Meet The Greens
I am a small town girl with big city dreams. I moved from ranch land and cowboys to college in San Antonio when I was 18. Then real life happened...I was pregnant after two months away from home! My then boyfriend from high school dedicated himself to me and this child. Six years later, I was in my last semester of college, pregnant AGAIN, in a bigger city, at a way bigger school. I did it! I graduated from Saint Edward's University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts. This is something that I will cherish forever and that no one will ever be able to take away from me!
My professional career began right after I graduated but my life also took a very dramatic turn when my mother became gravely ill. I was now a novice professional, a mother of two boys, a wife, and a caregiver to my precious mother at the age of 27.
Proceed to ten years later, I am now about to be 38. In those ten years, I had the highest of highs working for a company that started selling tacos from the back of a Vespa to more than 50 storefront locations in three different states when I resigned last year. Resigning was both empowering and frightful. I vowed to my past employers that it was now time to make MY own dreams come true after dedicating my life thus far to everyone else's dreams.
Hello Timeless Trends! I pride myself on becoming better at life, every day, in every way and what better way to become who I want than becoming a successful, powerful business woman. I am a role model to my children, I am a role model to those girls that find themselves in sticky situations at a young age. I am my own role model! Life is difficult but ever so rewarding. My advice to everyone is simple; No rain, no rainbows! Let that marinate.
I was a cocky kid who couldn't see outside the bubble of the small town I grew up in. I thought I knew it all, was the best at everything, and knew how the world worked. I tried to grow up fast and play adult games not knowing the consequences and luckily I made it through my teenage years without having to face any real repercussions of my actions.
I left my parents house as soon as I graduated high school and moved to Austin thinking I would go to college and then be off to New York City after I graduated. Luckily I met a group of really good guys and girls who showed me that there was more to life than the little one horse town that I grew up in. My college experiences taught me that I was just another person who was accepted because of the person I was/am and not because of the clothes I wore, the people I hung out with, or the car you drove.
I somehow made it through to graduation after soaking up all the big city had to offer and jumped right into a soulless corporate job. After seven years of the Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 I looked up one day and I was wearing a Polo-Tee, khakis, and driving an SUV and didn't even recognize myself. I walked in wrote a letter of resignation and with out contemplating my decision I resigned effective immediately. I had no idea what I was going to do but I knew I wasn't going to do that. So, shortly there after I got on with a start-up taco truck when it had three locations. I started as a $7.50 an hour cash register employee and just loved what I did. I listened, followed directions, and put in extra effort and within a year and half I was being promoted to a General Manager role. Along the way I was blessed with the birth of my only son. I had always been a slacker by nature but something about him entering this world flipped a switch in me. I threw myself into the company and put in mad crazy hours to provide for my Lil guy. I would be at work as early as 4:00 am and stay until the restaurant said I could go home sometimes 12-14 hours after I had gone in. Don't get me wrong the experiences, the perks, and the friendships I made were well worth all the sacrifice but nothing in this world comes for free. I paid for my decisions and lost more than I ever thought I could but everything happens for a reason........
So...........A wise young man with an old soul once told me while we were grinding out service in a packed fast casual food concept "Either you are busy working to make your dream come true, or you are working to make someone else's dream come true." Thank you Homie. Luckily this opportunity to work for my dreams to come true and at the same time to make sure my families dreams come true also came along. I am so lucky to find myself working side by side with my sister and learning how to run a business from a mentor that anyone would be lucky to learn from. I go to work everyday to get better as a business owner and operator and to provide you all with the best corset you can get while providing you customer service that in second to none. I do it to show my son what hard work and dedication look like and to hopefully celebrate the fruits of labor with him and my sisters family. I truly love what I do and put my everything into making it successful. So before I cry I say thank you and know that I will do everything in my power to make Timeless Trends the gold standard in the corset game.
1. What's your astrological sign?
Zac: Leo.....and it couldn't be more true. I am loyal to a fault and love to have my ego stroked.
Shannon: Aquarius...and I have NO idea if I fit the description of an Aquarius because I do not know the description of Aquarius 🙂
2. If someone were to describe you in one word, what would it be?
Zac: Scattered. I am borderline OCD but chase butterflies all day every day. There is a method to the madness but from the outside it looks like a total cluster.
Shannon: Assertive (that's not a negative connotation). I often can't hold my tongue and I feel really strongly about my opinions. I love hard and will bite your head off if you mess with one of my family members!
3. What are you watching?
Zac: I will not miss a Houston Texans, Rockets, or Astros game. However, I am currently burning through Bob's Burgers like it is going out of style.
Shannon: The only thing that I MUST watch are Houston sports games (Astros, Texans, Rockets).
4. Introvert or extrovert?
Zac: I am introverted. I like being part of the group and love being in social settings but when I have to recharge my batteries solitude is where I am most at peace.
Shannon: Complete extrovert. I'm not sure that I have one introverted bone in my body?
5. What's your favorite food?
Zac: Sugar....... If you have ever seen Elf then you know if it has sugar in it then yes I love it. Put sodas on here too because they are a perfectly fine substitute for water in my opinion.
Shannon: French Fries! Fried crispy, soggy, crinkle, curly, steak, shoestring...just DON'T call a sweet potato a French Fry!
6. Cats or dogs?
Zac: Cats. I have not been able to open my heart to getting another one since Juno WhatIMean Green passed away, but like I said I am a Leo and the love and affection that cats give is right up my alley.
Shannon: Up until I adopted two kitties I was all dog. These two boy kitties have melted my heart with their love, their no barking and their endless gift giving of dead birds, lizards, grasshoppers, etc. CATS RULE!!
7. What's your dream destination?
Zac: The Bahamas. I fell in love with the Caribbean and honestly think the water there is the most beautiful I've ever seen.
Shannon: My dream destination is anywhere with ocean. I am a beach baby and desire, daily, the sand between my toes, the sound of crashing waves and the feeling of calmness that the ocean gives me.
8. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Zac: If I had one super power I would be able to take people's pain away.
Shannon: My super power would be time travel (but only time travel to the past, not the future). I would do anything to travel back to one more day with my beautiful mother!
9. What's your spirit animal?
Zac: An Orca, I hope. They are so majestic, intelligent, powerful, and community focused that I am amazed and aspire to be one.
Shannon: According to an old friend your spirit animal is the animal that you see most often...I refuse to call my spirit animal a roach! Something about roaches in Texas but they won't go away! Therefore, my spirit animal is a dolphin.
10. What song do you have on repeat?
Zac: Halsey - Without Me Illenium Remix.......OMG
Shannon: Sicko Mode by Travis Scott