Meet Cassie!

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to another week...the last week of October! Can you believe that November is practically here?  Are you ready for Halloween?  Oh goodness me :-)  To get your Monday Moving I have a fabulous lady to introduce you to.

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For the month of October I participated in being a Solidarity Sister. Susannah at Simple Moments Stick put this all together and it is fantastic! I spent the last few weeks getting to know Cassie from Always A Blogsmaid.  Cassie and I could not have been more perfectly paired. We are in very similar places in our lives and got along so well.  Here's a fun little interview to help get you and Cassie acquainted. Make sure to check out her blog!

You know how much I love movies, so what is YOUR favorite movie of all time and why?  
My favorite movie of all time is Cruel Intentions.  I just love everything about it - great actors, the wit/sarcasm, and an even greater soundtrack.  It was the first movie I ever bought on dvd; mostly because I couldn't find it on VHS anywhere.  

How did you get into blogging and what do you love most about it? 
On labor day four years ago, I had my first weekend at the lake with friends.  One of the friends, Kathleen, was telling me how she had a blog and I was instantly curious.  I spent an unhealthy amount of time on Xanga and MySpace back then, so a blog wasn't a stretch for me.  When I got home from the lake, I signed up on and started writing down life experiences. 

What I love most about blogging is the community.  I love being able type in a URL and immediately connect with another blogger.  I have met two girls so far in real life that I call friends, Lauren & Amy.  I wouldn't have met them without this blog and for that, I'm forever grateful.  My goal is to meet all my blogging friends, so you may be next! :)

Looking back on your life, what are you most proud of? 
Almost everyone you know these days has gone to college.  Well, I was the first one in my family to graduate from community college and a university.  If I had to pick one thing to be most proud of?  Becoming a Hinds Hi-Stepper.  Attending Hinds changed my life for the better, but becoming a part of a sisterhood that continues to re-connect each year is something I'll always be proud of. 

Are you doing what you love? If not, what would you rather be doing?  
I can't say that I am doing what I love.  If I'm being honest, I'm doing what pays the bills right now (as long as I never move out).  I am constantly asking myself "what do I want to do?" and I can't ever give a straight answer.  I have been told plenty of times that I should be a party planner or a writer, so that's something to work towards.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not working?  
Some of my favorite things to do are hang out with my friends, travel, go to the movies, lay on the beach and read a book, watch Netflix, plan celebrations for friends, buy gifts for others, get manicures/pedicures, hold babies, and send snail mail to friends when they least expect it.
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Favorite food and beverage? 
Hamburger and French fries - and a cold, Dr. Pepper.

What are some of your goals? 
Short term goals include paying off my car & student loans.  Once that's done, save money to buy a house.  Grow my blog by being more consistent with posting.  And of course the given ones: be healthier, lose weight, etc.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  
Since I'll be 33 then, I would hope that house would be purchased and sharing it with someone I love, hopefully married.  Maybe a child (if that's in God's plan for me).  

What do you wish you had more time to do? 
I wish I had more time to just travel instead of sitting in a cubicle long enough to get some personal leave.  I wish I had more time to enjoy the day to day instead of wondering if I have enough money/living paycheck to paycheck.  I wish I had more time to just be, instead of be-ing somewhere or someone.

If you could go anywhere in the world for 30 days, where would you go and why? 
ITALY.  I spent a few days of my sophomore year in college in Rome and Florence, Italy.  I would love to be able to go back and visit Positiano? - the beach, the culture.  30 days may not even be enough to soak in all the Italian culture has to offer.

If you had $10,000 what would you do with it?  
The first thing I would do is pay off all my student loans so that no longer is holding me back with a minimum payment every month.  With the $4,000 left over, I would put part of it in savings and I would buy a plane ticket to California and visit friends.

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Hey y'all!  My name is Cassie and I write a lifestyle blog over at Always, A Blogsmaid.  I started my blog in 2011, a year after graduating college, to document my post-grad life.  I spend my weekdays in a cubicle and spend my weekends traveling to visit friends.  For about 18 months, I was holding a lot of bouquets, but now I hold a lot of babies.  I am single, living at home with my parents and paying off student loans. If bridesmaid stories, baby holding, and weekend travels interest you, please stop by my blog anytime!  If you want to keep up with with my random, post-college days, you can find/contact me here: 

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