December 2018

Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Mary Beth King

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Mary Beth King

Fun fact about me:
I danced jazz for over 10 years and have been trained in ballroom dancing. It’s definitely been a while since I’ve used it!

If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first thing on your agenda?
I would make sure people were properly educated on how to drive around traffic circles!

Favorite holiday movie:
Christmas Vacation.

What quality do you most admire in others?
I admire people who have a strong drive and sense of motivation, who strive to be the best versions of themselves. I think it is infectious and inspires me to be my best.

What local event is a “must-do” for you every year?
I haven’t been here too long to have the opportunity to go to all of the events, but I really enjoy going to the farmers market in Bluffton whenever I have the chance!

Why should our readers vote for you as Bachelorette of the Year?
Readers should vote for me because I’m playing for a great charity that provides amazing opportunities for our local special needs community. I’m also from Ohio, and, let’s be real; everyone here is basically from Ohio!

Charity you are playing for:
Programs for Exceptional People.

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?
I believe things would be a lot better if people focused on what was going well in their lives. Life is a very short and precious thing, and there is a lot to be thankful for. I heard a quote once and it’s stuck with me ever since: “Was it a bad day, or was it a bad five minutes that you let ruin your day?”

To what do you attribute the biggest successes in your life?
Hands down, my biggest successes are due to my family. Being the youngest of four, I’ve had great examples in my siblings and an amazing support system. I’m very lucky to have them.

How about your largest failures?
Some of my failures are probably be due to me struggling to say no to people and spreading myself too thin at times.

What is your personal mantra:
This is not necessarily a mantra, but it is something I live by. Whenever I have a negative thought, I make myself think of two positives about the situation. It really changes your perspective!

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