I’ll be honest, when Katie first started as a PA at my day job I had my concerns. In fact, she completely missed her first interview. Turns out she had just driven to L.A. from Michigan and her phone was still on Michigan time. Luckily I gave her the benefit of the doubt because she ended up being one of the best PAs we ever had. She also became a really good friend. She’s kind, down to earth, and reliable – values I greatly admire. She’s also fun, incredibly entertaining, and talented. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Screen Arts & Cultures and is working her way up through the post-production ranks to become a feature film editor. Katie was gracious enough to do the honor of being the first interview in the Know Your Worth series. I know you will like her as much as I do.
The first thing I do when I wake up is:
Check my phone.
I can’t live without:
Pamplemousse La Croix.
I’m currently reading:
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
My dream destination is:
Bhutan in South Asia
My favorite thing about myself:
My generosity. And my hair 🙂
My least favorite thing about myself:
I feel most vulnerable when:
I’m in an argument with someone I care about.
I feel most confident when:
I’m getting ready to go out with my friends
I wish I were better at:
Saving money and eating healthier.
When I was younger, the thing I worried about the most was:
If people liked me.
The advice I wish I could give my former self:
Be more outgoing and social with people you don’t know and take the time to get to know people that are different than you. It’s hard to get out of my comfort zone, but I’ve learned that having friends of different ages, backgrounds, etc. has opened me up to possibilities and ideas that I wouldn’t otherwise have if all of my friends shared my exact same interests and beliefs. It also makes you a kinder and more well-rounded person.
The accomplishment I’m most proud of:
Moving to L.A. by myself and getting a job.
For me, having self-worth means:
Having the foresight to know what’s going to be good for you in the long run, even if it might not feel good to you in the moment.
A person who inspires me:
Dolly Parton, for her talent, kindness, and philanthropy.
The best advice anyone has ever given me:
You can’t change how people treat you. You can only change how you react to it.
Check out this post for more on what the Know Your Worth series is all about.