This week I’m introducing you to someone who I met recently at a blogging conference. Christy and I were both sitting in the hallway outside the first session of the day that was geared toward “first timers.” The class was meant to teach us how to get the most out of the conference. The class was great and I think we were both excited to have met our first friend of the conference to put us at ease. Christy and I ran into each other throughout the next few days and each time we saw each other it was like seeing an old friend. Everyone, I’d like you to meet Christy…
Tell us a little bit about YOU:
I’m a professional organizing mom-to-2 boys ages 5 and 7 who loves to try new food, see new places and go, go, go! I truly thrive on experience and it drives the way I eat, the way I travel and the way I parent. My favorite place to visit is Paris. My favorite food is fresh baked bread. And my favorite thing to do with my kids introduce them to something new.
I thrive on inspirational quotes. Please share one of your favorites or a mantra that you live by:
Leap and your net will appear ~ John Burroughs… I read this in the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron when I was in college over 20 years ago and it has stuck with me all this time. And I have to say, it hasn’t failed me yet. Change or trying something new can be so scary but so rewarding.
Favorite triumph, collaboration or something you’ve experienced that you are proud of:
I am quite proud of starting my own business which is celebrating 10 years this year. I have seen a huge increase and solopreneurs in recent years. It struck me one day that I just woke up one day and decided to start a business. This was before social media made it easier to tell people who you are and what you do. Before online classes made it easier to figure out how to send an email newsletter or edit a YouTube video. Not that it is ever easy to strike out on your own, but I am grateful and proud of those early years I spent bootstrapping and learning by trial and error.
Biggest disappointment or let down that you’ve learned from:
I was married the first time in my early twenties for 6 years. As the oldest child of parents who have been married over 40 years, I felt like I was a huge let down when I couldn’t love my way into a happy marriage. I learned so much about myself in a relationship and myself on my own from going through this experience at a young age. It has helped to shape the way I am in my marriage now and the way I parent my children. And it has given me a better understanding of myself. Someone once asked if I regret getting married and divorcing young. I honestly answered “no”. I have no doubt I would not be the wife and mother I am today without that experience…I really like who I am today.
Favorite piece of advice for others (life, blogger, influencer or family, etc):
Presence will last longer than presents… I personally strive to collect experiences over things. I am so grateful for the travel and life experience I have had up to this point. I look forward to sharing more with my children. I don’t just encourage people to declutter their lives so they can have cleaner rooms. I want them to spend less time cleaning up toys and more time playing at the park. I truly believe those experiences make our lives so much richer.
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