You may remember several weeks ago- we put out to all of the inter webs, we were looking for the person who could handle the task of keeping us together and keeping our clients happy. We received many responses, and met some rocking ladies during the interview process, but in the end, there could only be one junior Betty (for now at least).
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to our new assistant and junior Betty, Christina Metcalf. She’s been working with us for a few weeks already, and to say that she’s been a Godsend is an understatement.
The Betties wanted to have a little fun with the intro- so we decided to give Christina a featured Betty style interview and photoshoot, so you could get to know her a little better.
Tell us about one of your unique talents.
I have the unique ability to take a small idea or thought or story from a magazine or the web and apply it on to a program or project that I’m working on in a different way and make it something that works for me in the way I need it to personally or professionally.
What inspires you?
Women who are funny and sassy like Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. The great Maya Angelou whose words constantly inspire me. Beyoncé, who is fierce and empowers women to be strong and fierce. It’s a broad and diverse range of women who are strong and outspoken and funny and give of themselves what they can to inspire others and who are unapologetically who they are give me the confidence and strength to be who I am and want to be.
What is the one thing that makes your day easier that you couldn’t live without?
I’d have to say my car. It’s nothing fancy but it is a source of independence for me and represents all the hard work I have done to buy and maintain my car. Not having a car may be worse than not having a phone (but only by a very slim margin).
How do you relax?
I love to read. I read self-help, business, biographies, health and wellness, crafting, religious and spiritual books, anything that grabs my attention or looks interesting. I love going into a library and browsing the shelves for hours. I have gone into a library looking for nothing in particular and come out with 20 books.
What is your motto or theme song?
“Be all in or get all out. There is no halfway” I don’t like doing things half-assed. I’ve learned that if I can’t put my all into it and get the result I want and is needed that I need to be wise enough to get out or say no and be okay with the fact that I couldn’t do it to the standard I set for myself. It’s about not disappointing those who are counting on me but also not disappointing yourself knowing that I could do so much better if I gave it my all.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I’m very accident-prone. Especially within certain groups of people if someone is going to get hurt it’s going to be me. I walk in to walls and will find bruises on myself and not know where they came from. I have been hit in the face with a bat, dodge ball and soccer ball, fell out of a cabin all with out breaking a bone…yet.
What’s the nicest compliment you’ve received?
I volunteer as a Senior Counselor and Evening Program coordinator for a Christian Youth camp for teens and when I have even one camper tell me that something I did, said, or program I helped plan, influenced or changed them for the better in someway makes the time that I spend planning and working for and with these girls worth it and keeps me coming back each year to do it again.
What do you do when you’re having a bad day?
I grab my iPod and dance it out. Nothing makes me feel better than listening to Beyoncé or Florence and the Machine or anyone that will get my heart pumping and dancing. The endorphins that you get from moving your body and listening to good music can put anyone in a better mood.