What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness to me is being surrounded by loved ones, enjoying a comfortable life in good health, experiencing all the places the world has to offer, and having the ability to help others. In the meantime, binge-watching TV shows while enjoying a nice spread of exotic cheeses on a king-size bed that looks like it came out of a Pottery Barn magazine would be close to perfect, too. (Pottery Barn did not pay me to say that.)
What is your greatest fear?
I would say failure, but I’m not necessarily afraid of failure because we all need to fail sometime to appreciate our successes and better ourselves. However, I am afraid of losing everything I’ve worked hard for and for the health of my loved ones. I’m also scared of the dark and finding creatures in the toilet. I hope that never happens.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
I’m indecisive, I start books without finishing them, and I’m directionally challenged. But how about we talk about the traits that I do like about myself? I like my eyes, my smile, my perseverance, my easygoing nature, and my wit.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Abraham Lincoln. I’m just a big fan of the guy.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
I’ll never forget Meg Ladyman. She’s the fieldwork coordinator for the OT program. She has the biggest heart, a passionate spirit, and is a cheerleader for each and every one of her students. I also went to Haiti with her and experienced a trip I’ll never forget!
Which talent would you most like to have?
Oh my, there are several talents I wish I had: performing math in my head, being good at doing my own hair, public speaking, dancing and cooking. Or being a talented gymnast or ice skater would be super cool!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is that I’m about to graduate with my master’s degree, so I can have a career that helps others.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Oh for sure I would come back as a dinosaur. I’m fascinated by them.
What do people notice first about you?
I think people notice my eyes and my smile. At least I hope I didn’t go through the pain of braces for nothing.
What does BLUE mean to you?
Being a Sycamore has allowed me to embrace my role as a volunteer. I love that this university emphasizes community service. It not only benefits people in the community, but also provides great experiences for volunteers to find the joy and value of helping others while working towards a greater good. It’s a win-win-win.