After finding love in front of millions of viewers on ABC's The Bachelor, our February Guest Editor, Catherine Lowe, is the perfect person to hang out with us for the month of love! She's been dishing about all things love all month long and we thought it was time to get to know a bit more about our favorite gal. This week enjoy the downLOWE!
What keeps you inspired?
I continue to stay inspired by keeping my eyes open and my mind spinning. Music, art and even memes excite me and make me want to create. Pinterest has been a huge asset for graphic, fashion and recipe ideas and all the wonderful travel I've been blessed with lately keeps monotony at bay. I encourage everyone to constantly challenge their senses and keep a sketch book to capture ideas! Be curious and boundless. Inspiration is ubiquitous.
What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
I would tell my 16 year old self to stop being so hard on my mom. Looking back, I could have been a little kinder and more forgiving because she's the bomb. That lady is one strong person to raise three pretty cool daughters on a teacher's salary :)
What’s your favorite part of the day?
My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I hear "Good morning sweetheart" which is immediately followed by three kisses: one on the forehead from Sean and two sloppy ones on the face by my girls. Luckiest girl in the world :)
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Who would ever admit to being half empty?! I'd like to think I'm a realist and my life is pretty dang great so glass half full. But that might be too optimistic because I complain a lot. I'm a moody girl, what can I say?
What’s your favorite kind of party?
Pajama Party! My friends have been throwing them recently and I'm a huge fan. Being comfortable in public is a rarity these days and I'm too old for being around skankiness which hardly ever happens at PJ parties. Plus, old school games are way too fun to pass up.
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
Oh, I was meant to be in the circus. At age 8 I started riding a unicycle and found myself on a 6-footer in parades with fellow nerds. Since then, I've taken trapeze and aerial silk classes so I'd imagine I'd be what you call an "All-Around." Heck, I would even be up for being a clown as long as my name was Honkers. (Someone, please hire me.)
How has marriage changed you?
Marriage has changed me by striving for patience and accepting spontaneity. I used to be a planner but since Sean isn't that way at all, I've had to allow for the unexpected. I can be a real pain too so learning to say "I'm sorry, I love you" has been a huge change for me. I also have learned every single quarterback, coach and mascot currently in the NFL.