Meet the Author: Interview with Lizzy Newman

As our first Regular Contributor, Lizzy Newman has been shaping our story from the offset with "Lizzy's Legacy". Before we continue on this journey with her, it's time for Interview Captain Britt MacLeod to take us behind the scenes and meet one of the minds behind our regular MSL stories.


 

You have a passion for flowers and their meaning, so if you could only pick one flower to survive an apocalyptic scenario, which one would it be and why? 

          This is an easy one, the Protea. It grows in South Africa, mainly, but also some parts of Hawaii. The Protea stands for courage, strength, and transformation. Not only do we need those things in an apocalyptic situation, we need them all the time and they are something I try to hold close throughout my life.


 The Protea, courtesy of www.flowerpictures.net

The Protea, courtesy of www.flowerpictures.net


We’re always looking for new recipes to try and since you’re a weekly menu planner, what’s your favorite meal to make on a week day? 

          Taco rice! We basically throw the fixings of tacos in one pan and cook. Throw it over a bed of brown rice and add your favorite toppings after for some customization (or picky eaters). Delicious, healthy, fast, and only one dish to clean!


 Photo by: J. Foley Photography

Photo by: J. Foley Photography


For someone that always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up, what has been your biggest struggle so far in your career? 

          See my most recent blog post. :) First, failing out of my initial position. Second, test taking. It’s somewhat of a mental game that I just won’t give up on. I will have to take tests for the rest of my career so I better stay on board! Third, having your Dad as your boss. People think you get it 10 times easier, but really it’s 20 times harder. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, though. He is an incredible leader, with or without my bias.



Stay tuned with "Lizzy's Legacy" for more from this author, and catch up with here latest post, "The D Word".