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Jessie Shoopman
Posted: Jun. 23, 2019 12:30 am Updated: Jun. 23, 2019 12:34 am

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... Princess Jasmine from "Aladdin." Because ... who wouldn't want to be a princess riding on magic carpets?

What would you rather be doing right now? Walking on a beach.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I'm terrified of heights!

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Earning a master's degree in accounting.

It really stinks when ... I realize I forgot something on the grocery list.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Thoughtful.

I always laugh when ... I'm around my nephew.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? I would invite my Aunt Jo, Tim Allen and Reba McEntire. I'd love to catch up with my Aunt Jo, Tim Allen would make us laugh all night and Reba could sing some oldies but goodies.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... watch my husband cook dinner ... because I'm too tired to help him.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... really tall.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... How has this never happened to me?!

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... watch Alabama perform "Dixieland Delight."

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... quit my job.

America should be more concerned about ... relaxing! People are too busy to enjoy life anymore, myself included!

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... yogurt.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... Google because it knows everything.?What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My mom always said to believe in yourself.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... the Highway radio on Sirius XM.

I always get sentimental when ... roaming the halls of Central High School. #glorydays.

The older I get, the more I realize ... my parents were really smarter than I gave them credit for. Thanks for all the advice along the way.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, which is a challenge because I'm scared of heights.

My favorite item of clothing is ... good old blue jeans.

If I've learned anything at all ... don't take the little things for granted.


Jessie Shoopman, 31, is a field staff at Illinois FBFM, where she works with farm owners and operators to prepare taxes and financial statements. She is married to her sweet husband, Casey, and has a daughter, Allison.