Routt County Spotlight: Sarah Kostin
October 18, 2009
Occupation: Youth services librarian
Place of birth: Harrisburg, Pa.
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. In 2003. I had a friend living here who needed a roommate for “just a few months.” I thought I’d make a pit stop in Steamboat before moving out to the Pacific Northwest. The pit stop has been six years now, and I’m very happy.
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Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Giving up coffee.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Shower and clothes. Teeth and contacts. Toast and tea. Hop on my cruiser bike with wet head under a hat, finishing my toast and tea as I pedal to work.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. Come on, I’m a librarian! If I had to pick one, it would probably be “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein, because it taught me to love language. Or most recently, “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall because it taught me to enjoy running again. Oh, and “The River Why” because it made me laugh while recovering from knee surgery. And, “The Story of B” by Daniel Quinn and :
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Be impeccable with your word. “Four Agreements” (another life-changing book)
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I love chocolate. I love to laugh. I need a lot of sleep.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A National Geographic photographer
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Books, dirty laundry, mismatched socks
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Drive a stick-shift car
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. The scary underwater people from Harry Potter who live in lakes like Catamount, which is why I couldn’t swim in the triathlon
Book: “The River Why” by David James Duncan
Sport to watch: people watching
Vacation spot: the ocean
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