Proust Questionnaire with Lauren MacNeil


Ella Rosewarne

Lauren MacNeil holds her kitten, Marty outside. Her family rescued two kittens and fostered seven others in quarantine. “I love connecting with animals; having kittens in quarantine helped me stay distracted through the unknown,” MacNeil said.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being able to see all of my friends and knowing everyone in my family is safe and okay.

What is your greatest fear?

Swimming deep in the ocean.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Being awkward around people that I meet for the first time.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mom. I admire her because she radiates so much positivity on the days that she might not be feeling her best.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Going skiing with my friends.

What is your current state of mind?

Peaceful nothing much is going on and I don’t have anything to stress about at the moment.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Someone that is easy to talk to.

On what occasion do you lie?

When I’m talking to my parents.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

My face.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Caring and a good personality.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

How easy they are to talk to.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I don’t have one.

When and where were you happiest?

When I was 8. I was in the Dominican Republic, life was carefree at the time. No stress or anything I could just live how I wanted to and didn’t have to think about my appearance. Or how much homework I had due at midnight. Also how there wasn’t a deadly pandemic during the time life was just easier to say the least.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Being able to speak another language fluently.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Being shy.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Keeping friends for a long period of time.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I would want to come back as a turtle. Because they just get to swim all of the time but they can also go on land. But I would only want to be one if the pollution isn’t bad in the water or on land.

Where would you most like to live?

I really want to live in Alaska. It is so pretty and they have a lot of things that you can do throughout the seasons.

What is your most treasured possession?

Pictures of my friends and my family. Pictures are a big part of my life it’s a snapshot of a moment that I really enjoyed that I get to keep for however long I want to.

What is your favorite occupation?

Workers who care for others like a vet, or a nurse, or a doctor.

What is your most marked characteristic?

My eyes.

What do you most value in your friends?

Our relationship and the ability to be able to talk to them about anything.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My mom.

What are your favorite names?

Merle, Billie, Tatum, Camri, Maeve, Rue.

What is it that you most dislike?

When people lie about things that don’t need to be lied about.

What is your greatest regret?

Not doing more things when I was in middle school and didn’t have that many things stopping me from having free time.

How would you like to die?

Floating on the water surrounded by my family with complete silence nobody crying or being sad for me just accepting it and enjoyed my last seconds.

What is your motto?

Will you regret not doing it when you’re unable to?