Sunday’s are for rest and play, that is why I spent mine with Estelle Lucas. Estelle from Red Cloud Hosting held an interview to learn more about me. If you would like to know what I am like, you will find this honest interview insightful.
1. Tell me, what is one thing that can instantly make your day better?
That one is simple, my first coffee.
2. How do you take your coffee?
I take it barista made – a cappuccino with soy milk, no sugar.
3. Quarantine has changed many things for many people, especially us Melbournian who are in Stage Four Lockdown. What have you been doing during this time?
You could say I have gone into domestic mode and am learning to be self-sufficient. Since the onset of quarantine, I have taken up gardening as a little hobby. I moved houses to a place that had a big garden and a vegetable bed to fully immerse myself in that hobby. I have daffodils in bloom at the moment. I’m also cooking a lot more than I normally would and practicing yoga on a regular basis.
4. What was the last thing you read?
The Alchemist. It is a classic book and I asked myself why I haven’t read it yet and so I went ahead and read it. It was beautiful. I am currently reading Dark Emu and am using this free time to catch up on reading that I have missed out on previously.
5. Reminiscing about times when we have more freedom, what was the best vacation you ever took and why?
New York city. It was so out there. It is an endless merry-go-round of everything you can think of. It is indescribable. I felt like I was living in this amazing wonderland that I had always envisioned, and it was everything I imagined and better.
6. Thinking of the future, where is the next place on your travel bucket list and why?
Nowhere for a while with the pandemic, I don’t imagine international borders will be open for a long time. In saying that though, I don’t have to travel far to feel I have travelled to another country. When I travelled to Cairns and the Daintree rainforest it was like being in another country because of how tropical it was, and I’d love to go back and learn to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef. That is next on the radar.
7. How old were you when you had your first celebrity crush, and who was it?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas from Home Improvement and I must have been around 9 or 10.
The man himself
8. When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?
Yes, absolutely, I never waste food and I have never been known as a fussy eater.
9. What was your favourite age growing up?
Probably before puberty, puberty ruined everything. So about 10 or 11. It’s a free time where you’re mentally developed enough to go out and do a lot of things that adults can also do, like playing sports, forming social groups without the drama of adult responsibility or hormones.
9. Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?
I’ve always struggled to answer this question because I can put myself into extrovert mode easily, but I also find that it takes a toll on me energy wise. You could call me an extroverted introvert if there is such a thing. That’s why I live by myself, I am a social being, I love to see friends and I love to do my work, but I do need downtime after that.
10. What is your go-to guilty pleasure?
A nice glass of white wine. Only on special occasions.
11. Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?
I’ll be in Stage Four lockdown for this birthday, but for me, spending time with my friends is my lifeblood. To go out for a beautiful meal and a dance afterwards is all I need for a perfect night.
12. Have your ever disliked something and then changed your mind?
Driving is the first thing that pops to mind. I felt anxious at the idea of driving, and the thought of it was daunting and my nerves made things worse. It interfered with getting my license earlier and my confidence behind the wheel. But now I love it. I go on road trips all the time and now I don’t know what I would do without my wheels.
I could say the same about group sex.
13. What’s your most prized possession and why?
My degrees. I’ll always be a student of life but gaining my degrees in technical field were a real milestone for me. And I plan to perhaps gain a few more before my time is up!
14. What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I love escorting because I enjoy being my own boss and the flexibility and freedom that comes with that. I feel very independent and autonomous and previously in my 9-5 jobs, these qualities were lacking. The other thing is when I get good clients and form authentic relationships with them, it becomes a trusting relationship and I look forward to seeing them. I sometimes have to pinch myself to say ‘oh I’m getting paid for this mutually enjoyable experience.’
15. Have you ever had “imposter syndrome”?
Maybe once upon a time, but not anymore. I’m too confident and self-assured nowadays.
16. Which of your personality traits are you most proud of?
I have been told I’m especially good with people and escorting has finetuned that skill. I have good diplomacy skills, but I attribute that to a level of compassion and kindness that I forward onto people. I always stay true to those core values within myself and that’s something I’m proud of.
17. What is your biggest irrational fear?
Occasionally I get overtaken by the fear of death even though I’m alive and well. I love living and sometimes when I remember that I am going to die and I don’t know when it’s going to happen or how that can cause a bit of anxiety.
18. Do you believe in second chances?
I do. I believe that the one certainty in life is change and therefore if people can put in the behaviour to show they are changing then absolutely.
19. At a party, where can someone find you?
First drink Amber is mingling with people and fifth drink Amber is on the dancefloor.
20. What’s the last thing you do at night?
Brush my teeth, cuddle my cat and masturbate if need be.
21. Who do you admire most in the world?
I admire women everywhere especially strong women who are going out and getting what they want and doing what they want. I grew up not seeing many successful women or driven women with grand goals and to be witnessing that now, I highly admire them. I think ‘good for them’.