Today I'm very excited to be collaborating with one of my good friends and favorite bloggers, Kenzie from Positively Kenzie! Kenzie and I met last summer at a journalism conference in Washington D.C.! Our bond over blogging has continued to grow our friendship each day although we are thousands of miles apart. Be sure to check out her blog and give her some love on her social media handles! She was sweet enough to post about Something Shannon as well, so be sure to check out my answers to these questions on Postively Kenzie.
Q: What's your name & where are you from?
A: My name is Kenzie Ashley and I am from San Antonio, TX.
Q: What's your blog's name & why did you pick that name?
A: I chose to name my blog Positively Kenzie because my blog was created after a long time of trying to be someone I wasn't. When I started Positively Kenzie, it was like a changing point in my life. I wanted to continue maturing in the thought process of loving myself for who I was created to be. To me Positively Kenzie is a reflection of being 100%, positively me.
Q: Why did you start blogging?
A: As I stated before, I started Positively Kenzie after a long period of not being happy with myself. My blog is a reflection of simply who I am. I started blogging to help other people overcome their self consciousness and hopefully inspire others to pursue their dreams like I am currently.
Q: What do you blog about?
A: Typically my blog covers a wide range of topics. On Positively Kenzie, you can find anything from my travel experiences, to inspirational posts, to OOTD's, to videos all about make up!
Q: What is your most embarrassing moment?
A: Okay so I used to be a cheerleader, and last year, we were having a Christmas pajama party. My friend and I were wearing matching nightgowns and slippers and the party didn't start until later so I decided to go with my friend to my boyfriend's soccer game. If it was just my classmates there, I would not have minded, BUT little did I know, my boyfriend's WHOLE EXTENDED FAMILY that I had not met yet was there so I had to hide from them in fear that their first impression of me would be in pajamas. I mean, I feel like that isn't that embarrassing since I successfully avoided the situation, but it is quite a vivid memory I have and my boyfriend didn't know about this until 5 minutes ago when I just told him.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: This is hard. I love all food, but I would have to say I thrive off of chips & salsa, maybe that's just the Texas gal in me.
Q: If you could only wear one make up product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: This is so hard for me to choose just one. I am actually stumped on this. I would have to say Anastasia Dip Brow. This has transformed into my holy grail product and girl there is such a difference in when my brows are on fleek and when they aren't.
Q: What is your favorite quote & why?
A: My favorite quote is a bible verse from Proverbs 16:9, "A man's heart plans his steps, but the Lord directs his path." This verse stuck out to me since the first time I read it. I get so caught up in planning my life out that I tend to forget that I am only part of God's plan and that my life is His. This verse is a great reminder of that fact.
Q: If you could share one bit of advice with your younger self, what would it be?
A: I think I would tell myself not to be so affected by what others think of me. It took me a long long long, emotional time to come to terms with being myself and getting to a point that I didn't care what other people thought of me. I wish I had made the realization earlier in life that mean words do not define me.
Q: What are your future plans for Positively Kenzie?
A: I hope to just keep growing honestly. I want to reach more people with my positive words and hopefully transform my blog into possibly a career. As the quote goes, "it's a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together."
Q: How can others follow you on your blogging journey?
A: I would love to connect through social media:
- Instagram: @positivelykenzie
- Twitter: @kenzie_ashleyyy
- Snapchat: @positivelykenz
- Facebook: like Positively Kenzie
- Blog: positivelykenzie.com
Shannon & Kenzie