1.) If you could have one super-power, what would it be?
Teleporting! I would love to travel in seconds so I could go to new places and see faraway people whenever I wanted.
2.) Tell us about a physical challenge you have accomplished? (Did you fall on your face mastering crow? Run your first marathon? Etc..)
I've done several marathons, but one of my favorites was the one that I WALKED with my mom. 6 hours and 50 minutes is a long time to walk! We had fun and chatted the whole time.
3.) Who/what motivates, inspires, encourages you to be the best version of you!
I see many people around me who are taking chances to live a great life for themselves, as well as for their family. They inspire me to continue to live my dreams. I am lucky to say these are not only my friends and students, but also my husband, sisters, and parents.
4.) What gets you out of bed every morning?/That one thing you LIVE for.
That I have another day to live my life.
5.) Please share with us your favorite go-to HEALTHY snack?
Green tea with honey. I love it and it helps keep my allergies manageable.
6.) Share one goal you would like to accomplish in the next one year.
I would love to travel somewhere to teach yoga.
7.) Where is your dream travel place? AND/OR tell us about your favorite place you have traveled to.
I love mountains and would love to go back to Colorado and Peru, as well as visit California.
8.) Where are your favorite local eats/drinks/shop spots?
My favorite foods in Grand Rapids are Harmony Brewing for their awesome pizza, Brandywine for their sweet potato pancakes, and I love going to Cygnus on occasion to have a drink and see the city!
9.) Wild-card question: tell us something that may surprise us about you!/you choose.
My favorite book growing up was Anne of Green Gables and I used to reread all of L.M. Montgomery's books regularly (until they began to fall apart!).
10.) What do you like to do with your best friends?
11.) If you had one wish, what would it be?
That we could reach a place of understanding with everyone in our lives and appreciate each second we have for what it is.
12.) Who is your biggest hero??
My husband. He has been there for me every step of my adult life and without his support and encouragement I would not be where I am today.
13.) Dinner w/ one person from history, present or past?
Frida Kahlo. I love her art and she was such a fiercely independent and interesting woman, especially for her time!