People with Purpose

People with Purpose: Hannah

This interview comes from one of my childhood best friends, Hannah, or Hannie, as some of you may know her. Hannah has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. I hope she will forever share her exuberant joy for life with those who are lucky enough to be around her. Check out what she has to say about life below.

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What matters the most to you in life, and why?

Relationships. Whether that be with your significant other, who you report to at work, your mother, the cashier behind the coffee bar, or your dog. . . I think these are what I find most vital to sustain/maintain. How you treat people and what effect you have on them is everlasting and will forever be chasing you. I try my best to always put people first, always consider their feelings and emotions, and then proceed with how I conduct myself/my life from there. This sounds like a very obtuse idea, but it’s actually something very concrete you can adhere to, if you are willing to put in the effort.

What do you think is the purpose of dogs?

Very fitting question for me, since my childhood screen name was puppylovr53, don’t ya know? I always tell my boyfriend Nick that D-O-G is G-O-D spelled backwards, and that’s for a reason. Dogs are here on this earth to teach us empathy and selflessness. They are entirely dependent on our love and care and a good testament to who we are as a person. They are in, in their own little way, a reflection of how we should love. Unconditionally and completely and ceaselessly. I love my pups for lots and lots of reasons, but one in particular, is how they always greet me. I can’t tell what wiggles faster, their butts or their tails, which is a conundrum that always makes me smile.

If you could have one food for the rest of my life, what would it be?

PIZZA, hands down. Nom, nom, nom. I like pizza because it appeals to the masses. I’m a vegetarian, and it’s a food I can always count on to provide me with some hearty vegetarian satisfaction. I always appreciate that it has a base you can count on – dough, sauce, and cheese, but that you can adapt it to appeal to any taste bud. I judge a person who doesn’t like pizza (wait, am I contradicting what I said in question one?! hehe).

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This is us in the “Allie-sprout” pose, which is just an over-exaggeration of my typical photo lean.

Thanks sweet Hannie, thanks for being such a loyal and loving friend!

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