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You showed me yours, so it's only fair I show you mine!
I read each submission personally, so it means a lot to me that you took the time to fill everything out.
I'm really excited to have you on our little team!!
What you'll quickly learn about me is I won't ever ask you to do something that I'm not willing to do myself. That said, if you felt like you were laying yourself a little bare by answering your three questions, you'll be in good company shortly as you read through all ten of my answers below.
I'll be in touch with you again shortly, but for now my answers to the brand rep questionnaire are below! Happy reading!
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
If I could have any super power, I'd want to be able to heal people. I grew up in a household where my mother suffered from severe mental health issues. Watching her struggle and enduring a childhood of abuse as a result, the biggest wish I carry with me is to be able to help people who are struggling or suffering in some way. I know that I can't "fix" people. Trust me, I've learned that the hard way. But if I had a super power, healing would definitely be it.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want to hang out with for a day?
I've been asked this question before and I always struggle with my answer. There are so many people I would love to have met and so many people I'd still love to meet! That said, I generally answer with two "top three" picks. So here it goes!
Top three blasts from the past I would've loved to hang out with for a day:
- Jimi Hendrix - Mostly because I feel like we have a lot in common in terms of our childhood and how we view the world. Now, if I could master guitar... Pfft. Yeah, right!
- Maya Angelou - I cried and cried and cried when Maya passed away. She was the first poet I ever read and easily one of my favourites. Plus she had this crazy wisdom about her. Whenever I watched her speak on tv, it was like she found a way to speak directly to people's souls and instead of just their minds.
- Ghandi - Can you tell I'm a yogi? Hahaha. But seriously, what I admire about Ghandi was that he lived his life with unshakeable faith in humanity. Sometimes bad shit happens, but the most cherished memories in my life come from times when I was at my lowest and someone cared enough to show up for me, handle my fragility with kid gloves, show me kindness and, through doing so, restore my faith in humanity.
Top three people alive today:
- Judge me if you must, but I really want to meet Oprah. Some people hate her, but I think she's done amazing things for other people throughout her career. She's super connected to so many interesting people. Plus I also think she's worked crazy hard to get to where she is amidst a lot of naysaying and people rooting for her to fail. I think she'd be an amazing inspiration to spend a day with. I have a million questions I'd ask her.
- Ellen because she's a trailblazer. I still remember when Ellen came out and got kicked off her network. Back then, and probably still today, it took a lot of courage to live in a way that was true to her as a person. I admire that she was so brave. I admire that she didn't let the backlash or the haters stop her, and I admire every single amazing thing she has accomplished since.
- Gwen Stefani. Again, judge me if you must, but I think Gwen rocks socks. She's not afraid to be who she is, dress how she wants, do what she likes, or challenge herself in any way. Plus she seems very positive and grateful for all the success she's been given. You don't have to love her music, but what she stands for as a person is staying true to yourself, doing what you want to do, and leaving any kind of bullshit negativity behind her. I think that's pretty rad.
What does your perfect day consist of?
A beach somewhere with my husband (when he's feeling energetic). We'll play volleyball, seadoo, parasail and eventually cuddle up on the beach sipping something delicious and watching the sun go down. Yep. Seems pretty perfect to me!
What are some of your favourite things to do?
Well I'm a competitive axe thrower over here. I love to sew. I sing loudly and dance almost everywhere I go (I'm dead serious). I love to laugh, but mostly at inappropriate things. I love helping people achieve success or feel good. I also enjoy volleyball, skidooing, snowboarding, yoga, netflix (oooh how I love me some netflix!), WINE, reading, and making new friends. Oh, and learning. I try to learn something tangible and new every year. This year I'm learning Spanish!
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
Gosh. That's a tough question! I think I'd want to know if my life goal will be achieved. Since forever I have had this goal to help people and make others happy. I've spent so many years of my life trying to fulfill that goal (sometimes in misguided and naive ways). I'd want to know if I achieve it. If I do achieve it I know that my family will be taken care of and happy, my friends, colleagues and acquaintances will feel better when I leave them than when we met, and I'll feel like I've fulfilled a dream.
What is your favourite thing about yourself?
My crazy laugh. It's actually a riot. It's part scream, part laugh and it comes straight from my belly. It often makes others smile and giggle, but it's the most "me" thing about me (if that makes any sense).
If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?
I'd spend less time trying to make everything perfect. I stress over every little detail, and can sometimes let the negative self-talk get the best of me when I feel like I'm not achieving all the things I'm capable of. If I knew I only had one year left, I'd spend my time making great memories with the people I love and trying to ensure this little business I've created leaves a legacy of kindness and acceptance after I am gone.
If you were going to become a close friend of yours, what would be important for me to know?
I'm way more sensitive than I appear to be outwardly. Growing up the way I did, I had to stuff a lot of pain down and hide a lot of how I was feeling in order to survive. After a whole lifetime of living that way, the behaviour is still something I fight myself to change sometimes. Some days I win, other days I lose. The important thing is that I'm committed to trying.
What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship to me means a lot of things. In fact, I think I take it much more seriously than most. My friends are the little group of family members I've chosen to share my life with. We are each other's personal cheering squad and personal bootcamp when any of us needs an ass-kicking in order to get back on track with something important. We tell each other (mostly gently) when we think one of us is messing up. We celebrate each other's victories and mourn each other's failures. Mostly we create hilarious memories together and embark on crazy adventures like axe throwing, the Real Escape game, and Cards Against Humanity nights.
What does loyalty mean to you?
Loyalty means staying true to my values in all areas of my life. It's standing up for my friends and family members when they need me to regardless of what anyone things. It is being reliable and honest in all of my endeavours, showing up when someone needs me, whether it's to help them move or lend a listening ear. More than that it's supporting the goals and dreams of the people important to me, and being someone who they can rely on.
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