10 Things to Know About Jamie Riley
Before She Writes Your Content & Copywriting
1. It’s Good for You
I’m a “wannabe” more healthy person. I love the idea of eating just “good for me” foods but I’m also a realist, so at our house, we do the 80/20 and I’m ok with that! It allows for less stress and the occasional hot fudge cake.
2. Excercise is Our Friend
I did Pilates through each of my pregnancies. I like lightweights more for strength and to keep tone… but honestly, all I get in lately is the occasional walk down our fence row.
I’m the oldest of five kids. I have two sisters and two brothers. Most of us are spread out all across the country. Yup… from Maine to Alaska.
4. Cold is Not for Me!
I grew up in Maine and lived there until I got married at nineteen. Some of my favorite childhood memories were sledding down papa’s big hill with cousins and ice skating on his pond. I don’t mind the cold, but only if there is snow to get out in play. Other than that, I choose hot over the cold!
5. Retail Therapy
I’m not into fancy bags or clothes. I’m past that. I do like to shop and resell. If I need a break from the weekly routine, you may find me stopping by our local thrift store searching for treasures. Some get kept for our 1940s farmhouse, others get sold online.
I have a love for sewing and creating. It’s both relaxing and fun for me. My family created multiple businesses in New England-based around sewing, and I guess that’s where it comes from. I don’t like patterns. I’d rather come up with my own design. My favorite is creating unique, modest denim skirts.
7. Eggs, I Despise Them
I don’t have a reason or even know when it started because my mom says I ate them as a kid. Hmm, maybe it’s her fault. It’s become the running joke actually, but I don’t think it’s funny. Every time my husband makes eggs, he insists on asking me if I want some. Like I’ve changed my mind after all these years or something!
8. Hydration is Key
I love ice-cold water, southern sweet tea, and coffee with a bit of cream and sugar. How about you?
9. Biggest Life Change
Oh wow! This is hard because I feel many life events have shaped my life. The experience and opportunity of becoming a Mama has made me look at my entire life differently and am so grateful. The ten years we spent in the military have molded me in ways I never would have thought either.
10. Where’s the Wagon?
I think in a past life I may have been a pioneer woman. You know… traveling across America looking for a place to homestead. I am drawn to that time period. Photos, books, movies… I love learning about pioneer life. Physical work is like therapy to me. Digging in the dirt or clearing a fence row. Yup, it’s good. Life was physically harder back when America was being formed. But sometimes I wonder if that is what’s missing from building hard-working young adults today.
I’d love to hear from you. Share with me an interesting fact about yourself. Tell me what we have in common!