IN HER WORDS
Amy Lorne Rowell KENTUCKY BETA TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH. I worked in collegiate and professional sports (NCAA, NFL, NASCAR and English Premier League soccer) for 25 years. In 2019, I decided to move back home to Lexington, Kentucky, and start my own business. I envisioned a retail storefront and communitysupporting event space. I returned to Lexington in January 2020, and as I was researching locations, the COVID pandemic hit—so I pivoted. I opened PK’s Gift Closet, which includes an online store anchored by a quarterly subscription box geared toward gifting to others. It’s a way to be prepared when opportunities come to show a little kindness or give someone recognition—or when you need a last-minute birthday present! I enjoy helping people alleviate stress by helping them organize and be prepared. I call it “Practicing Gift Preparedness.” When you give a thoughtful gift to someone and see their appreciation and delight, it makes you feel good. It makes you feel connected. I want to create this feeling for others. I have a servant’s heart, so I do what I can to make people’s lives easier and more intentional. I can sum it up with my life’s motto: If you shine, I shine.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE? I get up early every day and spend about 60-90 minutes meditating, praying, reading and studying the Bible, as well as reading inspirational materials. I spend the rest of my day working on business. I am the only employee, so I’ll be doing anything from social media planning to filling orders to creative strategy to 6
Photo credit to Keni Parks.