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Conversations with the Inspiring Jaimie Tucker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaimie Tucker.

Jaimie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Hello! I have a wildly varied background which allows me to look at situations creatively and analytically. In my younger years, I traveled internationally as a model, and then later worked as a healthcare consultant in Los Angeles, assisting hospital clients in building their health workforce teams. I later earned an MBA. I still do a little modeling and acting here and there, though consider myself a mom and wife first.

I’m currently in the process of launching a blog for busy women who have an interest in living their best lives, by finding what works most effectively for them and forgetting the rest. I’ve found as a mom it does take more effort to leave the house looking and feeling as cute as one did prior to kids. My intent is to provide readers with “hacks” discovered through trial and error so we all can look and feel like the fabulous babes we once were before kids, and still are! The content is relevant to all women, no matter their stage of life, as we are all living in such a fast-paced and competitive world. There is an emphasis on style, it’s amazing how a great pair of shoes or a fabulous tinted moisturizer can help one to feel like they are on their game.

I’ve been fortunate to connect with many women who have inspired me, and we all lift each other up along our unique paths. My goal with the blog is to create a community of support and sharing where small tweaks can add up to big differences in feeling balanced and fabulous.

Has it been a smooth road?
At times, I experience differing levels of anxiety, brought on by my desire to do too much. I’ve learned to identify what causes these moments and trust that its only necessary to focus on the activities that will have a long-term impact. Let the rest go! Of course, there are always tedious tasks that one needs to engage in because that’s just life. I call those tasks “life administration” and frame them as actions that help the rest of my life run smoothly and efficiently. And I give myself 5-10 extra minutes in the morning to pull my look together or ensure I have a healthy snack and water packed if I know I’ll be out of the house for several hours. A few minutes of planning ensures, I’m ready for anything, and I have greater confidence in daily interactions if I don’t look like I just rolled out of bed. Even if I did!

Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to best gain fulfillment from the activities I engage in, along with doing something that is meaningful and can serve others. Like most people, and all for unique reasons, my time is limited as I prioritize my family and their health. Choosing to work from home, integrating my interests, and the desire to connect with other women about “living their best lives” culminated in my idea to start a blog. This decision-making process involved “doing nothing” as I explored what interests brought me intrinsic joy, versus activities that seemed like a good idea, though ended up creating stress and complicating life. I’m proud of how I thoughtfully and intentionally took the time to find what could realistically work best for my current stage of life.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different learning opportunities. Even if interests are not seemingly related to your current position, gaining knowledge in a personal area of interest is always an asset that can never be taken away from you. You never know when and where that newfound knowledge could be applied. I have never regretted spending time and money on educational courses, books, and attending conferences. These little strands of experiences weave together a bigger web that makes you a uniquely skilled and knowledgeable person. Putting oneself out there in new ways can open doors to opportunities that one might have not even known existed.

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