1 Describe an art form or medium that piques your interest and why?
1 Recently, I’ve been dreaming about woodworking. I love creating things that are beautiful but also that have function and value. I feel like having experience and expertise in woodworking/carpentry would be so empowering. You can make anything! That’s so cool!
2 What makes you feel safe?
2 Living alone can be scary at times. I feel safe having my pets around me and knowing that my family is nearby.
3 What fills your heart up?
3 It fills my heart up when I’m given recognition and acknowledgement for the work that I do. New York City’s public schools are in crisis and working in the field of education is increasingly thankless and exhausting. I love my job. But, I work really hard and rarely feel seen. It means so much to me when someone takes the time to tell me I’m doing a good job.
4 Do you have any rituals?
4 Instead of toweling off after my morning shower, I lie in my bed with a cup of coffee. I call it “air drying.” I have lots of coffee stains and it makes me late for work almost always. But it’s a ritual I hold sacred.
5 What are your simplest pleasures?
5 My simplest pleasures are almond joys, fresh sheets, my dog and cats playing together, making people laugh, and handwritten letters.