What brings you joy?
I love a challenge, physical or mental. When I decided to train for a half marathon, I enjoyed the training and challenge of training. When it comes to work and personal life, I like being able to be confronted with a problem and figure out a solution as well as setting a goal and achieving it. My joy comes from problem solving life’s issues. Even when it comes to spending time with my kids, I love it when my kids’ schedules and mine line up to find the perfect time to hang out.
What are you most afraid of?
I am most afraid of looking back on my life and regretting not doing something.
What would you like to learn?
What wouldn’t I like to learn? If I did have to pick, I would want to learn how to speak another language fluently and how to slow down and enjoy the ride.
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by people who turn their challenges into opportunities.
If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say?
If I could talk to my teenage self I would say “You just have no idea how awesome life is and appreciate what you have.” I was worried how other people perceived me when I was younger, so I would also tell myself “Don’t be afraid of who you are” and to “Be the you, you are meant to be”. A lot of the things I thought were important, truly did not matter.
What is your favorite book or movie and why?
My favorite book is “Gang Leader for A Day” by Sudhir Venkatesh. This book is about an Indian man who was studying for his PHD in Chicago during the Cabrini Green Housing Project. In the book, people made money by selling drugs. This book spoke a lot about the culture in Chicago, which I enjoyed learning about. It taught me to be open to understanding that sometimes people do what they do for survival and to not make judgments. This inspired me to be open to what the rest of the world faces and to understand why people are the way they are.
What have you, or would you, write on the netlogx Before I Die wall?
I would write “to see my kids be happy, healthy, and functioning adults, living a good life with meaningful relationships.
What does information management mean to you?
Information Management means the ability to consume information from various sources at different levels and make meaningful use of it for its purpose to me.