Wednesday, March 6, 2013

An influential woman

I'm linking up today with some pretty rad women. The influence network is a group the sweetest of women who strive to make Jesus the center of everything. Life, love, business, He's the goal of all of it.  Today we are linking up to learn a little more about each other. If you're not a member, I hope you'll at least go check it out. But seriously, you should become a member.

For the linkup today, this is what we're supposed to be sharing:

A photo of yourself that you love. Three get-to-know-me things.

One valuable thing you've gained from the Network.





1. I'm a runner. Marathons are my love language, and I spend a lot of my free time running, thinking about running, or planning my next race.  I love the solitude of a good 4 hours spent running, and get giddy with the endorphins after.  I'm running a half marathon in March with a sweet friend, and thinking of running another full marathon in April.

2.  I love science. I was the nerdiest kid in high school, and it's pretty much stayed the same since.  I used to work in cancer research, and now I do genetic testing on infants.  I am in the process of applying to nursing schools, and hoping to go back to get a second bachelors and become a nurse within the next year.

3. To me, the best days go a bit like this:  waking up early-ish to lay in bed for a bit and stare at the sunlight streaming though.  Breakfast with my husband, followed by a morning run.  A good book (I'm an avid reader), afternoon outside, and lots of time in the sunshine are the key to a good afternoon.  A home cooked dinner with some quality time in my kitchen and a bottle of wine makes for one of my favorite evenings.  Simple? Probably. But to me--that's the perfect day.  

To me, the influence network is an irreplaceable network of learning and community.  I LOVE the online classes--and each one teaches me so much while enriching the community around me.  I'm signed up for Advanced Handmade later this month, and already giddy about what I will learn to advance my shop!

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  1. Lauren, I love science too! I have a biology degree and used it to teach for 5 years, but I'd love to try research in the future. So great to meet you!

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    1. It's not that often to meet a lot of women who love science! So glad to meet you!

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  2. You version of the best day is exactly how I would define mine! So simple and so fun!

    Thanks for introducing yourself and for your sweet comment on my blog!

    Happy Thursday!

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    1. So glad to meet so many neat women though influence!

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  3. You sound exactly like my best friend. Unfortunately, she's not a blogger (haha), but she currently does genetics research at a hospital for children with rare diseases. I have no interest in science, but I am always fascinated hearing about what she's learning! You guys are really making a difference! Thanks for being smart! ;)

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    1. She sounds so neat! I bet we would get along :)

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  4. Any day that ends with a nice cup of wine is a good one for me! :) I can't wait to get to know you more in the forums friend!

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    1. I'm so excited to get to know more people though forums.

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  5. Books are a part of my best days too. What have you been reading lately? I'm sure you will make a fabulous nurse! Keep us posted on what you hear from the schools you're applying to!

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Love,
Lauren