Boulder County Clerk & Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick
Why is your new job awesome? My new job is great for so many reasons – I love that our office touches so many community members in Boulder County. Our staff strives to offer the best public service and takes pride in every part of the job –from brightening someone’s day to providing the public with the services they need in an efficient, professional, and positive manner. These interactions also allow us the opportunity to better understand those that we serve so we can continually innovate and excel.
Have any favorite hobbies? Like many other Colorado transplants, my hobbies are what brought me to Boulder County in the first place. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dog, skiing, cooking, and reading.
Favorite beer? Blood Orange Kolsch from Crystal Springs Brewery
What’s the first song on your pump up playlist? I don’t curate playlists, so it would be whatever the first song is on Pandora!
You have a time machine that’ll take you to any year – past, present, or future. Where/when do you go? I would choose to go back in time to the childhood and adolescence of my great-grandparents. I know just enough from my grandparents to help understand what they were like as adults, and to see their upbringing would help complete the picture.
Favorite happy hour spot in Boulder: Brasserie 1010. I could eat their French Dip sliders every day!
One place in Colorado everyone should visit: I’m going to say one place in Boulder County that everyone should visit is Gold Hill. After hearing about it for years, I finally made it up there last fall and loved it – great music, fun people, and a beautiful setting.
What is your favorite movie? For something light-hearted and funny, my pick would be Father of the Bride. For something more serious, I would choose Legends of the Fall.
What is the best gift you have ever received? The best gift I’ve ever received involve traveling and making new memories with family and friends – from big vacations, to visits from family and friends, to long weekend getaways.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give your children? Since they would be grown, by advice would be to not sweat the small stuff, whatever that might be. I’d also reinforce the power of routines and intentional habits.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in life? The most important lesson I’ve learned is how important it is to create a routine of self-reflection and direction. It’s easy to get caught up in the routine of the day-to-day, but major shifts can happen when you take a step back to reflect on where you’ve been and where you want to go, and what kind person you want to be along the way.