Elodie Boal – scenestr of the day

Published in SOD  
What do you do?
Marketing Coordinator by day. Writer and creative by night.

Why do you do it?
I enjoy my day job because I work in logistics and it’s an industry that is always changing. However, the writer in me creeps out after hours and that’s something I’m really passionate about. I have always enjoyed words and using them to create ideas and fictional stories that I can escape to. It’s a nice to dream the unimaginable sometimes. You have no limit with words. They portray how you feel and it’s nice to be able to express that.

What do you love about the city you live in?
Brisbane has a phenomenal artistic culture that a lot of people underestimate. If you go searching, you’ll find food, people and art that’s all full of ambition and love – it’s just amazing. Oh, I also love how our city lights shine on the Brisbane River. That’s one of the prettiest sites I’ve ever known.

Where did you go for your last holiday?
I spent 6 weeks travelling through Europe, in Aug/Sept 2015. The history I encountered opened my heart to many new things. The food, the culture, the friendships – ahh, take me back!

What's your favourite item of clothing? Why?
I really have a thing for tops with high necklines. It’s just my classy jam. Other than that, I can’t leave the house without lipstick.

What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid?
It’s quite funny, but when I was in primary school I used to race home to watch 'Passions'. It was this really odd drama that was a D-grade version of 'Bold And The Beautiful'. It was so odd, yet so good.

If you could travel back in time for a day, where would you go?
The '80s - purely for the fact that I could binge on the music and fashion of the era. I’d rock some nice high-waisted denim and go see some of my favourite musicians (like Mötley Crüe and Prince) in concert. Back in their 'hey day' – a luxury we unfortunately don’t have today.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook for us?
Tacos – because a. I’m not the best cook, however b. I can make a pretty decent guacamole (and c. I want to go to Mexico).

What's the best lesson you've ever learned?
My grandad taught me an important lesson ‘to never stop living’. It means to keep exploring, enjoying things in life and be your best self. A day should never be wasted.

Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else knows...
I hate Gorgonzola/ Blue Vein Cheese and Rainbow Popcorn. I also shop way too much. And I own a Venus Fly Trap plant.

Are you happy with your work/ life balance?
I believe I successfully work to live. I always have a hobby I can escape to and a desire pushing me forward. Life is what you make it. If you get a kick out of working more, than that’s all good. Be you and do what makes you smile.

How do you define success?
I believe success is all about having a positive impact on those around you, feeling happy with your own achievements and pushing yourself to achieve your goals. It’s about being proud of your creations and leaving behind some mark on the world that’s for the greater good.

What's your spirit animal?
I’d like to say an eagle or a really pretty bird. I like the idea of soaring/ flying and not being afraid to look down. It’s all about the journey and how high you aim your goals.


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