Someone told me that I needed to put a little more of me into my business. Share more personal anecdotes, Facebook Live my hair routine, Insta Story my dinner recipes. That is just not me.
Don’t get me wrong, I want my business to be successful, and I LOVE building relationships, but I’ve always been a way better face to face relationship builder than all online. For instance, I suck at texting people, I never answer my Facebook messages, and I’m way funnier in person.
So, yes, I’m going to make an effort to start putting a few more personal items on social media, but not too personal because you know, the military, and people are crazy. In lieu of that let me tell you a little bit about myself here in short answer blog form.
Where are you from: I’m from a small town in Florida near the Alabama border. I grew up on the water, spending every summer at the beach. It was paradise. Growing up in such a beautiful place definitely had an everlasting effect on where I want to live and where my happy place is. If I could choose to be anywhere in the world it would be beach side with my husband, my fur baby Sookie, reading a book, and sipping a corona.
Who do you love: Mostly, I love people who make me laugh. My family is notorious for sitting around on a Saturday night joking around and doing anything for a laugh (especially my brother, who is the comedian of the family). We always laugh at inappropriate times, but with the best of intentions. My family is the core of my heart. They support me unconditionally. I remember on numerous occasions my mom and brother boasting about me to anyone and everyone who would listen. They’re my personal agents. My dad is the silent strong type. He quietly holds the family together while making a dad joke or two along the way. His commitment to his faith is something I greatly admire and am so thankful he found his way to the Lord. My mom is the rock of our family. She would do anything, and I mean anything for her family. She’s the strongest woman I’ll ever know and my best friend. My brother and sister-in-law are easily the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. My brother knows everyone in our small town and if he doesn’t he’s going to make friends quick. I’m so thankful to him for always supporting me and making me laugh. They recently had a baby boy and he has definitely stolen my heart. He’s a little crazy, but his little laugh brightens every day.
I also love spending time with my Sookie girl. She’s super needy and loves to be petted. I’ve had her for almost 8 years and I’m thankful every day for her unconditional love.
Now, my husband. He’s everything I never knew I needed in a companion. Neither of us were looking for each other, but from the moment we met we knew this was something special. He makes me laugh, he holds me when I cry, he supports my professional goals, and wholly loves me for who I am. I honestly would not want to do this life with anyone else. Thank you Jason.
What I love to do: I think I already explained my love of the beach and all things water. I also love taking Sookie to the park or for walks. I love shopping, like most girls do, and trying every restaurant I can. Eating and drinking are probably two of my most favorite past times. Netflix and Hulu are also things I love to do. I watch A LOT of shows. At one point I think I was following 38 shows! Oh man.
Why are you where you are: As you know my husband is in the military. We were stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C. in the fall of 2016. It was our first military move together and our first time buying a house. We purchased a little 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch style home near the downtown area which we love being near. We spend our weekends doing yard work and fixing the old bones of the house, but we’re so excited to be living in our first home together.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to be living a little closer to the beach, with a couple of kids, and running a thriving boutique. I’m not quite sure what life has in store for me up ahead, but I’m sure it will be nothing less than exciting.