Tuesday August 28, 2012
What are 5 passions you have?
1. Jewelry making- Making jewelry is my absolute favorite thing to do. My ideal afternoon would be sitting at my table with vintage jewelry, new pieces, and letting my imagination run wild. I think of jewelry as pieces of art that people can use to express their own individual style. The idea of making one of a kind pieces that other people can love makes me happy.
2. Antique shopping/Thrifting- I love to go to antique stores and thrift stores for so many reasons. I find a lot of my vintage pieces that need some TLC from antique stores but I also love the older accent pieces that have been lost in time. I love the idea of finding something old and revamping it to be loved today.
3. Writing- Writing is therapeutic for me and something that I enjoy to do. I don’t think I’m a great writer, but I honestly don’t care. Being a good writer mattered more in college when I was taking PR classes, now I write to express myself.
4. Photography- This is the tough one. My Dad was a professional photographer and passed on his passion for photography when I was a little girl. I spent ten years in 4H perfecting my skill, winning contests and advancing in my knowledge of photography. I had a business for 2 years, but my business partner and I decided to part ways and I was left with nothing but images to remind me of my failed business. I still love it, but I don’t think I will ever attempt to have a business in the field again.
5. Travelling- Travelling is a HUGE passion of mine. I have a list of ten places I would go if I could pick up and leave tomorrow. I love seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people in the process. I wish I was rich just to travel constantly and see the world.
Wednesday August 29, 2012
Name ten people who have influenced you and how?
1. Mom- My Mom has taught me to pick and choose my battles, to speak up when I need to, to love with everything I have, and to always be open to new things and experiences.
2. Dad- My Dad has taught me that knowledge is everything, knowing how to build and create things with your own hands is very valuable, quietly loving someone is just as powerful as expressing your love out loud, and giving up isn’t an option, no matter what.
3. Grandmother- Lillie Campbell was the strongest woman I knew. She taught me that being an independent woman is important, respecting and loving your children creates a strong relationship that carries on through life, and life is precious.
4. Brian Lind- Brian was an incredible boss! I learned to trust my instincts, follow my heart and always do what is best for me, and that no idea is dumb or not worth the time it takes to tell someone about it.
5. Uncle Paul- From a young age Uncle Paul treated me like an adult, valued my opinions and always encouraged silliness no matter your age.
6. Jonathan- My brother and I didn’t have the best relationship growing up, but he has taught me that you can truly learn to appreciate and love someone with time, standing up for what is best for yourself is the right decision no matter how hard it may be, and people who love you will always be there no matter what.
7. Forcucci- DJ Forcucci was my high school English teacher and he always pushed me to be the very best, encouraged me to go for what I thought was right and to never be fearful of my dreams.
8. Evan Lieb- The boy who was my best friend through high school and still someone I consider a best friend. He has shown me that friends do not have to talk every day to be able to pick up where they left off and someone always has your back no matter what.
9. Jess Ruth- Jess and I have lost touch but she taught me the importance of accepting those who are not as fortunate as you, to not judge others based on our perception of them, and to express ourselves and believe in whatever our heart tells us is right.
10. My family- I cannot single everyone out, but my family has shown me what unconditional love is, what it feels like to be supported in EVERYTHING that you do and that family comes first always.
Thursday August 30, 2012
What is your most embarrassing moment?
My most embarrassing moment is simple. I was in a 4H fashion show showing off an outfit I had put together and was modeling for the little girls to show them the way to walk on stage. My pants got caught on my heel and I hit the floor in front of an auditorium of people. Everyone gasped and held their breath while I laid on the stage floor in shock, then I burst into laughter, got up, took a bow, and walked off stage.
Friday August 31, 2012
What ten pet peeves?
1. The sound of cotton balls squishing together
2. People who know the lane is ending and speed up to cut into the merge lane
3. When people drop things on the floor and don’t pick them up
4. Passive aggressive personalities
5. Chewing with an open mouth
6. Dirty dishes in the sink
7. Texting and driving
8. People who pretend to be drunk when they are very sober
9. Having sticky or dry hands
10. Unpainted toenails
Saturday September 1, 2012
Describe a typical day in your life:
Typical is not a word I use very often these days. There is no such thing as a typical day in my life. I could be in Seattle setting up and running a race or I could be in Baltimore eating lunch in the Inner Harbor with my roommates. I love that every day is different, busy and exciting. I don’t mind sleeping in hotel beds half of the month and I love when I am home to spend time with family and friends.
Sunday September 2, 2012
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
If I could be any animal I would want to be an Eagle. They are one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever seen. Plus the ability to fly wherever I dreamed of would be incredible.
Monday September 3, 2012
What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
- Holding leadership positions in the Phi Delta Chapter of Phi Mu. I love my sisters and having them trust me to hold positions within our chapter was an honor.
- Graduating college was a huge accomplishment and my time at Salisbury went a lot faster than I anticipated. I love college for the education, the culture, the friendships and the fun.
- Gaining two job offers before graduation from college. In such tough economic times I was concerned about getting a job but I wanted to walk across the stage at graduation with a job waiting for me. Everyone told me it was impossible, but I was given two job offers within one week and one was my dream job.
- Accepting the job offer at Reed Street Productions. Not only did I gain a job in my dream field but a job that I had dreamed of for months. I’m very happy with this decision.
- Moving away from home was a huge step for me and honestly I am very proud of myself for making the transition quickly and easily. I miss my family every day and wish they were closer but I know its time to be an adult and do things on my own. I still cannot believe that I live in the city, Baltimore is in my address and I have an entire community to play with.