Tauralynn Colbert

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Name: Tauralynn Colbert

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Age: ahhh why? I’ll say this. Hiedi Klum and Jennifer Aniston are my peers. I had posters of Michael Jackson on my wall as a little girl and he had an afro.

Title: Professional Laugher and Project Manager (sometimes I do both at the same time).

Married/Single: Not this question again….currently single but I ain’t mad about it.

Kids: None at the moment. When my 5 year old nephew mistakenly calls me “mom” I don’t correct him.

City you live in: Phoenix grew up here, left after college for 10 years. I swore I wouldn’t return because of the heat. Came back to the heat 5 years ago and bought a home.

I was born…

in Tulsa OK, but my parents drove to Phoenix 5 months after I was born. I rode in the car for over 1000 miles without a car seat. They weren’t invented yet.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the mountains and the fact that in the winter we can wear a coat in the morning and short shorts in the afternoon.

I’m listening to…

I’m travelling for work at the moment so I am in the lobby of a hotel in the Philippines listening to local talent sing American pop songs from the 80s. On my ipod I’m jamming to Lorde and Frank Sinatra. Yes I am black.

My family…

they are big and brown and bubbly. They like food, maybe too much, and they have hearts of gold.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Ghandi so I could write down his quotes.

One thing I cannot live without…

a latte with vanilla syrup and a quick look at People Magazine online. I like to know which celebrity is pregnant, dating, and engaged so I can compare my life.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a dancer. As a child, I took ballet lessons but I quit when I realized my legs were not built to do ballet. I went on to take jazz classes and did much better, but who wants to be a jazz dancer? Having jazz hands is corny, right? Right?

I’m inspired by…

people who overcome stuff. Anything. A bad day, bad breakup, a bad job, a bad doctor’s report. Whatever. If you overcome it and have a story to tell, you have my attention and I love you.

The one person who motivates me is…

ok so maybe this sounds vain but I have to motivate myself. If I depend on other people to make me feel good or feel like I can achieve something then I don’t feel like I’m pointing in the right direction. I have to use my faith in a God who sees how ridiculous I can be and my belief that I am able to do all things thorough him.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

the fact that children die because they don’t have enough food, water or medical supplies makes me physically ill. I really want to change that.

The perfect day would be…

wake up feeling great for no reason other than the fact that it’s a new day and mercy and goodness follow me.

My first job was…

I was 15 and I lied and said I was 16 so I could work at McDonalds. I had an addiction to Reebok sneakers and needed funds for this habit. I haven’t worked as hard since that first job.

My favorite escape…

I can escape anywhere, give me a window to look out of and I can spend hours thinking and imagining and planning. I love to think. If daydreaming were a sport I would have a medal.

My life…

has been an amazing journey full of joy and tears and triumph and trouble, but I love every experience. I love that I’ve loved people who didn’t love me back, I’ve suffered excruciating pain that made me immobile, I’ve finished half marathons. I have lived in other countries and have stamps in my passport that I never would have planned. I have felt incredibly lonely and I have been extremely fulfilled. I know both. I am in love with my life.

I’m currently working on…

a book of humor essays, I’m thinking of calling it Me and My Hips. But its not sexual so if your mind goes to the gutter then bring it on back.

Always…

laugh. It’s the only way I have survived.

Never…

give up on the idea of something good happening to you.

Favorite Quote…

I dwell in possibility” – Emily Dickenson.

Biggest Dream…

to make a lot of people realize laughter is medicine.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people who don’t wipe off the sweaty gym equipment. Negativity.

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