Humans of Prospect: Beatrice Glauberg

Meeting new people can be hard for a lot of people, so I’m really glad that I got the chance to interview Beatrice for an assignment called “Humans of Prospect.” Someone who described herself as having “sort of a crazy life,” I found her answers both enlightening and interesting.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

“Um, this summer I was in a car accident and, um, it was a really really bad one. And I’m… I’m just for life in general because, um, if the girl who was sitting next to me — if she didn’t pop my air bag I wouldn’t be here anymore. So I’m just thankful that I made it out of that.”

If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

“I would…change my dad. He’s not the greatest human in the entire world, and, uh, because him and my mom are separated and he’s never really been in my life as much as I’d like him to…I would — I’d change that, because I would have really liked a father to, like, do things with me and, you know, act like he was actually around.”

What is your most treasured memory?

“Um, Christmas eve in like 2006…when we were watching the Nutcracker and my aunt took a spill down the stairs. She like, got up and was…she took a bow and was like, ‘I’m fine!’ I think that’s the best one ever. I don’t know why, but it was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.”

Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time and why haven’t you done it yet?

“Um… I’ve dreamed of going to Israel to see my great, great, great grandma. And I’m actually going to be doing it, in June. And I’ve been putting it off because I’m broke!”

If You knew you were to die suddenly in one year, what would you change about yourself?

“If I could actually change one thing about my life…I would quit my job! I would quit my job and be more spontaneous with things.”