HELLO, IT'S ME.

Welcome!

I cannot believe I've finally done it! This is my very first blog post on my very first website and I can't wait for all of the stories, advice, research, etc. that I'll be sharing with yall. This is a dream a few years in the making and I'm unbelievably proud to say that I'm making it come true.  

I figured, there's no better way to start than introducing myself. At one of my old jobs, whenever someone new joined the team we'd throw them a "get to know you" lunch and ask them a bunch of silly questions to, well, get to know them. So here goes!

Name: Sha Janelle (hence the blog address) Goode..btw it's pronounced SHAY

A/S/L: 26/Female/NYC

Where did you grow up?

Sunny Southern California however, I moved around quite a bit. Rome, GA for High School. Syracuse, NY for College, Minneapolis, MN for my first j.o.b. out of college and now NYC. I've definitely grown a lot in each city ;)

What do you do for work? 

I work in Corporate retail as a Merchandise Planner. I graduated from Syracuse University (GO ORANGE!) in 2013 where I majored in Retail Management and Marketing. After graduation I started my career at Target's Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and was there for almost four years! Now I've decided to leave the world of retail behind and finding ways to chase after career opportunities that fulfill me mind, body and soul! 

Describe yourself in a sentence. 

The most honest, determined and loyal friend you'll ever have.

If one song played every time you came into a room what would it be and why? 

"We Found Love," by Rihanna, because that song gives me life and whenever I hear it I have to find the nearest elevated surface to dance on. 

What's your idea of a perfect Saturday? 

Morning stroll to my favorite workout class, followed by a healthy brunch with the girls. Would definitely have to throw a little shopping (Zara, Urban, Adidas, LuLu, MAC, etc.) I'd also get some grocery shopping done so that I could avoid the awfully long Trader Joe's line. Then, after catching up on the episode of Grey's and Scandal from Thursday night, I'd throw on my fave Spotify playlist and start getting ready for a fun night out with friends! 

Who do you look up to most? 

 My mom, who never let me feel like there was a dream I couldn't accomplish.

If you had to name one thing you've done thus far that set the tone for your future, what would it be? 

I left home at 14 and went to boarding school in Rome, GA. This really was the beginning of me putting quality educational experiences first. Moving away from home at such a young age taught me do much about being independent and I was always held responsible for decisions. I had the opportunity to live with girls from extremely diverse backgrounds, which is something I never would've had the opportunity to do had I stayed in SoCal. I've always been rather mature for my age and I definitely thank my boarding school experience for that. 

Why did you move to NYC

To quote my favorite fictional character, "Labels and Love."

No but seriously there was something about this city that kept calling my name. Right out of college, I had no intention of moving back east. I hated the idea of moving to this expensive ass city and paying way too much for rent. But over the course of time there was this voice in my head that kept nudging me to make the plunge. NYC to me is the place that I'll look back in 20 years from now and say, "It was because of moving to that city that I found my life's calling."

Are you single or taken? 

 SINGLE as could be

What's one thing you skimp on and one thing you splurge on? 

I'll skimp on Mascara; something from the Target beauty isle is just fine by me. I'll splurge on food and anything fitness related--I'm kind of obsessed with working out and fueling my body with nutritious foods. 

Go to drink?

Vodka-Water w/a splash of cran.

What's the worse date you've ever been on? 

 He talked about using drugs the whole time. Bye, bye. 

If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

To be instantly ready for bed! The last thing I want to do when I'm exhausted is take out my make up, washing my face and brushing my teeth. Don't worry though of course I still do it! 

Would you rather have cheeto dust fingers forever or sunflower seeds stuck in your teeth? 

(Hot) Cheetos baby!! 

Guilty pleasure tv show? 

Bachelor/Bachelorette/BIP.

Dream Vacation? 

Morocco.

What made you want to start a blog? 

I wanted to start my blog because I think there's something fantastic about sharing your life with other people in hopes that they'll resonate with either something you've said or a feeling you've had. I love social media but wanted to expand upon that, there's only so much that you can convey in a little blurb below your Insta pictures so I decided I needed to create an entire website to house all of the things. 

 

I hope yall have enjoyed this littel GTKS (Get to know Sha) session. Feel free to leave more questions below and I'll be sure to answer.

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SJG