Week 22 of #connectuesdays! Erica Johnson is very special to me. She was a mentor and friend to me in my teenage years, and she still is a dear friend to me. And we were in the same electro pop band together! She's electric erica and I was techno Tiffany haha! So many great memories we've had together - this piece is very stripe-y because I always imagine her wearing a striped tee. ️
Who are you?
My name is Erica and I am a 36 year old wife and mom of one (soonish to be two).
What inspires you?
Road trips! I don't know exactly why, but there is something about the combination of spending long days on the road, experiencing amazing new places, and seeing family and friends along the way that is so inspiring. Every summer my husband and I come back home brimming with new ideas and a fresh perspective. It's magic.
What do you fear?
Whenever my husband (Paul) either comes home later than he thought he would or takes longer than 5 minutes to respond to a text, I immediately assume he's dead. It's pretty irrational and I can laugh about it later, but in that moment I can't seem to shake the feeling of dread. I try to make a concerted effort to not be fearful though and the few times I've found myself in a truly difficult situation (not just ones I'm creating in my head), I've found that repeating the verse "Be still and know that I am God" helps a lot.
What makes you laugh?
I love to laugh and laugh easily. I have a 17 month old, so everyday life is entertaining. And if I'm ever in a funk, Niles Crane (from TV's "Fraiser") can get me out of it every time.