An Interview with Rebecca Jackson

I have started a new series where I interview my friends as they are very important to me, so here is the first official one, but you could also count the one I did with Hiba over the summer as well.

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Today I’m sitting down with one of my best friends Rebecca Jackson.  Becca has an identical twin sister, they are best friends and both attend college with me. They are sincerely some of the best people I know.

Mary: What do you want my readers to know about you?

Becca: I’m single. I’m single and looking. 

Mary: If you had to describe yourself in three words what words would you choose?

Becca: Needs instant gratification. It’s a flaw, I admit. However, those are three accurate words to describe me, but every hero or heroine has their flaw, and mine is wanting what I want right when I want it. I am learning that good things take time, however, I still find myself wanting instant gratification. 

Mary: What are your goals in life?

Becca: I have a couple goals in life. There are two mains ones. They are in no particular order because I would like to achieve them both. I would like to have a career where I do not dread going to work everyday. I mean I work at Safeway now and I do not dread it by any means but I definitely do not want to work there my entire life. I would like to get married someday. Marriage is something that I want to experience. I want to find that one person I want to spend the rest of my life with. The thought of coming home to my best friend and knowing that no matter where I am or where I go that when I’m in his arms, I am home.

Mary: What are your hobbies?

Becca: Oh there are so many. Like taking selfies, shopping, I read when I have , however I have not had time recent. I’ve read every Nicolas Spark book except his latest one, hopefully I can read it this summer so I can put that on my resume. I like to spend time with my friends because my friends make me feel like the happiest person in the world. I would never replace any of my friends for anyone, not even Taylor Swift. Everyone knows how much I love her. My friends are so perfect, even more perfect than Taylor Swift.

Mary: Who are these perfect friends?

Becca: My best friend of course is my twin sister Chloe, she can always tell when I’m upset even when I don’t want to come right out and say it. She always make me feel better.

My friend Alyssa we have nearly identical senses of humor, we can always make each other laugh even on our worst days.

My friends Grace and Victoria, they’re twins as well, they will listen to me go on about my problem, including the same problems over and over again, and will continue to give me advice even if they know I won’t listen to it.

Another one of my friends is Eric, I can’t sit down for a meal with him without crying from laughter. He’s definitely one of the funniest people I know without a doubt and also he’s incredibly smart.

There’s my friend Rachel, who was my freshman year roommate and one of my first friends at college. She has made my college experience fun thus far. I have another friend,

Zoe. She is a lot of fun to do the radio show with when she let’s me play my music.

I have a friend Ruth from high school, I’ve been with friends with her since 6th grade. She literally knows everything about my life. We laugh together, we cry together, we talk about everything together. She has been with me through thick and thin.

My friend Shanayah is hysterical and always down to have a good time with me.

Lastly, I have this friend Mary. I’m convinced that Mary will marry me one day because Mary and I have a massive amount of things in common and Mary will always, always, always make me feel more confident about my insecurities and she will never judge me for my poor decisions.

Mary: Just to throw it in, I probably won’t marry Becca, I’m straight. What are some fun facts about you?

Becca: I’m a vegetarian. I have consumed any meat product, aside from this one time, if you count seafood, I mistook salmon for scrambled eggs. I have three arch enemies on campus. All three of these women have attacked me. Otherwise I’m a very easy person to get along with. 

Mary: Is there anything else you want me to write?

Chloe: I’ve never dyed my hair. I wear contacts. I will be hosting the International on April 17 at 8 pm in the Hodson Auditorium, in Rosenstock, I know that doesn’t make any sense. 

Thank you for reading this everyone. Becca is great you can find her tumblr here and her instagram here. If you would like to be interviewed, let me know!

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People Watching

One of my favorite things to do is to people watch. My friends laugh at me because I have no problem whatsoever going to coffee shops, restaurants, movies, and basically anywhere else by myself. the reason I don’t mind however is that I simply love watching people in their natural habitat. I love making up stories for different people. I like to wonder what they are doing in that moment, if I’m at the mall, is a girl nervously trying to find a cute outfit for the boy she has been wanting to ask her out for three months now, or is the man in the jewelry store finally picking out that engagement ring after a seven year relationship and her constantly hinting at marriage. I like and try to figure out who’s on a first date and who is nearing their last.  I find it amazing that we could encounter up to thousands of people in a day and not know a single thing about the majority of them. In my head I want to know more about them without actually talking to them, because to be honest, their lives are probably boring and in my head I make them interesting.

I don’t really consider it eavesdropping if people are talking loud enough for most people to hear. I have heard some of the most interesting conversations you could ever believe, some appalling, some hilarious, it all depends on where you are and what time of day it is.  I have a theory that people talk about private matters in public because they like to be a spectacle, they want other people to pay attention to them, so I do. I mean if people didn’t want attention they wouldn’t do things like public proposals, or break ups for that matter. So a warning to all of you, if you ever happen to see me in public I may listen to your conversation, and if you’re talking loudly enough for me to hear it, I’m not going to feel bad about it at all.

I’ve come to the conclusion over the years now that my hobbies are indeed odd and most people don’t enjoy them but they’re interesting to hear about, well at least I think so. Anyway I hope you were a little interested in this a little bit, sorry about the rambling it’s late and I drove home today. I guess it’s technically tomorrow now, so another post in less than 24 hours hopefully.

XOXO

Mary

Also sorry no trivia today because, silly me, I left my calendar at school because I packed super lightly this trip home, so extra on Monday.

Goals for the New Year

Every  year I make New Year’s resolutions and my original plan was to reflect on my last years resolutions except I did such a good job keeping up to date on it and I lost them, so I thought I would share with you my goals for the new year.

  • Blog everyday- I would like to try and really do this as well as have some sort of schedule for the postings.
  • Reach 300 followers, this is just a personal goal and if it doesn’t happen it’s totally okay I think it’s something I want to try.
  • Make a really good friend at school, someone to hang out with and get meals with on a regular basis.
  • Get a new job, and this doesn’t mean quit my current job because it’s a good safety net but I really need a new job to make more money.
  • A more positive outlook on life- I really need to stop being so negative and hating everything, and I want to try to be more optimistic
  • Go to a party for more than 30 minutes. This is something that I just need to do for myself, I don’t need to drink or do drugs or whatever people do at parties but I need to experience college better.
  • Try to overcome my anxiety. I just want to figure out and calm down so it’s not so bad because it hinders me from doing things that I really want to do and that needs to stop.
  • Stop cracking my knuckles- pretty self explanatory.
  • To be passionate about something- I feel like a lot of things, but I don’t feel like I’m really passionate about anything and I really really want to be.
  • 300 YouTube subscriber, which I’m seeing as kind of unrealistic right now but it’s something that I would like to hopefully achieve this year.
  • I would like to better recognize those who actually care about me compared to those who only want things from me.
  • I want to remember to tell those I appreciate how much they mean to me.
  • I need to keep in mind that I am really lucky especially when things are bad.
  • I would love to learn something new, so suggestions please! I need a cool new hobby!
  • Joe Sugg. Look him up, I’m in love with him. Tell him to love me.

So share with me your goals! Hope you enjoyed!

Happy (almost) New Year!

XOXO

Mary