Audie's Twenty Questions
Positively Unsure: A story of self-acceptance in a confusing world
#2 Soup or salad?
#3 Morning person or nightowl?
Morning person, for sure
#4 Suggest a musical that kids should check out:
Come From Away*
*Parental Advisory from Compass: This musical contains adult language! It is the true story of a small town of heroes on September 11th, 2001, and it's full of great lessons of community and humanity.
You have to take care of yourself before you can care for someone else.
#6 Top five favorite snacks:
Currently, in no particular order:
Mushroom edamame spring rolls from Trader Joe’s
Crackers and cheese
Trail mix with cranberries and chocolate
Ants on a log
#7 What’s the practical skill in your life that you’re most proud of?
I am not perfect at it, but I am able to mend and hem most of my own clothing. I have also fully sewn a pair of pants and a dress for myself that I still wear!
#8 What’s something you do to relax?
If I’m really stressed out I will lay on my acupuncture mat with my salt lamp and essential oil diffuser on!
#9 What’s your favorite kind of cookie? How do you prefer to eat it?
I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! When I bake them, I eat them when they’re still warm but I break them in half and eat it from the inside out.
#10 Describe your favorite mug.
My favorite mug is a tall off-white ceramic mug with a giraffe that is wearing a flower crown and colorful scarf!
#11 If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
A family/marital counselor or a workout instructor!
#12 What do you love about being an artist?
Titling yourself an artist is like saying you are a human being. Artists are so multifaceted and I believe that everyone is an artist in their own way. I focus on musicals but I also express my art in writing, baking, organizing, and so many other mediums. To me, I love being an artist because it’s the most beautiful lense to live life through.
#13 What does your morning routine look like?
It depends on the day. Some days I have to be up by 4:45 AM, some days I’m not up until 8:00 AM! The days where I have more time I typically wake up an hour or so before I need to leave the house, feed my cat, make coffee, and listen to some calm music while I put on makeup or pick out my outfit. Then I pack my bag for the day, pour my coffee in a to-go mug, tell my cat I love her and that I’ll be home later, and head out for the day!
#14 Tell us about your pet or your future pet.
TRIXIE! Trixie is my beautiful cat, she is a 3.5 year old diluted calico. Kylie (my partner) and I adopted Trixie right when we moved to Chicago and we can’t imagine our lives without her. She is the perfect amount of cuddles and independence.
My dream vacation destination would be somewhere with mountains and great hiking trails but still has water to swim!
#16 What’s the household chore that you would avoid forever if you could?
Hand-washing dishes! I moved into an apartment that has a dishwasher, and let me tell you, it’s a HUGE game changer!
#17 How do you like to spend a rainy day?
I like to curl up with my cat and a hot cup of coffee with the window open enough to hear the rain. Usually, I will end up putting on a romantic comedy too!
#18 What’s your biggest moment of 2019?
I quit my first full-time job to pursue my passions!
(YOU GO, GIRL!)
#19 Why do you live in Chicago?
I live in Chicago because the opportunities are endless. Regardless of where my next passion takes me, I know I can cultivate it in this city.
#20 Tell us about your role model.
My role model is definitely my mom. She is one of the strongest, most outspoken women I know. She taught me to speak my mind, stand up for myself, and not care too much of what other people think. I’m still working on that last one, though :)