Note: This article is originally found in the most recent edition of the Spyglass Magazine.
1. What is your biggest takeaway from high school that has helped you in life?
I learned to set goals in high school and focused on working hard to accomplish those goals. I’ve been setting goals and working hard ever since!
2. How do you balance home/social/work?
Between working full-time and having two kids, I have a very busy life! Family comes first in my life and I always try to make time for friends, exercise, and self-care. Some weeks are tougher than others, but I always find time on the weekends and during school breaks to find the right balance once again.
3. What do you do when you’re sad?
Honestly, I get sad a lot. I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) so the winter months can be tough to find happiness. I try to get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, do things I love, and be around people who make me happy. When I am feeling really down, I head to the beach. The ocean is always very calming and if I’m lucky, the sun is shining and that always brightens my spirits.
4. What do you do to decrease stress?
Exercise and good sleep seem to help the most. Everything seems more stressful when you’re physically tired. I love to cook so at the end of a stressful day, my favorite thing to do is head home, put on some music, and make a delicious meal for my family. If I have time to head to the gym before that, then I can really “sweat away the stress!”
5. Who/what do you get inspiration from?
I am inspired by those who are driven to change the world for the better. I love meeting new people who are out there trying to make this world a better place. I am inspired by students who want to make MBHS a great school, my ASB kids in particular. They work so hard to give all students a fun and meaningful high school experience.
6. How do I ask my crush out?
It’s all about confidence. You can’t go wrong going after what you want in life, even at the risk of rejection. If he/she says “no” then take it as a learning experience and move on. You never want to date someone who wouldn’t jump for joy at the chance to go out with you! Never settle for less.
7. Why should I join ASB?
ASB is a great place for students who want to join us in making MBHS the best it can be. We work hard to plan awesome events and activities, but we also have a lot of fun. We are a family and I am so lucky to be the advisor of such an amazing group of kids!