Get to know Dr Stephanie Sparrow!
Let’s start with the Central Coast:
What do you love most about the Central Coast?
The people. I am born and raised on the Central Coast and love having my friends and family close by. I love going for a walk in my local neighbourhood and saying hello to all the other locals passing by, in my experience other communities have not always been so friendly.
Name somewhere you love to visit on the Coast?
Bouddi National park. This is one of my favourite spots to visit on a sunny day. The coastal walk to Maitland Bay especially is my favourite, even if it does get my heart racing to get there.
What’s your favourite place to eat/drink around here?
Bellyfish at Terrigal is my local go to café. Great Food, friendly service, stunning views AND we get to take our dog crumpet along too.
Now, a little more personal:
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Quite honestly, neither. I do my best to get up early with my partner and enjoy the sunrise every now and then but I am more of a 7am-10pm kind of gal.
What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
Breathe. It’s easy to get caught up in the small things and sometimes you just need to stop and take a few breaths. I find this helps me to put things back into perspective. If that fails then I imagine my smiling dog’s face, that never fails to put a smile back on my face.
What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Regular exercise. With daylight savings ended and winter coming, I have gotten a little slack. My partner and I are trying to motivate each other and maintain a better exercise routine throughout the colder months.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
You can’t have a negative thought whilst you’re thinking about something positive.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate. It’s actually probably classified more as an addiction.
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
Spotify- I need music in my life. Google maps- I have the worst sense of direction and would literally be lost without it. Sudoku- for the quieter moments.
What’s one trend you hope makes a comeback?
Shoulder pads, just for a laugh.
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
New Zealand. I have done a lot of travel overseas and have already crossed off over 30 countries from my must- see list but am yet to visit New Zealand. Hopefully next year.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
I try not to inflict pain on others so I’m not a regular karaoke participant but if I really had to… My Sharona by The Knack