1. The best advice I ever received was:
My dad told me that if I ever wanted to know how someone really felt I had to go by their actions and not their words. He was referring to a boyfriend at the time but it has helped me in many situations.
2. The most amazing thing I’ve ever done is:
I bungee jumped at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Although I’m not sure if amazing or crazy is the right word. Before I jumped I asked them man if they had lost anyone yet. He replied “nope, but there’s a first for everything”.
3. If I was down to my last $10 I would spent it on:
A Skim latte with one sugar and a warm chocolate brownie.
4. My greatest fear is:
Becoming boring. I always want to be active, constantly learning, trying new things and making people smile.
5. My fantasy job is:
I would love to be on Play School. It would bring together my love of teaching and performing perfectly.
6. If I could have a super power it would be:
I would like to be able to teleport. It takes me up to an hour to get to and from work so that’s 10 hours a week I could be spending doing more productive things like sleeping in.
7. My favourite phrase is...
"I never regret a workout, but I always regret when I don’t." I’m currently training for the City 2 Surf so I have this pasted on my bedroom wall to help me get out of bed and exercise. And it’s right. I feel like a super hero after a good run, rock climb or yoga session.
8. My hidden talent is:
I know all the lyrics of all the songs. This is probably a slight exaggeration but I usually only have to hear a song once or twice and I’ll remember it forever. Except for REM “It’s the End of the World As We Know it”.
9. If I could travel back in time, I would love to see/meet:
10. The one thing I will never throw out:
My photo book of my trip around the world. I travelled for 6 months by myself and it’s the biggest achievement of my life so far. Travelling changed me in many ways and going through those photos reminds me of the type of person I want to be.
11. True love is…
I don’t know yet. I’m still looking. But I’m sure it looks a lot like my parents. I’m hoping true love involves lots of cuddles because I’m a sucker for a good hug.
12. My last meal would be:
Fresh prawns, camembert cheese, avocado and crusty bread.
13. My first car was:
A red Mitsubishi Mirage.
14. I’m always being asked:
What my natural hair colour is. I’m not telling.
15. My most embarrassing moment was...
I confused the name of Russell Crowe’s character in Gladiator by accidently calling him gluteus maximus. Which wouldn’t have been so bad except that I did it in front of my older brother who brought it up whenever he could.
16. Wierdest thing in my glovebox:
My glovebox is full of protein bars. I can’t get enough of them. I eat them for breakfast and before I go for a run.
17. My earliest memory is:
Camping with my family as we travelled around Australia together. I was 5 at the time but every now and then I hear the sound of a zipper and I am transported back to early mornings sleeping in a tent, hearing my mum get up to start the camp fire for breakfast.
18. People say I look like:
A few students have said I look like Katy Perry but I don’t think so.
19. A movie I think everyone should see:
Into The Wild. It makes you realize that anything is possible and that true happiness lies in the genuine relationships you form and the simple moments you share.
20. Favourite book as a child:
The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden. In year 6 I picked up my brother’s book, the 3rd in the series, and started reading out of curiosity. I think I have now read the whole series at least 5 times. It gave me a strong female role model and it really opened my eyes to the reality of war and the pain that both sides experience.