I had the pleasure of eating my way through Europe with this lady almost a decade ago (YIKES!) She is a mad career woman and great friend to boot! Check out her fridge below.
Occupation: Digital Strategist in Crisis Communications at a global PR company
Location: Washington, D.C.
I would love for people to say that I’m kind, empathetic, a good friend, hardworking and a weirdo! Haha, what’s life without a little weirdness?
If you weren’t working at the job you have now, what would you want to do?
Hmm… I’d like to do something that didn’t involve looking at a computer all day; maybe be a baker… or have an antiques business with my mom where we travel to Europe … Despite how it sounds, I actually am happy in my current job!
Name your favorite five things about where you live:
I love that DC is walkable (especially without a car, this is essential); it’s a “big small city” – enough to feel like there’s always something going on, but it’s not overwhelming. I like that every now and then, after just going through the normal motions of life for a while you can just stop and think – wow. I live in DC. The nation’s capital! These kinds of moments usually happen in close proximity to the Mall or one of the monuments. I also like the seasons here, and the fact that there are actually seasons. And it’s easy to travel on the east coast – something my husband and I want to do more of.
Name your least favorite five things about where you live:
Cost of living x 5! Ha.
What are the biggest challenges in your life right now?
When it comes to eating/food, I think my biggest challenge right now is consistency… I love our apartment, but we have a tiny kitchen (and no dishwasher) which makes cooking challenging. We’ll go in waves of being really healthy and cooking with fresh ingredients… and then wind up doing freezer meals on the reg. We’ve also moved to only using paper plates, which has helped immensely.
What do your weekdays look like?
My weekdays are fairly regular – although working in crisis communications means that something may pop up that I can’t plan for! When things are normal, I’m home around 6ish – other times when things get hectic it could be much later.
What do your weekends look like?
My weekends tend to be very low-key – my husband and I like to do things like go to the farmer’s market, sit at a coffee shop and read… we also go to the movies on Saturday before noon because it’s $5! Can’t beat that price, especially living in one of the most expensive cities in the country 😉
Tell me about your refrigerator:
It usually stays pretty well-stocked, although we do end up wasting food sometimes which kills me. We’re trying to be better about it.
What does your refrigerator say about you?
My fridge says we are pretty healthy…although we struggle eating enough veggies and probably eat too much meat. The pantry is where we are less healthy. Cheez-its are our kryptonite, but we do buy them occasionally 🙂
Name five things that are always in your refrigerator (or that would be if you could keep up):
Hummus, spinach, eggs, string cheese and blueberries!
Name your favorite five things to eat:
Bacon, Italian food (basically all of it), peanut butter pasta (my mom’s recipe), Memphis BBQ and pretty much any kind of pastry/baked good.
Thank you SO much Neely for opening up your refrigerator to us!