hey y’all! i saw this recently, and i thought it would be so much fun to do! grab you a coffee, & sip away as I answer the next 25 questions!!
1. Are you named after anyone?
yes, I am! My dad’s aunt (his mom’s sister) was named Riah, but i think she spelled it a different way. Brooke, is my cousin Courtney’s middle name & my mom really liked it.
2. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?
first off, i feel like this is more than one question but….la croix water, elephant, and i don’t like perfume that much. But, if i had to say, it would be Chanel No. 5 because it reminds me of my Maw Maw.
3. What is your eye color?
4. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I still stand by my answer of mermaid princess.
5. What is your favorite food?
tacos or deer meat w/ rice and gravy (lol hello i’m a country girl)
6. How many countries have you visited?
7.When was the last time you cried?
last night, while watching Hope Floats for the 1 millionth time
8.How would you describe your fashion sense?
um i don’t have any…haha just kidding. i’m pretty laid back, but i love a mix of boho & super feminine pieces.
9. Scary movie or happy ending?
happy ending 10000000000%
10. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
usually their smile.
11. Favorite childhood memory?
spending almost every Wednesday night at my grandparent’s house. my Maw Maw made the exact same meal: roast, rice & gravy, peas, cornbread, & pineapple salad for dessert
12. What inspires you?
people who are passionate about whatever they are doing. none of us are dealt a perfect hand, and life is all about what you make it to be.
13. What are some of your favorite hobbies?
art (painting to be specific), photography, plant browsing (i know i’m weird, but i love plants), writing, and reading.
14.What is at the top of your bucket list?
scuba diving in Bonaire. it looks so insanely beautiful!!
15. What is your dream job?
to travel. all the time. like Eric Conover (check out his AMAZING travel vlogs!!)
16. What is the last book you read?
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
17. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?
spanish, french, mandarin
18. What did you do for your last birthday?
i went to dinner and did an escape room with friends, then my beautiful mother took me to the beach!
19. What piece of art did you see that you’ve never forgotten?
Van Go’s “Starry Night.” in elementary school my art teacher had us do a recreation of it with oil pastels. that was the first time i fell in love with art.
20. How does music matter to you?
i love music. i kind of suck at it (i had a 3 year failed attempt to play the piano haha). i think music can really set the tone of any situation. what you listen to in the morning can really affect your entire day. i also think music has the power to influence and inspire.
21. Pick one, Halloween or Valentine’s Day?
the hopeless romantic in me wants to say Valentine’s Day, but real me freaking loves Halloween!
22. What was the best compliment you’ve ever received?
honestly y’all, I could choose a super thought out answer to this question, but one of my good friends telling me that i reminded her of Lauren Akins was definitely without question one of the best compliments i’ve ever gotten. If you don’t know who Lauren is (first of all, who are you?) i’ll link her insta. She is so naturally beautiful, she loves Harry Potter, she does mission work, she loves the Lord, she’s married to Thomas Rhett, she adopted the cutest little girl, she is kind…..basically i could really go on and on. But I love her & I love Kell for saying that I reminded her of even an 1/8th of Lauren!
23. If you could give your younger self some advice, what would it be?
not to overthink things so much! just be yourself. no one really cares how you look when you dance or if you choose to wear lipstick or not. don’t simply not do (or do) something because you think someone will criticize you for it. your confidence and true identity comes from within, and with the knowledge that you are highly treasured in the King’s eyes.
24. What are your favorite smells?
the scent in the air before it rains & anything lemon!
25. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
i don’t think i would change any actual circumstances or people in my life, but i do sometimes wish i could change my reactions to those circumstances or people. hindsight is 20/20 though. you just have to learn from your mistakes, and move forward.
hope you enjoyed this!! xoxo