Wife to the perfect combination of dork and dreamboat. Mama to the imperfect combinations of stinkers and sweethearts. Tar Heel. Former Peace Corps volunteer. Story-teller. Obsessive organizer. Lover of chevron, hip-hop, and cheap Chardonnay!
We asked Page a few questions below:
Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you were all grown up?
A. A teacher
Q. Are you living out that dream at this time, or did you ever live it out?
A. I think I am living out my childhood dream… just a little indirectly. I’m currently a reporter/fill-in anchor/utility player at WNCN (the local NBC station here in Raleigh) where I have the opportunity to share information and stories with viewers on a daily basis. I’m doing what a teacher does… just in front of a camera instead of a class!
Here is the letter Page wrote to her younger self:
To my 14-year-old self
Hey, you in the mesh shorts and flip-flops:
Relax. Take a breath. Everything is gonna be alright. Better than alright, actually! You are on your way to living the best life you can imagine. It may not be the exact life you’re imaging right now, but rest assured that it will be every bit as great as you want it to be.
For now, keep enjoying your time with friends and family and work hard(er) at softball! Don’t be scared of trying sports you haven’t played as much (volleyball, basketball…) and keep up with your English assignments. You will actually really love those books! Quit “forgetting” to put on sunscreen, and cut yourself (and your friends) a little bit of slack every now and then. High School is a good time to make a few (minor) mistakes as long as you learn from them. You know… like those bangs you have right now. Don’t worry… as you grow up, they’ll grow out. And both of you will be just fine.