“Questions are creative acts of intelligence.” – Francis Kingdon Ward
I have always had a strange love for questions. I am constantly asking them and an open book when it comes to answering them. It amazes me how one thought-provoking question can start a lifelong friendship or turn a solid relationship south. So, when I saw that answering these questions was one of the deliverables for week two, I was definitely excited.
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Gig: Associate at Panera, Praxis Participant, and babysitter for my siblings
Mobile device: Samsung Galaxy S6, outdated and not an iPhone but it gets the job done.
Computer: HP Windows 10
One word that best describes how you work: Diligently.
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Google Calendar, Slack, Gmail, and Spotify (love finding new podcasts on there).
What’s your workspace like? For my 9-5, which can be anything from a 5-1, 1-9:30 or anything in between, it is a warm and welcoming cafe. For Praxis it’s usually my room which is a very clean and simple space, with little to no clutter. Since I share a bedroom with my little sister, we don’t have the space for a desk, so I do most of my work sitting on the floor.
What’s your best time-saving trick? Just do it, if you are thinking about doing something, get up and do it.
What’s your favorite to-do list manager? I am all about lists. At the beginning and end of the week or day, I like to write down everything that needs to get done as well as all that I got done either in my journal or phone.
Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without? I try to depend on electronics as little as possible, so I would say a pen and notebook. Or, the unconventional answer of a water bottle, since I have one with me almost permanently.
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else? Self-management. I am extremely good at making myself do all the grunt work and nitty-gritty stuff that people tend to hate.
What do you listen to while you work? It can be anything from music to a podcast, to a movie while babysitting and more.
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert for sure, I’m like a phone and I need time alone to get back to 100%
What’s your sleep routine like? My sleep routine differs depending on my work schedule. I am an opener so three times a week I have to be at the store, ready to set the bakery up at five in the morning, this means I am up around four. On those nights the goal is to go to bed by nine-thirty. A more “regular“ night for me is going to bed by eleven-thirty and waking up sometime before nine.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “Okay, just take a breath” – My Mom
Is there anything else you’d like to add? You’ve got what it takes, and you make today better.