"Can you tell me about a moment in your life that you felt was a big turning point for you?"
"Watching my child being born. I can’t really describe the kind of love I immediately felt. It’s like your whole life you think you know what’s most important to you, and then all of a sudden there’s this new person in the room who wasn’t there before and immediately this person becomes the most important thing in your whole world."

"Can you tell me about a moment in your life that you felt was a big turning point for you?"

"Watching my child being born. I can’t really describe the kind of love I immediately felt. It’s like your whole life you think you know what’s most important to you, and then all of a sudden there’s this new person in the room who wasn’t there before and immediately this person becomes the most important thing in your whole world."

"If you could go back and give your 18 year old selves one piece of advice, what would it be?"
"Live in the moment. I spent too much time worrying about the future and trying to be perfect. I should have enjoyed the present more."
"Go on tour with Joan Jett. Instead I dropped out of Juilliard to follow a man into the Navy. And then we didn’t even get stationed together - he got sent to Scotland and I got sent to the Philippines!"

"If you could go back and give your 18 year old selves one piece of advice, what would it be?"

"Live in the moment. I spent too much time worrying about the future and trying to be perfect. I should have enjoyed the present more."

"Go on tour with Joan Jett. Instead I dropped out of Juilliard to follow a man into the Navy. And then we didn’t even get stationed together - he got sent to Scotland and I got sent to the Philippines!"

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people based on your life experiences, what would it be?"
"Don’t jump to conclusions and judgements about people if you don’t know them. As a nurse I’ve had plenty of people coming in and detoxing and I’ve made snap judgements and then later realized I was completely wrong. So if you don’t know someone’s story, don’t judge."

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people based on your life experiences, what would it be?"

"Don’t jump to conclusions and judgements about people if you don’t know them. As a nurse I’ve had plenty of people coming in and detoxing and I’ve made snap judgements and then later realized I was completely wrong. So if you don’t know someone’s story, don’t judge."

"If you could go back and give your 18 year old self a piece of advice, what would it be?"
"Don’t focus so much on what society’s expectations are. It’s like this: you go to school because you’re expected to, then you’re left with all these student loans. Then you go work at a job you hate to pay off the loans. And then you buy a house and get stuck with a mortgage because that’s just what adults are supposed to do. And then one day you wake up and realize you did all this stuff that was supposed to make you happy, but you’re not happy anyway. So I’d tell myself to learn to live simply and find true happiness - not with material things."

"If you could go back and give your 18 year old self a piece of advice, what would it be?"

"Don’t focus so much on what society’s expectations are. It’s like this: you go to school because you’re expected to, then you’re left with all these student loans. Then you go work at a job you hate to pay off the loans. And then you buy a house and get stuck with a mortgage because that’s just what adults are supposed to do. And then one day you wake up and realize you did all this stuff that was supposed to make you happy, but you’re not happy anyway. So I’d tell myself to learn to live simply and find true happiness - not with material things."