Most memorable childhood moment: I have many wonderful memories growing up with my two brothers. The most memorable childhood moment would probably be vacating in Mexico. We would, and still go, to San Felipe Mexico several times a year. Over the years many family friends have joined us. The beaches are almost complete barren which provides the most perfect environment for young children to run free in bathing suits, swim in the warm ocean, ride motor cycles over the sand dunes, explore, have firework shows and huge bonfires. These memories of Mexico and my brothers are priceless.
Your best physical feature: On my first date with Rick Buck, the dentist, I asked if I passed the dentist inspection for my teeth. He told me I have very nice teeth. I figure I better have decent teeth after five years of braces. Still to this day, I wear my retainers!
Your best quality: Many of my close friend say I have "Beana Charm" which I believe is really just my ability to connect with people. I genuinely LOVE people and have an interest in them and think people really feel that.
Why are you ready to find Mr. Right?: I need an eternal travel companion!!!!
What would your last boyfriend say about you?: That I am sweet. That I did a lot of nice things for him. That I am a good time, all the time and that everyone in his family love me. He probably also has some funny stories about me hitting my head or falling.
Most embarrassing moment?: During my sophomore year of college, I had come home on Halloween night and a boy who lived next to me was locked out of his apartment. I told him he could wait in my apartment until his roommates came home. "Jarad" and my roommates and I visited for an hour until his roommates got home. To my surprise, "Jarad" called me a couple days later to go on a date. I was so excited and impressed because I never would have thought he would be into me. We talked a couple of times over the week to discuss the date. I was waiting on my couch the night of the date when another "Jarad" from the ward came over. I didn't bother to get up to make any effort because I thought this "Jarad" had just come over to hang out. All of a sudden, "Jarad" asked if I was ready to go. Then it hit me, "Oh crap the Jarad that had asked me out was not Halloween Jarad, but was the awkward Jarad from my ward." Later that night my roommates and I died laughing over my mistaken date with "Jarad".
Greatest accomplishment so far: My greatest accomplishment so far is being true to myself and being completely happy. I know that many people look at my life and think how pathetic it is that I am a flight attendant. I know, it doesn't take a great brain to serve Diet Coke to people in the sky. However, I can honestly say I am truly to the depths of my soul happy. I have two college degrees. I had a career. It wasn't my cup of tea; I was not completely fulfilled. I was not completely happy. So, I made a change. I quit my job, which meant a HUGE pay-cut as well as a huge loss of security. If in the situation again, I would do it the same because happiness knows no price.
What is one of your quirks?: I snort when I laugh hard. People (even my own brother) have accused me of faking it. So not true. In fact, I think it may run in my family because when I get my Mom or Dad to laugh REALLY hard, you will occasionally get a snort out of them.
Worst date: Ha. I LOVE bad dates and bad date stories. They build character and make for delightful stories later on in life. One of my worst dates ever was within the past year. The date was a dead end from the start. I was tired from work and wasn't really feeling up to a date anyway. This guy picked me up and brought me flower (it was a first date).
Best Date: I believe simplicity is the best. My first semester at BYU-Hawaii a guy came and got me (he did not have a car, as many students don't in Hawaii) and we rode our bikes to a overgrown area that was full of hundreds of flexible trees. For two hours we climbed tress like we were little kids. That was it. It was simple and I loved it!
Where did you go to college?: Where didn't I go to school? I started college off with a semester at UVSC (now UVU) then went to BYU Provo for a year and a half. I was fortunate enough to go to BYU- Hawaii where I feel like I fully evolved into myself. I LOVE BYU-Hawaii! What did you study in school and why?: I got a degree in Elementary Education and a degree in Special Education because I value the family unit. I value nurturing and raising children. My Mother quit teaching so she could be at home with children, but the reality is that she never stopped teaching. She taught everyday of her life, just in a different and more influential facet, within the home.
What is one thing that not a lot of people know about you that you want to share here with the world?:
Two life goals I have are to 1) write a book and 2) become a motivational speaker.