If you keep up with me on social media, you may know me as Amy Beth, ThatVeganWife, or even AyBayBay. I post a lot about food, as well as my love for nutrition & how it's radically changed my life, but there's so much more to my life than that.
As I am discovering more about myself, especially the fact that my INFJ personality type is more rare and contradicting than any of the rest, I find myself coming full circle with myself in a lot of ways.
So let’s get to know each other shall we? I’ll go first.
Where did you come from?
I grew up in the hidden parts of the hill country of Texas, about an hour car ride north of Austin. Small town Texas with big heart & big actions.... and big FOOD! We were also raised with all kinds of animals, starting from an early age, so my love for animals was unintentionally stirred up in me. If you don't believe me, ask my 5th grade teacher who witnessed me bursting into tears after reading the ending of the book, Where The Red Fern Grows.
How did you become ThatVeganWIFE?
Brandon and I met in 2012 as co-staff at a summer camp in Central Texas. I noticed him from the first moment he walked in the door, but quickly moved on as I was in a serious, but emotionally abusive relationship. However, after I removed myself from that relationship, that's when my roommate, and at the time and hair stylist, planted the idea of “Amy Beth” into Brandon's head at one of his hair appointments. A few hangouts later, I knew that he'd be the guy that I would marry. We've been together 5 years, as of March 2018, married for 4.
Now, we live happily married in the foothills of the mountains in Colorado where Brandon works as a supervised student therapist, writes music, plays video games, and cooks our meals probably about 75% of the time. He’s amazing.
What's your favorite food?
At this moment in time, I really dig a good Greek Food plate or burrito... really anything wrapped in a burrito shape, I'll be eating it.
Facebook or Instagram?
Instagram, fo SHO.
Favorite TV show that’s currently on?
I don't have a favorite-favorite... FRIENDS, Stranger Things, Nailed-It, Cupcake Wars are all on my que.
Best way to de-stress?
Sitting outside on my porch in Colorado, or taking a nap.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility, hands down. I already practice invisibility by wearing sunglasses. Lol.
Do you like your handwriting?
I love my handwriting so much that I designed a font with it! (Check out the ThatVeganWife logo)
What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I doubt myself WAY too hard and can often be overly self critical. It's time for me to step up and out of this cycle. Thankful for the Brene Brown books I've gotten my hands on recently that's helping me grow out of that.
What is your most favorite thing about yourself?
I love that no matter what happens in life, I've always been shown or have seen the joy and love in every situation; fun and hard times alike. I thank my Granny for that kinda thinking! It's come in handy so many times.
What are you listening to right now?
That is ALWAYS changing, and I'm always finding new music. Currently listening to a lot of Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, & Ariana Grande. Follow my growing Spotify playlist, "Don't Tell Me What's Cool," here:
Scary film or happy endings?
Sweet or Savory?
Can I say both?? Cause I love me a good Orange "Chicken" Recipe.
Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
Maya Angelou, Oprah, and Amy Schumer.
Who is your girl crush?
Always and forever, Emma Stone.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
The actual name isn't coming to mind, but I have named a chapter. Farts & Fried Rice. Don't ask, it's been on my mind for a long time.
Coffee or tea?
Tea never let's me down.
What do you love on your pizza?
Basil pesto sauce, tomatoes, red onion, vegan sausage, bell pepper, mushroom, lots & lots of vegan cheese on a thick-ass crust. YUM.
What are you doing when you're not working?
More than likely exploring Denver, reading a book, hanging out with my dogs, watching Netflix with the hubbs, or sitting by/in the pool in the summertime.
Where do you hope to be in the next 5 years?
Hopefully still talking on the LA Talk Radio, if not doing more public speaking gigs around the world while giving back to those who are in desperate need for a plant-based change in their life. I hope to continually remain grounded so I can continue to inspire others who are looking to make changes for themselves. I'm open to whatever the Creator has in store. As my Granny likes to say, the skies the limit.