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7 Random Facts about Jocelyn

“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.

Bliss Wine Wauconda

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:

Knikkolette Fahrendorf Church
Mallie Dein
Martha Giffen

And now to pass the baton to others. I challenge:

Karla Campos
Robert Caruso
Matthias Gronborg
Karleen Harp
Kim Henson
Christian Hollingsworth
Genevieve Lachance
Sherry Nouraini
Jen Olney
Dawn Collea Stark

Hopefully I get to read about your 7 Random Facts too!

 

‘Til next time….
Jocelyn Wilhelm, JW Social Media CEO

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About Jocelyn Wilhelm

Founder & Owner of JW Social Media, Jocelyn Wilhelm is truly passionate about Online Media Marketing {SEO, Social Media and Content}. This passion drives her to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of SEO, social media and all its formats. Jocelyn creates and executes social media strategies as well as shows her clients how to incorporate these innovative techniques into their overall marketing plans. Her clients range in size and industry—from financial start-up and biotech contract lab to photographer, wine bar and family-owned restaurant.

Jocelyn believes social media is all about building relationships. Her professional mantra is, “Be Friendly, Be Engaging, Be Human.”

Comments

  1. Jocelyn,
    What a fun blog post and I did learn so much more about you. It’s always interesting at least for me to try to figure out what online friends are really like.

    I knew you were into health and food. That wine place has such an inviting name. No wonder you want to hang out there.

    Thanks for sharing everything that makes Jocelyn shine.
    Sandi Cornez recently posted..How My Brain Stays YoungMy Profile

    • Yep! Bliss Wine does really live up to its name. It’s cute that your latest blog post is about how your brain stays young! I’m a true believer that both good food choices and exercise makes one’s being stay young. Thanks for commenting!

      Jocelyn

  2. No way! You organize like I do. My spices are not in abc order but shoes are by color and our closets sound strangely similar. Even bought black plastic hangers yesterday to hang black pants. I worried it was a bit over the top but justified it … I mean, I could be hiding a drinking habit or worse. Loved reading all about you and finding out 7 things I didn’t know. Very fun. Thanks for passing on the challenge.

    • Want to hear something more over the top? I use black hangers for things I’ve worn after one time, but do not yet warrant the need to be washed! I don’t stink! LOL! White for freshly washed clothes. There’s a method to our madness. And yes, we’re all human. Loved writing this to personalize things a bit. :). All about balance, right? Thanks Kim! Looking forward to learning more about you. Make sure to stop by so we can take a peek!
      Jocelyn Wilhelm recently posted..How to Get More Engagement on FacebookMy Profile

  3. What a fun post to read Jocelyn! Did you know we both have sons at 7 years of age? Maybe they can play together some day.

    You are a lovely lady with a young heart, to match your young appearance. You just inspired me to pick up my work out routine again, except I use Kathy Smith’s DVDs.

    Sherry

  4. Thanks for this post and the baton! :) LOL
    I also use Evernote a lot. I like your new Genesis blog BTW!

  5. Good morning Jocelyn

    It is nice to know more about you.
    I thought I never see 1 of these blogs
    again. But I love finding out about friends.

    Our daughter will be 18 soon. Now I’m dealing
    with the boy things.

    I new you had 2 children and was into health but not
    the rest.

    I’ve a blog some thing like this 1 a friend asked me
    to do. I’ll post it in the group.

    I hope you have a wonderful day
    Bonnie Squires
    Bonnie Squires recently posted..I need your Love!My Profile

  6. Jocelyn,

    What a pleasure to know you better. As we have children the same age, it is interesting to see your comments there.

    I’m supposed to be doing a similar post, but someone hopped in and challenged me to 25 random facts. So, it’s taking me a bit of time…

    Looking forward to more,

    ~Keri
    Keri recently posted..Commonly Asked Questions About Timeline For Facebook PagesMy Profile

  7. WOW! I love it Jocelyn! I accept the challenge. You only 28! That’s amazing ;) I would have never guessed about the kids. So wonderful. And yes, you do need balance – all work no play equals no fun.

  8. That was a lovely find in my reader for the end of the work week.

    I’m having so much fun getting to know everyone a little better. It is good to know that the people you gravitate towards and befriend online are the same people that you would do locally.

    Whoever says that online friendships are not real must be mad!

    Kittie
    Kittie Walker recently posted..Preconceived Ideas – Why We Must Always Challenge ThemMy Profile

  9. Great to learn more about you Jocelyn! Besides getting Naked together (the juice, people) I learned we share a passion for cooking and if I am ever in your neck of the woods I will def want to go wine tasting together at your favorite spot : )
    Karla Campos recently posted..iPad 3rd Gen GiveawayMy Profile

  10. Jocelyn,

    Anal and organized. I love it! These random fact blogs have been really great, allowing so many of us who work together online to make a deeper connection. Sometime wehen I’m visiting your way you can take me to Bliss. You can taste wine, I’ll handle the beer.
    Mallie Dein recently posted..7 Random Things About MallieMy Profile

  11. Good to learn about you. Here’s a post I did a while back. I should probably update it, denisesonnenberg.com/socialmedia/things-you-might-not-know-about-me-yet/
    Denise Sonnenberg recently posted..9 Examples of Successful Use of Pinterest for MarketingMy Profile

  12. Love it.
    I have enjoyed this challenge so much, especially reading random facts about my online friends whom I have not met in person. It’s a great way to get better connected!
    Thanks for participating!
    Fondly, Dorien.
    Dorien recently posted..The Timeline Crunch – Are You Feeling It?My Profile

  13. What a fun post! I really enjoyed getting to know you a little better. Thanks for including me in this challenge, I’ll see what I can come up with… :)

  14. You love the Walking Dead! Me too. I’m taking on the challenge.
    Christian Hollingsworth recently posted..Sing Inc’s Time Travel SpectacularMy Profile

    • Yes, I love the “Walking Dead”! And I don’t like having to wait until Fall to see the next show. :) Looking forward to reading your random facts! Let me know when you’ve completed it.

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