Welcome to Face Value!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you could be here to share in (née, enable) my beauty obsession. More than that, I’m thrilled to get back to the thing I love doing most: writing. Face Value should be equal parts advice and laughs because, as a millennial, if there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s telling people how to do things better, am I right? Ugh…

So, I thought the best way to kick this off was with my take on the Proust Questionnaire. Since I’m 32, here are 32 things about me:

  1. Where are you from? Metro Detroit (Livonia).
  2. What is your favorite food? Pizza. Now and forever.
  3. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Telling other people’s stories. And eating pizza in between.
  4. What is your greatest fear? Complacency.
  5. How do you sleep at night? With great effort.
  6. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Self-doubt.
  7. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Cruelty.
  8. What is your greatest extravagance? Skincare.
  9. What is your current state of mind? Inspired.
  10. Who was your first love? Peter Jennings. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
  11. What is the quality you most like in a man? Compassion.
  12. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Determination.
  13. What item can you not live without? My glasses. I am blind as a bat. 
  14. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My husband, Craig.
  15. When and where were you happiest? In a newsroom.
  16. Which talent would you most like to have? Singing.
  17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My painfully slow decision-making.
  18. Where would you most like to live? I’m here! NYC <3
  19. What is your most treasured possession? Old cards and letters from people I love.
  20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Feeling trapped (in a job, in a place, in a relationship, etc.).
  21. What is your favorite occupation? Aunt.
  22. What is your most marked characteristic? Humor.
  23. What do you most value in your friends? Understanding, honesty.
  24. Who is your hero of fiction? Jo March.
  25. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Nellie Bly.
  26. What is your favorite book? Wuthering Heights.
  27. What is it that you most dislike? Eggs, mushrooms and soggy bread. Oh, and Wolverines.
  28. What is your motto? “The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. What is your favorite flower? Dahlia.
  30. What is your favorite color? Green (Go State!).
  31. What are your hobbies? Writing, cooking, fitness, travel.
  32. Where is one place you need to visit? Croatia.

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