Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 84

PCT: What do you do to decompress? BB: Play music, run, workout, fish PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? BB: My life and career path shifted vastly after hitting my head on the bottom of a pool and suffering a head and neck injury. It was a complete perspective shift. PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? BB: Making a difference in the lives of those I came in contact with. A large reason I choose to teach and give guitar lessons, is not necessar- ily about the music, but about being able to have a real and meaningful impact on the lives of others. PCT: If you could have lunch with any one, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  BB: I would have to pick two, my grandfather and grandmother. They were such a big influence on my life and you never realize how much you miss someone until they are gone. you would give?  BB: You only have one chance at this life, so live it to the fullest and enjoy it! PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life?  BB: I try to enjoy life, have fun and find adventure in every situation. Whether I am exploring caves in Puerto Rico, cliff diving in Mexico, hiking in the Rockies, or hanging out talking “football” (soccer) with a Saudi prince, I’m always up for a new fun experience. Jennifer Byrd Jennifer is the owner of North Main Dance Studio and TruFIT Women’s studio 82 PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  BB: It doesn’t get much better than a day at the beach with my wife and two kids…..But when I was recently in Haiti, I was reminded by a kid at the orphanage, that “Today IS a great day! You woke up today, not every- one does, so every day you wake up is a great day.” PCT: What’s the best piece of advice PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? JB: I am an only child, but I really wanted a sister.  PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for?  JB: I would like to be remembered for helping people find their gifts, talents, and passions so they can make a positive impact and contribution in our world so they can live a life that is fulfilling. PCT: If you could have lunch with anyone, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  JB: Rosa Parks; she stood up for herself and what she believed. PCT: If you had to do another job other than what you’re doing, what would you do?  JB: I don’t consider what I do a job. It’s my passion and my calling to help other women. PCT: If you had to do another job than what you’re doing, what would you do?  BB: I am doing my dream job now, so I wouldn’t want to do anything else. But my next choice would be a fighter pilot. I always dreamed of what that would be like, as a kid. PCT: What is your impact to Parker County? BB: I hope that I am having a posi- tive impact on my students, helping them to make good decisions and fulfill their potential. I also hope that I show God’s love to everyone I encounter. PCT: What do you do to decompress? JB: If I really want to treat myself and relax I will get my nails done or get a facial. However, most days I decom- press while listening to Christian music. PCT: How did you get into your occupation? JB: I started taking fitness classes at a local gym and doing boot camps to lose weight after my second child and I loved it. I had fun and felt great and wanted to help others. I am a former teacher and assistant princi- pal and after I left education I taught fitness classes. It was fun and reward- ing to help others feel better. PCT: What is your favorite novel? JB: I prefer books that help me grow as an individual. Whether it’s spiri- tual, health, personal growth, or busi- ness, they help me on my journey of life and have led me to take big leaps of faith. PCT: What is your impact to Parker County?  JB: I want my impact to Parker County to be helping women be true to themselves. I tell the women at the studio all the time that they need to take time for themselves, whether that is through improving their health or their spiritual life so they can in turn be their best selves as they help and serve others. PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  JB: My best day ever would be spending time in the mountains with my husband and kids. It’s beautiful and peaceful to see God’s master- piece. PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give?  JB: Be your best self! Not what others want from you but what God wants you to be.