30 Up Ahead- Meet Grace
Life can be amazing, can’t it? I love meeting new people, especially when they inspire me! So as soon as I met Grace, I knew she was someone every one needed to know about! She is bright, and peppy, and full of life, and I seem to be attracted to people like that! (i mean aren’t we all? ) Well, I’m so thrilled to be featuring her on the blog! She has a blog along with her sister in law called 30upahead.com They are navigating their way through their twenties, while scratching through their bucket list on their way to thirty. HOW FUN IS THAT? So, Meet Grace!
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
Hi! My name is Grace and I have lived in Nashville for 4 years now. I moved from College Station, Texas with my husband Blake after he graduated college. We were only supposed to be in Nashville for 1 year, but fell in love with it and have been here ever since! We have 2 miniature dachshunds, Henry and Loraine, and they are pretty ridiculous. I am the Director of Business Development at Scout Properties, a real estate company here in Nashville. I LOVE my job. I have had a few jobs and have never really loved them, so it is a breath of fresh air to love going to work and love what I do. My sister-in-law and I write a blog together which has been a fun creative outlet and a great way to bond with her! We write about our travels, food, fashion, etc. In my free time you can find me reading or sipping on some wine with good friends. People are my jam and building relationships is the best. Thanks for letting me share my life with you!
FOLLOW ALONG WITH GRACE
Ok I’ll be incredibly basic and admit it. I am loving JT’s new song Filthy. It’s a great one, you win JT. I also have had Reckless Love of God by Cory Asbury on repeat lately. Two total opposites, two great songs.
What’s your favorite style to wear?
I love all things black. It’s so easy, always looks good and is always chic. Plus it’s easy to wear to work and still look professional while easily transitioning to a happy hour after work and not looking boring.
What’s your guilty pleasure snack-go-to?
Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Okkkk that’s more of a meal but let me tell ya something. It’s freaking good.
What’s your MUST-HAVE beauty item that you can’t live with out?
Concealer. I love the Age Rewind that you can find at any drugstore. It’s great coverage and really brightens your eyes.
Who’s the most influential person in your life and why?
Right now in my life I would honestly have to say my boss. I know that seems very odd and random, but he is a very strong leader, loves people well, is a strong believer and a phenomenal business man. He has influenced so many lives at my company and I have reaped the benefits of working for such a phenomenal person. It’s made an impact on my marriage, faith, and just over all personal and professional development. It’s exciting to be a part of a company that is incredibly intentional in every aspect and encourages you to do the same.
What’s the one thing you want to accomplish that you haven’t yet?
This year a big goal of mine is to read 24 books. I grew up having to read a lot for school and hated it. Now I see what a blessing reading is and how important continuing education is. So here’s to accomplishing this (for me) big goal for 2018! I’ll let you know at the end of it how I do.
If you could give someone some great life advice, what would it be?
Wherever you are, in whatever season, be all in. Live life with your hands open to God because He has so much to show you and offer you. I’m convinced that life is so much richer when you live it with this mindset.
What’s your fave inspirational quote?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou
I love this quote because it’s amazing how much influence you can have over a moment in someone’s life. It reminds me to be present, leave the best impression and love someone exactly where they are at.
Where is one place you’d love to travel to?
I really want to travel to Uganda or Sudan one day. One day I would love to go and love on the orphanages there that my home church in Texas partners with.
What drives you and gives you passion in your profession?
Working with people! I get to meet new people every single day and hear their stories. Today I met someone who met their spouse while hiking in Iceland! What?! Such a cool story. Everyone I meet in my job gives me an opportunity to connect and hear their story.