Hi everyone! Today I’m chatting with Geraldine from Geraldine Talks. She is so supportive, and I was so excited to interview her!
Ellen: You post a wide variety of content on your blog. What are your favourite posts to write?
Geraldine: That is a tough one. I’d have to say I enjoy writing up the “how to” posts, whether it was about how to make your nails pretty for the season or how to take a break and what to do for self care! I honestly need to write more of those because I enjoy it so much. There’s more to come though!
E: Sounds good! What’s your favourite post that you’ve written?
G: I would have to say my favourite so far is my post about Stretches to Give Yourself a Break! I loved combining research for the post with stretches I do myself that I thought would be helpful to share. Plus, I got to include my own illustrations in it too!
E: What inspired you to write it?
G: I actually wrote it partly as a reminder for myself haha! I wrote it in hopes of getting it through my head that I really need to stop sitting for long periods of time at my desk and stretch. I spend a lot of time sitting, whether it’s for work or when I’m at home and just browsing the net. It’s especially important for my profession because I bend a lot for work and stretching helps your back relieve some stress and get stronger and more resilient. I know many others also sit for most of the day so I thought it would serve as a helpful reminder to others as well. We know that certain things are helpful or important to do but sometimes we need that extra push!
E: That’s so cool! I’m sure it helped lots of people too. I really enjoyed reading your post Prince Edward Island- Week 1. Why did you decide to write that one?
G: Thanks for reading! I really enjoyed writing that one. I wrote it because I figured not many people know about Prince Edward Island. To be honest, I wouldn’t have either had it not been for my boyfriend who lives there! That’s my second reason why I wrote it, because it’s a pretty significant even that happened in my life, where I got to meet my boyfriend and his family for the first time! We met online so this is why I say that. I don’t get to travel often but I would definitely write more travel posts if I could. It was definitely a beautiful place to visit and I definitely recommend it to everyone!
E: That’s great! You also write about your experiences with Dental Hygiene on your blog. Why did you decide to study it?
G: I’m actually quite a bit ashamed of it but I wanted to study it because it only required a short schooling plus it makes decent money (I didn’t read the fine print). It’s not something I ever thought of or wanted to do. I had no interest whatsoever in healthcare- it was always with art! However, I went for this field because of the reasons I mentioned earlier, plus figuring that there would be more job availabilities near me. I actually posted a blog post talking about my current life situation regarding my job and how I’m looking to switch gears.
E: Why did you decide to write about dental hygiene on your blog?
G: At the time I wanted to start a blog, I was going through dental hygiene school. I thought it would be interesting to document how life was whilst being in a hygiene program would be like for those who were looking to become one themselves and wished to know the whole process, as well as for anyone who was just curious. Many of my classmates who had already received a bachelor’s degree had all said that dental hygiene school was a lot tougher than it was to get their four year degree so I wanted all the more to write down my progress. Well turns out that I was too busy to start my blog and chickened out so I only got to start it after graduating! Everyone has teeth and I’m sure some people have questions about oral health so I thought to share some helpful tips or information with everyone, as a newly graduated registered dental hygienist.
E: Sounds good! What kind of feedback have you had on those posts?
G: I unfortunately haven’t released too many posts that are dental hygiene related but in every or at least most of the posts I published, I received good feedback as well as comments in which the reader said that they learned something new from it! When I started my blog, dental hygiene topics were all I wanted to talk about but now it seems like my brain has gone in a different direction! I will still however be posting some dental hygiene related topics here and there!
E: That’s so good! I’m excited to read it! What’s your favourite quote?
G: So I don’t actually have just one favourite quote! There are so many good ones about different aspects of life! I’m going to cheat a bit here and talk about the lyrics ‘I Like’ by One Republic. Ever since I first heard that song, it always struck a chord with me. It tells you to take all your chances and risk doing things, so at the end of the day you can say that you’ve loved and experienced doing things without regrets. I love all of the lyrics from this song but something that particularly stood out to me at this time was “Hope that you spend your days, But they all add up, And when that sun goes down, Hope you raise your cup”. I’m going through a career crisis/ life change so these specific lyrics touch me in that I’m living life to the fullest. That when I’m older, I can look back on life and see that I’ve used my days and years meaningfully.
I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing Geraldine the best of luck with her career. Definitely check her out on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. If you liked this interview, make sure that you read my last one where I spoke to Lauren from Creatively Lauren. And if you want to get involved, you can find the details here!