Getting to Know... Esther Mary Waybright


Age: 27

Lives: York

From: Gettysburg

Educated at: Franklin & Marshall College

Family: lots of them!

Job: Community Educator at Survivors, Inc.

Job's reward: Working in/with my home community

What I hate about my job: Commute

Very first job was: Snack Shack attendant at the Drummer Boy Campground

Favorite food: Chex Mix

Pets: Jiro and Jude, two kitties

Hero: I'm holding out for a hero

Hobbies: Teaching TurboKick, Knitting, ripping out knitting, re-knitting, Trying to learn a handstand

Pet peeves: When people pick their nose in the car and think it's a private space. Why?!

You collect: Workout DVDs

Best friend: Blake Waybright (husband) and Charlotte Myers (childhood friend)

Would liked to have witnessed what event in history: The first Olympic games

Event that changed your life: Getting contact lenses

Scariest moment: Almost getting hit by a city bus on my bike in DC

First memory: Eating hardshell crabs in Southern Maryland with my family and my grandfather, who was usually bedridden, came out to eat with us

Trait inherited from parents: Curly hair and the Sollenberger chin

Piece of advice that you live by: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

Who needs a hug? My cats, always

Favorite reading/author: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Favorite spot on earth: Between two trees in a hammock

Website you visit most: Facebook

Would like concert tickets to see: Pink

One bad habit: see website I visit most

3 items on your bucket list: See the Northern Lights, Be able to do that handstand, Travel to India

Five minutes with: Michelle Obama

What skill or lesson would you like to learn? I'd like to learn to speak Spanish

What would people find surprising about you? I'm afraid of squirrels

What would make this world a better place? More empathy

What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? My husband and I are moving to Gettysburg this summer! (And we're looking for a place to live )

How would you like to be remembered? As a kind and caring person

- By Alex J. Hayes, Times managing editor

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