NAME: Melisa Marzett
ADDRESS (just the city!): I live in Phoenix
BIRTHDAY: October 13th
My ambition in life is to be a successful writer. I have been dreaming about it since my school days. Many people are rather prejudicial to female writers just like to women drivers and I would want to be one of those females who along with representatives of classic literature proved it to be wrong.
How are you, really?
Well, I live in harmony with myself because of doing what I love that is writing but at the same time, I am in a state of constant struggle. A struggle for my ideas, for being heard, published and read.
What’s your favorite color?
I have always liked classic black. I am not much into bright colors but combinations of black and white or grey. But lately, I fell for beige. It looks classy too.
What was your favorite subject in school?
Oh, I loved school and I loved to study. I still do. Learning is a constant process and it is never too late to study. As for my favorite subject in school, it was English. Also, I loved literature (obviously) and physical education. I will have a love for reading and physical activities until my last breath.
What do you do?
I am a freelance writer, a traveler, a former journalist, a translator, and a newbie photographer. I write articles for resume review company.
What are you currently focusing on?
My main focus as of now is to grow as a writer to a great level. Besides, I’m trying to be better at cooking, enjoy handmade (knitting) and an animal rights activist.
What kind of music are you into?
I love classic rock and heavy metal but also soft rock (Duran Duran) and blues at times (Gary Moore). I am into the ’80s a lot and early `90s. The Cure is one of my favorite bands.
Are you married?
No, I am not.
Do you have any kids
No, I don`t.
Have you ever thought of adopting
Do you think it’s better to get married when you’re young or better to wait a while
To wait for a while.
I am a simple and easy-going person. I like to discover new things, acquire new skills and meet new people even though I am rather shy by nature at the same time.
What do you think people think of you
They think of me as a dead on-time person. And the one who has a good memory because of remembering the birthdays of each and everyone I happened to meet and study, work or just make friends with.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert
Favorite Food and dessert:
I love Italian cuisine so, that is pasta and pizza. As for a dessert, chocolate cake is second to none.
My favorite books
The Red and the Black by Stendhal, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Martin Eden by Jack London, an American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi, The Catcher In The Rye by Jerome Salinger.
My favorite movies:
I am a movie lover. I can watch movies for days. I especially like motivation movies such as Forrest Gump, 1+1, The Pursuit of Happyness and based on a true story.
The scariest thing I’ve ever done?
Jet ski and few more water attractions if to take into consideration the fact that I can`t swim, it was double scary.
An accomplishment I’m most proud of?
It probably will be writing and publishing my articles. Hopefully, one day those will be books.
Something I’m not so proud of?
I happen to be very moody and still afraid of leaving my comfort zone.
If I had a dream job for a day
I would want to live a day being Charlotte Brontë, to know what it feels like to live back then and to have such a great mind.
The first thing I notice about people
A smile. If there is no smile on a face, it makes me worry for some reason even though I realize that it might have nothing to do with me. It might be just a person worrying or feeling bad at that moment due to something bad that happened earlier that day.
Something that people don’t know about me
I would want to be an actress, to be able to show off more emotions instead of hiding them, to feel more, to notice more details.
What are some of the first things you do in the morning?
Eat, pray, love.
What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done
Take offense. And cry about it. Be offended is paying for somebody else`s mistakes. I try to follow this rule and not to make it up and weep.
Do you think any kind of afterlife exists
No, I don`t think so. I believe there to be no tunnel and light at the end of it. We just die and stop being. Nothing is waiting for us. There is just nothing. We turn into some kind of energy. That`s what I think.
Do you think people are basically bad or basically good
Oh, I think that people are basically selfish. What I mean is that they are good when they are well and bad when they are unhappy for some reason.
Do you think people can control their destiny
Of course. It is just more comfortable to think that it is all someone else`s fault or just destiny. They do not want to take any responsibility and change something about their life so they keep on complaining.
What’s the best decision you ever made
To leave office space and go freelance.
What embarrasses you
Mostly, it is my mom asking me why I didn`t do this or that.
And when people ask how much money I make.
What do you like least about yourself
My cooking. Quite often, I just don`t feel like it but stereotypical thinking makes me feel ashamed of it and I learn new recipes and try to cook now and then.
What kind of vacations do you like
Active for sure. I don`t like just lying on the beach day by day. Of course, it`s nice for some time but I like excursions.
If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why
A cat, probably. Just because I love cats. It`s funny but I was asked the same question at a job interview.
Would you rather live in the country or the city
I was born and grew up in the city so most definitely in the city.
If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet
Are you a religious person
No, I don`t believe in God or else. I believe in myself.
Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous
Unfortunately, I am more into planning things out in detail but I admire spontaneous people.
What are some things that scare you
Loneliness, snakes, sharks, amputation.
What are some things that make you really sad
Death, poverty, cruelty, inaction, politics, silence.
What are some things that make you really happy
I am happy when people I love are happy and my job, of course.
What’s one of your favorite habits you have
Breakfast, a morning run, a workout in the gym.
If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say
Don`t be shy.
If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go
What do you do for fun
Dancing, singing, watching movies.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up
A vet, a fashion designer, a horror story writer.
If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about
It would be something inspiring and motivating, a call to action.
What do you suggest youngster who are in a verge of giving up
Don`t. Otherwise you will regret it till the rest of your life. You don`t need those regrets. You shouldn`t do what you planned at a time. Do it step-by-step and you will succeed and will be proud of yourself and your achievements. Are you proud of something you haven`t done? I doubt.
Something that people really don’t know about me
Oftentimes I feel like sleeping all days long, sleeping, eating junk food, watching movies and doing nothing more.
Any funny situation you would like to share
Once when I came over the gym I used to work out, I was given a key to the male`s locker. I didn`t put any makeup on that day (it is just I had a gym membership of my friend, a male with me instead of mine and the gym worker looked at the male`s name on it and automatically gave it to me). It made me laugh as if I was looking that bad without a makeup.