1. What keeps you up at night (figuratively)?
Nothing really keeps me up at night, but it’s more about things that make me wake up earlier than I want to, worrying. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to sleep in on the weekends but I wake up around 7, worrying about a paper I have to write or a magazine I need to design or something that needs to get done that day. I really hate when that happens!
2. What keeps you up at night (literally)?
Oh, nothing. I’m asleep within 5 minutes of my head hitting the pillow. Although I could say that watching TV or reading a book sometimes keeps me up past my bedtime, which is supposed to be 9:30. But as for having trouble falling asleep? I have no problems in that area which is something I’m extremely grateful for after struggling with insomnia for a year in 6th grade. Insomnia is the worst!
3. Where do you want to go in life (figuratively)?
Obviously, like everyone, I want to be successful and happy. My ideas of both have slowly been transforming to the point that I don’t necessarily think I need to settle down and start a family in the near future. I want to reach outside the box, move away, and explore this great big world first. Be it in social media, writing, marketing, or whatever. I just want to feel fulfilled.
4. Where do you want to go in life (literally)?
I’m not exactly sure. I know I’m going to have to move away, perhaps to another state. I know I’m going to have to leave everything I know and love to grow as a person. It scares me to death. I don’t like to think about it. But it will happen. I’m not a big fan of city life so I’d like something much more slower-paced. But not too slow!
5. Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew (figuratively)?
Of course. I think it’s just a human trait to take on more than we can handle. I do it all the time but I do feel like I’m getting better at managing my priorities. Also, I’m a big fan of the word “no.” I can say it easily.
6. Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew (literally)?
Yes. Not such a fun feeling.
7. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence (figuratively)?
We think it is. It’s like the old saying goes, we always want what we can’t have. In some cases, it might well be. But I think, in most instances, it isn’t and I’m sitting in the exact place I need to be.
8. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence (literally)?
No, it’s actually not. The apartment homes next door to us are not as well-kept as ours. We actually looked at an apartment there and the landlord told us, “It’s pretty safe here. Once you get inside and lock the door, you’re fine.” …And what about those 2-3 minutes of getting into the apartment?
9. If you can’t stand the heat, do you get out of the kitchen (figuratively)?
Always. I’m not a big fan of confrontation and I usually choose to walk away from arguments. Now, this is totally different when it comes to my mom and my brother. With them, I have no problem arguing with them – loudly. My arguments with my brother can be pretty epic.
10. If you can’t stand the heat, do you get out of the kitchen (literally)?
Well, no. First of all, we’ve had an open kitchen for as long as I can remember so it never gets too hot in our kitchen. And secondly, if it gets too hot, I know my food is almost done! Right? Right. But I barely ever cook anything too complicated so this never happens to me.