What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Hmm. My idea of perfect happiness is enjoying a beautiful day outside with my family members all gathered at my home. My yard would have a lighted pergola, a vegetable garden, a flower garden and a large fire pit. My yard currently has none of those things, but I hope to have them one day!
What is your greatest fear?
This is quite morbid, but my greatest fear is being trapped in my car in a large body of water.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
Sometimes when I am excited about what I am trying to say or have a lot to say in a short amount of time, I talk way too fast and end up cramming all of my words together. Often times, I have to stop talking, go back, and repeat myself much more slowly, which is a problem since I am going to be a teacher. I have gotten much better at slowing down in recent years, but you would think that I would have completely solved the problem by now. ?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
This question was difficult for me, but I decided to go with Anne Bradstreet. I do not know if I necessarily say that I identify with her, because I do not have my own family yet, but she inspires me. She was well-educated, came to America with John Winthrop’s Puritan group in 1630, was the first published female poet in both England and America and she had a happy life with many children. She endured many struggles and had a successful life, so she is a great historical figure for women to look to.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
Della Thacker. I transferred to Indiana State as a junior, and Della’s CIMT 200 was the first college class that I ever walked into on this campus. Her energy and her passion for education caught my attention immediately, and I am glad that we have grown to be close in my time here.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish so badly that I was a good singer. I love to sing, but I’m terrible.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
With the help of my fiancé, I was able to purchase my first home at the age of 21, which I consider to be a high achievement at this point in time. I am sure that my idea of a “great achievement” will change with time, but I am proud to be a home owner.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
If I were to come back as an animal, it would be a lion. I think that lions are fierce, misunderstood creatures.
What do people notice first about you?
I hope that people notice my sense of humor. I will talk to anyone and everyone, and I will joke with you almost immediately.
What does BLUE mean to you?
When I came in Indiana State as a junior, I was surprised and pleased to learn how small and close-knit the classes are, especially the classes within my major. When I came back this fall to start my senior year, I knew almost everybody in all of my classes, and this is only my third semester on campus. To me, BLUE means community because I truly feel a sense of belonging in my classes and on campus.