• reader profiles: jude from atlanta, georgia.

    06.13.2008 / Miscellaneous

    It’s Friday, which means time for another Reader Profile! Today’s lovely reader holds a special place in my heart as one of the most supportive individuals I’ve come across. Jude is looking for words of wisdom from all walks of life— think we can provide a bit of that? ;)

    Check out what makes Jude tick below… [click to enlarge and read!]

    If you’d like to be featured on Design for Mankind, email me right here and tell me what’s keeping you up at night.

    • Krissy

      Erin, I really love this feature! It’s exactly what makes your blog so amazing :)

      Jude, you’re hot!!
      My bro-in-law is a welder, come to the Lou, he’ll teach you because women with power tools are oh-so-awesome.

      I’m kind of a neat freak so a clean house makes me a happy person. I think Martha Stewart once said if your house is ever past the “can’t clean in 20 minutes for the in-laws that decide to pop over” mark- it’s too dirty. I always try to keep it at that 20 minute mark. That hasn’t really helped me get to where I am today though. I’m not really sure where I am professionally :)

    • quaint handmade

      hi jude!
      i love the idea of welding – wouldn’t mind learning how to do that myself ;).

      as far as feedback, i’m not sure i’ve arrived anywhere, yet, but i was a corporate paralegal for many years, and now work in marketing and have explored more creative pursuits in recent years.

      i’ve been lucky to have mentors who were more likely to respond to my questions with “what do you think?” rather than give me the answers. i didn’t appreciate it at the time, but it does help you learn to problem solve, which is what most thing come down to at the end of the day. so, constant curiosity and an eagerness to learn have been key to me. my mom was like that, too.

      also, i’ve read two things recently that have really stuck with me:

      1. assume people are coming from a place of positivity – indra nooyi, ceo of pepsi and a women, and

      2. be nice to the people who are nice to you – forgot where i read this, but it couldn’t be more obvious, but not done enough.

      hope that’s useful. i enjoyed reading your profile.

    • design for mankind.

      Just thought I’d add that my desktop is an image by Keri Smith that says ‘you can do whatever you want.’

      I don’t think I’ll ever change it.

    • Krissy

      I like that quote Erin!

    • quaint handmade

      oh, i need that image erin! i forget it’s true when the “what if” thinking pipes up, which is often. my mom was like that, too!

    • design for mankind.

      Here’s a link to the image, ladies:

      It’s a goodie. :)

    • Kirsty

      I love a powertool!

      Best pieces of advice – oldies but goodies:

      Go hard or go home.

      & Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

      & I like Erin’s too.

    • diana @ please sir

      I like to rely on the phrase “everything happens for a reason”

      Gets me through even the bad times.

    • bandelle

      Diana — that’s EXACTLY the way I think. I just try to do the best I can and hopefully things will fall into place.

      I love this feature, Erin, and I adore Jude too. I enjoy reading her blog each day because she is just so sincere.

      Have a great weekend!

    • jess gonacha

      this is THE BEST!!! I totally want to be featured. I’m emailing you right now. Love to you!!

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