The Proust Questionnaire

May 14, 2015



I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little afraid of 2015. On January 1st, I turned thirty (my scary age) but it wasn’t as terrifyingly Y2K-esque as I thought. I’ve had friends ask ‘how thirty feels’ and honestly, I still don’t feel like an adult (except for the two-day hangovers and involuntary eye rolls in the presence of co-eds). In and effort to catalog this milestone year, I’m indulging in the Proust Questionnaire, one of my favorite Vanity Fair features. I figure it’s a telling way of earmarking this moment in my life, and it will be fun to look back on this time next year.

Just for funsies, I’ve listed my answers below. YOU can get in on the fun by clicking the link at the bottom of the page!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

working like a crazy woman at a job that I love and am passionate about

What is your greatest fear?


Which historical figure do you most identify with?

 Marie Antoinette, because we both have/had an appreciation for good style

What is the trait you most deplore in others?


What is your greatest extravagance?

hair extensions. which I affectionately refer to as ‘my weave’

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

patience. I have none.

Which living person do you most despise?

I don’t know that I despise anyone. I’d be okay if Justin Beiber went away… forever.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

still ‘yeah’

What is your greatest regret?

bangs. worst three months of my life

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

probably my childhood dog, Lucy. A psychic told me her spirit is still with me and I’d like to believe that’s true.

When and where were you happiest?

a few years ago 

What is your current state of mind?

caffeinated and creatively manic

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

my independence

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

 a princess, duh

What is your most treasured possession?

 family photos

What do you most value in your friends?


Who are your favorite writers?

Gillian Flynn, Emily Giffin, Leandra Medine, Joanna Goddard

Who are your heroes in real life?

my parents. for the way they’ve provided for my sister and me

How would you like to die?

preferably in my sleep past the age of 100. (I’ve always wanted to make it to the Smuckers jar)

What is your motto?

be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle


It’s your turn! Take the Proust Questionnaire here!

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