Twenty Questions with Kelsey Siviter


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.

Kelsey Siviter


What is your full name?

Kelsey Rose Siviter.


How old are you?

24 and a half.


How old do you feel?

Some days I feel like a teenager, but with so many adult responsibilities. Other times I feel like I’m a grandma when I stay in on weekends to be in bed early watching movies with my dog.


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

I was born in Brisbane, Australia, and I have just moved back here after living in Auckland throughout the beginning of this year.


What do you do for work?

I’m a marketing/ communications/ PR kind of girl. I occasionally dabble in blogging and selling my clothes on eBay.


What do you do for fun?

At the moment I’m enjoying going to the beach, reading a good book, exercising and playing with my dog. I’ve also began cooking a lot more of my meals rather than buying takeout. It’s so much fun learning new recipes and pretending I’m on Masterchef. Oh and of course spending time with loved ones.


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

I did! I started university the year all of my friends were finishing their degrees because I took a two year break after high school. I did a Diploma during that time though which also had a Certificate associated, so technically I have three tertiary qualifications – win! Initially at university I studied Exercise and Movement Science and Business Management. I decided to drop the science part after seeing a real human body without skin… I ended up switching to Business Management and Marketing which I finished at the end of last year.


What is your favourite movie of all time?

I love Audrey Hepburn so definitely Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But I’m also a big kid at heart so I’ll happily watch anything Disney. I just finished watching Pocahontas.


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

I can’t really think of anything other than making a spontaneous decision to travel Europe on a uni-student budget. Travelling solo really opened my eyes to so many things and made me grow as a person.


  Hardest moment of your twenties so far?

Trying to find happiness in the same place I lost it.


  Best moment of your twenties so far?

I’m only half way into my twenties, so I don’t want to narrow it down to one thing that was really the “best”. Being able to travel so often has been quite a good part of my life and finishing uni is definitely up there too. I like to think the best stuff is yet to come.


  Who do you miss?

My best friend.


  What do you like the most about yourself?

I’m smart, kind and down to earth. Or I like to think so anyway.


  What do you like the least about yourself?

Physically, my skin. But I wouldn’t be a twenty-something if I didn’t get breakouts, right? Mentally, I ‘m really shy around people I don’t know which can be misinterpreted as being rude and I can beat myself up over little things that I can’t control.


  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?

A love heart outlined on the side of my finger because I think it’s important to remember to love yourself first.


  How would your friends describe you?

I’m very straight to the point, honest, at times goofy, and loyal.


  How would your parents describe you?

Independent, quiet, smart and eats a lot.


  When was the last time you cried?

Probably a few days ago. I’m the most emotional person I know.


  What are you afraid of?

Living an average life, heights and reptiles.


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

I wouldn’t do anything majorly different like not date that boy or study a different degree – I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Although I would tell myself to stop focusing on other people so much and focus on myself a little bit more. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in pleasing or doing things for other people, and forgetting about what really matters at the end of the day, which is yourself.