Humans of Mac is a great way for us to highlight our amazing and interesting residents. Please enjoy this sit-down with Mandy! Thanks for being a great resident Mandy.
Mandy W. Interview:
What is your name and how long have you been a resident at Mac?
“Mandy, 2 months”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“Read, write, watch Netflix, exercise and enjoy live music.”
Describe yourself in three words.
“Intelligent, resilient and funny.”
What is your biggest strength? How about weakness?
“My strength is my compassionate nature and my weakness…is trusting too easily.”
What do you enjoy most about our apartment or living situation?
“It’s in a decent neighborhood and is so close to work.”
What do you like most about Kansas City? Tell us your favorite story from KC.
“I love the art and culture! I try to go to the nelson and Union Station on occasion. I’m also a fan of First Fridays, and our “Boys in Blue” of course.”
What are your life goals?
“I work as a librarian currently but am looking to transition into an environment where I can work more closely with underserved populations. I’d also really like to become a professional writer.”
Tell us something interesting about your job, hobbies, talents, personal life or charity work.
“I am getting ready to start volunteering with Literacy KC. I really want to make a positive difference in the community. I am especially interested in working with those for whom English is not a first language. I lived in Denmark for 9 months and know what it’s like to be on the other side of that equation, so it’s an issue that is close to my heart.”
What would you like to promote or share to the world?
“My writing I suppose, and humor. Humor in general really. The world could really benefit from it.”
What would you like to say to someone looking to live in this area or in a Mac Property?
“It takes some getting used to if you are coming from the suburbs. You will need to become aware of multiple kinds of traffic (cars, pedestrians, bikes). Yes, people actually bike and walk places here! You might also want to perfect your parallel parking skills. It’s a good place to live overall though. Gated parking is the best option if you don’t want to worry about your car getting broken into, but this is the biggest issue I’m familiar with in the area.