What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Living in the moment, wanting what I’ve got and knowing my loved ones are healthy and at peace.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Where would you like to live?
An enchanted garden by the sea.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My daughters. They teach me something everyday, usually about myself.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Katherine Hepburn! She often played strong women at a time when traditional roles were what sold at the box office. She wore pants when society dictated skirts and she loved unconventionally. She was a woman who knew what she wanted and wasn’t cowed by societal pressure to be anybody but herself.
What is your greatest extravagance?
When and where are you the happiest?
I am the happiest when painting, writing, singing, or solving puzzles. I love to zone. During the creation process, the focus is almost hypnotic.
What is your favorite occupation?
Which quality would you most like to have?
Patience – good things come to those who can wait.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
We are the sum of our parts and experiences, so nothing because I am finally content with who I am and where I am going. A lot of insecurity led to me here. I strive to learn and evolve everyday.
What is your greatest fear?
The night phone call. No one ever calls in the middle of the night for a good reason.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My daughters, they are grace, light, love, and laughter.
What is your most treasured possession?
My family. They may have a problem with being thought of as possessions, but they are mine, in my mind.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your most marked characteristic?
Reflection. I go over interactions and reflect on how I handled them. I analyse where they went right or wrong and I try to use my reflections to do better or to be better.
Who is your favorite hero?
Anyone who puts service to others above self. Secretly …. Spiderman – spins a web any size and catches thieves just like flies. Look out – Here comes the Spider-man.
What is your greatest regret?
Wasting time striving for an ideal that wasn’t mine. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? The ocean – fluid, yet strong, tempestuous, and calm – a perpetual contradiction.
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