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Small details offer a glimpse into a person’s life. I adore answering memes and random questionnaires. When my blogging friends, Lindsey and Stacey brought this Goop questionnaire to my attention,  it inspired me to answer these random questions in my space. Please join the fun – I’d love to hear your answers too.

Go-to weeknight recipe?

Veggie tacos. I soak pinto beans overnight, steam them in the cooker and then cook them on the stove top. We love to  dress our tacos with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and of course, our favorite condiments, like homemade salsa and guacamole.

First job?

I worked as a sales associate for Mothercare, a maternity store at a mall. My very first “adult” job – in-house legal counsel for the Associates.

Next job?

Published author.

Mentor?

A few professors in college and more recently, I’ve relied on virtual mentors from websites I enjoy, like the treasures Maria Popova offers on Brain Pickings or the numerous writing sites I frequent.

Hometown?

Dallas, Texas

What would you put on your neon sign?

Let go.

Wouldn’t leave home without?

Iphone, lipstick, driver’s license and a book.

Essential beauty products?

My MAC compact and lipstick.

Wouldn’t fly without?

Laptop, iPhone, my black tote bag and a few books.

Things you buy in bulk?

Toilet paper. Paper towels. Frozen berries.

Favorite book?

This is a difficult question, but these are works I tend to revisit so I will refer to them as my favorites –

The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maugham, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, short stories by Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Carver and The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy. I love poetry by David Whyte and Mary Oliver.

First celebrity crush?

Johnny Depp (the 21 Jumpstreet version of him).

Favorite movie?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the Lord of the Rings series.

People on speed dial?

My mom, husband and sister.

Preferred form of exercise?

Running.

Drink of choice?

Coffee. Coca-Cola (although always trying to give it up).

Proudest moment?

When I recognized the grace in the ordinary.

Perfect Sunday afternoon?

Lounging at home either reading or writing. Perfect afternoon if my family is home too.

 

Image: Cable car let go by Mr. Littlehand via Flickr

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