Much like pineapples, I am hardcore. (thisgirliknow) wrote,
Much like pineapples, I am hardcore.
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Interview from brittdreams. As usual, comment if you'd like to be interviewed.


1. What made you decide to buy a house in Tallahasse?
2. What are you studying in school and why?
3. What is your dream job?
4. How many languages can you communicate in and what are they?
5. If you had to give advice to yourself from two years ago, what would it be and why?



1. What made you decide to buy a house in Tallahassee?

This is a two part answer to this question; Firstly, what made me decide to buy a house?

I probably wouldn't have even considered the possibility, except that *everyone* around me was buying a house. First my sister, then my brother, a coworker, and then a childhood friend. The possibility, previously not even on my radar, suddenly seemed reachable... and then it just seemed to make sense. And then the ideas just kept flowing....I could buy a place with a backyard for my dog, Padfoot! I could stop wasting ~$8000 on rent, yearly! I could check off one of my life's goals! I could finally PAINT! (My previous apartment was amazing, but that was one of the things you just weren't allowed to do).

The second part is, why in Tallahassee?

Well, I'm here right now, and plan to be here at least a couple more years. The average homeowner only stays in their home for 5-7 years anyway (despite my parents EIGHTEEN year stay at their current home). I've still got a bunch of school to get through (see next question) and it seemed like a solid investment. Plus, when I decide to move, it'd make a nice rental property, especially in a college town.

Between the lines, no, I don't want to stay in Tallahassee forever. Eventually I'd like to move to the research triangle area, or New England. However, right now it's a nice place to be with great friends, a nice support system, a job that allows me to focus on school, and a house belonging to meee.

2. What are you studying in school and why?

In my first year of college it was Chemistry. Then English. Then Classical Studies. Then Microbiology. Then back to Classics. Unfortunately I'm fickle and have too many interests to choose one, and then finally deciding on sticking with Classics, I realized I'm not really cut-out for Classics as a career idea, just being immersed in it as a hobby (of course I didn't realize that until I only had a handful of classes left). So now I'm taking all the gen-ed classes I avoided while taking crazy grad-level Latin classes that will ultimately do me very little good.

I'll probably end up going for my Masters in Library Science. After doing VISTA, I realized my intense interest in literacy, literature, and helping people.

3. What is your dream job?
A non-profit agency. Run by me. Probably related to literacy. Enough money to live on comfortably but not enough to become jaded about my career or stop being able to see how to help those in need.

That, and wife/mother. Eventually. Not that I would see that as a "job" in the same way, but it's the one thing that's remained steady that I've always known I wanted to do.

4. How many languages can you communicate in and what are they?

English.

... yep.

I also speak Gibberish, Pig-Latin, Ubbi-Dubbi, and Op-Talk fluently. I can somewhat understand and carry on simple conversations in Latin, Hebrew, Spanish and [Ancient] Greek (comprehensibility declining in that order).

I'm also fluent in music and HTML, and have knowledge in C++ and Java. Do those count?

Oh, and I speak the language of loooove.


5. If you had to give advice to yourself from two years ago, what would it be and why?

Two years ago I was mere days away from starting my VISTAship with Literacy Volunteers. I would have told myself to be prepared that some people are stubbornly unable to be taught or helped. And that I definitely didn't have time for a relationship.
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