Anne is your behind the scenes planner and organizer and is known for her spreadsheets and detailed planning for every vacation and event, especially Disney! She is both analytical and creative and always deep in thought thinking ahead to the future and how she can grow herself, her family, and others to be better. Inspired by Cinderella’s story, Anne believes everyone needs to have courage and be kind. It is with her kind heart that she loves people and wants everyone to have freedom and live the life they dream about.
I believe it is so important to learn who you are and continue to grow. Be YOU! So many years I felt lost on why I felt the way I did, feeling misunderstood and many times wondering why I couldn’t be the life of the party or fit in. Despite my feelings, I always gave it my all and could never say no, appearing to be Superwoman that has it all together.
The Real Anne
Welcome to the 2%er in the INFJ Myers-Briggs category of the population and 90% Perfect Melancholy based off of Florence Littauer’s Personality Plus. (Amazing book that breaks down your personality for you!) Don’t let “melancholy” fool you, as I am perfectly happy, loud, excited, and talkative when it comes to my passions which always makes people question me being 90% introverted! I love small groups and behind the scenes versus a loud, huge party and need some down time and peace and quiet to recharge regardless. I am a perfectionist at heart, love to be neat and tidy, and am empathetic in that I will laugh or cry with you! Yes, I cry during every single Disney movie.
As a recovering finance analyst from Corporate America, I am very appreciative of the opportunities and experience. I knew there was more to life than the long hours, stress, lack of family time, fatigue, and trying to balance family, exercise, volunteering and everything else that is supposed to be normal and feeling like it was never enough.
Walking away from it is the best decision ever made. I have found peace and so much joy working from home, homeschooling my boys, sleeping, eating healthy, exercise (ok maybe a stretch unless there is a Disney race planned), lots of time with the family, and getting a chance to help others however possible. I love working behind the scenes helping others enjoy life and finding balance, freedom that they desire, and PURE JOY!
I believe in paying it forward and that is why I created the Happiness Train. Come join my tribe! We can be Inspired Together on our journey. Let’s face it, it is NOT EASY! I hate to cook, find it mentally challenging to want to exercise, and most of the time would stay in my pj’s all day if I could. In today’s world, we need compassion and empathy, freedom, time with our loved ones, time to enjoy life, and encouragement from family and friends. Simply put, we need Pure Joy!