In the Easy Chair with Bethany Austin

In the Easy Chair with Bethany Austin



AGE: 22.

OCCUPATION: Program and marketing coordinator for the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park.

RESIDENCE:  Ashaway.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Westerly, raised in Ashaway and grew up in both Ashaway and Westerly.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Booking programs and working on the 36th annual Garden Market Fair and the library’s upcoming July 21 fundraiser.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With my family and friends, and playing ice hockey.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being an aunt.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being someone who was inspiring and uplifting to others. Someone who always is optimistic upon facing the trials of life. 

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Playing hockey in an Olympic-sized rink.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: My phone. 

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A chef. 

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My good friend Ron.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “Eleanor & Park,” by Rainbow Rowell.

I AM LISTENING TO: Spotify.

FAVORITE MOVIE:  “Miracle,” about the 1980 U.S men’s Olympic hockey team. 

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “Grown-Ups.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “The Office.”

FAVORITE SONG: “Two Step,” by DMB.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: My mom’s fried chicken with pan gravy!

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Instagram, Facebook to keep up with long-distance friends and family. 

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Hardworking.

PET PEEVE: Mouth breathing.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Great moments are born from great opportunities.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Our community, we have so many resources when we work together. 

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:  My hockey gear.   

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I love cooking/baking, I find it very enjoyable.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Treat others how you want to be treated yourself.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Be kind :)

IF I RULED THE WORLD, I WOULD: Make sporting events a lot more affordable! 

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Buy a house.

I DRIVE A: Black 2006 Toyota Highlander.

I WISH I DROVE A:  Jeep Grand Cherokee.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Fruits, veggies, and chicken.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Audrey Hepburn.

Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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