Charli has been changing lives at Sunrise for 4 years and is an incredible asset to our team. She’s an innovator, motivator, high-achiever, life changer and a wonderful friend. She is currently living her dream as a residential staff and loves making a difference every day. We asked her a few questions about herself and life at Sunrise. Enjoy reading more about this fantastic woman!
Favorite Movie: Either Sabrina or Sky High
What is your favorite color? Orange
What is your favorite animal? Probably a moose. Their awkwardness resonates in my soul.
What is your favorite food? Corn! and Artichokes.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, is there any competition?
What is your favorite school subject?
Recess! Haha, I have never been good at school. So I have a hard time picking a favorite. Plus I was home-schooled, so I never really grew up with the “traditional” subjects.
Where is your favorite place to be?
Well, I could be cheesy and say “anywhere with my husband” because that is true, however I have several favorite places one for each place I have lived. There is a bench in my home town that is in the baptist church parking lot that if you sit there at sunset its the most beautiful place in the world. It overlooks a bay called “Monroe Bay” and it is probably my hands down favorite. I may or may not be tearing up thinking about how I can’t be there right now.
What is one thing you like about yourself?
I struggled with finding something I liked about myself until I took a particular class in college, and the professor was talking about talents. He described his outlook on talents as this: “I look around and see people who are really great musicians, or really great athletes…That is a wonderful talent to have, one for everyone to see. But the truly great talents are always unseen.” So I would say my greatest talent would probably be the gift of making people feel comfortable and loved. One might say, the gift of friendship?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Truly, my dream job is being a staff. When I was a freshman in college I decided I wanted to work with young adults. Here I am!
What hobbies/ interests do you have? Salsa dancing, photography, facebook, and attempting pinterest creations.
If there was one person you could meet, who would it be?
This is embarrassing…but the answer is Jesse McCartney.
What is something on your bucket list? Becoming a mom.
If you could go somewhere you have never been, where would it be? And why?
Italy. Food. I want to eat all of the pasta.
What are five things you couldn’t live without OR what your single most beloved possession? My 1973 Super Beetle.
What is the scariest thing you have ever done? Get MARRIED!
What are you most proud of in your life?
The person I have become in spite of my challenges.
What is the hardest thing you have done?
Emotionally: Move across the world alone when I was 18.
What is your favorite quote or saying you like? “What lies ahead, and what lies in your past is nothing compared to what lies in you.”