1. If you were going to open a small business tomorrow, what would it be?
A foundation to aid sick children and their families – physically, emotionally, and fiscally. I don’t quite know the specifics (yet) but I’d name it Get Wells.
2. If you had one trophy on your mantle, what would it be for?
“Loudest in the library.”
3. If you had another degree, what would it be in?
I’d get a PhD in Oprah, as I would like to be her when I grow up.
4. What is your strongest asset?
5. If you had your own mission statement, what would it be?
Be Brave. Be kind. Be Compassionate. Listen. Have Empathy. Save money. Be Authentic. And never, EVER miss a dance party.
6. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would you say?
To quote the glorious and notorious Cheryl Strayed: “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.”
7. If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Charles Krauthammer. Holy mind blown.
8. Who or what is your greatest source of inspiration?
I can only hope my source(s) of inspiration continue to evolve!
9. How do you stay inspired?
See above. Also, Beyonce.
10. What is one thing you can’t live without?
Satiating conversation. Especially when it’s with my sister.
11. What does your ideal retirement look like?
No restrictions here. But I’ll tell you it will absolutely involve a dance party.
12. What is one or two of your bucket list items?
Visit each library featured in an article I found called “15 Spectacular Libraries in Europe” in Mental Floss Magazine. Libraries/bookstores are the ultimate respite.
13. What fact about you surprises people the most?
On a family vacation to Hawaii we had to do an emergency landing (thankfully on land) – oxygen masks, slides, and all. Needless to say I truly cherish a 30,000 mile high glass (or 2) of bourbon.
14. What was something that recently moved you?
I took a last minute trip by myself to Argentina last year. Talk about a game changer.