Working Mama Spotlight on Meg Applegate

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Name: Meg Applegate

Where are you from: Granger, IN

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, IN

Education: I'm a Hoosier through and through. Both my bachelor's and master's degrees are from Indiana University (B.S. in Public Affairs & M.S.Ed in Higher Education).

Career: I am a certified resume writer and job search coach (aka a career matchmaker). I fell in love with career development/counseling in 2009 and have been practicing in varying roles ever since! I am the owner and founder of Hinge Resume Collaborative, a resume writing service that opens doors.

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Family life: I'm married to my husband and best friend, Craig, and we have three kids: Zoey (7), Xavier (5) and Cruz (3).

Favorite Indy Eats: Our neighborhood pizza joint, Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza.

Favorite family fun spot/activity: My kids are currently obsessed with the Colts Canal Playspace and we always love visiting the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Favorite "me-time" activity: I love taking walks with friends, playing tennis and listening to podcasts. My go-to remedy for a stressful day is an epsom salt bath!

What are you reading right now? I just finished reading The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and currently reading Jon Acuff's book, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.

Career Highlight(s): Becoming a published resume writer! One of my resumes is featured in the most recent release of Resume For DummiesⓇ

As a child, what did you want to be when you grow up? An author or an ice skater.

Career/Parenting advice you would like to share with other working mamas: Be kind to yourself. Every item won't be checked off the to-do list or every toy picked up - there is grace for each moment. I need to remind myself of this daily!

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