This interview is part of our “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in the Life of…” series. The interviewees share how their past has shaped who they are today as well as who they hope to be in the future. If you’d like to participate, just send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll send you a questionnaire!
Today’s interview is with Lindsey M. Roberts, a design & décor writer:
1. Looking back on your childhood, what events do you think shaped who you are today?
My family and I spent summers on a small motor boat in the San Juan Islands off of Washington state when I was growing up. My primary activity was asking questions: Dad, what is the name of that jellyfish? Mom, why does the tide go in and out? My endless, annoying curiosity was present from day one, and has helped lead me to a career in journalism.
2. Were you always interested in writing about design?
No. After learning so much about marine biology and ecosystems from observation as a kid, I wanted to become a marine biologist myself. But my curiosity ran its course halfway through college and I switched to a major in English. It was then that I had time to take my first art history class and my eyes were opened. Then I just kind of fell in to design writing. I love having another interest to learn more about.
3. How would you describe yourself today?
I’m still curious, and now my interests have expanded to decorating and organizing my own home, so whereas design stories used to be interesting, now they are also applicable to my life.
4. What do you most love about your life?
I love that I get to be doing what I love! I get to write and edit, decorate and cook every day. And I love that I get to do it with my supportive husband by my side.
5. What would other people be surprised to know about you?
I think most people would probably be surprised to know how goofy I am. That I once started a pony day camp without any equestrian experience–but knew that it was important to have a theme song! That I once crashed into a bush while on a run and listening to music. That I trip and stub my toe every day. That I dance like Elaine on Seinfeld.
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
In five or ten years, I hope to still be writing and learning and challenging myself. I hope to be enjoying life’s adventures with my family.
7. What legacy do you hope to leave behind?
If my husband and I can joyfully glorify God with our lives, and hopefully have kids who do the same, then I will have led a blessed life.
|Lindsey M. Roberts has covered design, décor, and homes from Washington state to Washington, D.C., writing for publications such as Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Apartment Therapy, The Washington Post, Preservation and Architect magazine.|