A. Life is what you make it.
A. I love to laugh. Plus I'm patient and don't get mad easily.
A. Honesty, a sense of humor, and optimism.
A. Overcoming the mental and physical challenges surrounding a horseback riding accident I had when I was 17, in which I broke my back in two places and my pelvis in four.
A. Being too scared to do a semester abroad in college. I made up for it in graduate school and in my professional life, when I traveled frequently throughout Africa and elsewhere.