1. What’s one thing that’s happened to you that has made you a stronger person?
Heartbreak. I’ve had my heartbroken enough times to realize you will survive. You will wake up one day and things won’t hurt as much as they used to. Because you adapt and survive.
2. What’s one thing that’s happened to you in your life that has made you feel weak?
Loss. Anytime I lose something or someone I feel my weakest. There isn’t one thing in this world thats made me feel weaker than losing my grandfather. It’s a helpless feeling knowing you will never be able to tell someone you love them, or kiss them on the cheek, hug them and just be around them again. Especially when it’s a person you adored. He was my best friend and my confidant. A man that no one will ever compare to. But I believe he knows that so, I know he’s happy.
3. Where is one place you feel most like yourself?
On a softball field. Softball was my whole world. It was the one place where I felt at home. I met some of the greatest friends, that to me will always be family. I learned more about myself, my limits, my strengths and weaknesses. I learned about how to coach myself and how to continue to motivate myself even when things may seem impossible to get past. I can throw a ball better than most grown men. I can tell you about the game inside and out. It was the greatest time of my life and my first true love.
4. Where is your favorite place to escape to?
Hiking outdoors. I loved hiking in the mountains this past summer. I did a lot of praying on my nature walks. I feel being outdoors in God’s natural space is the closest I feel to HIM.
5. Who do you think has had the largest influence on the person you are today?
My father. We’ve been through Hell and back together. He’s an interesting man. He has a huge heart and loves to make people laugh. I’m a lot like him. He’s not perfect by any means and he’s made mistakes but he loves me unconditionally. That’s all that matters to me.
6. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
My anger issues. It stems from a lot of problems I had as a child. I felt like no one wanted me for a long time. I got angry about the past even though I had no control over any of it. I’m still working on becoming better about calming myself down. I get better everyday, but I wish I could just take all the anger and pain away. I wish I could go tell my younger self that I am good enough. Because that little girl wanted to change the world and she had big dreams.
7. If you had one day left to live what would you do?
Spend the day with my family. I want all my siblings and family around me. I want to share how I feel about each of them. I’d want to play backyard baseball with my baby brother and of course all of my siblings.
8. What decade do you feel you most belong in?
The late 70s to early 80s. I wanted to be apart of Woodstock so badly. I love old rock and heavy metal and the fashion then was amazing.
9. Who are you closest to in your family?
My baby sister Becca. She knows me like the back of her hand. She’s my very best friend. She’s kind, funny, and we have our own lingo. She makes my belly hurt from laughter and that’s the best medicine.
10. Who is the one person in the world who knows you best?
My grandmother. She’s my best friend. She’s always looked out for me and I know she will always have my back.
11. What is your favorite quality about your best friend?
Everything about all my best friends. That’s why they are my besties.
12. When you were younger what did you think you would be when you grew up?
A pop star, veterinarian, writer and marine biologist.
Never once thought I would teach.
13. If you could identify with one fictional character, who would it be?
Katniss Everdeen and Diana Prince. Because they are both strong and independent women.
14. Do you easily take compliments, or do you hate them?
Who hates compliments? I don’t I feel better when I am complimented especially when I am working hard and doing a good job at something. Of course I like to be told I am pretty on days I may not be.
15. What is your favorite attribute about yourself physically and non-physical?
Non- physical: Willingness to forgive.
Physical- My eyes.
16.Do you believe in love at first site?
17. Do you believe in soul mates?
I believe in soul “mates”. I don’t believe in only one soul mate per person. I believe we have multiple soul mates throughout our lives who teach us about ourselves. They teach us how to love and how we want to be loved.
18. Have you ever been in love? How many times?
Yes. I have been in love 3 times in my life.
First time I was 11 years old and loved a kid neighbor of mine. He was my best friend and my first crush. I was a tomboy and never told him, but I definitely doodled his name a lot. We dated in high school but we both realized we considered each other more as family than lovers.
Second time was my first true love. We had a long run and almost married but we both decided it was time to part ways due to not really knowing who we were yet. I didn’t know myself well enough to become a wife.
Third time and hopefully my last. He is my current boyfriend. I met him in a crazy time. I was wild, resilient and wasn’t ready to commit. He wasn’t either so we talked for a year as friends and then decided to date and now we are still together. He completes me, he understands my crazy better than anyone I know. He’s crazy like me so, we match. I love my Boogs for ever.
19. How seriously do you take horoscopes?
I mean I read them and find them pretty interesting because they are so accurate at times, but I’m not reading them every day.
20. What makes you fall in love with someone?
Personality, they have to be funny, smart, athletic, Christian and a family man.
21.What does vulnerability mean to you? What makes you most the most vulnerable?
Vulnerability sucks. It means that you lose your ability to think clearly and you become easily persuaded usually by someone who has some sort of control over you.
Love makes me very vulnerable.
22. What’s one thing you are scared to ask a man? If you were a man for a day what would you do?
Not a damn thing. Men do not scare me and I’ll ask if I need an answer.
If you were man for a day what would you do?
Get a sex change. Haha jk, no idk figure out how a man thinks and learn to understand them better. I would for sure want to play in a baseball game to see how I’d play as a man. Cause I was hella good as a female! (Well in softball)
23. What’s one thing you’d want to learn more about?
The ocean. It’s my favorite place and so interesting to me. It’s a whole other world in the deep blue sea.
24. What were you like as a child?
I was active and also a habitual liar. I had a huge imagination and loved to tell stories. I loved animals especially dogs and dolphins. Weird combo but, I was a weird kid. I befriended a roadrunner in elementary school and told my friends he was a reincarnated friend of mine or something a long those lines. I was funny though and I enjoyed laughing more than anything. I enjoyed making people laugh. Once I got over my weird stage I was more of a tomboy than anything and played with the boys. I fit in better with them.