Finding Me – CJ Soeby

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We are so excited to have CJ Soeby as today’s guest blogger! CJ is truly an amazing young man who’s story past and present continues to inspire all who have had the honor of meeting him. CJ’s love of life, family, and helping others is ingrained in his soul. Thank you CJ for all you do for the Hope For HH Community!!


Hi, my name is CJ Soeby. I’m 23 years old. I am a creative person, photographer & coffee connoisseur aka “Coffee Addict”. I prefer to think of coffee as what helps me maintain my naturally positive personality. ☺

A few years ago I started my own photography business called Soeby Snap L.L.C.

For my photography business I sell my photographs at our local farmers markets. During the markets I have a sign displayed at my booth informing people that I donate a portion of all profits to Hope for HH. When I sell my photos, I get the opportunity to share my story and my art with the world. I also get to work with my amazing friend/mentor Mike.

My website is www.soebysnap.com

I started working at Bashas in September 2018. I really enjoy my job as a Courtesy Clerk. I am responsible for bagging groceries, taking carts off the lot, returning unwanted items to the shelves, cleaning up spills, and helping customers finding what they need. I love the team atmosphere and how supportive the environment is!

All of my experiences have helped me identify both my strengths and areas for improvement.

Pros:

  • New Friendships
  • Community
  • Confidence

Cons:

  • Long hours
  • Multitasking
  • Memory Challenges

I’m not currently working due to Covid-19, but I hope to be back at work sometime soon.

My favorite way to relieve stress is to workout at Crossfit Fury -our crossfit gym here in Phoenix, AZ. Crossfit is a form of functional exercise that combines a variety of movements like squats, pushups, and sit-ups into a workout of the day (WOD).

My best friend is my dog Scout. She is a 3-year-old Black Lab. She and I are connected at the hip. We share a very special bond. Whenever I’m stressed, she comes over to comfort me. She’s definitely my emotional support animal in a big way. Through all of my life experiences, I feel like I now have a better understanding of who I really am.