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Senior Associate at Precision Strategies and co-founder of iconic Instagram account @senddoodsNeha Nair, is honestly too cool for school. She shares how she started her passion project, who her fave boy is, and her one-liner approaches to health and dating.

1. What is your life motto right now?

Keep it surreal - my forever motto since I first saw the quote on Tumblr in 11th grade.

2. What's your most-played song within the past week? Why?

Pais Nublado by Helado Negro. I’ve been listening to a lot of Latin folk music lately — I was recently in South America with two of my friends, and we had this song on repeat while we were driving through the countryside. It felt like we were in a movie!   

 

3. Top 3 books of all time:

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

 

4. Your approach to health in one sentence:

Consistency is key, and always chug EmergenC before getting on a plane.

 

5. Your approach to happiness in one sentence:

There are ways to make time for the things and people that make you happy — not having enough time is a poor excuse. 

6. Your approach to dating/love in one sentence:

 

It’s not a race — don’t stress too much.

7. Most cringe date:

 

Met a guy at a party. We decided to go see a movie that I knew very little about, beyond it being a stop-motion film. Little did I know how *explicit* it would be, complete with 2D nudity, which made it acutely uncomfortable when he tried to make a move.    

8. Your most used word:

“Whoa” 

There are ways to make time for the things and people that make you happy — not having enough time is a poor excuse.

9. Last screenshot:

A still from the Mary Kate and Ashley classic, “Holiday in the Sun.” The Olsen twins’ repertoire comes up in conversation more often than you’d expect. 

 

 

 

 

 

10. What are 1-3 things you do when you feel blue to make yourself feel better? / or feel like you’re having an off day?

1. Clean my room

2. Go for a long walk by myself

3. I also have a handy series of Spotify playlists to match every mood that might strike me — from the most heart-wrenching songs in my library, to the most comforting music in my favorite childhood movies (think Matilda), I’ve pretty much built a multi-volume soundtrack to my life.

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12. Most inspiring quote:

 

“You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place… like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.” — Azar Nafisi 

13. What was the last thing that made you laugh?

A Clickhole post featuring my number one boy, Timothée Chalamet. 

14. Who’s someone who you can rely on to always make you smile? Why/what do they do?

 

My dad, because he is a giant goofball and always in a good mood. 

 

15. Best advice you’ve ever gotten:

 

​“Next year, you'll wish you had started today.” Something I have to constantly remind myself of, as a serial procrastinator.   

 

16. Someone/something that changed your life (for the better):

 

@send.doods is an illustration project I started with my friend just over two years ago. We take turns posting a drawing every day, illustrating whatever is on our mind, whether it’s a rap lyric, a 90s throwback, or some kind of pun. Over 800 drawings later, it still brings me so much joy to share these with my friends, as well as complete strangers. It has also been a lesson in making an effort to carve out time to do what I love. Before @send.doods, I hadn’t opened my sketchbook in two years because of a perceived shortage of time.  

 

17. Most overrated advice / trend right now (in your opinion):

 

10,000-step skincare/makeup routines. My goal is to never see another over-the-top beauty blogger on my Instagram Explore feed again.  

 

18. Something you feel like saying:

 

Circling back to question 16, here’s another shameless plug for @send.doods! If you like seeing memes, throwbacks to 90s movies, Harry Potter, or topical political references in a hand-drawn format, feel free to give us a follow. I will personally engage with you in the comments section. 

19. Fave website / youtube video / link online at the moment: 

 

This excellent tweet.

 

20. Fill in the blank: I’m happiest when I: _______________________

am in a 70° and sunny climate, surrounded by people who make me forget to look at my phone. 

 

21. Tag a gem who inspires you: 

 

Corinne Rauck