Jennifer Roubique is a business analyst who lives in West Monroe with her husband of 17 years, Jason, and their kids, Joey (14), Anthony (11), and Anna (5). They have one sweet but crazy cat Daisy.
Tell us about yourself:
I have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from La Tech, a math teaching certificate from La Tech, and most recently earned a graduate certification in Telecommunications from La Tech (Go Bulldogs!). I love all things creative – sewing, painting, calligraphy, anything artsy to offset the analytical work that I do during working hours.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I think I would be gray – not the first color you think of, but it’s there when you need it.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by everything around me. We’ve got an amazing world full of beautiful flowers, amazing creatures, and a breathtaking sky. I love to see the bright colors of nature.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
When I get a work assignment that is difficult and tedious, my boss calls it an “opportunity” – we laugh about it but it’s true. In life we get lots of dirty jobs and thankless assignments, but we should consider these to be an opportunity to be awesome by attacking the problem with joy and completing the task to the very best of our ability.
What are you currently reading, watching, and listening to?
At this point I’m mostly reading work emails, watching the kids at orchestra concerts, soccer games, and dance, & listening to the kids tell me they can’t find something.
What are you learning in this season of life?
I’m trying to learn balance with all the things going on during this season.
Describe a turning point in your life?
I’ve seen so many friends and co-workers travel the world to tell others about Jesus. I don’t feel like my calling involves travel, but found that I could still make a difference by sewing bags and dresses to send with those who are called to personally minister to people around the world. The realization that I could make an impact without leaving home was a huge turning point for me.
What’s your go-to snack?
Powdered donuts – at the office we call them “redneck beignets”
How did you get started sewing and what is your favorite thing to sew?
I’ve sewn on and off through the years but got a little more serious in the last 5 years. Zipper bags are my favorite sewing project.
What cause or community initiative do you support? What do you love about it?
Our family is a big supporter of Operation Christmas Child. Our church is a collection site so we have lots of opportunities to participate in this ministry. I love that we can make a difference in the lives of children all over the world by sharing Jesus and letting them know they are loved.
If someone wanted to start sewing, where would you recommend they begin?
I learned to sew by following tutorials on Pinterest. The key is to just begin – your first project may not turn out as planned, but you’ll learn valuable lessons in your journey to sewing.
What brings you joy?
Making others feel special. We live in such a busy world, so taking the time out to leave candy on a co-workers desk or deliver a little encouraging note can make someone’s day brighter. I love finding moments when I can do a little extra for others.
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