1.Tell us a funny story about a date night out with your husband.
Being the change is hard. It means having the strength of character and the courage of conviction to stand alone in the face of adversity in order to uphold the ideals in which you believe. It is a willingness to start a movement that you may never see to fruition but doing it anyway. Being the change is having faith that your actions are impactful beyond yourself.
2.What are the (2) most important things in your kitchen and why?
Contemplative, exacting, thoughtful and deliberate. Doug’s intentional personality inspired the answer of “4 years” when he asked, how long I thought we would date before we got married. I was shocked when we were engaged in six months, married in eighteen. He said “when you know, you know.” His traits balance well with mine and are why we’re a successful couple, despite his seriousness or maybe because of it, he always make me laugh.
3.What do people assume about you that isn’t true?
I would go back to a time when both sets of my grandparents were still living. With maturation comes wisdom, and I wish I had taken the opportunity to learn more about our shared history and to just bask in the loving environment that is created when grandparents and grandchildren are together. No particular memory. Any would bring me great joy, but ideally during one of our beautiful Minnesota lake summers.
4.Tell us a time you demonstrated leadership skills.
My best friend and I have known each other since middle school. So I asked him this question. He says he’s terrible at this but gave me three powerful and humbling words. Determined, brainy and sweet. I have continued to work at what I want always, so determined is accurate. My nickname was Britannica and I graduated with academic accolades, so brainy is accurate. Sweet; who doesn’t think that their best friend is sweet.
5.If you had no fear, what would you try?
The most precious commodity on earth is time. No amount of money can ever buy more. I would love to give my husband the gift of more time; more time to spend together and doing things he enjoys. I can’t buy him “time”, but if I were to have unlimited resources, I would hire him additional staff at work to afford him more time to enjoy doing the things he loves.