20 Get to Know Me Questions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

During my free time during the week, (yes I do squeeze some in here and there) I enjoy reading my list of favorite blogs that I have and learning more about the author behind them.  We all write about our families, lives, etc, so it is nice to know a little more about the person right?  I stumbled across this "Get to Know Me" survey Ashley @ A Lady Goes West wrote and thought it would be perfect to incorporate into my post today so that YOU can get to know ME :)

So here goes nothing...

20-Question "Get to Know Me"

1. What’s your whole name?
Sherri Edwards Schwartz (Edwards is my maiden name)
2. Are you named after anyone?
3. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have one younger sister who lives in North Carolina
My sister and I at Ryan's 1st birthday party.  She is younger but MUCH taller than me! (I was wearing heels)

4. Where did you grow up?
Virginia!  I was born and raised in a teeny town called Franklin (about an hour outside of Virginia Beach).
5. What activities did you do in high school?
I danced for 15 years, was in Varsity cheering, Varsity Tennis, member of DECA (President my senior year), and competed in pageants.  (Was Miss Virginia National Teenager in 2004.)
DECA trip to Orlando, FL my senior year of high school. (me in center with shorts)

6. Where did you go to college?
I went to George Mason University!  GM-U-know!
7. What activities did you do in college?
I was in Alpha Phi in college and was Director of Philanthropy for A Phi my junior year.
My senior year of college with my little, grand little, and great grand little

My initiation day

8. What did you study in college?
Major in Journalism and minor in Business Administration.
9. What was your first job out of college?
My first job out of college, I was an Inside Account Manager with ADS.  ADS is a government distributor and my customers with West Coast Navy.
10. What kind of music do you like?
I like a mix of everything but you will mostly find me listening to alternative and pop.  Love the dance beats!  I occasionally get on an 90's hip hop kick.
11. What’s one hobby that you’d like to take up?
I wish I was crafty and could refurbish furniture.  I have seen so many pieces that have been painted and stained that I love.  To buy a used/cheap piece and make it look awesome and contemporary... man, what a skill/hobby.
12. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?
I KNEW I was going to be the next Katie Couric.  Seriously, ask anyone who knew me.  I even interned at the Washington, DC, NBC studios.
13. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?
Painting my one of my spare bathrooms.  I have an extra can of paint from when we painted our master bath (a year ago) and it is enough to do one of our other baths.  But I have been putting it off for a year.
14. Do you have any irrational fears?
I am terrified of lightening.  I am such a baby about it.  It all stems from one summer in high school where I was leaving a house I was babysitting at.  A storm was approaching and as soon as I stepped out the house, lightening struck the tree 20ft. away...then, just an hour later, another storm approached and lightening struck my house and I was in the living room.  From that point on, I was dunzo.  No more lightening for me.
15. Have you ever traveled outside the country? If so, where and when?
I studied abroad for 2 week to Cuernavaca, Mexico my sophomore year of college.
With my abroad roommate at one of the ruins.

16. When’s your next vacation and where are you going?
We are taking our very first family vacation since Ryan was born, in May.  We are heading to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to celebrate our 3-yr anniversary and my husband's 30th birthday for the week.
Our wedding day, May 19, 2012.  Hard to believe it will be three years.

17. Do you speak any other languages?
I wish I remembered my Spanish since I had to take all four years of it in college but I can't.  I mean, I can remember key phrases and words but I cannot write it.
18. What’s one talent that you wish you had?
I really wish I could sing.  I am so envious of the beautiful singers and I feel so bad for Ryan to have to hear ME sing to him at night.
19. What’s something that you wish you did more of?
I wish I had more vacation time to visit our family.  Our family on both sides in back in Virginia and since we are in Memphis, flights are expensive, and it's a 14-hr car ride, we don't get home as often as we like.  I hate it for Ryan, not knowing his family as well as we would like.
20. If you weren’t in your current job, what would you want to be doing?
I really would love to be a radio dj.  I have my favorite show I listen to in the mornings on my way to work and they are always goofing off and just talking about all kinds of crazy stuff.  Seems like more fun than work; sign me up!

So there you go!  That's 20 answers to 20 questions about me.  You learn something new?


Are there any other questions you would add to this survey?

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Any irrational fears?