*Note: Flawsome Friday is a part of a blog series. Each Flawsome Friday post will feature a guest blogger sharing their personal opinions and experiences in the hopes of inspiring, motivating, and connecting with others. Comments are welcome below.
Q & A with Flawsome Christina DeMaio, NY
“Tuesday’s with Morrie made me appreciate our time on this earth in a whole new light.”
Q: What makes you flawsome?
I would like to think it’s because I’m a work in progress. I’m not perfect and probably never will be but every day I choose to put more into this world than I take out.
Q: Who has been your biggest teacher, mentor, or influence in life? Why?
The biggest teacher, mentor, or influence of my life is not just my dad or just my mom, but both of them. I know it sounds so generic, however, it’s not.
My dad gave me my drive and determination to know if I hit a wall I climb over it break it or find a way around it and to never give up. My mom, she gave me my compassion, my heart, my grace, to love others and make their day better with a call, letter, cooking dinner, prayer they may not know and patience.
Q: What scares you but you still want to do?
Giving up control. I am a slowly learning life happens on gods time, not mine and I can’t always sit in the driver’s seat, I still want to get married one day it scares the life out of me to think about but I know when it will be the right time I’ll feel it.
Q: Bucket list item? Or something you want to do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Open a restaurant. I’ve always said one day when I retire I will do it. I love cooking. I have passion for enjoying the moments of it thanks to fond memories of my family, I enjoy making people happy and enjoying the moments of life but I also know from my younger years what it takes to run a restaurant and it’s no joke running and owning a restaurant. I always dreamed I could have gone to my great grandpa’s restaurant, The Rib Room in New Paltz, NY (now Snug Harbor) and I know cooking for fifty people on Palm Sunday and thirty people on Christmas Eve, our traditions together as a family live on through him and his recipes!
Q: What’s your favorite book? Why?
I’m not a big reader, however, Tuesday’s with Morrie, it made me appreciate our time on this earth in a whole new light.
Q: What’s your hobby, side-business, or passion? Why?
Favorite passion our family business 6th generation Minard farms making cider I know it like the back of my hand and I love what I do!
Q: Where is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
Cape cod reminds me of childhood and now most recent vacation with family especially niece and nephew
Q: As our first guest blogger, how does it feel?
I’ve never written a blog but I’m glad I have a beautiful lady who I consider a friend who was once a stranger to learn from