WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE TO LIVE BY?
“What if we just acted like everything was easy?” I like this quote because in my moments of self-doubt, it gives me some much-needed perspective and allows me to move forward with confidence.
WHAT’S YOUR WORST HABIT?
I watch way too much television.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Mindy Kaling. All my birthday wishes are to be as funny as her. I admire her comedic prowess, worth ethic, and humility. Have you listened to her read her memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (You know she was one of the writers for The Office, right?)
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TEENAGE JOB?
The summer I was a Duke Young Writers camp counselor will go down as one of the best summers of my life. My favorite group of campers was made up of 20 teenage women from all parts of the country. Sharing the joys of summer with them and watching them test the waters of adulthood was pretty incredible. Also, they all thought I was hilarious.
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING ON YOUR DESK?
A yellow cup shaped like a pineapple that I have no intention of drinking from. I’m not even into pineapples, I just really liked the color. Or, to reference The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it sparked joy within me.