Q & A!
Interview with Melissa
1. What are your go-to self-care activities?
I need to laugh every day, so I might rewatch an episode of Parks & Rec or The Office over lunch. A change of scenery - like going to a coffee shop or sitting for works wonders for me! Painting (poorly) (#nojudgment) and coloring help me relax but stay creative.
2. How did you discover this passion for helping others make their impact?
It happened during law school. Whenever I talked to student in lower levels about their goals and had the chance to encourage them in their goals, I found it so rewarding. I realized I'd always been like this!
3. What are your current writing projects?
My main project is a memoir of sorts about all the life events - big and small - that led me to where I am today. I never expected to become an anti-human trafficking activist and non-profit co-founder, but it is exactly what I was made to do!
I'm also a member of Yukon Writers Society, a supportive group for writers. Members are encouraged to submit short pieces of fiction for the group to critique. I'm not really a fiction writer, but I have fun writing short stories to submit for critiques! It's great practice and exercises a different writing muscle!
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"Let's be outspoken, let's be ridiculous, let's solve the world's problems."
Melissa Eick understands the rigors of making big dreams come true! As a Co-founder and the Director of Communications & Development at The Dragonfly Home—a non-profit in Oklahoma City serving victims of human trafficking—as well as an attorney, writer, and seasoned speaker, she has faced the challenges of staying motivated and avoiding burnout as she’s pursued her goals.
Melissa also has a passion for encouraging others to see the value in and take steps toward accomplishing their goals. To that end, Melissa loves sharing what she’s learned along the way—including practical tools and evidence-based self-care methods—to help others stay the course on their own journey toward making their impact on the world.