Questions from Alex Franzen, I of V

Alex Franzen is one of my favorite people – in the category of awesome people who I haven’t yet met. She recently proposed a set of questions and I decided to answer them in pieces over the coming weeks. I would love if you would take the same questions and share your answers — either in the comments or on your favorite social media platform.

ϟ What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

That I am capable of changing someone’s life.

ϟ If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?

I would snap up that check! We would invest a portion, and use the remaining amount to create a boutique relocation company that truly works for the CLIENT, not the company moving the family.

ϟ What’s going to be carved on your (hypothetical) tombstone?

She was kind, she showed up and she was always reaching for the unexpected.

ϟ What are you FREAKISHLY good at?

Connecting people and anticipating needs.

ϟ What’s one dream that you’ve tucked away, for the moment? How come?

Having a global relocation company that truly helps families settle and thrive. It’s only tucked away now — for the moment. It will happen!

ϟ What are you STARVING for?

Kindness. More sensitivity to people who are different than you are. Connection.

ϟ If you could have tea with one fictional character, who would it be?

Alice in Wonderland

ϟ Do you have a morning ritual?

Alarm at 5:10am, on a good day, I do my Piyo workout, have a coffee, have my Shakeology, have 10 minutes of professional or business development reading. Wake up Mia at 6am, breakfast and chatting with her until her bus arrives at almost 7am. Antonio wakes at 7am .. his bus comes at almost 8am. Then off to work!

What are your answers to these questions?

Life Uncommon, Music Monday

Don’t worry mother, it’ll be alright
And don’t worry sister, say your prayers and sleep right
It’ll be fine lover of mine
It’ll be just fine

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom
No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from

Fill your lives with love and bravery

And you shall lead a live uncommon

I’ve heard you anguish
I’ve heard your hearts cry out
We are tired, we are weary, but we aren’t worn out
set down your chains, until only faith remains
Set down your chains

And lend your voices only to sounds of freedom
No longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from
Fill your lives with love and bravery
And we shall lead a life uncommon

There are plenty of people who pray for peace
But if praying were enough it would have come to be
Let your words enslave no one and the heavens will hush themselves

To hear out voices ring out clear
with sounds of freedom
sounds of freedom

Come on you unbelievers, move out of the way
there is a new army coming and we are armed with faith
To live, we must give
To live

 

Lend our voices only to sounds of freedom
No longer lend out strength to that which we wish to be free from
Fill your lives with love and bravery
And we shall lead a life uncommon

Conscious Magazine and Savouring Simplicity

I’m hiding out a bit from this blog while I wait for the blog redesign to be finished, and while we get settled into the new digs.

But it doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing! I shared my thoughts on creating a community, the simple way, with Elizabeth at Savouring Simplicity. It was also time to discuss moving beyond hashtag activism and instead look to our youth with the amazing people at Conscious Magazine.

 

Creating Community with Elizabeth Bradley

 

 

Moving beyond Hashtag Activism with Conscious Magazine

 

 

What have you been up to? We have just a few more days before we can call the new place in Virginia officially ours and I’m getting a bit impatient! What plans do you have for the weekend? We’re going to explore a bit … whatever you do, have a great one!