So here's a little peek into my inner soul. Ok, maybe not so much my inner soul but you know what I mean!
If you had a magic wand what would you wish for? Three wishes
First and foremost, I would wish for myself and my family's health and happiness. Then I'd wish for monetary security because we've been going through some pretty rough times lately that I can't think of anything else other than that hardship right now. Next, probably the most selfish of all, I'd wish for time. Time to really invest my non-divided attention to everything I love; my job, my reading and writing, my marriage, and, more importantly, each of my daughters.
What animal would best represent you?
I know this animal has a really bad rep but I really do identify with a sloth. Yes, a sloth! They are some pretty chill animals just lounging around but, even though they're considered lazy, are not lazy at all. They may get the reputation of being lazy but they're just really slow animals. Very much like me! Bonus, they have some long and pretty awesome claws that can be used for protection. I need me a deadly manicure like that!
If you got billion dollars, how would you spend it?
Again, family first. If I had a billion dollars I'd invest it in my daughter's education or whatever their passions are. I'd also set up my parents financially. They gave me so much growing up, it's my turn. Then, I'd quit. Yes, I love what I do and it makes me immensely happy every day but I've always had another dream. Whenever time allows me time to daydream, like that kind of far out daydreaming, I always think of buying land just outside of the city limits to open a cafe/bookstore/library/juke joint. Doesn't that just sound fabulous?! It does to me! Spending the whole day eating my mommy's home cooking, reading books and promoting books to other avid readers then dancing and singing along to a jukebox at night sounds like a dream! After all of that I'd probably give most of it away because I don't think I could handle to stress of having all of that money.
Tell me about your best friend.
I have a lot of near and dear friends to my heart that I've collected throughout my 40yrs of life but whenever I hear the words "best friend" I instantly think of my ride-or-die, sista' from another mista', BFF, Priscilla, or 'Cilla as I've always called her. We met in second grade. My loud mouth and cackle laugh probably scared her into being my BFF but we have been friends ever since! That shy girl was perfect for my abrasive person! She has a beautiful head of long hair that I scold her for even thinking of cutting short but, more importantly, she has a beautiful heart that has been hurt and betrayed one too many times. I wish her nothing but peace and calm serenity in her every day life because she deserves it.
If you could meet three famous persons, who would you like to meet?
Dead famous - John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Abraham Lincoln (I love music and history)
Alive famous - Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Beyoncé (don't judge!)
Literary famous - Holden Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye), Tita de la Garza (Like Water for Chocolate), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Share your favorite recipe.
Well, if you don't know me at all by the little I've already shared then you will definitely know me well with this answer. I don't cook. At all. For my family's sake and my own I have no business in the kitchen. My 9yr old daughter had to give me a lesson on what all the buttons were about on the fancy stove my mother gifted me for Christmas one year in hopes that I would feel inspired to learn to cook one day. I don't know how to cook. I don't want to learn to cook. I just want to reap the benefits of someone else's cooking. Therefore, I have no favorite recipe to share. And never will for that matter.
What did you want to become in the childhood?
I have very vivid memories of playing teacher in my bedroom with all of my stuffed animals as students; with a stack of papers and a red pen walking up and down the hallway from the bathroom to my bedroom feeling flustered and out of breath. (How sad, that was my image of a teacher!) Then in middle school I discovered writing and theater and I wanted everything to do with them both.
Unfortunately, someone very important to me doused my fiery passions with one very simple yet very damaging comment, "You have to be reeeeeally good at both of those things to ever make money." Instantly I had visions of slumming it up in a ghetto fabulous apartment, eating ramen noodles and stale bread, worrying how I was going to make rent every month for the rest of my life.
So, I chose education. Oh, the irony!