Growing up in the heart of Boston; to be specific Dedham; if you have other thoughts on that please keep them to yourself, nobody asked; I learned that there is the “right way” or the “wrong way” to do everything. As a Capricorn, I instinctively stick to doing things the “right way” but quickly figured out that my definition of the “right way” is not the same as others. This realization still boggles my mind as I have yet to find another way that’s more effective and efficient.
As a kid, my parents always wanted (expected) me to aspire to greatness and lucky for them I don’t like to refuse a challenge. My childhood ambitions of becoming a ballerina were pushed aside to make way for more realistic ambitions. As I made my way through life, my INTJ personality traits (according to Myers-Briggs) became more evident and led me to where I am today…spearheading project management for the Creative team. I thoroughly enjoy creating and implementing logical processes, crafting multiple task lists and, most importantly, collecting pens of all kinds (some may define this as my hobby). Side note, if you need something done correctly, the best way to start is finding the right pen. It might take a little more time upfront but in the end, it’s a game changer.
Through the years of various work experiences, I have found my skills becoming more refined and second nature. This allows me to jump into any situation or request and rely on my focused (neurotic) skill set for the task at hand. When faced with a difficult task, you will most likely find me awake at 3am, overanalyzing the situation, from every possible angle, while watching TV; possibly Friends re-runs, until I can make sense of it all and figure out a solution. This is my process and I’ve convinced myself that it works.
For fun, I enjoy making lists to remind myself to make other lists (shocking?) or trying to encourage – or push – others to try harder with a classic throwback line like, “you’re killing me smalls”. And when the season is right, you can catch me chasing the sun as I like to stay up to date on the UV index.
Along with my passion for process and pen collecting, ok hoarding, I love everything dog. I am currently a proud fur-mother of a very anxious son, Norman; also known as #notNORMal and #prozacdog. He has a very “special” personality that mystifies me every day. One day I will figure out why opening a pizza box or moving the blinds is terrifying or what inspires him to stand in the hallway for hours, just gazing into an empty room. I guess, if he wasn’t there to make sure nothing moved, who else would?