What is your idea of happiness?
Happiness is the fruit of self-acceptance, freedom of expression, and the ability to give and share.
What is your greatest fear?
Being restricted from enjoying life to the fullest. Especially through isolation and poor health.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? At times, I let circumstantial resistance and other emotions impose on my confidence.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Self-motivated, passive aggressive individuals who imposed on the progression of others.
The most annoying people have a false sense of reality. Their truth is whatever builds their ego.
What is your most prized possession?
My prospective; it allows me to love, learn and give openly without fear of loss.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Public speaking is my most sought-after skill and talent. We are all lucky I can’t sing, or else I would never shut up.
What is your idea of misery?
Misery is distress with a lack of hope for better circumstances. On a personal level, misery happens when I feel inadequate to achieve my long-terms goals.
What is your favorite quality in a woman?
I admire women’s ability to do! Anything is possible for a determined woman.
What is your favorite quality in a man?
I admire men’s ability to focus and execute.
A man’s focus can break all barriers and open new realms of possibilities.
What do you most value in your friends?
My true friends are undiscriminating and know how to have fun.
Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Santiago from The Alchemist.
Who is your hero in real life?
Jesus, my parents, Dali Lama, Martin Luther King, Fredrick Douglass, Obama, Mother Teresa, and Elon Musk.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen R. Covey, Dali Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams, Darren Hardy, Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, and Elizabeth Gilbert.
What was the worst day of your life?
I look back on all my bad days and for some reason, they do not seem so bad.
What was the happiest day of your life?
The happiest day of my life is when I realized that to live is to have purpose. Because of this I look forward to special moments.
How would you like to die?
I would like to die peacefully and fulfilled, leaving family and friends to celebrate my life’s accomplishments.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have a slight phobia of wooden spoons
Where is your favorite place to be?
If I am not in the Pine Belt, my favorite place to be is in Monticello with my family and studio.
What do you hate the most?
Although I believe everything happens for a reason, I hate the feeling of wasting time and energy.
What is your greatest regret?
At times I wish I would have taken out fewer loans for school. Overall, I cherish my decisions and value my place in life. Each lesson learned breeds a new perspective.
What words would people use to describe you?
Curious, joyful, funny, charismatic, ambitious, advantageous, spiritual and open-minded.
What is your motto?
If you are going to make a mistake, let it be your mistake. Be a leader in your own life.
What would you eat for your last meal?
I’m a foodie so I would ask for a plethora of dishes to share including Cindy Roll, ginger salad, gyoza, & green tea from Sakura; red fish tacos from Cotton Blues; golden enchiladas (ground beef) from El Mariachi Loco;
Whiskey Pimento burger and 3 bean salad from the Thirsty Hippo; truffle fries from Branch; Drunken Noodles with broccoli from Jutama’s; pork ribs plate from Leatha’s;
Leo’s Chicken Plate from Leo’s Cuban Kitchen; and fruit from Edible Arrangements, all washed down with plenty of water, kombucha, and a Tequila Sunrise with pineapple juice.