Tell us about yourself in 50 words or less. We want to know one or two things that you'd want someone to know about you?
I'm a Kentucky girl fueled by makeup and coffee. I love working in my planner and creating content for my blog, Kentucky Girl Ramblings (Kentuckygirlramblings.com). I'm a dog mom to a handsome Border Collie named Remus.
What are you most grateful for in life?
I'm so grateful that I was born with passion. I love my family, I love my friends, I love being a dog mom. I'm passionate about writing and I love that I was born to chase after things I love.
Who do you find beautiful – and what makes them beautiful to you?
I love animals. I think they have their own beautiful little world and I love watching them. I'm especially fond of horses and dogs. They're so beautiful and full of life and energy.
Was there ever a time that you felt ugly? What happened and how did you react?
There are plenty of times I haven't felt beautiful. I've been rejected plenty of times, and it's made me feel like I'm not pretty enough or good enough. But you have to surround yourself with people who lift you up. I have some amazing friends who love me no matter what, and no matter what I look like. They encourage me and build me up, and that makes me realize what's important, and make me feel beautiful just by wanting to be with me.
Based on the time above, when did you realize that you were beautiful?
Once I started surrounding myself with good people who just wanted to spend time with me, whether I had a dress, heels, and makeup on, or I was in sweatpants with a messy bun and a bare face.
What makes you beautiful?
I feel the most beautiful when I feel like I've put a lot of effort in - when I'm dressed up and fix my hair and makeup. But I think even that can be ruined by negativity. I think I'm beautiful when I'm happy, and smiling and laughing.
How has your idea of beauty changed over the years?
I've learned to accept myself and have confidence, no matter my weight or the amount of time I've spent getting ready. I still love wearing makeup and fixing my hair, but I've also learned that it's OK to step outside with very little makeup and non-perfect hair. I've learned to care more about skincare than makeup, and working with what I've been given instead of trying to achieve a different look that just doesn't fit me.
If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Take better care of your skin. That will help you feel beautiful and more confident as you get older. Don't go to bed every night with makeup on, and just take care of yourself.