Where do you live?
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Where were you born?
What’s the highest level of education you have completed?
I have an AWESOME FAMILY, GREAT FRIENDS who are like family to me and a WONDERFUL Boyfriend, Greg. His kids, Gregory & Grace are a ton of FUN too. To tell the truth, I feel connected to a greater global family as well!
How did you hear about the Year of Giving?
Facebook last Spring 🙂
How long have you been unemployed?
The beginning of Jan.
What happened was honestly an unexpected story I could tell. I didn’t expect to lost my job, but in the bigger picture I believe the ending occurred in my life for something new to begin. I valued the experience and loved working with kids, but I feel the change occurred in my life to empower me to create something more!
Do you currently volunteer?
I did volunteer the last two months to help co-create a character education curriculum for BUNNY HULL of DREAM A WORLD. She wrote a series of awesome books called “The Young Masters Little Wisodom” series. I am now looking for a Montessori School to pilot the program at. I have also recently volunteered to put together 15 raffle baskets for a friend’s mom who lost her home do to a house fire.
Wow, many people have influenced me throughout my life. I am inspired by my mom’s kind and giving spirit, the teachers who recognized something greater within me and helped pull it out, and I am often influenced and inspired by children. Since I was young I have been positively influenced by Walt Disney’s spirit because he had a vision and dream and made it come true. I’d like to create something for kids based on my own visions and dreams.
What is your favorite food?
I ate at Planet Raw Organic Food restaurant in California once and not only did the food look like a beautiful work of art, but it felt like heaven. By far it was the most satisfying food I have ever eaten in my life!
What is the most meaningful gift you have ever received?
I have received lots from friends in family in forms or loving supportive energy, but I also love receiving “gifts” from nature, like finding heart rocks while I am on a walk or finding a tree smiling at me. (See pic) I find these “gifts” from nature are soooo much FUN!
I also feel it’s a “great gift from the universe” when I am driving and I find a license plate that speaks to me, like
WITHLUV, PEACEINU, LUVNLYF, HV F8TH, B-THEONE, BSTRONG, LVLIFE
The best one was HOPE ANN because that is the “pen name” I gave to myself for the two children’s books I wrote. Whenever I see a license plate it’s like the perfect words for the day that often lifts my spirits!
Describe your ideal job:
Wow, I have begun to think I don’t want just another job. What I wish to do in my life would require lots of work, but I would rather be known as a creator as well as a published author who also designed products that positively influence children. More than anything I would eventually love to be the creator of a children’s discovery play center called A MAGIC NATION! It would be a place that brings a child’s imagination to life by focuses on the mind, body, spirit. This great space for kids would also feature a place called HEART KIDS PLAY SHOP, a creative gift shop where the products have a great value and purpose!