Friday, June 21, 2013

Interesting Person Interview Series: Katie Special Edition

Today I'm excited to share the interview with my sister-in-law, the other Kate Special!  Katie is recently back in Chicago, after spending the past two years in New York getting her masters.   She was one of my bridesmaids when I married her brother two years ago, and she is single-handedly responsible for cooking some of the most delicious meals I've had! :)

Katie's interview, after the jump!

1)       What is your name, and who are you?
          Katie Special and I am from Chicago and I am a recent graduate from Sarah Lawrence with my masters in Health Advocacy.

2)       How do you know Kate?
          She is my wonderful sister in law! :)

3)       Tell me about a typical day in your life.
          Right now it seems to vary since I have just finished school and will begin to job hunt very soon.

4)       What’s the most challenging part of your life (could be a pet peeve, a work or family issue, whatever).
          Making decisions because I tend to be very indecisive.

5)       What are you likely to be doing at 8pm on a Saturday night?
          I would probably be watching a movie on Netflix.  (Note from Kate: check out House of Cards on Netflix... I may or may not have watched the entire season in about four days). 

6)       Paint me a picture of your life in five years.
          I hope to be in my career and working on building my future.

7)       If you could be given any gift, what would it be?
          Wisdom, so that I could be better at making decisions!

8)       What part of your morning routine do you consider essential?
          Coffee and a healthy breakfast of a protein shake or oatmeal.

9)       What one deceased person would you like an hour with?
          Eleanor Roosevelt, because she led an amazing life as a woman and activist and it would be extremely inspiring to spend an hour with her.

10)   If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go and why? Have you been there before?
        I would love to go to Thailand, I am very intrigued by the natural landscape and the elephants. No, I have not been there before.

11)   You have ten minutes to give a speech to college seniors.  What do you talk about?
        I would encourage them to believe in themselves and their dreams and to find their passions in life.

12)   What is your all-time favorite song?
        Maggie May by Rod Stewart

13)   If you weren’t in your current occupation, what would you like to do?
        If I was not interested in pursuing a career in Health Advocacy I would most likely become a chef.

14)   Tell me about your family.
        I am blessed to have two incredible parents and two amazing brothers/sister in law. I also blessed to have a very supportive extended family.

15)   What do you “know now” that you wish you “knew then”?
        I wish I knew that time passes quickly, so that when times are bad it is important to remember it will soon end but also to remember to enjoy the good moments because they also pass quickly.

Thanks, Katie!  If you're interested in participating, send your answers to kate at katespecial dot com.

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