I’m so excited to bring you a new blog segment today! One that has been in the works for a couple of years now. I was inspired by a few other bloggers and Instagrammers that featured interviews with influential and inspiring people. I chose to name my new segment Colloquy, Latin for conversation. I’ve reached out to people I admire or am influenced by and asked them a series of questions to find out what makes them tick! So let’s get this ball rolling with our first-ever Colloquy: Patricia Morley.
Patricia Morley, Financial Advisor
When she was only 19, Patricia started working at Edward Jones. She’s now been there for over 20 years. Having worked in several divisions within the company, from retirements to leadership and training roles. she moved into her current position as a Financial Advisor. While her journey through the world of finance hasn’t always been easy, it’s been very rewarding. Her other favorite things? Traveling, food, her pups, and of course, family! Speaking of family, she and her husband just embarked on the biggest adventure two people can take-parenthood!
- What lead you to your career as a financial advisor? I knew I always wanted to have a career where I was able to empower people to change their lives and the lives of their families. When I started with Edward Jones, I was very young (19!) and I knew I had a lot to learn before I was ready to transition to being a financial advisor.
- What is your favorite thing about your job? When my clients reach a goal! It is so rewarding to see people set a goal for themselves and realize it is possible to achieve it.
- Besides finance, what are your other passions? Dogs, exercise, travel, cooking, and wine! I also really love spending time with my family and friends. We just moved into a bigger house so we can host people more often!
- What is your favorite place you have traveled to and the number one spot on your travel bucket list? My favorite place so far would have to be Morocco, since that is where I met my husband! The #1 spot on my travel bucket list right now would have to be Greece. I would love to see those white buildings!
- Must pack item? Comfortable shoes! When we travel we end up walking a LOT more than we do when we are at home, so comfortable shoes that go with everything are a must!
- What does your daily routine look like? Up at 4:30 to work out, then shower, and have breakfast, and I am usually out the door between 7-7:30, which puts me at the office between 8-8:30. I have full days of phone calls, client meetings, and meetings with volunteer organizations and boards I am part of. I usually try to leave the office around 4:30 p.m. so I can get home and start dinner, but at least 1-2 nights per week there is a meeting or other volunteer event we attend or participate in. This all changed six months ago, after having our son. Now I usually wake up around 2 or 3 AM to give him a bottle and if I’m lucky, I’ll stay up and get my workout in. Otherwise, I sleep until the last possible second before I have to get up and take him to daycare, or head to work!
- Describe the best thing you’ve ever eaten. This one was SO hard to answer as we have been so blessed to eat in so many amazing places! One thing that sticks out in my mind was this Lobster Popcorn dish we ate in Malta. The atmosphere made the dish that much more amazing. We were in a waterfront five-star restaurant and I don’t even remember the name, but the lobster had been cut into chunks and breaded and then flash fried and it was so delicious it melted in your mouth!
- What are you the proudest of in your life? I am most proud of where I am at in my life. The amount of work it took to get to where I am is definitely something to be proud of. I took a lot of risks and moved away from things that were comfortable to pursue an opportunity that was presented to me and because I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I met my husband and have created an amazing life for myself. I could have chosen to be complacent and comfortable, but I chose the unknown and not many people do that!
- What is your best piece of life advice? ALWAYS show gratitude for what you have! Approaching everything with an attitude of gratitude brings more peace and happiness throughout your whole life.
Thank you so much for joining me in this colloquy, Patricia!