I am the youngest of five children in my family, and I have four older brothers! Yes, the stereotype is true….I was/am a tomboy! I loved riding my BMX bike with my brothers, playing in the dirt, and playing sports. I have always been involved with sports (I am a two-time State Champion in softball). I love playing ball-especially volleyball and softball. I am on a bit of a hiatus right now, following a knee injury, but have picked up on road cycling, and will be riding 100 miles in June when I tackle my first century ride. I’ve been riding a mountain bike for the past 12 years, but road riding is so different, and I love it!
The other thing I have always loved is Math and Science. I remember being in the 4th grade and being uber competitive and making sure I was the first person to finish my timed multiplication problems. In college, when I started my degree in Geology, my oldest brother bought me a scientific calculator to help me with my courses.
I bring up the past mainly because I was completely caught off guard when this creative path of owning a blog design business fell into my lap. I don’t really consider myself a creative person. I feel like I am growing into it, but it is still a bit of a struggle for me to constantly tap into my creativity, and it can be exhausting at times to keep up with the demand for my clients and the projects I have to accomplish. But, I have found that I absolutely adore creating something and knowing that it is my work and that other people appreciate it, too. And, it doesn’t hurt to get paid for your work, right?
Now I just need to find the right balance to keep my creativity flow at a constant so I don’t get burned out.