My Point of Heu
With the stay home order in effect until the end of April... April 30th to be exact, and we are still in March, it may be helpful to come-up with some ideas to stay busy, entertained, gratified and equipped during these isolated times. Here's an easy guide to get your creative juices flowing, keep your heart pumping and your mind active.
First things first - make a to-do or honey do list.
Yard work can be one of the most gratifying things around, you feel great from being outside, you get the vitamin D from the sun, you workout a little and you can see your hard work in the end.
Since the government order to stay and work from home, we are all in the midst of trying to make this balancing act as productive, easy and painless as possible. I am lucky to say that my workload has probably tripled over the past two weeks. And, while I am grateful to be busy and have business, it is also a sobering reminder that a lot of people out there do not have jobs right now and our economic future is uncertain on a global scale. A lot of our work meetings and information sharing is done through technology and group/conference calls, virtual meetings and video conferencing. I wanted to offer a few tips to lead to a successful meeting that works out for everyone.
Do's and don'ts
Just under a week ago... I posed the question to those on FB and IG that they could "ask me anything."
The world we are living in right now is much different than the world we lived in 6 days ago. But hopefully as time goes by we grow, learn, are resilient, empathetic and resourceful.
With that, I am going to answer your guys' questions here and also record a video answering them when the time is right.
(Just want to note - my blouse in the photo is from The Mauve Fox - this is the cutest little boutique for ladies and the owner (a local gal) is so sweet and kind. Be sure to checkout her stuff... it's a great mix of garments for every lady that wants to look stylish and be comfortable -I love her clothes!!!). https://www.themauvefox.com/
How are you feeling now?
I think this is in regards to my surgery last spring that involved trying to prevent breast cancer...by electing to remove both my natural breasts and move on with no reconstruction. My preventative bilateral mastectomy was a major surgery, but overall I always felt comfortable and didn't have any major complications. I have been all healed from the surgery and the scars are all set and done healing since July...which is when I went "public" about my decision. So how am I feeling? I feel great. My health is top notch, I am happier than ever, business is fantastic, I've been so busy with work, events, shows, shoots, writing that I feel like I am busier than ever! Thank you for all the support.
I really miss you anchoring the news. Any chance of returning?
Thank you for this question and I appreciate your asking. At this moment, the answer is 'no.' I can assure you there have been some potential possibilities and opportunities to return to the news, but I have not been interested in doing so. I understand that in time perhaps these opportunities may not be available ever again and I am totally ok with that. I am probably 400% happier doing what I am doing now and wouldn't change it for anything. A lot of people ask me if I miss the news or if I miss being on TV. That is a strange question because I never thought of being on TV as the motivator. It is actually a more stressful, uncontrollable and awkward life being on television 5 days a week. I don't miss it at all. The one thing I do miss is knowing everything about well everything. I would know every detail of most of the news stories and headlines and all the facts of everything that was making news here at home and abroad. That was power as you know knowledge is power.
If you could go back and say one thing to yourself on the eve of your high school graduation what would it be?
I would say to take things slow and don't grow up too fast. I look back and cherish those times and all the experiences which shaped me into the woman I am today. But often you are focused so much on growing up and being an adult that you forget to live life as a young person. I made a few mistakes.. some of them big and some of them small. I think most of them were driven by trying to be something I am not... Relish in your youth, appreciate what you have and don't try to rush everything.
If you could only have one last meal, what are you picking?
This is probably the hardest question ever. I am guessing it is just one meal and not a series --- so maybe I will say dinner so it can be 3 courses and have my favorite things.
1. Shoyu Poke for my appetizer (no onions please)
2. Truffle Mushroom Pizza with extra cheese
3. Godiva Chocolate Souffle with a side of Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream
4. *Bonus Sour Patch Kids (Petite Fours) LOL
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