Quitting my "safe" job and becoming a full time freelance writer. Totally nuts, but it worked.
The best change I've ever made:
Switching to a full time freelance career.
The worst change I've ever made:
Dying my hair jet black in high school and then trying to scrub the excess dye off of my forehead with bleach cleaner. I, apparently, was an idiot. I was left with blisters on my forehead and ugly hair. I already had naturally dark brown hair!!
The hardest change I've ever made:
Moving more than 30 minutes away from my family.
One thing I'd change in the world:
Partisan leadership. Never-ending discrimination. Judging before you walk in someone else's shoes. Thinking we know what goes on between two people and criticizing their relationship. The fact that Thanksgiving always gets erased by holiday decorations.
My best friend's one-word description of me:
Fabulous. Gotta love when your mom is your best friend.
I'm really good at:
Writing. Procrastinating. Speaking my mind.
My favorite person:
Eleanor Roosevelt. Anne Lamott. Anderson Cooper. Julia Roberts. Jennifer Aniston. Whoopi Goldberg.
My favorite guilty pleasure:
Peanut butter straight from the jar.
My favorite quote:
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'"
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