Each month, Coast Monthly poses 10 questions to an intriguing resident of the Texas Coast.
League City resident Ciarah Smith is the daughter of Irish parents. She spent her childhood in Ireland, Venezuela, Taiwan, China, Korea and the United States.
She’s lived in Galveston County since 2004 and is a strategic account manager with Future Electronics, a multinational distributor of electronic components.
Who is your hero? I’m in awe of my 8-year-old daughter, Chloe. She has this combination of incredible intelligence, beauty and complete confidence. She could easily dominate the world, yet she chooses to be so kind to everyone she meets. I’m also pretty obsessed with Amy Schumer, who drinks wine straight from the bottle and says whatever she wants.
What are you most proud of? Unquestionably, my two children with their fabulous hair and their hilarious, precocious antics. They get most of their brilliance from Daddy, but I hope I can take partial credit.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’m always so jealous of those super Type A girls who say things like, ‘I can never sleep if there are dishes in the sink.’ Me, I just yawn, curl up under the covers of my unmade bed and hope that the dishes don’t stink in the morning.
Where would you like to grow old? Every time I plan a fantastic birthday party for one of my kids or buy them a super-cool new toy, I remind them that I want the granny apartment off of their pool and not a nursing-home room, no matter how annoying and crazy I end up being. I’d also like to surround myself with wall-to-wall shelves of trashy novels under Oprah-style lighting.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Guilty pleasure would insinuate only one. I, on the other hand, am a walking mess of guilty pleasures; daily Starbucks, bi-weekly trips to the mall and the desecration of any baked good that has the misfortune of getting too close to my face.
What skills would you like to possess? Being a working mom is challenging. I’m not convinced it’s completely possible to have a successful career and also be a perfect parent. Trying to do both is pushing my limits — and occasionally kicking my butt — but I want that capability more than anything.
Something no one knows about you? Are you kidding? I never stop talking. I’m pretty sure that I have no secrets.
What song is your personal anthem? Pink’s “Get the Party Started.” No explanation needed.
Last meal you made? If you had asked me this before I went back to work, I would have awed even Martha Stewart. Now, on a good night, I plate takeout from Carrabba’s and on a regular night, I convince myself that pizza has all the food groups we need.
Describe a favorite memory in 10 words or less. The first time Rob, my husband, kissed me.