Meet Rosemina: Life Without Cell Phones & Favorite Snacks
Rosmeina continues to answer Billy's questions, as she talks about her very logical childhood dream jobs, and the items she seems to have an abundance of.
1. When you were a child, what did you tell people you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you follow that dream, or did life take you in a different direction?
I thought very logically as a child. I wanted to be a lawyer, because that seemed like a good job to have, and people seemed to respect lawyers.
It wasn't until I was a teenager that I really started to fantasize about my future. I wanted to be a rock star, I wanted to write novels, and I wanted to start my own record company.
Honestly, not much has changed. I still want to write novels and my life is still heavily invested in music. I'm a dreamer, and there's a part of me that will always believe that anything is possible.
2. What do you think your life would be like if cellphones were never invented?
Life would be soooooo different without cellphones. I got my first cellphone when I was 15-years-old, and have been quite closely attached to my little device ever since.
Arguments and disagreements with friends and family wouldn't be as easily distinguishable, since none of us would be able to grab our phones and quickly Google the answer to our dinnertime disagreement. That instant gratification would be gone, unless a computer or laptop were close by. That being said, those dinnertime conversations would probably happen more often.
I'd also be a lot more disconnected from friends and family. I wonder if something as simple as not having a cellphone would have made me want to live with a roommate. I'd think there would also be less spontaneity -- without the ability to look things up on a whim, everything would take a lot more planning. (Or, I'd be much less of a planner and would allow myself to get lost more often.)
3. What is an item or collection of items you own in excess? Why do you have so much of it?
I own A LOT of makeup, skincare and haircare products. A LOT. It's kind of ridiculous, actually. I'm a beauty editor for a lifestyle publication, which means I get sent a ton of product. To be fair, I always owned more makeup than my friends, but now it's totally gotten out of hand.
I also hoard ticket stubs -- most of them are from concerts, with a handful from sporting events and plays/musicals. I go to a lot of concerts, and there's going to be a point when I won't be able to remember them all (I already tend to forget a few). So, I'd like to keep a record of all the shows I've been to, to make sure some of my favourite memories are never forgotten.
But it's books that I probably have the most of. I just realized this week that the bookshelf in my small apartment is full and needs some rearranging. I also have one large and one small bookshelf at my parents' house, as well as 1-2 large Rubbermaid bins full of books in their basement. I think I may have a problem. I'm not a fan of reading books on digital devices... these are great for travel, but it's just not the same for me. Plus, when I love a book, I'll read it over and over again.
4. If you could create a rule for Facebook and other social media platforms, what would you ban from existence and why?
I'd want to rid my timeline of photos of engagement rings and babies that I'll never meet. I'd also filter out grown adults complaining about their families, and anything that sounds religiously preachy, or like someone is telling me that I need to change my life.
After all that, I'd get rid of the spam.
5. What is your favorite item to snack on while you are working, and are you less productive when it's not around to munch on?
I alternate between wanting something salty and something sweet. I've been pretty bad lately with the junk food snacks, but I'm really not that picky. Teddy Graham cookies have always been a favorite of mine, but I don't buy them often.
There are definitely times when having a snack while working is totally necessary for my productivity, but not always. It's usually when I'm quite stressed, have a deadline, and am working on something significant that I'll need a snack. Otherwise, I can go without.