What is your favorite meal memory?
What’s the best piece of advice you have for someone struggling with a QLC?
Don’t do it alone. Reach out. Find a community (or a tribe) to help you out. There is no shame in needing some help. We all go through things, and maybe someone has been where you are and has the tools that will help you out.
Post a picture of your happy self over the last six months – Where were you, what were you doing and who were you with?
My picture is from breakfast the morning after Mr. A and I got married. It was a crappy diner we fond after walking around starving for 45 minutes. I love that Mr. A and I are glowing with our happiness. I mean, I feel happy looking at this picture. I also love that you can see Mr. A’s wedding band.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has ever given you?
My Grandpa told me once that every emotion comes from one of two places, fear or love. You get to pick which drives you. (I pick love.)
What’s your killer music mix?
I’ve been in such a Country Music phase lately, but I am OBSESSED with Mat Kearney’s new single “Hey Mama”. When I am walking from the train to my office every morning this song gets me super pumped. (Bonus: The video is full of non-generic beautiful people) (Try watching the video and not wanting to clap along. Real talk, yo.)
What has happened in your time as a Stratejoy blogger that you would never have imagined for yourself in January?
Lets see, from the time I wrote a post called “The Loneliness” I fell madly in love, got pregnant, and got married. (
No big deal or anything. Holy Life Changes Batman.)
What’s something you learned from each of the other ladies of Season 4?
Courage in the face of fear. Every single one of us jumped into huge things this season and they all did it with such honesty, vulnerability, and courage. You can do anything. You can quit that job you hate. You can start your OWN kick ass company. You can face your fears of becoming a mama. You can be a beautiful songbird. You can move to another country and find yourself in love. I have so much love and admiration for the women in this season.
What’s your Dream Job? Dream Vacation? Dream Home?
Dream Job: Freelancing from home. Dream Vacation: Italy with Mr. A. Dream Home: Anywhere with good schools with space for Baby Boy to run around.
What’s currently turning you on?
The 30 minutes every night Mr. A spends reading and singing to my belly. He is going to be such an amazing father that the thought of it is making me tear up as I write this.
How are you going to change the world?
I’m going to be fearless. I’m going to be a wife, mother, writer, risk-taker. I’m going to share the whole thing and hope that my story can inspire some other woman out there to be fearless too. Bold and fearless; this is what change is made of.