Brutal Truth is a Beautiful Thing with Christy Buhr

I have started a little interview process called  "Brutal Truth is a Beautiful Thing."
I'm doing this because I love to get to know the "real" people behind their blogs. I think so many of us are afraid to tell the truth whatever it may be. We want others to like us. We want others to read our blog. We don't want to scare anyone away.

Me included!! 

You can read my itnterview anytime {HERE}  
For the first year I never really shared a lot of personal information because I didn't think people wanted to hear it.I posted my recipes and a few cute pics of the kids and that's it. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. Yes, people still want all the fabulous recipes and cute photos but they want to know me. I have gotten the biggest responses from my "on my heart" posts. People want to know you, what makes you you, the person you are. They want to know how you live your life. They don't want a bunch of  nonsense about how fancy your car is and perfect your life is. I think we all want to be able to relate to each other and NONE of us are perfect!!!

Today's Interview: Christy Buhr

What's your greatest weakness?
I'm a perfectionist and really hard on myself.  I'm a pro at knocking myself down, but thankfully my husband is great at pointing out the goodness.

What's your greatest strength?
I'm determined and I follow through!  If I decide to do a project or challenge, I'll finish it even if it seems a little over the top to others.

What has emotionally crippled you in your lifetime?
Worry!!!  I've always worried irrationally.  Most specifically I worry about those I love getting hurt or in a car accident.  Worrying can be exhausting sometimes.
Then I almost lost my husband six days before our wedding, in a cave, when a boulder fell off a ledge and landed on him.  It happened in front of me, and I feel like that has thrown me into more of a worry frenzy than ever before.  I can't get that image out of my mind, or the noise the boulder made.  It was horrible.  Ugh.

I spent a few hours keeping him awake while the others went for help.  (Search and rescue gave us pictures.)
What has elated you with joy in your lifetime?
My hubby the last three awesome years I've known him, my hilarious family, my singing Mini Italian Greyhound, and materialistically...SHOES!  The combination of the four has made for much enjoyment!!

I have a "shoe room" in my home where my hubby built some shelves and I store my nearly 400 pairs!  I'm a sucker for high heels.

How much have you evolved since your teenage years?  Are you a similar person?
I was soooo free spirited and easy going back then, and I think the knowledge of REALITY, since then, has changed me!!  I'm still really friendly, but a little closed off at first.  But I think besides growing up...I'm not that different!!

What's something you don't want to tell us about?
I moved to AZ last summer and started working from home and spend a majority of my days in my pajamas, and then my afternoons/evenings are spent in my workout attire.  I guess I'd rather sleep in an hour since rarely people see me while I work!?

When the world is crashing down on you, where do you go?
Either running or to the piano.  Both are GREAT outlets when stressed, and even on happy days.  (Isn't my pup soooo cute!?)

Do you have any goals?  What are they?
I loooove to run, and I want to a run a full marathon!!  In fact, that is one of things Hanna and I started conversing over in the first place.  We are both training and on, a motivational spot for runners.  I am a third through my Hal Higdon training for the Salt Lake City Marathon in April!  I'm excited to make a trip "home" with my hubby, to fulfill this!
Can you honestly say you love what you do?
I spend my days on AutoCAD drafting and designing for a company in SLC.  I love that I can get lost in a project which makes time pass quickly (wahoo!).  It has been a good choice so far.

Who has been the single most influential person in your lifetime thus far?
My dad!!  He has been through enough and his faith and attitude never fails.  When I would go through breakups in college, etc., he would stay up all night playing ping pong with me to keep my mind from wandering and getting me down, even when he wakes up at 6.  His glass is always full.  My dad is so awesome!!
Honestly, we are all striving for something.  What is your greatest goal in life?  I'm not talking about money!
Always communicate with my husband, even years and years down the road.  We're determined to make this marriage the best it can be!!

Name your most defining moment!
Our wedding day!!  My husband (or...fiance I guess) just was released from the hospital, and since he survived the ordeal, it made it an even more amazing day for everybody!!  Those were stressful days though.  I woke up at 2:30 A.M. on our wedding day.  lol  And Ben was on Morphine and Lortab.

It was perfect.  The weather was beautiful.  Everyone was in town.  Awh.  I love him!!

Are there people in your past you wish you could make amends with?
There are always people that I have great memories with and wish I didn't grow apart from.  But I'm also comfortable with leaving any toxic friendships behind, and surrounding myself with those that bring me up.  Positive relationships are soooo important!

What memory will be forever burned in your mind to the point where you can smell the room and feel the energy?
I met my husband on Facebook and eventually flew to Vegas to meet him.  The smell of a casino brings me back to our very first date at a Cirque show.  I don't like the smell of cigarettes by any means, but there's something I just like about the casino smell now.  Maybe that's weird.  Meh.
What movie and/or book speaks to you?
Oh dear...hmmm get back to me.  lol
What is your greatest wish right here and now?
Ben and I want to live in the city so badly.  We moved to a small town last summer.  It seems to suit families so well here, but we would love to get to Phoenix or back to Vegas before we start our family.

I Now have no idea how I came across Christ's blog!!! But I am SOOOOO glad I did.

 Christy is s H*U*G*E inspiration to me for running. Her time is amazing and she is so dedicated; just my kind of girl!!!! 

Plus she is fun, adorable and just brightens my day. She has an invectiously happy spirit and I adore her. I have really enjoyed becoming friends over the past few months!!!

Thanks you so much Christy for agreeing to share your truth with is today!!!!

Please head over to Christy's super fun {BLOG} and say hello!!! She's a doll. You'll love her!!!!

You May read the entire series of "Brutal Truth" Interviews {HERE}

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{Adventuresindinner} said...

Gorgeous interview-always nice to meet another shoe girl :-)

Lindsay said...

WOW what a story! Thanks for sharing Hanna!!

stephanie said...

awe she seems so great! love her story. i can't believe a boulder fell on her hubs! crazzzzyyy!

McKenzie said...

I love your brutal truth interview idea, it is an amazing way to really get to know the voice behind the blog.

Loved her interview! I am going to go check out Christy's blog now.

Christy said...

Thanks Hanna!! That was fun thinking of answers for questions I haven't been asked. You are so sweet!

Ps...nice sub 13 miler today! I can't believe you ran that in the wind. I about DIED running my short run in it today.

Christy said...

Thanks Hanna!! That was fun thinking of answers for questions I haven't been asked. You are so sweet!

Ps...nice sub 13 miler today! I can't believe you ran that in the wind. I about DIED running my short run in it today.

Brittney - The Luycx's said...

I like this series :)

Monet said...

This was really a great interview I enjoyed reading it. Im going to check out Christy's blog because just the little I read I felt she is pretty interesting ! = )

Carole Rae said...

Awww that puppy was so cute. I played it and my dog started barking. hahaha. Great interview ladies and thanks for sharing Christy!

Char said...

I am not sure how I missed this post and am just NOW reading it. Christy you are amazing! Hope someday to run with you and Hanna!! xoox


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