So I am starting my series of interviews with Rox. I printed out the questions for Rox and she then emailed me her answers (yes, we do actually live together but we are really hi-tech like that LOL!) I have to say at the outset that this process has been a huge eye-opener for me! I had no idea that Rox had some of these thoughts milling around in her head. But before I begin to waffle, here is the interview:
1. What is your full name and age?
Roxanne Inez Richardson. 18 years, 6 months and 27 days
2. List a few things that make you happy
Listening to music, seeing my friends, going on holiday, playing with my dog, making others happy, doing something new
3. Are you proud to be South African and do you like living in South Africa?
Yes I am proud to be South African, even though our country is going through a bad time, I am still proud!!! What a nation – black, white, coloured, Indian, we are all one! We have such a beautiful country – why be ashamed!! Yes things are sometimes dealt with in an incorrect manner BUT we are by far the best country! Do I like living here – yes and no, I love a multicultural place, I love the characteristics of South Africa BUT the fear of getting raped or mudered scares the daylights out of me!! But if you love this place you can always try and make a difference!
4. Do you have a boy-friend? What qualities do you look for in a boy-friend?
Yes I do. Um he must be reliable, trustworthy and he must respect me for who I am and for what I believe in! He must be loyal and must get on with my family and friends! He must be willing to have ups and downs and to help me when things get low! RESPECT is huge! Faith is also important.
5. What challenges you?
I sit here right now with a full belly and knowing there are people out there starving and fighting for their lives! That challenges me to get up and make a difference! Another huge one is rights – stand up for yourself and help others who can't help or fight for themselves!!
6. What do you want to achieve in your life?
I want to be able to say I tried my best at finding my purpose and to discover who I am!! I want to have achieved living in God’s name and discovering his purpose for me!!
I want to have a degree and at least have touched a few peoples lives!
7. Tell me something about yourself that most people don’t know
I sometimes battle with “I am not good enough” I would prefer to make others happy before I make myself happy!! I sometimes don’t see the wrong in others!
8. Tell me about an occasion when you had to face one of your fears
Losing the person I loved – Paul, yes I loved him and wanted to marry him but the relationship was forced to end and I thought I wouldn’t cope!!
9. Name one of your role models and tell me why this person is a good role model
Role model…….um...havent thought about it BUT all I know is I want to live my life and to find my purpose, I want to get up and think what can I do today to help, it is not all about ME! I want to be able to love others even if they have hurt me, I want to be able to find the good out of everything as my motto goes make every obstacle an opportunity to shine for God!!
10. If you could be anywhere else in the world right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
I would be somewhere in the berg going for an awesome hike and then I’d go bungee jumping!!
Thanks Rox for allowing me to use you as blog fodder and for taking the time to answer the questions (even though you are on holiday and have SO much else you want to do!) and for answering so honestly. Love ya babe :-)