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HT10: Meet the editor

Hometown Weekly Editor, Julia Beauregard, shares some insights into her life by answering questions from the Hometown Ten. HT10 is a set of ten interview questions that we’ll be asking members of our communities. Be sure to keep an eye out for new installations of

the Hometown Ten, and to look out for Hometown Weekly’s reporters on the road — you might

be our next subject!

1) What is the best book you’ve ever read and why?

“The Godfather” by Mario Puzo. I have always been the type of person to read a book before I watch the movie. However, I didn’t realize that “The Godfather” was a novel until after I watched the second film. It encompasses both plotlines from the first two movies. The writing and the details are incredible. It is one of those books that is better than the movie, which says a lot because both films are incredible.

2) What is your claim to fame?

Being the managing editor of the Hometown Weekly. 

3) Besides your home (if you live here), what's your favorite spot in town?

While I don’t live in town, my favorite spots in the towns we cover are Rocky Narrows in Sherborn, Blue Moon in Medfield, The Needham Public Library, Hale Education in Westwood, and Bird Park in Walpole.

4) Give me a good recommendation.

Listen to the whole “Divine Feminine” album by Mac Miller. It is a work of art. 

5) What advice would you give to your past self?

Keep on keepin’ on. Even when things are hard, they eventually work out. Things always find a way of working out. It was hard for me to see that when I was younger. Life throws you curveballs. When you think something has fallen apart, it just means that something better will inevitably fall into place.

6) If you had to spend a million dollars in a day, how would you do it?

I would buy two front-row tickets to Wrestlemania. I don’t know who I’d take with me but I’d figure it out. I would buy a house in Narragansett, right on the beach. Then, I would pay off my student loans. Whatever was left I would donate to the Autism Self-Advocacy Fund.

7) Who is the most influential person in your life and why? 

I feel bad for saying this, but I very much related to the J Cole song, “No Role Models.” I would say my biggest role model growing up is actually a wrestler. His ring name is Edge but his real name is Adam Copeland. When I was twelve years old, I read his autobiography. He came from a hard family life and decided he wanted to be a wrestler. Even though that seems impractical, much like writing, he did it. He became a multiple-time heavyweight champion. Seeing his story and watching it unfold really inspired me. Despite people telling me writing would never work out, I knew that if wrestling worked out for Edge, writing would work out for me. 

8) How do you spend your free time? 

With my kids. Checking out new playgrounds and different family-friendly things. I write a lot of poetry. I read a lot of different types of books. Shakespeare, poetry, spiritual books, self-help books, pretty much anything. I go to the gym every morning and lift weights. I also watch a lot of wrestling. 

9) Describe your perfect day (where you’d go, who you’d be with, what you’d do). 

I would be alone at my favorite beach, Salty Brine beach in Narragansett. I’d be there with fruit, a whole lot of sunscreen, a notebook, and a good book. I would sit in the sun, eat some fruit, drink some water, listen to my favorite podcast (AEW Unrestricted), read and write. 

10) WILD CARD– Who is your favorite wrestler?

Shawn Michaels. He has been my favorite wrestler since I was a little girl. Shawn Michaels isn’t one of those tall, tough stereotypical looking wrestlers. He’s muscular but he’s average. He went in and they gave him a chance. Due to his size, hee was an underdog. He’s now considered one of the best wrestlers that has ever been in the ring.

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