It really is the joke around the Red Barn – they call me the “Beast”. Not because I’m a 10-foot yeti with wild hair and big teeth, it’s because I just get s*** done. I’m a planner and a total deadline junkie. I love having everything charted out so I can prepare for the day, and know when I can kick back and relax. Procrastination – NOT MY THING. it’s all about organizing – it makes me happy to get a list of wants and needs together, organize the workload, and check off the boxes as they get completed and approved. Can you say It’s 5-o’clock somewhere?Get out of my way if you are a straggler….I will hound you. Let’s be honest – I’m surrounded by a bunch of creative people – ideas are bouncing off walls. Without me to reign them in…God only knows what would happen. Get this – I get yelled at by my boss for working too much. If she sends me an email on a Sunday afternoon (she works too much) – I need to answer it. I don’t like a Monday morning mailbox brimming over with “stuff”. She also makes me take all my vacation time – I know, tough life I have here.
Where we come from defines who we are
My Mom is my role model and mentor. She taught me all my “Beast Tactics”. Ok – need to be honest here for a minute – I run everything by my Mom before any big decisions and look to her for advice. But…I don’t always take it. I guess there’s a little bit of a rebel in me. She seems to always smile, shake her head and then gets behind me 100%. Funny thing – sometimes I feel like my Mom at the Red Barn – advising, guiding, fixing. It’s in our blood and that’s a good thing. Because we get s*** done!
“THE BEAST” KICKING BACK AND GETTING SOME REPS IN
I’m not a corporate girl, not a suit in my closet– I’m laid back – jeans and a t-shirt – the Red Barn dress code on most days. I’ve always felt like I didn’t quite fit into the 9-5 structure, and working at the Red Barn has confirmed that. Can we talk about flexibility? Not the yoga type – I don’t have the patience for that – but the work type. My dogs – aka my best buds – love having me around. German shepherds – overgrown babies – attached to my hip. You know the type. I can actually stop what I’m doing when I want – take the pups outside to play and clear out the brain fog . Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make you the happiest.
Here’s a little secret about me: I’m a Total Harry Potter dork, I’ve read the series six times. Don’t even ask me who my favorite character is or my favorite book – ok go ahead and ask me but be prepared for a serious deep dive into the secret wizarding world of Harry. I love to read, it’s where I get lost. It’s my escape. It’s my Margaritaville.
Another interesting factoid- I had never been on an airplane until I was 28. My Mom is afraid of flying so our vacations consisted of car trips within a 6-hour driving radius. The first time I flew – it sparked an immense urge to start traveling more. I want to fill my passport with stamps from everywhere. Since I have to take all this vacation time – looks like I’ve chosen the right company to work for.
That’s who I am. They call me the Beast. I’m really just a dog loving, organized HP fan looking to make my mark in the wild and wooly world we call the Red Barn. Thanks for reading!