I've seen this survey going around and because it's a rainy Tuesday morning, I figured, why not?
1) What’s your whole name?
Sarah Christine Smith... and well, eventually, Carlson. I haven't quite gotten around to changing it yet. Whoops.
2) Are you named after anyone?
Nope! My aunt picked out my middle name but only because she liked it.
3) Do you have any siblings?
I do! An older brother & sister. My sister is 8 years older and my brother is 6 years older. Needless to say, they weren't the biggest fans of me when I came along.
4) Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the smallest city in the state of Virginia. A tiny town about 20 minutes from the border of Kentucky & 40 from the border of Tennessee.
5) What activities did you do in high school?
Pretty much every sport I could manage! I was a HUGE tomboy in high school. When other girls were interested in makeup, I was interested in shooting hoops. I played varsity softball, basketball, & volleyball all four years in high school. I don't think I really did anything outside of sports now that I think about it?! ha.
6) Where did you go to college?
The University of Virginia's College at Wise... The only branch of the University of Virginia.
7) What activities did you do in college?
ha. Oh boy. What DIDN'T I do?! That's the real question. I played softball for two years, joined a sorority, participated in the Student Activities Board & Student Government Association, was a member of several honor societies, was the student member of our board of directors, an orientation leader, president of PHC, extended orientation leader...... we could seriously be here for days.
8) What did you study in college?
Business Administration. Although if I could go back and do it all over again knowing what I do now, I would have majored in nutrition sciences with a minor in exercise physiology. Or something along those lines. It's hard knowing what you want to do with the rest of your life when you're 18!
9) What was your first job out of college?
I worked at a bank for 6 months... and it was awful. Luckily for me, a position opened up at the college and I jumped right on it. It was in Student Activities & Outdoor Recreation and was AWESOME. I took kids skydiving, white water rafting, races, got to watch comedians and musicians for a living, and plan really fun events for students! And then our wellness center opened up and it was meant for me. I've got the best job ever!
10) What kind of music do you like?
ha. I don't even know anymore. I'd have to say my favorites are Jason Mraz & Maroon 5.
11) What’s one hobby you’d like to pick up?
I'd like to be crafty. I'm not patient enough!
12) What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?
ha. I kid you not, for the longest time I was convinced I was going to be the first woman in the NBA. But then I didn't grow past 5'8" so yeah, that never happened.
13) What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?
Coming up with our wellness center's summer shape up plan. Currently in the works!
14) Do you have any irrational fears?
Mainly that I'm going to look back on life and regret it. I hope not and so far I don't but... it's always in the back of my mind.
15) Have you ever traveled outside of the country? If so, where?
yep! My sister & I went to Greece for 2 weeks in college. And then I went on a school trip to Ireland my junior year and it was the BEST.
16) When’s your next vacation and where are you going?
ha. I wish I knew! Probably Hilton Head for the Fourth of July, like always. Peter & I have thought about going on another cruise for our one year anniversary so.. I'm kind of hoping that will definitely happen.
17) Do you speak any other languages?
ha. No. Not at all!
18) What’s one talent that you wish you had?
I wish I had rhythm! Put me in a dance/Zumba/choreographed class and I'm completely LOST.
19) What’s something you wish you did more of?
Relax! I'm on the go constantly because I hate sitting still... even though I know I need to!
20) If you weren’t in your current job, what would you be doing?
This question is fun because honestly, I'd be doing exactly what I'm doing now. In some form or fashion. I love being in the fitness/wellness industry!