Do you have a favorite park or trail that you like to visit to get away from it all, or did you just miss the entire weekend catching up with the gang from Schitt’s Creek on Netflix? And if partying with Mick Jagger is on YOUR bucket list, we have just the friend for you. We’re catching up with a few women, and asked them four random questions…
JULIE JACKSON CHENERY
Co-owner of Autobody USA
Type A personality and social butterfly: My passion and purpose is to help others get what they want but don’t waste my time if you aren’t ready to help yourself first.
Owner of Worthington Photography & Video
Favorite Quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou
Where is your favorite place to go for walking and reflection?
Jackson Chenery: Walking in nature with my dog is my happy spot, but it has to be warm and comfortable—68 to 82° with a light breeze.
Shaw: I’ve enjoyed the winter colors at Chipman Preserve in Comstock. Besides discovering unique barks like the spiked Honey Locust Tree, other displays of multi-colored berries and textured fungi are delightful to spot. Dead logs give way to deep green moss, while some feisty ferns pop out through the snow. It’s nature at its best.
Worthington: The beach is my refuge and ultimate happy place. I love the Florida Golf Coast—St. Pete and Fort Myers Beach. Closer to home, my most creative ideas are developed in the shower.
What are you binge watching right now?
Jackson Chenery: I love to learn, but hate school. Ted Talks and YouTube videos have replaced television. I have a short attention span, but I am very curious.
Shaw: This is Us, on NBC, has caught my fancy. Each episode manages to tug at my heartstrings as a young couple raises their two surviving triplets along with an adopted baby who happened to be dropped off at the fire station on the same day as the other births. If you want to question your own parenting, watch as these parents always seem to be able to choose the best way to react to their Big Three issues!
Worthington: Heart of Dixie / Netflix
Favorite concert you’ve attended, and what made it special?
Jackson Chenery: Lynyrd Skynyrd with the Grass Roots at Soaring Eagle Casino last year with my lifetime girlfriend Julie. We reconnected, shared a hotel room, and stayed up giggling all night. In the morning when we were checking out, we got to meet the band!
Shaw: I enjoyed sitting near the front row of
Miller Auditorium to watch and hear jazz tenor saxophonist, Branford Marcellus, years back. His brother played the drums while his father, Ellis, played the piano.
Worthington: Billy Joel at Madison Square Gardens. Best part being there with my husband who LOVES Billy Joel.
One random item on your bucket list?
Jackson Chenery: I would love to spend a day with Mick Jagger or Richard Branson.
Shaw: I’d like to try skiing someday. I’ve always been mildly athletic, but grew up in the flat plains of Saginaw valley. I stayed in Kalamazoo mainly because of the hills that add so much character to this region.
Worthington: Cross country trip in an RV! My retirement plan.
Here’s a thought…
Once you’ve devoured Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, practice your own standup while walking the Kal Haven Trail or one of the other marvelous parks in the area.
Heidi McCrary is a writer and co-owner of Ad Shop, etc. – a boutique advertising agency offering full-service and á la carte marketing services to local businesses. Contact Heidi at email@example.com and on Facebook at adshopetc.