Welcome back friends and thanks for checking out this week’s amazing spotlight. This week is all about Ariann! She is a great friend of mine and has a wonderful, captivating story; which I am very excited to share it with you!
Ariann is elegant, intelligent, creative & talented! Something that I learned about her through this interview process was that she loves to sing! I was so surprised to hear this because I have never heard her sing. Ariann shared that she has stage fright so many people may not know this about her. My new goal is to help her get over her stage fright so I can one day hear her sing in person ♥. I am sure she sounds amazing! Earlier I stated Ariann is very intelligent; well I sure wasn’t lying! She has a degree in Biology and she is very passionate about medicine & pathology #BossBabe. Ariann is known for her knowledge and all her friends always go to her asking for medical advice and tips. There are not many women I know that can say they have a Biology degree; I give Ariann major props because I remember trying to take biology classes in college and lets just say that didn’t go over to well for me LOL! One other thing that I had to add about Ariann that she did not share about her self is that she is very creative! She always makes things and everyone always LOVES it & asks HOW she made it! For example she made a beautiful backdrop for her cousins baby shower with real plants, it was breathtaking & a huge hit at the party!
Ariann stated the journey of going to med school was not easy and she did have a huge fear of not being good enough. Luckily she had a motto that she would always tell herself to get through the hard days & it was: “I’ve never backed down from a challenge because of fear before so why should I now?” This was so refreshing to hear and it put a huge smile on my face! I wish all women could really take this statement from Ariann and live by this everyday (including myself!) If something has never stopped you before why would you let it stop you when it comes to your goals & dreams? I know I will take this advice/motto and apply it to my life as well, thank you Ariann! With this mindset Ariann was able to graduate with a Biology degree & has accomplished everything she said she would! This is one her biggest accomplishments in life. This is so amazing and we all can take a page from her book to accomplish our goals. Ariann’s current goal in life is to not have any regrets and always go after the things she wants! She stated “If things don’t work out as planned at least I know I put forth the effort.” There is always a lesson to be learned from any accomplishment or any failure, I know Ariann will accomplish everything she puts her mind to!
Something that makes Ariann’s heart smile is traveling. She stated “sometimes my daily routine can get a little mundane, I love getting away and seeing how others experience the world.” She also loves spending time with her family and friends and her favorite is when they all get together during the holidays. Ariann’s favorite accomplishment so far in life is marrying the love of her life. I must say they are such a beautiful power couple and major #BAE-GOALS! Their love for each other is contagious and I just love seeing them together!
I asked Ariann what she would tell her younger self if she could go back in time. She stated “I believe that along with our genetic makeup, there are events in our lives that shape who we are today. If I could go back in time I would not want to change the events in my life but perhaps the way I allowed them to affect me. I would tell my younger self “be that person you want to be and don’t let the negative outlook of others affect your opinion of yourself. That is their burden to bear not yours”. This is such a wise thought by Ariann and I know that any young woman she comes in contact with will have a great role model to look up to.
Fun Facts about Ariann:
- When she was little she wanted to be a veterinarian. She was fascinated with all types of animals.
- Ariann would love to master the skill of playing piano or violin.
- If Ariann didn’t have to sleep she would spend her time doing something creative like painting, DIY projects and finally getting those clothes folded that have been piling up in her guest room LOL.
- If Ariann had a book it would be “a contemporary fantasy book about an underdog who was underestimated by herself and others until one day she found out she was actually truly gifted and became the best there ever was.”
Ariann’s favorite quote is:
“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Ariann’s mission statement for her life is:
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
I am so glad I was able to share a glimpse of Ariann’s story. I hope you leave here feeling inspired, I know I am! I am so blessed to call Ariann a good friend, she just has a way about her that will make anyone smile! She is so beautiful inside & out and is such an intelligent, creative & fun woman. She always knows how to have fun even when she is crushing her goals! I look forward to the future and seeing what new accomplishments she will have. Ariann is definitely #CreativelyLinked!