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On Fri, 11 Nov 16 20:19:29 UTC Bethany Surreira (35) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Not being able to conceive my own children.
Where would you like to live?
In a modest house with my husband and our dogs.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A fully stocked refrigerator, my husband and dogs, my kindle and lots and lots of comfy blankets!
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Severe addiction to coffee.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who make it to the end after enduring everything possible to make it to their destination.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Marie Antionette - there is fascination in her approach to love and life.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those who have overcome obstacles without passing the blame onto anyone else
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The characters in Little Women.
Your favorite painter?
A former student. She's 6 and is the most talented person I've ever met.
Your favorite musician?
Andrea Bocelli
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
No one else. I like being me.
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Just being there - via phone, email or in person. Knowing that if I need them they are close.
What is your principle defect?
Fear of failure
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To live my life without taking risks and following my dreams.
What would you like to be?
A mother.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Colleen Hoover
Who are your favorite poets?
Dr. Suess
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents and my great grandmother.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Louisa May Alcott - hence the Little Women reference above.
What are your favorite names?
I have many.
What is it you most dislike?
Angry and defensive people who can only see their own points.
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
The end of all wars (individually - not as a whole)
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to see the good in everyone
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
I'm exhausted and overworked. Not to mention very stressed. But I am alive and healthy so I guess I am well.
What is your motto?
You'll never know if you don't try.

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