Finding the words to fill this page were harder than any other page on this site.
Not because I don’t know myself. Believe me, I know me better now than ever. In fact, I spend a lot of time getting to know me.
But because like many women, I’m not comfortable talking myself up.
So I won’t. Instead I’ll tell you about some of the best feedback I’ve ever received.
A friend once told me, “You set your life up for happiness. I admire that.” I’m an achievement-focused planner with a mission to simplify life.
“You are the nicest person I’ve ever met,” my husband spontaneously exclaimed as tears rolled down his face, a result of kind gesture and mild buzz. I am generous with thoughts and actions. I get that from my mom who is the most considerate being I’ve ever met. I also have incredibly high standards and work ethic. That dedication comes from my dad, the hardest working man I’ve ever met.
“I don’t understand the things you do,” my colleagues joke as I sign up for more professional and self development. I’m a lifetime learner. Always seeking new material and teachers and then abstractly connecting the dots. I am an infinite metaphor creator.
“This meal is wonderful,” many guests have exclaimed around our dinner table. I plan and execute masterful menus for loved ones. It’s self-care for both chef and guests.
“But you seem so much older. You are an old soul,” numerous friends have declared. Some have said it because my nature is introverted and serious. However I prefer to call it wisdom and grace.
Stacy Cassio is achievement-focused planner with a mission to keep life simple. Stacy is her parents’ daughter, generous and dependable. Stacy is on a constant quest for self and professional development. She sincerely cares for the folks in her life through actions, words, and food.
And she really, really struggles to talk herself up. But it’s something Stacy is working on.