Mrs. Short GQ Interview
My name is Hillary Short. I am wife to Howard Short, Mom to Elijah Short (in Heaven), Jonah Short (who makes his presence on Earth loudly known), and Puppy Mama to Maybelle Lemon, our Maltipoo. I hold a double major in French and Letters (Classical Studies – not just the alphabet, although I know that too) from the University of Oklahoma, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Abilene Christian University. I am Senior Thesis Director at Geneva, Sugar Cookie Artist for our cottage shop Boerne Cookie Haus, and writer for Mama Bear Apologetics (www.mamabearapologetics.com). I am proud to be a contributor to the first ever Mama Bear Apologetics book slated to release mid-2019.
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being stuck in a cozy mountain cabin with my family, good books, and lots of great ingredients for delicious meals.
2. What is your greatest fear?
It’s a toss-up between being bored and experiencing a global chocolate shortage.
3.What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I used to deplore fakeness, but I’ve come to learn that this is simply a defense mechanism people use when insecure. I think the only thing I don’t like in others is the lack of a growth mindset. We all are flawed, but if we’re not working on becoming better, then we are wasting life.
4. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Anything related to coffee. I often say, “Let me percolate on that” or “Let’s find some common grounds.”
5. Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing without scaring people.
6. Which fictional figure do you most identify with?
A hybrid of Jack Bauer and Mary Poppins. Jack Poppins. No - Jary Pauer.
7. What is your greatest regret?
Not attending a high school like Geneva.
8. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Using the power of words to escape a precarious situation with a hang gliding instructor while floating above the mountains of France (I just started talking politics and he became disgusted).
9. How would you like to die?
Eating my way out of a giant hill of French macarons from La Laduree in Paris (not the ones from a Texas grocery store – big difference. Please take note if you’re trying to kill me).
10. What subject would be your dream to teach?
Sugar Art 101