I live in Downingtown, PA. It’s a quintessential small town with a dose of colonial-era history thrown in. I was raised here, my mom owned a small business “in town,” and I came back home in 2017 after realizing my high-school sweetheart really was “the one.”
But Pittsburgh really shaped me, from getting my undergrad degree at Univ. of Pittsburgh to building a career in the literary arts, I grew up in that big city that feels like a small town. I’d move back again in a heartbeat, and not just for the mac and cheese at Harris Grill.
I deal with the big wins and the curve balls life throws in the kitchen. If things are going well, I’m making risotto. If it’s the worst day ever, I’m making french onion soup (because it helps me cry it out…).
Yep, I have bad days. Days when things get out of alignment, a little messy, or frustrate me to the point of considering the alternative (commuting, heels…. I only get that far in the fantasy before I recommit to my business).
I don’t have any kiddos, but I do have a growing collection of orchids. And don’t get it twisted, orchids are some really needy plants. My guy Matt actually built me a custom potting bench out of scrap wood we had lying around. Because I might be a little bit obsessed with these beauties.
I try to take good care of myself so I can serve at my highest level. I keep my inner circle really small and tight knit. I adore my team and my business coach is my second favorite human on the planet.