Q&A with “The Gardner”


My name is Samantha, and this blog is about my journey through a major life transition: I’m getting married. Periods of transition and life changes can be exciting, beautiful, difficult, and intimidating all at once. Through this blog I hope to share how I am striving to grow holistically and with gratitude. Please introduce yourself and share with me your experiences about how you are adventuring through life changes!

Q&A with the Blogger

Where does the title of your blog come from?

The title of my blog is a play on my soon-to-be last name, Gardner. This blog is about me growing into my new role as newlywed. I will constantly be growing in one-way shape or another, and this is one way that I would like to document and share about my growth and journey.

What exactly is your blog about?

To put it simply, it’s about my life in transition and keeping in balance its various dimensions, particularly the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. So I will be writing about faith, fitness, food, and more generally, life adventures to be shared.

Why did you decide to start a blog?

I have always processed things better through writing than speech. I love reading blogs and learning about other people and their lives. So I have finally decided to take a leap and start my own blog to share my experiences and connect with others.

How old are you?

27 years old.

Where are you from?

I grew up in the stunning state of North Carolina.

Where do you currently live?

I live in the Washington, DC metro area; my posts will highlight escapades in this area of the world.

When are you getting married?

October 2016.

That's me (and Lucy)!
That’s me (and Lucy)!