1.) What do you do? I am a licensed interior designer and have worked in high-end residential design for 14 years. Recently I launched a website called My Design Secrets to share my knowledge with people who like to decorate their own homes but could benefit from some expert tips and tricks.
2.) How did you end up in your current career?
It’s definitely been “the road less traveled.” After getting my MBA in finance, I worked as a financial analyst, which did not provide me the creative outlet I needed. I went back to design school but I am grateful for my business background because it’s been VERY helpful. But honestly, I don’t think I am so unusual. As time passes I have met so many people who have totally changed their life’s course to arrive at the right spot. I like to say, “You have to break the mold to feed your soul.”
3.) What's your dream job?
Honestly, I love what I do. It allows me to utilize my strengths in organization and creativity, helps others and determine my own schedule.
4.) Tell us a few things on your Life To-Do List. Spend more time creating artwork just for art’s sake. Find a place to live with an environment that feeds my soul. Learn to be patient and accepting in even in the most challenging situations.
5.) What's for you the toughest challenge when it comes to juggling work and family?
The toughest challenge is honoring work commitments but always giving priority to family. This sometimes means I work doubly hard at both but the goal is doing it gracefully and resisting the urge to complain. At times it’s very challenging.