Tell Me About Yourself

October 10, 2016

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How was your guys’ weekend? I nested in a major way. Made pumpkin bread, watched old movies, indulged on the most delicious pizza at Emmy Squared, took a long walk in Central Park and got some work done. Given the overcast weather, it was sheer perfection.

For today’s post I wanted to do something a little different! My friend Mackenzie does a really cute series to get to know her readers better (so has Helena!) and I wanted to give it a go.

I know how many of you visit here each day but you may not be a regular commenter or engage in other manners yet your readership means so much to me that I’d love to know you better!

While wit & whimsy is a personal blog, I hope you know I see it as just as much about you guys as it is about me. I always want to be creating posts you are interested in so getting to know you better will help me down the line.

So if you’d like to participate (sure hope you will!), copy and paste the below questions and answer them within the Comments – I am so excited to see what you share! (My answers are also below :)) (You can also email me answers if you’d prefer but I think it’s fun to discover other peoples recommendations!)

Where are you from?

What do you do for a living?

Book you’re currently reading:

Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: 

Blog(s) you’re loving lately:

The next trip you’re taking:

One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy:

Meghan’s Answers:

Where are you from? A town outside of Chicago, IL.

What do you do for a living? Blogger & PR & marketing consultant.

Book you’re currently reading: I’ve started and not finished too many of recent but I need to finish Girl on the Train so I can see the movie!

Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: Right this way!

Blog(s) you’re loving lately: I read my friends’ Grace’s and Julia’s blogs everyday without fail and was recently introduced to Megan’s blog and adore her style.

The next trip you’re taking: Florida in a week with my sister.

One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: Can’t wait for your guys’ suggestions – I always love your ideas!

Can’t wait to hear what you guys share – Happy Monday!

xx,

Meghan

29 comments on “Tell Me About Yourself”

  1. Where are you from?
    Sewickley, PA- a small town outside Pittsburgh

    What do you do for a living?
    I am currently a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Columbia in New York

    Book you’re currently reading:
    Atonement by Ian McEwan – I didn’t get a chance to read it when it was popular a few years ago so I’m finally getting around to it

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat:
    Adventuregrams and Bows & Sequins

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately:
    Other than yours – Bows & Sequins, Corals & Cognacs, Peanut Butter Fingers, Atlantic Pacific, and Adventuregrams

    The next trip you’re taking:
    Denver to see my best friend 🙂

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy:
    I always love to see a good dress and sneaker combo because I find the combinations so cute but I often have trouble pulling it off myself as I’m not very tall.

    This was such a cool idea, thanks for doing it!

    1. Chrissy, so nice to “meet” you! Enjoy Denver – such a great town! I’m going to check out Adventuregrams on Snap as I need some new people to follow and I’ll definitely get you a sneaker/dress combo soon for some outfit inspo! Thanks so much for commenting 🙂

  2. Where are you from? St. Louis, Missouri

    What do you do for a living? I’m an account executive at a boutique real estate branding/advertising agency

    Book you’re currently reading: Started What Alice Forgot recently but I’ve been super into podcasts lately and have been neglecting my reading

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: Christine of Hello Fashion (her son is the cutest!), Hallie of Corals + Cognacs (her Tinder Tuesdays are so funny), Geri of Because I’m Addicted (love all her wellness tips) and of course you!

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: The Stripe (love the Q&As), Damsel in Dior (loved all her Paris videos, she’s great on Snapchat too!) and For All Things Lovely (a recent discovery for me)

    The next trip you’re taking: Leaving for LA on Friday & can’t wait!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: Recap of your Ireland trip please!

    1. Ireland recap coming very soon!! Send me your podcast recos as I always love finding new ones and going to follow Geri on Snap right away as I adore her blog and YouTube channel!! XO

  3. Where are you from? Louisville, KY

    What do you do for a living? QA Analyst in IT Engineering

    Book you’re currently reading: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin. Vampires are perfect for this time of year!

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: Don’t do the snap, but love Instagram.

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: The Stripe, Cup of Jo, The Anna Edit, Camille Styles, How Sweet It Is, Girls of a Certain Age

    The next trip you’re taking: Jamaica next year with the husband!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: A glimpse into your daily life 🙂

    1. Hi Lora!! Thanks so much for taking part – how fun that you’re going to Jamaica – have never been but heard the best things! I have two Day in the Life posts I did earlier this year before I started working for myself full time so per your suggestion I think I’ll do an updated one in the future 🙂 If you want to see the older ones though they are here: http://www.witwhimsy.com/2016/03/02/a-week-in-the-life-of-part-i/ and here: http://www.witwhimsy.com/2016/03/10/week-life-part-2/. Need to check out The Anna Edit, How Sweet It Is and Girls of a Certain Age – so glad you shared!!

  4. Hiiii friend! Thanks for including me – so flattereddd!!! Adore you!

    Where are you from? Cape Cod, MA! (Dennis, to be specific.)

    What do you do for a living? Blogger!

    Book you’re currently reading: I just started reading After You, by Jojo Moyes. Love her. 🙂

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: Kendi from Kendi Everyday is absolutely hysterical. I also love Hallie (Tinder Tuesdays) and Geri Hirsch – so much wellness inspiration. Also, Jacey from Damsel in Dior is so entertaining.

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: She’s in the Glow for major beauty inspiration, Sequins & Stripes, Look Linger Love.

    The next trip you’re taking: Virginia on Wednesday!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: A Q&A!

    xoxo

    1. Let’s please have all the Jojo Moyes convo over our next glass of wine! Can’t wait to hear what you think of After You. Thank you for these other amazing recs (all of which I know will be good) and CHECK to Q&A – must make that happen! Thank you for the push on that as I’ve been contemplating it! <3 you, G XO

  5. One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: More NYC adventures or NYC related tips. Also love fall/winter layering tips for fashion

  6. Where are you from? Grew up 1.5 hours outside of New York, NY in a Connecticut suburb

    What do you do for a living? Public relations for the financial services industry

    Book you’re currently reading: I’m about to start Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh but recently finished the new Harry Potter play (quick, fun read, but nothing like the originals!)

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: 3bulldogges (I don’t have a dog but love seeing someone else’s :P), Merritt from The Style Scribe and my brother so that I can see my niece 🙂

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: The Style Scribe, Sequins & Stripes, Gal Meets Glam, and of course, Wit and Whimsy!

    The next trip you’re taking: A quick getaway this week to my boyfriend’s parent’s place in Sarasota, FL

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: I’d love to see how you style certain items in more than one way…for example, I just bought a paid of faux leather 7 for all mankind jeans and would love to know how you’d wear them for work (assuming they are OK in the office!), during the day or for a night out.

    1. Hi to a fellow PR gal, Kait!! Thank you so much for commenting – you and I have a lot of favorite blogs in common and will absolutely look at some additional styling how-to posts. Your pants sound awesome and I always love pairing a plaid shirt with leather leggings and heels for a night out as a starter thought!

  7. Where are you from? Grew up outside of Cleveland, OH (currently Chicago, IL)

    What do you do for a living? I just left my full-time job to try freelancing and consulting in branding and marketing and I just signed on to be a part-time work as the project manager for a wedding videographer while I iron out all my career kinks 🙂

    Book you’re currently reading: Love, Loss, and What We Ate, Padma Lakshmi’s memoir, which I am loving.

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: Hallie Jackson, a reporter for NBC who is covering the 2016 election and Serena Williams (she’s low key hilarious!).

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: Joy the Baker, The Stripe, A Cup of Jo. I have a bunch on rotation but these are the ones that have been knocking it out of the park lately (Wit & Whimsy included).

    The next trip you’re taking: Nashville, TN to visit my younger sister and to attend my boyfriend’s cousin’s wedding.

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: Would love more insight into what your day looks like working from home and how you achieve that balance. As a new convert to that lifestyle, I’m always looking for tips and tricks of the trade, how to balance working at home but still getting out of the house and into the city.

    1. Alexandria! Welcome to the life of freelancing – MAJOR props to you!! I will absolutely work on a post about balancing that work from home life – thank you for the recommendation! Thanks so much for partaking in this – so glad to know you better!

  8. Where are you from? I’m also from outside of Chicago! Glenview 🙂

    What do you do for a living? I’m a writer/reporter.

    Book you’re currently reading: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner. It’s old-ish (from the ’90s!) but is a worthwhile read!

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: I love Merritt of the Style Scribe and Julia of Lemon Stripes

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: Design Darling and York Avenue

    The next trip you’re taking: Going home to Chicago on Thursday, but going to Barcelona in December!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: A Q&A post! Those are some of my favorites from bloggers.

  9. Where are you from? Atlanta, GA (now living in Los Angeles)

    What do you do for a living? Accountant for a digital entertainment company

    Book you’re currently reading: Same as you! Trying to finish Girl on the Train before the movie comes out. I also just bought Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook and I’m dying to make everything in it!

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: The Style Scribe, Damsel in Dior

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: Somewhere Lately, The Stripe

    The next trip you’re taking: Vegas at the end of October!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: You may have done a post similar to this before, but I’d like to know what your wardrobe staples are – things you love and wear multiple times per week.

    1. I’ve been meaning to revisit my wardrobe essentials post so thank you for reminding me, Jessica! Jacey is one of my favorite Snappers too. Perhaps we can keep each other honest on finishing The Girl on the Train!? 🙂 Thanks so much for partaking in this!!

  10. Where are you from? San Jose, CA- Currently living in Redwood City, CA

    What do you do for a living? Store Manager (aka chief people wrangler) at a wine, spirits & beer store in Northern California, 30 minutes south of San Francisco- http://www.klwines.com

    Book you’re currently reading: Parisians: An Adventure History by Graham Robb, My Parisian Kitchen by David Lebovitz

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), At Home: A Blog by Joanna Gaines- Magnolia Market, David Lebovitz, Kate Spade, spiritsjournal.klwines.com

    The next trip you’re taking: Dublin, Ireland in March

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: Your Ireland post! Much like “Meghan’s New York”, the fabulous must-do and must-see things in Dublin and the Irish countryside.

    1. I went to school at Santa Clara University, Sarah! My first PR internship was in Redwood City in fact 🙂 I’d love to know if you end up liking those Parisian books since I’m a major francophile. Will get you the Ireland posts soon! xo

  11. Where are you from? Columbus, OH but in Chicago now

    What do you do for a living? Work at a nonprofit in healthcare research

    Book you’re currently reading: I’m in between books but have been loving the How I Built This podcast on my commute

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: My favorite beauty blogger, The Anna Edit. Feel like I’d totally be her friend in real life.

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: Cupcakes and Cashmere always kills it and Peanut Butter Fingers for her awesome workouts

    The next trip you’re taking: Purdue, my boyfriends alma mater, to go to my first football game there.

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: More healthy living posts, like a roundup of your go-to healthy recipes.

  12. Hi!

    Where are you from? two very small towns, one in Northern Indiana & one in Southwest Michigan ( Michigan is actually a cottage that we lived part time at year round but I went to school in Indiana.)

    What do you do for a living? small business owner, HR Consulting, Resume Writer & Career Coach, plus I’m a yoga teacher.

    Book you’re currently reading: a business one, Seth Godin All Marketers Tell Stories, it’s about being authentic in marketing.

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: The Stripe, The Tiny Canal Cottage, Extra Petite

    The next trip you’re taking: Kansas City, MO to meet up with a friend

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: I’m interested in how you are reaching out and growing your consulting business, unique things you are trying in building your brand and how you keep positive if you’ve experienced rejection or maybe more a lack of in interest in pursuing the services you offer; I always love your very genuine/real life posts, they are so relatable!

    1. Love my fellow Midwesterners, Sara and hi to a fellow #girlboss working for herself! I am working on a post about the things I’ve learned about running my own business in the first 6 months of doing so and will work to address the questions you outlined – I totally feel you on those pain points! Thank you so much for commenting!!

  13. Where are you from? Rumson, NJ

    What do you do for a living? Finance marketing

    Book you’re currently reading: Committed to the New Yorker, but looking for a new read!

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: My brother hahah and School boyQ

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: Wit & Whimsy 🙂 (love your weekly round ups) & The Infatuation

    The next trip you’re taking: Just got back from Charlottesville VA and onto a Eurotrip- Prague, Vienna & Budapest!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: Some of your amazing recipes as we get ready for hibernation. Or possibly a recipe and movie pairing?

  14. Where are you from? Tulsa, Oklahoma (now living in NYC!)

    What do you do for a living? Assistant at a hedge fund but taking coding classes to hopefully transition to a tech career. More flexibility and an actual career growth!

    Book you’re currently reading: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

    Favorite people to follow on Snapchat: I actually don’t do Snapchat but love Insta and following @food52 @garancedore and @mimithorrison

    Blog(s) you’re loving lately: The Stripe, Manger, Victoria McGinley, Love and Lemons, Dishing up the Dirt, Cup of Jo

    The next trip you’re taking: Savannah for a wedding and then Seville, Spain for Thanksgiving!

    One post you’d like to see on wit & whimsy: A bit more on how the transition from full time job to freelance is going. I’m not even there but wanting to transition into a more flexible job is quite a change. Also, I loved Grace’s Q&A posts on The Stripe. Maybe something for the future?

    1. Alicia – that is so awesome you’re taking coding classes on the side of what I imagine is a demanding job – #getitgirl! I am so jealous you’re going to Seville as I hear it is amazing (peep Amanda from Advice from a 20 something on Insta – she’s there right now.) I can definitely cover the job transition piece for you and am going to work on a Q&A – send me your questions 🙂 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting – happy to know you a bit better!

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