1. How do you spend your days?
Anyone who knows me will tell you I have at least 4 jobs going at once- it’s not that I need the money so much, it’s just that I can’t pass up a great opportunity to learn something new! I completed my undergraduate Psychology degree in 2014, so I am currently working as an Office Manager for my dad, and also as a Research Assistant for a university. This means I can be doing anything from answering calls or emails through to doing data analyses or drafting manuscripts. My weekdays are largely focused on using technology, so I do like to go ‘screen free’ when possible (although in saying that, I do spend many nights Netflix bingeing with C!)
2. Have you always lived in Australia?
No. I was born in Australia, but then my family moved to the United States (Texas) in 1997. I completed grades 1-8 in Texas before moving to Arizona in 2004. We moved back to Australia in 2007, where I completed year 12 in Brisbane. Although it was a struggle moving around sometimes, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I feel really privileged to have had the opportunity to experience different cultures first hand, and think it’s had a huge impact on the person I am today.
3. What are some of your hobbies?
I love curling up with a good book and a cup of peppermint tea (although it usually results in a nanna nap- which I also love!). I enjoy writing, and have written a couple of short children’s stories that I am trying to get published. I have an interest in history, and would really like to travel more.
4. What is the best meal you’ve ever had?
Hmmm… tough one! When C and I were traveling through Italy in February 2013, we had a tour through the Tuscan region, and stopped into an organic farm/ vineyard for lunch. With a backdrop of a rolling green hillside dotted with tiny stone houses, we enjoyed a selection of organic wines, home-made pasta, and amazing goat’s cheese. The meal was simple, fresh, and delicious. The atmosphere and company was even better.
4. What is your favourite book?
I am ALWAYS in the middle of a book (whether I get to the end is another thing..)
In terms of my favourite book, I would have to split this category into two categories- children’s & adult’s books.
My favourite children’s book is one that I read recently- The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. The images in this book are amazing, and the story is wonderfully enchanting. Keep an eye out for a review of this book.
For adults, I would say my favourite book is a novel called A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist.