Thursday, April 21, 2011
Meet Alisha from Scottsdale, AZ
Most memorable childhood memory - That's hard! There isn't one in particular that sticks out, but when I was in 1st-3rd grade, my family and I lived in Thailand. It was awesome! We went to an International School and I got to meet people from all over the world. I know I was young, but I still remember quite a lot, and the entire experience had a big impact on my life. I have an appreciation for people from different cultures and backgrounds and it helped me realize how much I love traveling and visiting new countries.
Your best physical feature - I would have to say my most unique feature is my eyes. I have Bi-lateral Coloboma of the Iris, so my pupils are shaped like a cat eye and a key hole. It doesn't affect my vision except that they are extra sensitive to light. They also say that I can see better in the dark, because my eyes pick up any light in the room. They are also a light blue, so people notice very quickly and ask if I'm wearing contacts. They're kind of crazy, but they make for a great conversation starter!
Your best quality - My best quality is that I can get along well with almost anyone. I really like getting to know people, and there are very few people that I dislike. I think everyone has an interesting story and background, and I like to learn about people and who they are.
Why are you ready to find Mr. Right? - I have been ready to find Mr. Right for a while now, but it just hasn't happened yet. I feel like I've done a lot of fun and exciting things, and I've tried to date and make the most of being single, but I'm getting tired of the singles scene. I'm fairly comfortable with life, which is not good, because I feel like I'm not progressing! And I'm ready to progress. I'm ready to share my life with someone and enjoy the blessings of being sealed to someone in the Temple.
What would your last boyfriend say about you? - Hmm. let's see. I think he would probably say that I am pretty outgoing, sassy and that I like to have fun. He would also say that I traveled a ton for work and for fun so he probably didn't see me as much as he would have liked. :) He would also say that we're still friends, because I've ended on good terms with all of the guys that I've dated. Most of the time we break up because it's not the right fit and it wouldn't work out in the long run.
Most embarrassing moment? - I like to laugh at myself, so I don't get embarrassed too easily! I usually forget about embarrassing moments, because I just think they're funny. The last one happened when I was recruiting and I sat next to a candidate at dinner and learned a lot about him. The next day I addressed him and asked him a question in front of the group. He nicely corrected me and told me that his name was not David as I had been calling him, but Steven. I'm usually pretty good with names, so I was slightly embarrassed!
Greatest accomplishment so far - My greatest accomplishment so far has been moving to Arizona. I had only been to AZ two times before moving here, and I hardly knew anyone - maybe 2 people? I had to figure everything out on my own. I started my job, figured out where to live, where to go to church, where the post office was, etc. You never realize how hard these things are until you move! I really grew a lot from the experience. Also I think landing my job was a big accomplishment for me. It was pretty competitive to even get an interview.
What is one of your quirks? - If you ask any of my family or friends, one of the words I say most often is "What?" For a couple reasons. 1) I either don't hear what they say at all, 2) I hear something completely different or 3) I just want to know what they're talking about. I'm a multi-tasker, and I like to know what's going on around me, so I'll sometimes walk up to my friends during a conversation and ask what they're talking about even if the story is over. :)
Worst date - One of the worst things a guy can do on a first date is take you to a movie. To me that says, "I don't really want to talk to you, I just want to see this movie." I don't feel like you can really get to know someone that way! BUT I think a date is what you make of it, and I try to make every date fun.
Best Date - My favorite dates are ones where we get to go and do something, because I really feel like that helps you get to know someone. Whether it's exploring a new area of town, trying out a new restaurant, going for a bike ride, or playing some kind of game, I like to be able to interact with my date and get to know them. Really even a walk can be fun with the right person!
Did you serve a mission? - No I didn't. I really strongly considered it, but after praying about it, I knew it wasn't what I was supposed to do. Heavenly Father wanted me to share the gospel and serve in a different way with my career. One of my best friends is on a mission right now and I am SO jealous! What an amazing way to spend 18 months!
What did you study in school and why? Where did you go to college? - I went to BYU and studied Business Marketing. My mom's father passed away when she was 13, and my Grandma had to go back to school to be able to support my mom and her sister. Because of this and the examples of my siblings, my parents always taught me to get a degree where I could support myself and my family if that ever happened to me. I figured that every job is within a business, so I should study how businesses work. I decided on marketing, because it is the most creative (I've always been involved in the arts) and I've always been interested in why people buy things. One of the reasons why I love my job so much is because I get to use my degree!
What is one thing that not a lot of people know about you that you want to share here with the world? - I'm a pretty open book, but I don't think too many people know that I love Art History. After my Sophomore year at BYU, I did a Traveling Art History Study Abroad in Europe and it was AMAZING! I loved seeing all the classic art and architecture that I had studied. Witnessing them in person was an experience I will never forget. I have such admiration for people with unique artistic vision. I didn't get to go to Italy, and so of all the places in the world, that is where I want to go next.
Posted by The Mormon Bachelorette at 5:00 AM