WCW Interview: Jamie Ivey
WCW Interview: Jamie Ivey
I am so thrilled to introduce you all to Jamie Ivey. We met in real life at a conference last October and spoke for maybe a total of 2.5 minutes, but she was so freakin’ adorable and kind! When I discovered her podcast, The Happy Hour, late last year, I was in love with the space she was creating for woman to discuss and share. Her interview with Kari Sowers about mentorship and creativity was a game changer for me. I FB messaged her and asked if I could interview her here. She literally responded “YES” within 15 seconds. She is kind, honest and sincere and I think you are going to love our talk this week.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Jamie Ivey and I live in Austin, Texas with my family. I’ve been married to my sweet husband, Aaron, for almost 15 years and we have four children who are growing up to be some of our favorite people to hang out with. I spend most of my days working on my podcast, writing for my blog, JamieIvey.com, or preparing to speak somewhere. One of my favorite things to do is travel with people I love, and find new restaurants around Austin, which happens to have some of the best food in the world!
For those who may not be familiar, talk about your podcast, The Happy Hour?
In 2011 a radio station in town that I listened to had a contest to fill an open spot on their morning show and I decided to try out for the spot even though I had never done radio before. A few months later I found myself as the winner of the contest and the newest co-host of a morning show on a country radio station. It was so much fun, and I realized I had found something that I truly loved and was actually kinda good at. Unfortunately after a few months I decided to step down because of the strain that the job was putting on my kids. My family was suffering, and so I made the hard decision to leave the job that I had grown to love. It was one of the hardest and best decisions I have ever had to make.
After that job I told myself that I was going to eventually be back on the radio one day and instead of getting back on the radio I decided to start my own podcasts. I had not one clue as to what I was doing, but jumped in and figured it out along the way. My show is called The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey and a new show releases every Wednesday. Each week I invite a girlfriend on and we talk about the big things in life, the little things, and everything in between. Past guests have included Jen Hatmaker, Korie Robertson, Emily Lex, Jessi Connoly, Jessica Honneger, Jennie Allen, and many more.
We’ve been talking on the blog this month about doing something even though you’re scared and how sometimes this can mean you’re running in the direction you think you need to go but there is still LOTS of fear. How has this played out in your life?
What’s your favorite way to seek God out while you’re waiting for him to answer you?
What is something about womanhood that no one told you that you wish they would have?
You can find Jamie at her blog at http://www.jamieivey.com She tweets and Instagrams @jamieivey You can also subscribe to The Happy Hour podcast at JamieIvey.com/iTunes.
Thank you so much friend for joining us this week!
Hugs and Love,