I am Rosie. I live in a small town (seriously, it’s made up of 5 square miles) outside Charlotte, North Carolina with my 3 1/2 year old son and my husband. In most of my every day life, I call my husband BF and my son Happy so that’s what I call them here, too. I spend the fall and winter obsessing over NFL fantasy football and my cardigan collection and the spring and summer obsessing over my garden and pleasure reading. I am a fair-weather runner, a crack of dawn weight-lifter, and dig yoga, Pilates, surfing, and stand up paddling. I came to any semblance of athleticism in adulthood. I paint for pleasure, write for purpose, and parent with equal parts whimsy and panic, but I battle having enough time to do anything that I love outside of just getting the family fed and making sure our boy feels loved. I am fairly certain every person alive can identify with that struggle.
I’ve got an eclectic professional set-up: I teach Body Image classes at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I do workshops and retreats for women and girls, I do some speaking around the country, I help run a non-profit that empowers young Latinas called Circle de Luz, and I write books and inspirational columns and blogs. And while how I do what I do is eclectic, it all comes down to this: my mission is to empower women to embrace their authentic selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world.
I’m always looking for post ideas, so please don’t be shy about what you like and what you don’t. A friend recently suggested that I do Q&A blog posts which sounded really fun so if you have a question about what I do, how I do it, or anything else, just ask. If I can answer it with any modicum of intelligence, I’ll try.
I am inspired by conversations– real ones and e-ones so I hope you’ll share your thoughts here and get me thinking even more (please don’t make me the crazy lady who only talks to herself in real life AND on the internet).
Now your turn!
- Where do you live?
- What’s a little known fact about you?
- What brought you to this little corner of the internet?
- Do you have a blog? If so, please tell me a little bit about it and include a link!
- What posts do you like, and which ones bore you to tears?
- Do you have a question that you’d love for me to try to answer?
- Do you know me, if so how?
- And anything else you wish to share.