Stevie Nicks right now thanks to my favorite movie and the fact that I’ve watched it 371 times since school started back. So anything by her, really. But I also really really love Chris Stapleton’s Tennessee Whiskey and JT’s Drink  You Away. So. Idk.

…book: My favorite book is still Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I wrote about it in my post, 10 Must Reads for Girls. Its a life changer, for sure. I think it should be the next read for anyone reading this post right now. Go get it.

…celebrity: This one is really tough. I’m not quite sure. I love Emma Watson because of her dedication to women’s rights and her role in achieving gender equality (read her HeforShe speech). I also love Anne Hathaway because of her role as an activist for LGBTQ rights (watch her award acceptance at the HRC Dinner) (and this video of her shutting down a dude that asks about her weight just because).

…place to shop: I <3 Target, GAP, and Nordstrom, but I’m trying to tone down the amount of times I go to Target because I’ll go for just paper towels and deodorant and then I’ll be like “No I REALLY need this super chic glass water bottle” and then “Wait it has a matching lunchbox?!” and maybe “Should I get one for all of the roommates too so we can MATCH?!”

…blog: A couple of my favorites are Barefoot Blonde, Bev Cooks, Em for Marvelous, Auj Poj, Coming Up Roses, Endless Bliss, Southern Weddings, and Green Wedding Shoes. Those last two blogs are all about weddings and they’re BEAUTIFUL so don’t judge.

…school subject: I’m taking a class right now called Culture, Pregnancy, and Birth and awuilhdsaskudfhsadfnk it blows my dang MIND. I love all things birth and all things baby so this class is super interesting and makes me SO happy! Its all about how society and culture shape our ideas of – you guessed it – pregnancy and birth and why our society has come to have specific ideas about pregnancy and birth and how it all works.

SO. That’s me! What else do you want to know? Do we have anything in common?

Stay tuned for monthly goals and a recap of January this week!

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  • nicole simonetti

    You & I have the same shopping taste and apparently the same thoughts whenever shopping in Target – I find reasons to buy any and everything I see there. x Nicole | http://www.changeanddress.com

  • Loved learning more about you – thought this questions were very unique and interesting! I love that you love Anne Hathaway because ME. TOO. Everything she’s in, I love. And I could really hate the genre of the film, but I would love it just because of her, haha. 🙂

    X,
    cristinaoncampus.blogspot.com

  • I also love ‘Pratical Magic’ and I hate the ‘that’s so gay!’ thing also.

    • Savannah Ward

      I’ve honestly never met anyone besides my mom that knows what Practical Magic is, so YAY for us! 🙂

  • Kristine Circenis

    I 100% agree with your statement that drivers are your biggest pet peeve. Most of the time, i feel like I should be allowed to drive on the roads by myself for like an hour, during which all other drivers are forbidden from the roads ha!

  • Colorado and Idaho look gorgeous! I haven’t yet been to either. ANd oh how I miss the days exploring as a child, not confined to an office job!

  • I totally agree with the “that’s so gay” thing. It drives me crazy, and I will usually speak out if I hear it!

  • Loved reading this and getting to know more about you! Happy to hear that you are so close to your family. Family is so important. I have lived in NC for most of my life and cannot picture myself living any where else! (I say that now and watch me move in two weeks.. haha)

    xoxo

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Hannah Madison

    I just graduated from Chapel Hill, good luck getting into the school of public health!

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels

    http://www.hmsjewels.com

  • You have just inspired me to read Eat Pray Love! lol. This post made me want to go exploring 🙂

  • Allie Bigoness

    WOW I love this post. Such an awesome idea because I know I definitely just start randomly reading blogs without ever reading the about me page! Definitely could get a great sense of your humor and voice in this post. I majored in public health in college (just graduated last May) and absolutely loved it. Great major, one of my favorite classes was professionalism and ethics in public health, never thought that would be the case going in but it was awesome.

  • Such a creative post! I love it!

  • I’ve never spent much time in Colorado but it looks SO gorgeous! I loved learning more about you girl!

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks for reading! 🙂 I recommend getting out to Colorado ASAP <3

  • What a fun read. I may have to do something similar!!

    • Savannah Ward

      Yay! Can’t wait to read yours and get to know you! 🙂

  • I adore this post and getting to know you better! I agree 10000000% people who don’t use turn signals suck. I hope you get to Greece so you don’t have a total freakout! hah I really love this post!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • This was so fun! I love Emma Watson too! Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better and sharing the origin of your blog. I love details like that! 🙂

  • I loved getting to know you better!

    Southern Soul

  • Great facts about you! I definitely love Eat Pray Love too!

    HashtagFabLife

  • I also am annoyed by anything/everything Donald Trump! Did you see today that he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize?! It absolutely drives me insane when people use gay as an insult, as well.

    Loved getting to know more about you! I didn’t realize we had so much in common 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • My parents think I’m so messy, but I’m actually super clean in my own space because it’s my own space.
    Shaguna

    gold&hearts

    • Savannah Ward

      I agree 100%! I pay way more attention to detail in my own apartment.