Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Women In The World: 1

The Good morning everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great start to your Tuesday morning. Today’s blog post is so fun! There are tons of amazing women that I have crossed paths with over the years that have incredible stories to tell. Each and every one of the women I’ve interviewed today has such amazing qualities, strength, being the first that comes to mind. I cannot wait for you all to get to know them little by little!

Seijah Drake:

Age: 22
Location: Boston, MA
Occupation and dream job: Student and political speechwriter.

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live, and why? 

Short-term, Italy for the food and weather, long term Washington D.C. for my career/ambitions... Or Texas for my values and the low taxes

2. Must-read book? Les Miserables

3. A movie director just called you and asked if they could film a movie all about your life, which actress would you choose to be you? 

Hmm...Teyonah Parris?

4. Number one thing on your bucket list? 

It's a tie between riding in a hot air balloon and being invited to the State of the Union.

5. Name two material things you could not live without: 

My iPhone and my eos lip balm.

Social media:
Instagram: theprettypatriot
Twitter: patriotpretty

Emily Jillson:

Age: 22 years old
Location: New Salem, MA
Occupation and dream job: Right now I work at Johnsons Farm restaurant in Orange MA. It's a small family owned restaurant. It's such a beautiful place and the people I work with have became family. In the summer I also work at Anne's Dairy drive inn. There I cook and scoop ice cream. It's a fun side job I like to do to pass time by. My dream job... Hmm... I honestly am not quite sure; I'm still trying to figure out what I am going to do. But I love to travel and would love to do something that is connected with that.

1. Starbucks order?

My absolute FAVORITE Starbucks order is the Caramel Brulee Latte. But they only have it around Christmas time so I always try the new lattes they have. I'm seriously obsessed with Starbucks though lol. I will drive to Hadley, which is a sold 30-40 minutes from my house just for my fix.

2. Two jobs you have always wanted to try, and why?

Two jobs that I have always wanted to try... One would be a flight attendant. I love to travel and I'm a people person so I feel that doing so would give me the opportunity to see new places in the world and meet new people and still make money. The other would be to work for Ellen DeGeneres crew. I love Ellen and think that anyone who works for her has such a fun time. Like imagine being the person that scares her guest!? That would be so funny. It would be such a fun experience. Also because Ellen is such a generous person to her viewers and gets to interview basically everyone.

3. Favorite ice cream?

Working at an ice cream place I get to try a lot of ice creams. My top favorite is and has always been moose tracks but I also love cotton candy ice cream.

4. If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would it be, and why?

If I could interview anyone.... Hmm... Currently I am OBSESSED with Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren. I am very fascinated and honestly in love w the love they have for each other. I would love to personally hear about their love story and get to know one another. I feel that they are both such kind-hearted people who do so much for the world. Especially Lauren, she's a nurse who travels to different countries that need medical assistance and does her part to help. Someone who has so much money yet still does things like that is truly amazing.

5. Lets talk about one experience that has changed your outlook on life for the better?

One experience that has changed my outlook on life for the better....  That's a hard one. I think that the most recent event that has happened to me was my boyfriend leaving for the Army. He left in October for boot camp and now is at AIT training in TX. Being away from someone who is such a huge part of my life is extremely hard. Recently I was able to go visit him for a weekend and it was the most amazing feeling in the world to finally see him again after almost 3.5 months. But since I've come back home I find myself so upset and sad some days. Saying bye to him again was the hardest thing. The time I've spent apart from Joe has made me realize how special he truly is to me. And when I am able to see him I am so grateful for the time I get. This experience has made me a very patient person, I was always so used to constant communication and having him live 10mins away. Now having him in a different time zone, when he can only talk to me at certain times and what not it made me become a mature person when it comes to things. I don't take things for granted, and appreciate all that comes my way. Being an army girlfriend has its ups and downs. But at the end of the day I am just so much more thankful than I've ever been.

Social Media:
My Instagram is @emilyjillson I love my Instagram because I feel that my life is posted in the pictures I capture. I absolutely love to take pictures of anything. You can also add me on Facebook, I don't usually do anything on it. I'm also down for new Fitbit friends who love to challenge, I'm very competitive and I enjoy doing the workweek challenges and what not!

Bizzy Sweeney:

Age: 17
Location: Northfield/Gill, MA
Occupation and dream job: Pediatric oncologist or surgeon.

1. What’s your favorite day of the week and why?

Friday because they always seem to vary in terms of what I'm doing, and it's an afternoon/night of definite freedom from long weeks of school!

2. Sunrises or sunsets?

Sunrises. Fresh new start, fresh air, and pure bliss.

3.What’s one song you could listen to over and over again without getting tired of hearing it?

I Hope You Dance. Although it makes me cry every time due to it being my sister Jesse's graduation song from high school, it brings back memories and reminds me of how wonderful my sister was.

4. Favorite quote:
Oh my gosh I can't pick a favorite quote. So I'll give a few!

"We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it's easier. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found."

"No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it."

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."

5. Lets talk about one person who has completely changed your life for the better:

My sister, Kelly. I can honestly say I would not be as strong and independent as I am today if she weren’t around to push and encourage me each day. When we were younger, we wouldn't be able to be in the same room without fighting. But as we've gotten older, we've become so similar, but also different in special, unique ways. She has taught me everything from what outfits match and look good, to whom I am and how to get through the day when all I want to do is stay in bed and cry forever. She truly has helped shape the person I am today and I couldn't be more thankful for her.

Social Media:
Instagram: sweeneybiz
Facebook: Bizzy Sweeney
And as of right now I don't have a Twitter but I might pull it up again in the future: @BizzySweeney
Snapchat: bizzy.13

Chelsey Oplanik:

Age: I'm 19 years old
Location: I attend and live at Wellesley College during the school year and at home in Greenfield, MA during the summer.
Occupation and dream job: I'm currently a full time student athlete, but I plan on working in public health eventually-specifically global health. I really want to reach people that others push aside, and provide adequate medical care for them. If I could drop absolutely everything right now though, my dream job would be a travel/food journalist who could travel all over the world, meet new people, try new things and then share my experiences through my writing.

1. What’s your favorite meal at the moment?

I have been spoiled my whole life since my dad is a chef, so anything that he makes for sure! But at school overnight oats are my absolute favorite (oats, Greek yogurt, protein powder, cinnamon, blueberries, peanut butter).

2. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Ask any of my friends, I'm always the last one to want to do anything just plain out crazy.

3. Favorite place you’ve traveled to?

Almost a year ago today I went to France and it was incredible. Choosing which city I liked the most is tough but I think Nice wins, it was right on the Mediterranean.

4. Who’s the one person that no matter what situation you’re in can always put a smile on your face?

Wow this is hard. I have so many incredible people in my life that always know how to cheer me up but my mom is and always has been the one who can make me feel the most at peace. Being away from home has made me appreciate her warmth and love even more.

5. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

Never take life too seriously (which I have a strong tendency to do, but I'm getting there)

Social Media:
Twitter: opalenikchelsey
Instagram/Snapchat: chelseyopalenik
I have also been working on a blog but stay tuned.

Thank you so much for reading! 

Love always,

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful variety of women. However let us not forget the older and more worldly women. My self I am 48 and have so may views, experiences and goals that have been met, just a little bit to think about. The women all have a very bright future ahead of them ... Congratulation ladies. Nancy


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