I was obsessed with Evanescence. I had multiple t-shirts and wristbands from hot topic to prove it. I was a bit of a wanna-be goth back in the day!
#3 Villain or hero?
Villain! But the kind of villain who secretly has a heart of gold and gets redeemed in the end! So, both, kind of.
#4 Cake or pie?
That’s rough. But it’s gotta be pie.
#5 Top five favorite snacks:
In no particular order:
apples & cheese, sugar snap peas & hummus, hot cheetos with lime, seedless purple grapes, and french fries (with ketchup & mayo)
#6 What’s something you do to relax?
I like to meditate! I use apps on my phone that have guided meditations for relaxation, positive thinking, and goal-setting. I also like listening to jazz and classical music.
#7 Describe your favorite mug.
My favorite mug has a deep brown outside, with a teal/yellow swirly inside. It has a smooth and solid handle and it’s not too big, not to small - juuuust right!
#8 Describe a teacher you looked up to as a child.
My music teacher Ms. Pepin! She always reached out to the shy kids and encouraged us to participate and be silly & loud without fear. I would never have joined choir if it weren’t for her believing in me!
When it snows, I like to go sledding in Warren Park. And then go home and make hot chocolate to warm up!
#10 Why do you live in Chicago?
I grew up here, it’s my home. I feel totally nourished and invigorated by the arts scene here and always have. Plus, we have the best food, and the prettiest parks and buildings. Why would I leave?!
#11 If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I would probably be a therapist. I love listening to people and helping them through their problems.
#12 What’s the household chore that you would avoid forever if you could?
I don’t mind doing laundry, but I HATE putting it away. I wish my clothes could fly back into my drawers and onto hangers as soon as they’re clean!
I remember singing Christmas carols with my classmates, learning how to tie my shoes from a VERY patient teacher, and playing math games with fun colorful beads.
#15 How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Reading/talking to a friend/getting work done, with a warm beverage, RIGHT by a window, so you can enjoy the rain without getting wet.
#16 What’s your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?
New Years Eve! I invited lots of loved ones over to my home and ask everyone to bring food. So we all have lots to eat and ring in the new year with good company.
At first, I wanted to be a Nurse so I could help people. Also I LOVED babies, and I thought being a nurse meant I got to meet a lot of them.
#19 Morning person or night owl?
Morning person! I like waking up early to get stuff done. Plus, watching the sun rise on the lake is GORGEOUS.
#20 What’s a piece of advice someone gave to you, that’s stuck with you?
Take risks! Don’t always go for the sure thing, put yourself out there sometimes! :)