20 Question Survey

Happy Friday lovely friends!! I saw this fun Survey on Katie’s Blog over at Daily Cup of Kate, and I decided to get in on the fun myself! I love  getting to know other bloggers this way, so I hope you enjoy it too! Please join in, and answer a few of the questions in the comments below!

selfie1. What’s your whole name?

Brooke Lynette Walker

2. Are you named after anyone?

Not named after anyone, but I was suppose to be a boy, literally until I popped out! I would have been Scotty. My Mom didn’t even have an outfit to bring me home in, not to mention a name for a girl. My brother, however, the entire time was determined I was a girl and my Mom had tried to break it to him, but turns out I guess he knew better. When the Doctor told him he had a baby sister he said, “Nope it’s a Brooke”! Obviously he had heard my Mom say that name!  Amazing how much technology we have now and that mistake would never be made now days. My heart rate was really strong and they were basing my gender on that!

3. Do you have any siblings?

Per the last question, yep, I have 1 brother and he is 2.5 years older than me. Here’s the Walker gang!

family photo4. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town called Jasper, Arkansas. AND when I say small, I mean tiny! Population 498. Yes, four hundred and ninety eight. My graduating class was 50 people and we had a big class! I wouldn’t trade it for the world. My parents still live there and people from all over travel to our little town to go rock climbing, camping, canoeing, and hiking! It’s really beautiful and filled with National Forrest.

5. What activities did you do in high school?

Basketball was my main gig, but I also played Softball and Tennis. My Mom kept proof below. #sorrynotsorry you can see up my nose!

IMG_37516. Where did you go to college?

University of Arkansas, Walton College of Business

7. What activities did you do in college?

I was in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, I played intramural basketball and volleyball, and I worked 2 jobs! I had a work study office job and I waited tables all throughout college

8. What did you study in college?

Marketing, Management

9. What was your first job out of college?

My very first job was at Sephora as a Store Manager, then and short 6 months later I got the opportunity to work for the Sam’s Club corporate office on the buying team for a few different categories, and I stayed there for 3 years.

10. What kind of music do you like?

I like really chill music unless I am running, then I like really fast music! My favorite artist is Ryan Adams! Any kind of live music is my favorite. Steve and I are going to a music festival (Ryan will be there …yippee) in May. Flashback to the Lumineers in Paris….

Lumineers11. What’s one hobby that you’d like to take up?

I really want to learn to play guitar but since Steve got me golf clubs instead for my Birthday I am going to take up golfing. I mean, I like to golf but, I need to take a few lessons before I start playing with the big boys!

12. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a Veterinarian or a Marine Biologist. you see how that worked out!

13. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?

Decorating  our  house once it is finally finished! Will it EVER END?!? Oh and learning to play the guitar once I get one! I hope Steve is reading!

14. Do you have any irrational fears?

I have developed a fear of flying in the last few  years, which is super unfortunately because I travel a lot for work and I love to travel!  I just have to suck it up! Flying use to never even phase me no matter how bad the turbulent, but now every bump sends me into “we are going to dye” panic!

15. Have you ever traveled abroad? If so, where?

Yes, as I mentioned I LOVE to travel and I have been fortunate to do so! I also listed places that aren’t technically out of the country but also aren’t in the contiguous 48.

Paris
Amsterdam
Cancun
Dominican Republic
Oahu Hawaii
St. John US Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico
 

16. When’s your next vacation and where are you going?

Besides are mini getaway to the Music Festival I mentioned above in Memphis at the beginning of May, Steve and I are headed to Aruba the last week in May. Oh and I am meeting Steve in New York next weekend for a few days away if that counts. I really am just tagging along to meet some of his best friends from highschool and to get my hair done! He is there for work already so it was a good time, but I REALLY need to get my hair done #priorities I totally digressed on this question. Sorry, the answer is Aruba.

17. Do you speak any other languages?

Not fluently. I wish I did. Note to self, next time I travel to Paris, learn French! It was really hard to communicate and navigate over there without speaking the language.

18. What’s one talent that you wish you had?

I wish I had musical talents! uh hem….guitar!

19. What’s something that you wish you did more of?

Yoga. I love yoga and although I try to do a little daily in some form, I don’t get to a class very often! I need to start making it a priority. I also love photography and I use to do it a lot more. My camera has been on the fritz so I need to take it to the camera doctor.

20. If you weren’t in your current job, what would you want to be doing?

I would definitely have my own business. I have always dreamed of having my own business! It will happen one day! I am not giving up on this dream!

And that’s a little bit about me!  Pick a couple questions and answer them below! Pretty Please! And feel free to ask me any more questions!

Cheers, -SS

Comments

  1. So happy you did this survey- I love reading others answers! I also would like to take up golf. My dad tried to teach me a few years ago but I got super frustrated. I should really just take some pro lessons! Happy Friday!
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    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Thanks for letting me join in Katie. I really enjoyed your survey post!! As for the golf lessons, I too get frustrated when someone close to me tries to teach me. I think pro lessons are definitely in order. I need to schedule that very soon! I like to play but I really have no formal training and Steve basically said if I want to play with the big boys I need lessons! haha! Stay tuned to see how that goes!

  2. Ha I was supposed to be a Scott too! I might have to steal/borrow this idea! I took up ukulele last year and as someone who has tried guitar multiple times, I found it a lot easier! Food for thought!
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    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Very interesting Tonya. I will keep that in mind before I make a purchase! That’s too funny. Scott must have been popular around the time we were born! :)

  3. Yay another small town girl! People look at me funny when I say I graduated with 54 people! Aruba will be so much fun! My sister loves it and says they are moving there when they get old lol!

    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Oh that’s so great to hear. I have never been to Aruba. Steve has been and loved it! Small town girls rock!!! No one else understands! :)

  4. I think I graduated with somewhere around 80 people, so I feel you! The town next to mine graduated 5 people the year I graduated – at least you had a few more than that! Haha.

    YES to being a panicky flier! I used to – and still do love flying in planes! But just in the last year or so I’ve been so tense. I have no idea why!

    And I love chill music as well. “Come Pick Me Up” is my favorite Ryan song! It’s so amazing.

    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Small town girls unite! A small class has it’s pro’s and con’s but also its own character that is hard to explain! Kinda nice knowing every single person you graduate with IMO!

      Flying NEVER use to bother me. What happened to us?!? I won’t let it stop me from traveling but I need to chill out, glad I am not the only one who developed this out of nowhere!

      Ah, Come Pick me Up, you are my long lost music bestie it sounds like! It truly is an amazing song! Definitely my favorite followed by La Cienga. I have seen Ryan live 3 times so this will be the 4th and I can’t wait!

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