Oh boy. I’ve been excited about this DESIGN YOUR LIFE for a while now. Erwin (my boyfriend) generally stays behind the scenes of MakeunderMyLife, but he’s agreed to be interviewed for DYL following a reader request (thanks, Danny!).

Though some of you may not know much about Erwin, I can tell you that we definitely complement each others personalities. He’s a calm, steady force. His gentle nature and laid back personality make him extremely likable. I think it will be pretty clear after reading his intentions that he’s someone you’d want to be friends with.

I also think you’ll see why I consider myself a pretty lucky girl.


Let life go

In many cases I let the small problems go away in my life. Why waste negative energy when I can instill much more positive vibes in myself and in others? My stress levels tend to stay down this way and I find that I am calmer in the more challenging moments in my life.

Get out the comfort zone


Every now and then it’s great to try something new and out of the ordinary. Whether it is a new activity, music, or food (Slurpee flavors in my case), it all provides fresh experiences to enjoy. Stretching my boundaries has helped me in finding out more about who I am as a person and what I would like to become in the future.

Laughter always helps

Each day I love to watch all kinds of comedy on YouTube, television, or DVD. It keeps me upbeat and laughter is a great way alleviate any problems that might be going on work or elsewhere. I forget about any other pressures and just laugh. It’s simple.

Musical Chairs

Ever since I can remember, I have had a large affinity for music. When I say “affinity” I mean to the point where I memorized basically all of Nickelodeon show television themes from the 90’s (Jess utilizes this as a party trick). Music can change my mood immediately and I find it to be soothing. I try to expose myself to as many new sounds as possible because I never know what I could be missing out on. Speaking of music….

Dancing through life


I have always found dancing to be an amazing form of self-expression. There’s a large amount of creativity that can be displayed through dancing and I find that it’s very enjoyable. Whether it’s with friends or by myself, I can dance forever.

Take time to care


I try to take time to care about other people in my life. There are times when friends, co-workers, or anyone might be in a bad mood and individuals may try to avoid contact with them because of that fact. In those times I try to reach out those people because there might be a bad situation going on in their lives that no one may know about. That’s the case where that individual needs someone the most and for me I like to make the effort to have compassion for them. I believe that it can have a larger impact than you would think.

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  1. Jill

    Fun to get a glimpse at the man behind the woman! 🙂 I agree with music 100% and need to remember that more often… putting some tunes on can completely turn around a situation! Sounds like you have a great “partner”!

  2. CB

    Yay Erwin! I especially love “dancing through life.” You are TOTALLY Fiyero!! 🙂

  3. Jess

    @ Jill: Yep, I think he’s pretty great indeed.

    @ CB: I know! It was awesome when he dressed like him for Halloween.

    @ Flavia: He definitely loves to dance. He’s tried to teach me to shimmy with lackluster results.

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