Janna Cawrse Esarey
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Only connect.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. No matter how much life may stink at times, I can't imagine wanting to be anyone else. Then I'd have to deal with their problems. I mean, everyone has problems. I, at least, know and own mine. (Plus, as my mother-in-law once said in between radiation treatments for breast cancer: Life is fun!)
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Teaching sixth graders in New Orleans with Teach For America.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness? Heck, I'll just take regular old happiness, thanks. Singing loud and off-key on a roadtrip. Sun-warmed raspberries off the bush. The way a hug sometimes nestles me into my daughter so her neck and mine are the same. So many things. But, all in all, it's round and warm and orange-ish red and full and faintly sweet. It's the way I feel talking with my husband or my girlfriends or my mom when they really really GET me.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?