When you are working on a blog or on an Instagram account and trying to build an audience, each milestone is important. Every new subscriber or follower is a personal victory. Well, my cousin has recently reached 50 followers on her instagram Go Studie Annie. Congrats Annie! To celebrate, she suggested that we did a Q+A collab. So, we exchanged questions and here we go! You’ll be able to check out the interview she did for me on her blog. Before you get to read her answers, I’d like to introduce her a little bit. Annie is probably the most resilient person I know. She lives with very serious health issues, but she always stays positive and curious about everything. I’m extra proud to see where she is now and can’t wait to see where she will be in the future. She is a true model of courage and perseverance to me, and my only regret is that we live so far apart. I really hope we’ll be closer in the future to make exciting blog posts, go journal shopping and practice yoga together. So, without further ado, let’s get on the fun stuff: her interview!
1. How did you get into bullet journaling? What do you like about it?
Well you see, I have always watched a few YouTubers to gather some information of how the system evolved with time for them and read a few blog posts as well. I would watch Kara from Boho.Berry and read a few posts from Anne, my cousin on MyLightHeartedKitchen! I loved how she incorporated recipes of her’s into one page and then adding a to-do list into her weekly spreads. Anne sparked my interest one day from her post and I just HAD to get my hands on one of my notebooks and try it for myself!
2. What pages always come back in your bullet journal?
I LOVE to listen to music. When I have a favorite song on the radio, I would ask Siri “What song is this?” and then take a screenshot of her answers. This took up so MUCH room on my phone, so I decided to a “Song Title” section not too long ago! Hmm, maybe I should turn this into a page, don’t you think?
3. What pages were introduced, but ended up being unused?
Ahh, this is a good question! To be honest, I am still in progress of evolving my bullet journal to fit my needs. I tried to work in blocks for my monthly and weekly, but that never worked for me. I’m actually keeping these pages as a simple list now! Another thing that I have tried with my bullet journal is the page tracker. Honestly, I only added in this page because of the designs that people made with their tracker.
4. What are your top 5 studying tips for other students?
I am NO professional advisor, but here’s what I would recommend for students:
- NEVER ever turn work in late.
- DO NOT be shy when it comes to asking questions.
- ALWAYS remember, if you can work on your favorite hobby for long hours, you CAN study for long hours. Never give up!
- Study in SMALL groups. No, not big groups. You’ll lose your focus on studying and venture into something else so easily.
- TRY YOUR BEST TO NOT PROCRASTINATE, trust me, it’ll save you time and energy!
5. What are your top 3 motivational tips for students?
Put your phone on silent, don’t forget the “Do not disturb button” as well, or hide it if you have to! If you’re feeling lazy that day, put on some tunes that correspond with the subject you’re studying for! And my number one motivational tip for students would have to be, NEVER GIVE UP. Cliché, I know, but think back to why and who you’re doing this for.
6. What do you like about yoga?
I actually have been enjoying yoga from the moment I was introduced to it! Yoga is a way for me to massage my back and neck while exercising. Yoga also helps me deal with the weight on my shoulders. Another great tool from yoga is that it creates a break time for me while studying! We all need a break once in awhile, right?
7. Do you see yourself practicing yoga for a long time? Why?
Yes! Yes I do :D. I love how yoga works with my back muscles. Yoga has been helping with my neck lately as well! You see, I had back problems a while back and am still affected by the weather. Yoga helps me to relax my neck and back muscles just a little more when I need it to.
8. What’s your favourite hobby?
Oooh, my favorite hobby. I love crocheting and knitting. I have become one with the needles actually :P.
9. What inspired you to pursue this hobby?
I love the reaction that I get in return when I send off my gift(s) to the person. I see pure joy in their smile and that always makes me happy. There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing someone smile <3.
10. Who’s your favourite youtuber?
Hehe, I could go on AND on with this one! I have so many that I love watching right now, but I’ll cut the list down to three. For now, I am watching LustreLux, Chrillsims3, and Bubzvlogz. These three always entertain me with their work of art! I sometimes watch Lustrelux for her beauty tips (which I can never accomplish), Chrillsims3 for his interesting story lines in The Sims, and of course, Bubzvlogz for her adventurous life with her little family.
So, I hope you enjoyed reading her interview. You can visit her blog to read mine. While you’re there, say hi to her! You can also find us on Instagram @gostudieannie and @mylightheartedkitchen if you’d like more daily musings. Finally, let me know if you’d like me to do a Q+A post with your questions!