Michelle Bedoya Barnett

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Michelle Bedoya Barnett with her husband and children

Michelle Bedoya Barnett represents employers, executives and educational institutions for Alexander DeGance Barnett in Jacksonville.

I am most thankful today for … my husband and kids.

When in need of a quick recharge I … go out for a 20-30-minute walk or call a girlfriend!

When I’m feeling stressed I … say a prayer.

I feel most alive when I … am out on a bike ride with my family or playing on the beach.

When I can’t fall asleep I … get up and work.

A period in my life when I really struggled was … right after I had my first child. You’d never believe how much I love being a mom if I told you how hard the first couple of months were.

My preferred method of exercise is … hiking.

The first thing I do when I wake up is … check my email. A habit I think about breaking. One day…

I am most looking forward to … my next family vacation.

I am most productive during the day when I … follow my to-do list and avoid getting distracted by interruptions.

Every day I make sure to … give words of thanks. I firmly believe that by being thankful for what you have you stress less over what you don’t have.

During the week I wake up at … too early to discuss. I also go to bed by 8:30 or 9.

My favorite hobby is … watching my kids play sports!

My favorite music is … country!

The most relaxing vacation I ever took was … Amelia Island. It doesn’t take a lot of planning, because it is so close, yet it seems so far away.

The most gratifying part about my job is … the people I work with and the clients I serve.

I wish more lawyers … were willing to be more vulnerable about their situations.

I usually eat for breakfast … two eggs and a piece of dry wheat toast, a Diet Coke to make it all go down smoothly.

The best way to promote health and wellness among lawyers is … to talk about it so no one ever thinks they are alone.

The best advice I’ve received about balancing work and life is … Nobody else can do it for you! You are your most important priority.