What inspires you in life?
Might sound corny, but life itself inspires me. When I stop and remember that we are on this tiny little planet spinning around in a vast, expansive, infinite universe, everything around me instantly becomes more beautiful. We have all landed on this beautiful playground called Earth and given the opportunity of life! All that we get to experience! How incredible is that? When I remember that, I feel as though I can do and accomplish anything.
Why help Big Bend Cares?
A passion of mine is to help others. I currently have my BSN, working as a nurse, and I hope to one day study public health. Primary care is an aspect of public health that is not provided much any more. I think it is incredible what Big Bend Cares does to educate the surrounding areas, and care for the people too. I would love to make a small impact on an organization that can make a much larger impact!
What is something most people don’t know about you?
That I am a religious person. I have traveled to many different countries on mission trips, but have never been with a group that has forced “our” religion on someone. We rejoice and celebrate the blessings we have been provided regardless of who we worship. We act as the hands and feet. I have always felt that helping others is the highest thing a person can do.
How has having red hair helped you?
I believe that it has helped me to be stronger. When I was a kid, a fragile and emotional child, I was teased a lot for having red hair. It always made me sad, but I finally got over it. I learned how to handle bullies. Learning to not take things too personally has helped me succeed in all aspects of my life. Also, I get a little confidence boost whenever someone compliments my hair now! haha
What is your favorite color?
BLUE! Just about any shade of blue is my favorite.