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July 26th and 27th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Southern States International®

Laurie Balla

1.Tell us a funny story about a date night out with your husband.
Our first date was at the movies. We saw a comedy that had some unexpected scenes in it that made us uncomfortable around each other when we walked out of the theater and we couldn’t look at each other for a while. Now it is one of our favorite movies and we laugh about that uncomfortable tension every time we think of it.

2.What are the (2) most important things in your kitchen and why?
The 2 most important things are: 1. My husband – he loves to chop veggies and I really appreciate that about him. 2. Our center island. I’ve always wanted one and now that we have it, it makes cooking together so much easier and more enjoyable, because we can talk and see each other as we cook together.

3.What do people assume about you that isn’t true?
Throughout my life, I have been told that before they met me, people assumed that I was unapproachable, but the truth is, that I absolutely love people and love to talk to them and have a smile and a friendly ‘Hello’ for basically anyone I come across. When you see me walking down the sidewalk, please say ‘Hello’! I am approachable and friendly and would love to talk to you!

4.Tell us a time you demonstrated leadership skills.
I demonstrate leadership skills on a daily basis. As a business owner, I lead daily with my clients, helping them to improve their web presence and brand. I also lead in the community by living by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Matthew 7:12.

5.If you had no fear, what would you try?
If I had no fear, I would try skydiving. I don’t know why I would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, but I love the thought of the feeling of freedom that I would most likely feel as I am soaring above the earth. The adrenaline I feel after a good workout would most likely be considerably amplified, especially after I land gently upon the earth!

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