Inspired Women Rising: Meet Megan Mork

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Let me introduce,  Megan Mork

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Position: Lead Stylist, Stitch Fix

What else are you a part of: two birds {blog with my sister, Nora} & Blog Content Contributor at Good Will.

Where did you grow up? South Minneapolis

Tell me about your typical day.
There is really no such thing as a typical day for me, and this much I love. I do have some constants in my life.

I wake up early, make coffee, and exercise while it’s brewing. I often run with friends, or I’m in my basement lifting weights, on the elliptical, or doing a Youtube tabata workout. I send my kids off to school and start working as soon as they leave.

I work from home, so I have to stay disciplined. My mind works such that if I think of something that needs to be done, I pretty much need to do it now, so I set placeholders on my calendar every day of the week to make sure I am being efficient with my time.

My kids come home after school and they sit with me and do their homework while I work. At 5:00pm when my husband gets home, the laptop closes and it’s family time. We always have dinner together in the dining room, we always ask the kids what they learned today, and we always sing to them and tuck them in at night.

Then depending on the day, my husband and I might sit outside and have a glass of wine, but to be honest, most days, I’ll just lie in bed and watch Netflix!

What do you love the most about your job?
There’s too much to say!!

What do you do when you’re not working?
There are some stock things I love to do. Camp, run, coffee with friends, shop, read on the patio, play board games with friends on a Friday night, go on walks with my family, take bike rides to the Falls, drink wine with my husband, eat good food, thrift, decorate and redecorate my house, watch reruns of Law & Order, and be a tourist in my own town.

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What is on your bookshelf?
To be honest, it’s mostly vintage knick-knacks. But if you’re talking about what I love to read (and I’m pretty sure you are), I will read just about anything.

My latest obsession is, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber. I have never read a parenting book because I am a play-it-by-ear sort of person, but this book translates to life beyond even raising children. Talking and listening are so much more important than just speaking and hearing. I want to make sure people in my life feel listened to and important.

What helps you stay inspired?
So many things. A beautiful day, a great piece of jewelry, my kids’ giggles. All I need is one little snippet of inspiration and it can change my whole day. Mainly, though, it’s the people in my life. If you surround yourself with inspiring people, you are bound to stay inspired.

When things don’t go as planned, what three things you do to bring you back to your center?
1. I talk to my husband. I am a very impulsive person and he is not at all. He can always see things from a different perspective and talk me down.
2. I text my sisters and/or mom. I probably get 100 texts a day from them and am constantly laughing with them. I have four sisters and an amazing mom who will always recommend a glass of wine, if I’m having a tough day. Usually, that works.
3. Typically exercise does the trick. A quick run can do wonders to calm my mind!

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
To stop comparing myself to others. If I stop and think about my life and how happy I am and how great the people around me make me feel, what’s the use of thinking someone has it better? As long as I’m happy, I can only hope that others are too.

What quote, saying or philosophy do you live by?
I definitely try to love by the Golden Rule.

What good is life if we’re not kind to one another? - Megan Mork Click To Tweet

But I also love this quote:
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What is the biggest risk you’ve taken and what did you learn from it?
My sister and I started a business and a blog in 2011. It wasn’t a financial risk, and it wasn’t even a risk that could have ruined our lives. But it was a risk to throw myself out there in the public, to the possibility of judgement and scrutiny and vulnerability. But the process has made me grow so much, and become so much more comfortable in my own shoes. It has made me realize that I have a voice, and talent, and it has expanded my horizons more than I ever thought it would. I honestly would not be where I am, in the job I am today, if we hadn’t started that small little styling business.

What is on your bucket list?
Machu Picchu. I want to do a mix of the tough way and the comfortable way. I want to hike and huff and puff, and I want to make my way up on my own. But I kind of also want to sleep in a bed at night while I’m doing that. If that’s not an option, I’ll take the tough way.

I also want to thrift my way across America. Haul our camper and stay in places I’ve never been and explore the thrift stores in small towns. I have learned that you can learn so much about a town by thrifting there.

How do you manage spending time with your family, your work, and time for yourself?
I make sure to balance my work and life fairly well. I will work more than normal as needed, but the time from 5:00-8:00pm (almost) every night is set aside for my family.

And 8:00-10:00pm every night is set aside for my husband. I’m a very early riser, so mornings when I work out are all mine. I love it when no one else is awake and I can work out and have my coffee alone.

I also will allow myself an occasional shopping binge trip on weekends or evenings. Unfortunately, it’s my friends that get the brunt of it. Everyone is so busy with life, and oftentimes it takes someone else planning a girls’ night to get me out of the house. I need to focus more on my friends, for sure.

What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?
100% my kids. They are amazing. I am a strict but fun mom, and I try to teach my kids kindness over anything else. Having someone tell me that my kids are kind and polite is better than winning the lottery.

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What is one thing you wished you knew when you were younger?
That I was beautiful and smart and worth it. I try so hard to make sure my kids know this about themselves, and that they have the confidence I did not as a child. It took me almost 40 years to get that.

What do you want to tell the women of the world today?
That they are beautiful and smart and worth it. Don’t focus on what others think of you or don’t think of you. Instead focus on yourself and what you can do to make your life better and more meaningful. The old saying you can never find love until you truly love yourself is so cliché, but also so true. Love yourself and the rest will fall into place.


IWR_MeganProfilePicMegan Mork is a Minneapolite born and raised. I grew up knowing I was meant to be a mother, and when I finally did grow up, I also realized I was meant to be so much more. I am a wife and a mother of two amazing children. I am a fashionista at heart who always chooses sweatpants, but will also always wear heels. I believe that no matter what position you are in, as long as you are being your authentic self, you can almost never steer wrong.
You can find Megan at:
Blog: two birds blog
Instagram: meganbirdmork


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