Friday Chit Chat 3 | The Girl Behind the Blog

hey hey hey.

You know what time it is! Friday chit chats are starting to become my new favorite post. I feel like it’s super close to what most people think I do when I say I have a “blog”. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of treating this blog like a business and side hustle, but I still love that raw story telling aspect to the whole world of blogging.

So, what’s up for today? I figured I needed to introduce myself.

Odd, I know. I realized that aside from the About Me page there’s not really much on here where I just talk about who I am. I figured that it was a little backwards for me to get up here and tell you about my week and life if you have no idea who I am or what I’m about. If you haven’t been following from the beginning and getting the little snips of information along the way, you have no idea who I am.

So, I’m gonna tell you what I think are the most interesting and important things to know about me! Who’s ready?!


Basic Info

Hi there, I’m Gabby! Nice to meet ya. I am a rising senior at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. I decided to go to Carolina because it has one of the best chemistry departments in the country! You guessed it: I’m a chemistry major; more importantly specializing in biochemistry. My campus and the people here are beautiful; 10/10 would recommend.

I’m originally from Coastal Virginia. I have a 16 year old brother who is a lot cooler than me. We drive the same car in different colors [mine is white and her name is Ashanti]. My mom and I are legit twinz and the same person when it comes to style and fashion. My dad and I think very alike and have similar approaches to life things. I say that I’m the perfect blend of both my parents. For the record, my brother and I are nothing alike.

Hobbies & Passions

I am one of those annoying people in life who is the master of many talents. I like to say that I’m good at a lot of things, but not really great at anything. Which is why it’s been really hard for me to commit to a career path for longer than 6 months. How do you reconcile simply being good at something with truly wanting to do something? I still don’t really know.

 

Biomedical sciences are challenging and are ever changing in what we know and don’t know. That challenge is what is appealing to me. I know that I can always jump into a new project and work on something new. That’s why I chose that path. I’m not honestly a believer in the whole find your passion thing because I think I’m proof that you can have several different passions. It might be why people switch jobs so frequently. But, I don’t want jobs. I want a career.


I’m passionate about culture, art, and history. Museums are my happy place. I love taking pictures and learning about different cultures and the people that come from them. I think that’s why travel is something I don’t mind spending money on. Even the culture shift from the east coast to the west coast has been absolutely fascinating.

Oh, and I really love food. I’m working on adding some recipes to my repertoire.

Favorites

Coffee is the love of my life. I’m happy with iced coffee or a vanilla latte. My favorite season is fall and I love Zumba classes; it’s my favorite way to workout. Movies and television tie us back to that theme of a love for culture and story. Scandal is my all time favorite show. Grey’s Anatomy and Riverdale are so freaking entertaining.

I think it would be a lie to pick a favorite musician, band, or genre. My most listened to songs of 2016 were Schoolin’ Life x Beyonce; PILLOWTALK x Zayn; and Send My Love x Adele. Not super surprised that my queens topped the list; but, I was a Zayn skeptic at first, so I guess I should formally apologize for that.

Breakfast is my favorite meal and I love french toast especially when it involves strawberries and nutella. Half Baked is the OG Ben and Jerry’s flavor. The naked palettes are my favorite makeup product. I only drink Sprite or Dr. Pepper if I’m going to get soda which I rarely do anymore.

Random Notes

I want to achieve Cole Sprouse’s level of petty. The Twilight franchise of movies is the worst; but the books were dang good. I want to read more. I’m a sucker for a good YA novel to this day. Gavin, the kid from everyone’s favorite memes, is my spirit animal. I don’t think I’m funny, but I think I can put a smile on almost anyone’s face. I would not necessarily self identify as an extrovert; but according to everyone’s favorite test, I am an ENTJ.

 

Flamingo prints are my jam right now. I appear to be about 10x more organized then I actually am. I have a calm presence until I get sleep deprived or eat a lot of sugar. Then, I’m a ball of uncontrolled energy. I think science puns and jokes are sooooo funny. Lasers shoot out of my eyes whenever I am called Gabriel on the first day of class.

I have a hard time trusting people and it takes me a long time to open up to people. The growth that I’ve experienced over the past three years has been monumental. I have the most amazing sibs {bros} on the planet. Phi Sig till I die sig, ya feel. NO, okay. I’m just trying to live my best life and take in one day at a time. Life is so short.


SO, there’s a bit more about me than I think you can find anywhere else on the internet or off to be honest. Now that I’ve had a major word vomit all about myself. Let’s learn something about all of y’all— I told you I was southern!

Sound off in the comments with:
1. Where are you originally from?
2. What’s the most surprising thing about yourself?
3. What’s your zodiac sign? I’m a LEO.

keep on keepin’ on,

  • I loved this post! It’s written to utter perfection. So I’m originally from Knoxville, TN but now spend 9 months of the year in Columbia, SC. The most surprising thing about me is that I hate thunder storms. And I’m a Cancer!

    • ohhhhh but I love thunderstorms! So interesting, I don’t think I’ve heard that before. Also, I need to visit Tennessee asap! Nashville has been on my radar but are there any hidden gems that you love? Thanks for reading, you da best!
      xo, G

  • I’m with you on the no-sleep thing and no food definitely makes me hangry. (Whoops)
    I am also a Leo! Yay for summer birthdays!
    It’s so nice to hear more about you-Happy Friday!
    Caitlin
    http://lemonadepressblog.com/

    • A girl needs her sleep ya know! When’s your birthday?! Thank you gf; glad you enjoyed!
      xo, G

  • Makaela Premont

    I’m a military brat so I’m from all over but I was born in Cali! Im a Sag and I used to love reading. I used to be best friends with the librarians and I probably read over 300 books in high school. I still read now but I get too busy with college now.

    -xo, Makaela
    http://www.uniquelymickie.com

    • I grew up in a heavily military area, so I feel like I had new friends every year haha! Reading is a old love of mine too! I’m trying to find my next book to read because it’s been awhile since I had a good “can’t put this down til I finish” book!
      xo, G

  • I LOVE this post, Gabby! I’ve been following you for about 2 years (!!!) and yet I still find out new things about you! 😉 So I’m from Shebrooke, a small town in the big province of Quebec, Canada. I guest the most surprising thing about myself is that I love everything Marvel-related! (I am legit Marvel trash, haha) Also, I’m a Scorpio!

    • HOW TIME FLIES!! There’s so much that I don’t think comes out in most of the lifestyle posts, so this was fun! I’m going to have to visit Canada soon, all the pictures I see are stunning! Also, I love the Marvel movie franchise! I find it crazy how all of them are so interconnected.
      xo, G

  • So cute! I love learning more about you. When can we meet IRL??? Let’s make it happen ASAP

    1. I was born in Pottstown, PA about 20 mins from where I grew up and lived for 18 years.
    2. Something surprising about myself is that I can sing and I taught myself how to play guitar at the fresh young age of 13
    3. Aries!

    • Soon please, if you would be down to visit your old stopping grounds of Philly in the fall, I’d be down!! Also, it’s so freaking awesome that you taught yourself guitar! I can carry a tune but instruments were not in the cards for me hahaha!
      xo, G

  • Mari-Vicky

    Very fun post! I also went to school in North Carolina – Communications major from Elon University! I’m originally from Panamá City, Panamá!

    • That’s so crazy!! How long did you live in Panamá?!
      xo, G

  • Andacia Kay

    Ah, such a great post!
    1) I’m from Richmond, VA
    2) I guess the most surprising thing about myself is that I’m an introvert
    3) I’m a Scorpio

    • hey hey fellow Virginian! I’ve been wanting to take a weekend trip to Richmond, it’s such a cool city! I’m like so weird because I basically fall on the 50/50 split when it comes to being an extrovert vs. introvert.
      xo, G

  • Milligan Williams

    Love the blog and this post!!
    1.) Originally from Vidalia, GA
    2.) Maybe the most surprising thing about me is my intensity and passion. “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” (William Shakespeare)
    3.) I’m a Pisces.

    • Thanks girl!! I love love love that quote and good for you! Keep killing it gf 🙂 Thanks for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed!
      xo, G

  • NO WONDER I always felt like we were alike sometimes. We’re both LEOS. When’s your bday?
    1. I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Through and through.
    2. Most surprising?? I can sing? A lot of people are surprised that I can.
    3. see above
    (also yes to your car’s name.)

    • YES LEO what’s up girl!! My birthday is August 14th! I’ve always wanted to visit Philly, so cool! I’m glad you acknowledged my car’s name; i thought it was a good choice too hahah! Thanks for reading gf!
      xo, G

  • Laurie Easley

    I completely ADORE your dress in picture #1 and your blog! Thanks for adding light to this world 🙂