Hey there, I'm Maureen.
And even with 5 years in Texas under my belt (after spending college in southwest Virginia), I still can't bring myself to use the word "y'all" when greeting someone. It's not even a word people!
I'm a beach girl at heart. I spent middle school – high school in Delaware, about a mile from the ocean. If you had told me 10 years ago, I'd be a Texan one day, I'd say you were crazy.
I was clearly oblivious to foreshadowing:
I've been a "creative type" since I encountered my first box of crayons at 14 months old. According to my dad, (who gave me the box of crayons at my high chair) I was occupied for hours. The idea of no specific right or wrong answer to a problem has always been exciting to me. I love a challenge. If you tell me I can't do something, just be prepared for me to prove you wrong.
I've learned more valuable life lessons from my 8-year old son than I have from most "grown-ups." Plus, I now know almost every super hero's name and alter ego. And I'm not too shabby at legos.
In my opinion, it's the people we meet and the relationships we establish that make life worth living. I consider myself blessed to have a career that pays me to build and enhance relationships. Creating things and experiences for people that strengthen a brand's relevance or value is my idea of fun. If I can do all of that, and also change the world...(or at least help people)...there's nothing better in my opinion.