Autograph (Courtney Dawson)
What’s your ambition in life?
My ambition in life is to have my fitness website to make ordinary people aware of the science of health and fitness. I believe health should not be a luxury. Everyone should remain fit and healthy, and it has many benefits as well. So, the first thing I would like to do for this is to collect all the knowledge related to it, and I am into that phase right now.
What do you do?
Currently, I am working as a freelance writer. I write blogs mostly on health related topics and share informative posts to the readers.
What is your favourite sport?
My favorite sport is football, and I started watching it when I was small I skipped my classes, and still I have that craze whenever I watch football. I really love to watch and play this sport.
How you keep yourself fit and fine?
The first thing I do is to eat clean and healthy. I don’t eat junk or unhealthy food. I do regular exercise and always keep an eye that all my meals and main micros are proper, and my calorie intake is neither too low nor too high. Also, read health tips whenever get time which helps me a lot.
What’s your favorite color?
I love black color the most as it outshines and makes me look different. But it’s not fixed I change the color preference according to the occasion once or more times during my lifetime. I will prefer another color as well for a while, depending on their needs at that time, but will come back to my original favorite when those specific needs are met. My never-ending love for black is forever.
To whom you like to spend your time the most?
Well, most of the time, I spent writing my blogs. After that, I spend the most time with my mother. I don’t have a lot of family member, and I don’t have any brothers or sisters. My mom is my closest relative, and over time we’ve become good friends.
What are you currently focusing on?
I am currently focusing on building up my fitness website to reach as much audience as I can. I also run a fitness blog on which I mainly focus on health-related issues and try to give a solution to the specific problems.
What kind of music are you into?
My favorite kind of music is pop and rock. I also like to listen to slow and calm music which gives my mind relax whenever I feel too tired. My favorite singer is Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez.
Are you married?
No, I am not married.
I think I’m kind most of the time, but I have had to learn when to say no because some people will see it as a weakness and try to take advantage. I like to motivate people whenever they need me in any situation. I am a hardworking person who likes to complete work on time and always try to achieve my goals.
Well, there is not only one specific dish I like but many. I am very foodie. I love to eat and cook. I don’t think it’s even possible since I love food, especially variety. About the only food I’m not crazy about is seafood. Some favourite cuisines are the Mediterranean, especially Greek and Middle-Eastern, Mexican American, and Philipino. But nowadays, my favorite food is avocado, raspberries, blended together into a pudding, and topped with ground almonds.
My favorite books
No doubt, I love reading and writing, so this one is an interesting question. I have been a voracious reader from the age of maybe ten when I used to walk to the library alone and carry home as many books as possible. I used to bring a huge stack home with me. I developed writing habit since childhood when I write my dairy before going to bed; it was fun. As I grew up, I read intellectual books based on true events which inspired me. I love Empress Orchid by Anchee Min and Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.
My favorite movies
I like narrative movies that span multiple decades and tell epic stories. I love Forrest Gump for the same reason. Also, I want to add “Game of Thrones” one of the huge fans of GOT series and the characters in the series. I love John Snow character the most.
The scariest thing I’ve ever done?
I did Bungee jumping in South Korea one of the scariest things I have ever done in my life till now. My instructor asked me to stop moving my legs as he performed the safety checks and tied a harness above my ankles. And then the moment came when my both legs bound together; I started walking like a helpless bird. I remember I stood on the edge; the instructor asked if everything is fine. I replied with a quick nod. But overall it was a very nice experience for me.
Accomplishment I’m most proud of?
So far, I am proud of earning my Master’s Degree in Literature. I consider it the start of my career, not an end. I hope to achieve many other things, as a fitness enthusiast, as a writer and as a woman, and in any other roles, I may have in my life to do. I love setting goals and want to pursue them with my dedication, hard work and enthusiasm.
If I had a dream job for a day
In my opinion, a dream job is that job where my skill is used for the company growth, respected my value, my contribution, my skills. But if I got a chance, I would like to do a personal trainer job where I can show up all my love for health and fitness.
The first thing I notice about people
I believe that a person who always carries a smile is the thing that attracts me to a person. Smiles, as well as a frown, are contagious. I notice their personality, communication skills as it says a lot about a person. Someone that stands up straight looks forward not down reflects confidence. A person who hangs their head low-says, uncomfortable, and perhaps gives me a vibe that they are unapproachable and unfriendly.
Something that people really don’t know about me
I sometimes don’t consider that other person might care about my whereabouts or any other things apart from my loved ones. I’m good at waking up early without an alarm. I swam competitively throughout childhood, and practiced 5 a.m. in the morning, getting up early has long been wired into me, and I like it. The early-morning hour is my favorite time of the day.
Any funny situation you would like to share
The incident took place at about a few years ago. It fact, it was a college trip where I and some my friend planned a prank to scared some of our juniors as they were very shy. At the time of night, I mimic in more than many languages, and they were terrified and screamed out and come out of their camps. It was a very funny moment.
What do you suggest youngster who are in a verge of giving up ?
Giving up is not an option, but battling with your failures is the way you can achieve success. Imaging you got the things we look for. Next day, you wake up in the morning with full satisfaction and look at yourself, you smile. You feel proud of yourself that you achieved what all you desired for. Then you look that moments in life back and remember a time when you were too low, the future seemed too dark, but you were not ready to give up, and you kept trying, and you did it.
In the end, when you see at yourself, you feel more proud of yourself that you didn’t let some failure defeat you permanently. You realize that some losses made you learn a lot of several things which you can utilize in your life. Life is not always going to be a smooth road; it will have some barriers in this; you have to keep walking on all those barriers. It may take some time, but it won’t ever go in vain.
What Are Your Future Goals?
I want to live a healthy and active lifestyle. I want to become a successful fitness blogger so that I can help as many people as I can with the information I shared. My goal is to become a qualified member where I can deliver my best through my capability, sincerity, ability, and honesty. My goal is to build up the website where I’m working and provide excellent, useful and relevant content. I wanted to become independent and achieve that level to help others. I always try to upgrade my knowledge and always wanted to learn new things, whether I accomplish anything in my life.