In the past three years while I launched my business full-time, I chose not to share too much about myself publicly. Why? I really didn’t think I was that interesting to be completely honest! So, to start, I wanted to share some fun facts about myself with you.
- I’m old-fashioned. I HAVE to print everything off to keep my thoughts in order, and I don’t have any shame in admitting this. In true creative fashion, I like to hold things in my hands, mark it up with a pen, and then fix it electronically.
- I thrive on change. In fact, I am at my best when change shows itself into my life. I love when things don’t go completely as planned. God always has a funny way of showing me that I am not in charge and His plan is bigger than my own.
- I’ve always been a minimalist. This is a quality that has always been present in both my personal and professional life.“Minimalism is about creating space to live simply and meaningfully; it’s about living intentionally.” -Unknown
- Textbooks are the best kind of books. Literature is not my thing. I enjoy history and study it regularly. My favorite topics are French and English history. I have a thing for French and English Monarchs. By the way, if you haven’t watched The Crown on Netflix, DO IT!
- I’m addicted to Starbucks and Panera. This might make me “basic,” as my husband says, but the reality is that I live off of Chai lattes and reasonably priced salads. If that’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right.
- I almost became a history teacher. I have the highest respect for those who teach. Their jobs are so unfair at times on so many levels, and they have the lowest pay in the world for what they do. With that being said, that’s exactly why after two and a half years of studying, I moved my major back to studio art.
- I refuse to slow down. I’m a pretty intense person to live with, and I work hard to play hard. My husband sometimes can’t stand me because the wheels are constantly turning, and I always have something to do. I live my life with the intention of staying busy, and day after day things that were up to my standards yesterday never seem quite good enough today. That feeling is what fuels the fire in my belly to keep going and be the best overall person I can be.
- I have a very dry sense of humor. I’m always so awkward when I meet people for the first, second, or third time. I have a sense of humor that I keep heavily guarded because for some, it can be misconstrued and offensive. Those few that are close to me appreciate my quirkiness.
- I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My mom’s parents were florists for 35+ years, and my dad’s parents are very successful real estate agents/brokers in the Des Moines market. Beyond that, everyone in my family farmed and were/are all above average at what they did. Strong work ethics were instilled in me from a very young age, and to this day, I still bounce ideas off of some of my closest family members.
- My dream vacation is to backpack through Western Europe. I have always wanted to visit Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Great Britain would be an added bonus, but not a requirement. Nothing fills me more creatively than traveling and exploring.
- I’m a homebody. Too much time with other people overstimulates me and tires me out. My Friday nights (when I’m not prepping for a wedding) usually consist of Chipotle and Netflix. My heart is content with the simple things.
- Color is lovely, but black and white is better. If I could shoot black and white film for the rest of my life it would be a dream come true! When you remove color from a portrait and turn it to black and white, the mood completely changes, and I see things I didn’t notice before. Color can be very distracting, especially to creatives. Black and white amplifies emotion, texture, and contrast.
What makes you unique? Share a fun fact about yourself below!