In this weeks Ask Lucy segment the questions come from Lesley.
“How do you juggle being a busy mom, wife and with two careers? How do you do it all and find time to take care of yourself? You are always so beautifully put together and happy looking.”
Wow, those are great questions and such a beautiful compliment Lesley! As long as I can remember I have always worked full-time and have been a writer during that time. I make time for my husband, our boys and myself.
My husband and I like to watch movies usually on demand on cable. If the weather is nice we have been known to hop on his Harley and take a nice ride then stop and get a bite to eat. With our boys we watch movies together or go out to eat.
My recent trip to Dallas, Texas took me to the Next conference in Plano, Texas. I have wanted to see Terri Savelle Foy in person because she has been very inspirational to me with her podcasts and television broadcast this past year. You can find her at: http://www.terri.com.
I decided to stay where the conference was being held and that was at the Hilton in Granite Park in Plano, Texas. My stay was made even better with all of the wonderful staff there. I don’t think I ran into one single unhappy person during my time there. http://bit.ly/2jDaM1P
When I arrived at the Hilton I was able to use their valet service. When you are anxious to get settled into your room valet parking is a blessing. One of the amenities that I was more than willing to use. It saved me time in looking for a parking space.
What I liked about staying at the Hilton was that I didn’t need to venture far at all. Had I stayed longer I would have gone to the nearby IKEA store too. http://bit.ly/2knqeMy
What kind of amenities are a must have for you when you travel?
I always look for a place that has a nice restaurant on site and that offers lattes whenever possible. I am most definitely a coffee girl. It doesn’t matter if it is morning, noon or night. I mean doesn’t everybody need coffee?
This Hilton had a nice outdoor pool with a hot tub and a really nice fire pit outside that had seating all around it. It made it nice to be able to sit at different areas and everyone would get their time around the fire.
There were plenty of areas inside to work at and a bar to eat or have cocktails at. There was also access to a 24 hour fitness center. On my second morning there I made it to the gym by 5:00 am and was the only one there.
Ever work at a job where you enjoyed doing what you love?
When you are a singer/songwriter and you work at the best coffee café ever it happens. Recently, I had the pleasure of going to Sola Coffee Café in Raleigh, NC. http://www.solacoffee.com/ This is my go to place whether it is day or night. It’s all about the ambiance and the people who make it that way.
Being an employee there must have its perks. Having the opportunity to work for an amazing company is a win. It’s what you do. Then playing a gig at your job is a bonus.
Take a young musician named Colin Leonard. He attended college in Texas before moving to North Carolina. Now that is what you call a Creative with determination. http://www.colinleonardmusic.com/
Sola Coffee Café is a place that I discovered over the summer. Funny because it was about the time that I was starting to pursue my dream. That being continuing with my writing that I’ve been doing for so many years. Read More