Little Conversations
with Joellen Van Camp

Little Conversations meets Joellen Van Camp, long-time resident of San Juan Island. She lives on Cady Mountain with her husband, Mark.

Are you an Island resident or a visitor?

Do you go by a nickname?

Would you rather live in the country or in the city?

What are the reasons you chose to live on San Juan Island?

  • Nature and landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Experience and explore new places
  • Small town life experience
  • Family and friends live here

What is your favorite place on earth?
My home.

What kind of vacations do you like?
beach/cold or warm.

If not yourself, who would you like to be?
Not someone else, an artist.

Who in your life has influenced you the most, and what did they do?
My husband -- he shows great kindness and calm.

Name 3 things you would not live without.
Coffee, chocolate, health.

If you were granted a wish, what would you wish for?
I would wish for a life-long travelling life.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To learn a language.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Read and drink coffee.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have an anger problem, or am quick to anger.

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Jerry Moss

What book are you reading, or the last book you read?
The Mistress of Spices, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff.

Joellen Van Camp

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be?
James Taylor,...

Describe your idea of happiness.
To speak kindness.

To be or not to be?
To be.

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