Towards the end of the second interview I asked Ann, “who are you?”
“Who am I?”, she responded.
“Yeah, just like who you are.”
“You mean other than what I’ve already told you?” Ann replied, questioning what more I could possibly want that she hadn’t talked about in the hour and thirty minutes from the first interview and the past thirty minutes.
“Yeah, how would you describe yourself?”
“All right. So I would describe myself as pretty nerdy. I’m very natural, in the sense that I don’t wear make up and I don’t wear fancy clothes. I don’t perm or dye my hair. I like to think that I’m smart. I like working with people but I am an introvert and I really like to be by myself. A perfect day for me is sitting in my house by myself reading a book. I really like other cultures. I really love music. I’m not a depressed person at all and I never have been depressed, but there have been times that I’ve been sad, or that I’ve been sort of lost, like what do I do with my life kind of thing, and there are times that I’ve thought you know if nothing else, life is worth living because there’s music. So I mean now I have my children, so my children are more important than music, but music is still really super important to me. So that’s me.”