Twenty Questions with Courtney Milham-Johnson

Welcome to Twenty Questions!

 Every week I’ll be sharing a new twenty-something on the blog and their responses to twenty quick-fire, intimate questions about themselves.

No one featured on Twenty Questions is a celebrity or public figure, and most of these people I don’t know very well, or at all.

My hope is that by taking a peak into someone else’s soul you will realise that, despite our fundamental differences, we still have very similar insecurities, make similar mistakes and have fought similar battles to become the people we are today.

Courtney Milham-Johnson

What is your full name?

Courtney Milham – Johnson.

How old are you?

I’m 22 and turning 23 in a week!

How old do you feel?

I’ve always been the last to have my birthday in my group of friends so I always think I’m a year ahead but I don’t know – I think I’ll feel 21 forever. Although maybe after a turbo week I feel closer to 31.

Where were you born, and where do you live now?

I was born in Auckland and live in Auckland.

What do you do for work?

I’m the Production Manager & Assistant Designer at Miss Crabb. No day is the same and our team are all absolute angels.

What do you do for fun?

Op-shopping! There is nothing more fun to me than rummaging to find the best faux fur jacket, big earrings and jeans over and over again. I also binge-watch a lot of terrible TV shows.

Did you go to university? If so, what did you study? If not, why?

Yeah, I went to Victoria University in Wellington in 2012 and did a year of a BA in Art History/Film. It wasn’t quite right for me so I enrolled in a Bachelor of Design in Fashion at AUT and graduated in 2015!

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Factory Girl, I’ll always be obsessed with Edie’s style and New York City in the 1960’s.

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken that has paid off?

I don’t know if it qualifies as a risk but I think moving out of home at the age of 17. Everyday I realise how much it paid off because while I was totally unaware at the time I think I’ve learnt so much already about people and life.

Hardest moment of your twenties so far?

Losing my best friends to a break-up.

Best moment of your twenties so far?

Meeting the love of my life.

Who do you miss?

Lily and Zoe my nanny babies and the most fabulous girls I’ve ever met.

What do you like the most about yourself?

I think I’m lovely to the people I’ve really clicked with, the ones that are “my people” and are so special to me. And this might sound a bit “duh” but I like that I know what I like when it comes to my own style. In a world where I can’t decide on much it’s a comforting feeling.

What do you like the least about yourself?

I am horrible at socialising with people I don’t know and I am late to everything.

If you had to get a tattoo, what would you get and where would you get it? If you already have tattoos, which is your favourite and why?

I am way too indecisive to get a tattoo because I know I would be over it within a week.

How would your friends describe you?

“Effortless, fun, creative, cool and calm.”

How would your parents describe you?

“Independent, focused and spends too much money on clothes.”

When was the last time you cried?

Surely five years ago. I am the real-life version of Cameron Diaz in The Holiday.

What are you afraid of?

My family’s two labradors passing away soon because they are getting old. And I’m afraid of going to the supermarket alone.

If you could start your twenties again, what would you do differently?

I wish I had continued some form of exercise from my youth because now I can’t even walk up the Sentinel Beach stairs without dying of pain and exhaustion… whoops.