Wise Words from Women – Cara Kneer

None of us has it all figured out. We can all benefit from leaning on and learning from other women. That is the thought behind this series of Wise Words from Women on my blog. By hearing from other women we may feel a kinship or word of advice that will help us along the way!

Cara Kneer and I met when I would do segments on the NBC Atlanta morning show, Atlanta and Company. She is a beautiful, happy soul! I knew she would have some fun and insightful thoughts. I hope you enjoy!

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Guys, meet Cara…

Cara Kneer host of Atlanta and Company. An interview with Kelly Page, for BlueGrayGal on life and advice for women.

In a few Sentences, give a quick introduction of who you are and what you do for work?

I’m Cara, a wife and mother of 2. Soon to be 3! Currently, I’m a correspondent on the local TV show Atlanta & Company. I worked in news previously. I was a general assignment reporter for multiple news organizations in the US and worked nationally for NBC and CNN. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given and do you use it?

My mother always used to tell me that ‘pretty is as pretty does.’ And, for the longest time I didn’t know what it meant. I’m slow. 🙂 But, it was just her way of saying it doesn’t matter what the outside looks like, it’s the inside that makes you human. Relationships, smarts, and empathy matter. The rest really doesn’t. 

What do you admire most about the women in your life?

So many things! The women I’m privileged to know are vivacious, fun, strong, smart but also vulnerable and loyal. 

What are you most proud of so far?   

My family. 

When you hit road blocks in life, how do you deal with them?

Just keep moving. Give yourself a second to feel mad, sorry for yourself, vent, etc. But then keep going. Road blocks are given to us to keep us on track…not steer us away from a destiny. Pay attention to them. 

What has humbled you in life?

Losing my dad. Nothing impacts you like the death of a loved one. Things seem less important. Time seems like everything. Because it’s the one thing you can’t get back. 

How do you deal with stress?

I don’t know. I think I try to take one thing at a time and get through as best I can. 

What keeps you up at night?

Those crazy thoughts you have when you’re sure everyone you love is going to die…IS THAT WEIRD?!?!?

What keeps you motivated each day to keep going?

Me! If we don’t keep going…WHAT HAPPENS?!

How do you feel about social media?

I’m learning. It’s a love/hate thing. I love it to connect with other people but I’m actually horrible at utilizing it for myself. 

What do you love about yourself?

I’m a good listener. I like to be there to help a friend out.. 

Do you have a favorite quote?

Life doesn’t happen to you…it happens for you. 

Left on a deserted island, what three things are you brining?

Ohhhh if it’s things…I’d bring a camping Canteen water bottle, a knife, and my iphone. (by then it will be solar charged)

What makeup, hair, beauty products can you not live without (name as many as you want)

A good brow pencil. Moisturizer. Sunscreen. Tweezers. 

How do you feel about aging?

#blessed. Just kidding. I don’t know…it’s inevitable. And, a blessing. That part is true too. 

What’s your favorite word?

Ointment. Not really. No one likes that word. I think it’s vacation. 

What is your favorite movie, musician, and tv show?

Movie: The Wizard Of Oz

Musician: I legit can’t think of one person, I love music

TV Show: Breaking Bad

What have you always wanted to do?  if you did it, what made you take the leap? If you haven’t, what’s stopping you?

I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant. I grew up a restaurant kid. My parents owned a steak and seafood place where I grew up so what’s stopping me is I know how much work it is…

What gets you excited in life – spiritually, creatively or emotionally?

When I see someone doing what they truly love. I tear up at most sporting events, concerts, etc. I love to watch others thrive in their talent. 

If you could tell your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?

Stop dating crappy dudes. 

Cara Knee interview with Atlanta Blogger, Kelly Page, with advice for women.

Thanks, Cara! Crappy dudes..that one made me chuckle. Ditto for me, too!

Follow Cara at www.instagram.com/carakneer!

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