“Be Friendly. Be Engaging. Be Human.” — that’s my mantra and I live by it! So when a challenge was posed to me by one of my online friends, Dorien from More in Media, how perfectly aligned is that with my beliefs?! So here I am writing a post about “7 Random Facts about Jocelyn”.
Let’s see if you’ve guessed any of these….
1) I’m a foodie and wine enthusiasts and my favorite local hang-out for wine tasting is Bliss Wine. Bliss offers free wine tasting daily. Yes, you heard it FREE! So if you’re in Wauconda or you’re visiting, make sure to stop by at Bliss and say hello! We’re a friendly little town. They also offer beer tasting and some of the local restaurants pair up with them nightly to offer some specialty dishes. Oh and local bands also play there for your listening pleasure. My favorite: The 3 Lincolns. Take my word for it – it’s a super great place to meet friends and hang out.
2) With #1 above, I’m sure you’ve already figured that I love to cook! I learned how or should I say, was forced to cook when my family came here in the states from the Philippines. The move alone was a total culture shock, but being doted on by maids growing up, the little princess in me couldn’t believe that I had to learn how to do things on my own?! The nerve!
Which leads me to my #3……from Princess to a Queen! Would you have guessed that I was on a float as a Homecoming Queen, in college at SIU? Yes, I know the wave. HAH! And I see you just tried doing it too. 😉
4) Unveil the royal highness and I emerge as a freak! An organizational freak that is! At home, my spices are organized alphabetically, my shoes by colors, then by the hours I can wear them comfortably, my shirts by length of sleeves then also by color. At work, I use Evernote from my daily to dos to the books I want to read and blogs I need to write. I even us it to organize my recipes. You should check out Evernote too. The ways you can use it to organize things are endless!
Now don’t get me wrong, I still wear the crown around the house as a wife to my wonderful husband of 20+ years and as a mom to two beautiful children. I have a daughter that will be 18 years old in May and a son that just turned 7 last November. Yes, I’m a lot older than you think. And this just made my #5 random facts about me!
Are you still trying to figure out how old I am? Let me tell you a secret….. #6…..The only way I can keep up with my kids and work at least 14 hours a day and stay young and fit is by doing P90X2 on a consistent basis. It’s a tough workout but you really do see results. No, I don’t sell it but I know someone who does. I’m a health buff and I eat well too. I have tried many other workout programs out there. P90X2 is by far the best! I can schedule my workouts when it’s convenient for me. It offers variety so you won’t get that burnt out feeling. It’s a great challenging workout. So, do you want to look at least 5 to 10 years younger? Who wouldn’t?! Check out P90X2, I tell you, it works!!
7) OK, my final random fact…when I’m not cooking, or going to wine tasting or being a mom or working out or organizing my shoes, or working as a social media and SEO consultant, I do make time to unwind. So once in a while you’d catch me watching my favorite shows on TV and they are: “The Walking Dead”, “Spartacus”, “Dancing with The Stars”, “Housewives of Orange County” and “Body of Proof” and anything on “HGTV” and “Food Network”.
Life is about balance. You have to mix in a little bit of fun here and there. I’m grateful to have online friends that challenge me both professionally and personally. This was a fun blog post to write. I hope you all got to know me a bit. How about you? Are you up for this challenge? Did you find any similarities with any of the above? Have you done this challenge before? If so, post your link below with your comments. We’ll visit your site so we can get to know you more!
I’ve already learned about:
And now to pass the baton to others. I challenge:
Hopefully I get to read about your 7 Random Facts too!
‘Til next time….
Jocelyn Wilhelm, JW Social Media CEO