Are you happy at the moment?

That is a difficult question at this very moment!  In general, yes – I am happy and very blessed.  I know that God has a plan for me.

If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

Be strong and stick up for what you believe in. It is not too early to make a difference and to be a “fighter” for those things that you feel strongly about.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

That a corporation truly does not care if you have poured blood, sweat and tears into it. It is important to keep it all in perspective and not let the job take over your life.

What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

I would like to educate the public on the elderly population and open their eyes to what they need to know when it comes to assisted living, nursing homes, dementia, etc…I would also like to start teaching PiYo (pilates/yoga combo) to children.

What’s your secret to happiness?

Feeling close to God, being healthy and spending time with my hilarious eight-year-old.

What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

Stretching and Praying! I can relax and focus much more if I stretch twice a day and I feel a bit lost without prayers.

What’s your biggest regret?

Not finishing my degree. At this point in my life I know that I could go back, but my patience level stinks. I want to be done with school in six months! I would have loved to be a lawyer.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

Be a leader, not a follower.

What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

Stress eating and over analyzing everything.

Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

Being a fighter… I have taken on situations that most would have turned from. I realized that I lost a few people I thought were friends in the process, but people know that I will fight for those who cannot speak for themselves.

When were you happiest?

I am a happy person in general. Happiest? Probably when I had my son and I stayed home for two years. I took his picture every day and changed his clothes… I loved watching him change and grow.

What ten words best describe you?

Energetic, confident, nerdy, intelligent, compassionate, silly, creative, outgoing, think-outside-the-box’er (that is so not a word!), and loyal.

Betsi is a 41-year-old old single mother of an awesome eight-year-old and just this week, started a new career as a Marketing Director for the United States Air Force Services Welfare Division. Betsi is also active in the community with Eldercare, Leadership and various other non-profits.