My name is Robyn, and I've been a "Mullican" for almost seven years! I met my husband, Matt, at church. We grew up at Perimeter Road Baptist Church together, but since he's 4 years older than me, we were never really friends or anything. His family moved to a different church when I was starting high school, but the came back my junior year. The rest is history! We started dating my senior year of high school, got engaged my freshman year of college, and married right at the end of my sophomore year. I graduated in 2007 with a degree in education and I've been teaching 6th grade Language Arts for 4 years. We had a daughter in 2009, Lorelai, and she just turned two yesterday! Matt recently made the transition from being a music minister (an occupation he's had since we were engaged) to selling Aflac. It's been an interesting move, that's for sure! I started this blog as a way to keep up with how fast Lorelai changes and I've really grown to love it!
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher (insert your profession here)?
A: I honestly don't know! I would love to stay home, but if that's ever possible, it will probably take a ton more years. Maybe something where I didn't have to deal with people face to face - haha. I'm REALLY good at organization, so something that uses that??
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I don't have time for hobbies! I have a two year old! :) I really enjoy spending time with LL. I know that's such a "mom" answer, but I really do! I think that comes with working a full time job. I enjoy blogging. Traveling, but we sure don't do it often!
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A marine biologist or a veterinarian. I have always loved animals, but obviously I didn't go into any field close to that. If you ask my best friend Meghan what I said in kindergarten, she would laugh and tell you "cowgirl", because she told me I couldn't do that - it wasn't a real thing - haha.
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: Reality shows! No joke. The Bachelor. survivor, Amazing Race, ANTM, Project Runway,etc. I LOVE when I have tons of shows to watch at night!
Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: Losing a child. One I already have, one I'm pregnant with, later in life when they're older and have families, it doesn't matter. I just don't want it to happen. Period.
Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: Anywhere! I don't mind going to cities, beaches, whatever! You name it, I'll go! Except maybe the country. That would be boring. Or camping. I don't do camping. But other than that, it really doesn't matter!
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: This is easy. Before we got married, a good friend told us "There are marriage issues, and roommate issues. Don't confuse the two. Roommate issues have nothing to do with your marriage!" Matt and I have totally remembered that all these years and it has REALLY helped. It helps us remember that me being upset because he didn't do the dishes or take out the trash or clean the bathrooms doesn't have any effect on how he is as my husband. It helps him remember when I haven't done the laundry, or swept the floor, or cleaned out my car, it has nothing to do with our marriage! It's a roommate issue!
Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Two things. 1 - Honesty. Not mean honesty. But real honesty. I don't like to play games. If you're mad at me - tell me. If you'd rather not do something that I ask you to - tell me. Don't fake it and do it anyway to make me feel better - that's not a real relationship! Tell me if you're mad/upset/hurt and we'll talk about it and work it out. Don't bottle it up, or pretend it's not there. That NEVER makes things better. 2 - Humor. I like to laugh, I like to joke around, I like to keep things lighthearted! I like to pick on others, and I like them to pick back at me.
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: My strong will. And I did pass it down to Lorelai. Don't get me wrong, having a strong will yourself or having a strong willed child can be a really difficult thing. But I also think that it's a very good trait. If I hadn't been such a strong-willed person, I don't think my life would be like it is now. First, I never would have survived at birth. I never would have a marriage that lasts. I never would have graduated college. Having a strong will has gotten me to where I am in life! So often people think it's a bad trait to have (and it can be!). But it can also be something that is used in a very good way.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: Justin Timberlake. Hands down. No joke. I'm really not kidding. Do I even have to explain why? Have you seen him? He would love me. I just know it.
Now tell us something random about yourself:
I'm not really a person who has "cool random" stuff to tell. But I'll try:
- I was born extremely premature. I was born 8 weeks early and only weighed 2 lbs. My mom had pre-eclampsia and had to be flown from Valdosta to Texas to give birth to me because they didn't have the facilities to care for me here. They didn't expect me to live. But I did! Thanks, strong will!
- I have a huge birthmark on my back. I can't tell you exactly how big it is because I can't see it too great to tell you. Probably the size of my entire hand. They had it tested for cancer when I was little, but it's fine. They also gave my mom the option to have it removed and she didn't do it. Matt's glad she didn't.
- I have another birth mark on my thigh, and my sister has the exact same one on the opposite thigh.
- I hate jello. And pudding.
- I can barely whistle.
I hope you enjoyed this! Now it's time for you to participate!