Inteview with Adeline St.Romaine

Thu 02 Apr 2009

With just hours to till the announcement of the top 10 Best Job in the World applicants sought some answers from the top 50 that have now endured months of blogging, interviews and sleepness nights as they campaign be the first "Island Caretaker" for the Great Barrier Reef.

We received this response from Adeline St Romaine about her campaign.

1.When you started out with BJITw did you consider the amount of time that you would have to put in to eventually be the island caretaker?
No, not at all.

2. How many hours would you estimate that you have put into your campaign?
Probably 6 hours a day since I was short-listed. It's practically been my full time job.

3. Who has been in the most inspirational and supportive in your campaign (outside your folks)?
I was really surprised how many friends set out to get me votes. Even people I barely knew. I don't want to name just one person because I appreciate everyone's effort.

4. There has been some media and internet coverage that has been quite critical of the campaign. Have you come in for any direct flak for your success thus far? How did you feel about it?
No flak.

5. What is the most important thing you have learned during the process?
Never stop believing.

6. Should you not eventually become the IC, what does life look like after the dust has settled?
Like it always has, an adventure. Fun some days, scary others but always worth it.