We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Frankum and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Megan, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Being a CNA and working in the hospital at this time and still managing The Pickler Next Door is pretty hard. I love both my job and of course my small local business. If it wasn’t for gardening and canning I think I would go crazy! Keeping a balance between them both is definitely not hard for me because I love both of my jobs. Of course we all have our days but positive thinking always helps.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I got where I am today with hard work, positivity and my love for gardening/canning. I won’t say it was easy because nothing is easy, of course there were obstacles. But I got though it all with the help of my support team. The lessons that I have learned along the way is learn to be grateful for everything you have and cherish it. I have learned to appreciate the small things in life and always take time for yourself!

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Spaghetti western the sequel on West TC Jester is definitely the place to be when it comes to having a great cocktail and socializing. It’s a great mom and pop Italian restaurant with amazing margaritas, you will definitely have a great time!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give a shoutout to my family, friends and boyfriend. I can definitely say that if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m truly blessed to have the support that I do.

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