A Few Things You Might Not Know About Me

It seems the past two years, I've hunkered down.  Okay, I'll be honest: I've hidden behind my computer.  I've focused entirely on my business and preferred to keep to myself.  I stopped speaking at conferences, I wasn't blogging personal things as much, I tightly closed my eyes and begged for change.

At the start of 2016, I made the dedication to get back to my roots…to write and think and be me in the best way I know how.  A couple weeks ago, I was asked a litany of questions and I'm sharing a few here as a way to show who I am…and how much I'm changing.  If you're up for it, I'd love for you to answer one of the questions in the comment box so we can connect too!  🙂

  • How do you take care of yourself so that you're physically and mentally prepared to be your best self for your loved ones?
I practice yoga every day. My husband secretly signed me up at a local yoga studio and I refused to go. No, no, I said, I'm not that type of girl. I tried convincing him that I relaxed while I worked…that didn't go over so well. I begrudgingly agreed to visit three times before I quit. After the second class, I was hooked. A year and a half later, I'm an avid yogi (but I refuse to wear Birkenstocks and dread my hair).
  • What's your favorite beauty secret?
  • What's your favorite outfit for a quick, polished look?
I love jeans. They're basically my uniform. A polished look for me it distressed jeans, heels, a vintage t-shirt, and a blazer.
  • What's your favorite quick-prep dinner?
Does making reservations count?
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  • What routine is important to you?
I wake up and pray every morning. I used to be fixated with waking up and turning on my computer or scrolling through my phone, but I realized it was the worst way to start my day. Now I start my day with a sound mind, a clean heart, and positive vibes. (Oh my goodness…am I sounding like a crazy yogi?! WHERE ARE MY BIRKENSTOCKS?!)
  • What's in your purse?
Hold on…lemme look. Okay, so here we go: bobby pins, an old piece of foil-wrapped gum, a cough drop, travel-sized Advil, a USB stick, a book, melted chapstick, loose change, and my wallet.
  • Where do you find your inspiration?
I don't find Inspiration. Inspiration finds me. While watching indie films, while reading a good book, while sitting at the beach at sunset, while breathing in the smell of fresh cut grass, while crying, while laughing, while eating a delicious meal, while resting.
  • How do you balance all of your work responsibilities along with your home life?
I adhere to a pretty strict schedule. I create a timeline for every day, which includes when I'll take breaks and when I'll walk the dog. I know that must feel stifling to some entrepreneurs, but I am the most productive when I set parameters and maximize my limited time.
  • What's your favorite app (or other tool) for helping you do life?
Post-It notes. I'm old school.