We are delighted to introduce you to Amy Jones today. Amy is mom to two adult sons, and her story will hit you in the heart. Get your tickets for our May 3rd show at the Indiana Historical Society today!
Why did you audition?
This is going to sound crazy, but like “Sue Hecht” from “The Middle”, this is the ‘year of the healthy yes’, for Amy Jones. I have focused most of my life on taking care of my family. My boys, my mom, my extended family have all had my focus for the last 18+ years. With my youngest son off to college this year, I have been determined to find new ways to stretch and say yes, to things that are good for me. I’m an ISTJ for anyone who has ever taken a Myers-Briggs test, this means that I’m NOT the life of the party. I write, I read, take photos and I have very close connections with a handful of people. So – given the fact that I am now a partially empty nester (my older son is back home while in law school), I decided I needed to try new things. Rebecca Hession who participated last year, is a dear friend who nudged me into auditioning – and here I am!
Describe your mother in three words. Strong, Outgoing, Protective
What are your favorite downtime activities?
In my downtime, I love to read, write and enjoy (very) amateur photography. Having raised boys, I’m also a pretty big sports nut and love to go to Colts or Pacer games and have won my office pool for the NCAA several years running, much to the chagrin of the men in the office.
What are the top 5 things on your bucket list: I saw the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, so I can scratch that one off my list. See Rome and Jerusalem, write and publish a book, dance at both my sons’ weddings down the road…way down the road.
Where do you hail from: I was born in Michigan City, Indiana. Back in the day, my mom took the train into Chicago to work as a secretary in a law firm. Once I came along, she became a stay-at-home mom and we moved down to Indianapolis. My childhood home was built on land that belonged to my grandmother.
What is your perfect parenting day? The perfect day has changed as my boys have grown into young men. These days, it’s having a pizza and conversation, followed by a Monopoly marathon and a DQ run at the end. Bliss. Pure Bliss.by