Are you young at heart or an old soul? When I was younger, even as a kid, I felt like an old soul. Now, there are times I find it hard to believe I’m already the age I am. So maybe I’m naturally set to being about 30 or so, which made me an old soul when I was younger and young at heart now.
Tell me about a movie/book that has changed your life. With as much as I read, you’d think it would be easy for me to name some books that changed my life. While I can’t really think of any off the top of my head, I can say that there’s something really powerful about reading stories… stories where I can see myself so I know I’m not alone, stories so different from my own that I can’t help but have my world broadened just by the reading.
Would you like to reconnect with any friends you’ve lost contact with? I have friends who live far away that I wish that I could see more often or talk to more often. I haven’t completely lost touch with them, but it’s just not the same as when we lived close together, which makes me sad. The only one I can think of that I’ve completely lost touch with that I’d like to be able to reconnect with would be my college roommate.
Where was your favorite place to go when you were a little kid? I dreamed of the ocean when I was small. We didn’t really make many trips there until I was closer to being a teenager, but I was always fascinated by it.
Do you enjoy being with only one or two friends, or with a large group of people? Definitely with one or two friends. Or even a small group, but definitely not a large crowd. That exhausts me.
What’s your “quirkiest” habit? I make terrible faces when I’m thinking about something or working on something. I know I’m doing it, but it takes effort to stop, so unless there’s someone else around, I don’t make that effort. \
What part of the past year sticks out in your mind? Sending my three boys off to the same school for the first time. They only have two years (this year and next) when they’ll all be together and watching them walk off together really hit me.
What do you use more often: your intuition or logical reasoning? I tend to go with my gut when it comes down to it. But I also tend to really analyze situations (sometimes way too much) first.
Where is your favorite place to go out and eat? I adore this local place called Chef and the Farmer. It’s in this tiny nowhere town so you’d never guess it has the most amazing foodie food. There’s a whole documentary about it on PBS called A Chef’s Life. We don’t go often because it’s pricey and not kid-friendly at all, but it’s always my request for a special occasion.
What was the last song that was stuck in your head? Uptown Funk. The Kidz Bop version. My boys listened to it over and over. And hearing my 6 year old sing it cracks me up because it never sounds like “funk.”
What is your ethnic heritage? I’m a whole lot of a lot of things. My maiden name ends in -os so people assumed Greek. There’s some Greek in there so sure, Greek.
Give me the story of your life in six words. Happily married with three amazing boys.