Meet Kayleigh Hegarty

Find out what brings her the greatest joy, what she’s proudest of and the best advice she’s ever been given.

How old are you? 31

Where do you live? Omaha, Nebraska

What do you do? I am a barista at my family’s local coffee shop.

What is your relationship to addiction and recovery? I have been in active recovery for over eight years.

Where did you go to school, what did you study and when did you graduate? I went to the University of Nebraska Omaha. I graduated in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and a minor in psychology.

What is a superpower you’d like to have? Flying

What’s something most people don’t know about you? I don’t like chocolate cake.

What is on your bucket list? Travel to every country

What is one thing you are glad to have done but wouldn’t do again? Work in retail

What would you do if you won the lottery? Pay off my school loans and travel

What item in your closet do you wear the most? Black leggings

What actor would play you in a movie? Drew Barrymore

What brings you the greatest joy? My nieces and nephews

What are you proudest of? Getting sober

What is your favorite quote? “It will all work out in the end. So, if it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end.”

What is the best advice you’ve been given? Stay in the present.

What does your future hold? Not sure, but I know it will be great!

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