Q: So, If you could start by describing yourself for me, physically and emotionally.
A: Physically, tall, I’m like 5’10” and I have hips like my moms hips. Active I guess because I work out a lot. Pretty. Emotionally I guess sensitive but I try not to show it, so I guess more… I don’t know how I would explain it probably like introverted. I guess more introverted than people think I am.
Q: What do you mean?
A: I guess I come off as like having a lot to say or being friendly but it’s just easier for me to be by myself, just because I like it more. I like to write, I like to read, I like to watch movies and hang out and have time for myself as opposed to being extroverted and always having conversations and always hanging out with people because that just takes a lot of energy for me to do that in the first place.
Q: What is the earliest memory that you can recall?
A: Probably waiting for my dad to get home from work, I would play outside with my siblings and there was always this church bell tower like two or three blocks away from my home and we knew that like five to ten minutes after it rang my dad would be home so we would just sit outside and wait for him and like greet him with a bunch of hugs and tackle him.
Q: How old were you?
A: ooh, probably like, three or four but it’s something that’s stuck with me.
Q: Why has it stuck with you?
A: I mean things are really different with my family now, my dad got really sick when I was younger so, no one really greeted him when he came home from work, he was always in a bad mood, and then he stopped working because he was really sick. But it was nice because it was a time that I remember being excited to see my father and I remember when he was really healthy so it’s probably like the last memory that I have of him when he was in good health.
Q: What’s something that you’ve done in your life that you’re proud of having done?
A: probably playing softball in high school, because that was something that I didn’t want to do but I ended up being really good at it. Which was surprising to me because it was very far from my personality. I won the Cy Yung Award so flip my hair. That was really cool. Something that I’m really proud of because it’s just out of my comfort zone.
Q: What does hate look like to you?
A: Hate? I hope I never really know what that looks like. I mean I think I can only imagine, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced hatred for somebody or had anyone hate me, probably a strong dislike but I feel like that’s a really negative emotion that I try to keep away from my life.
Q: If you had to describe it though, what do you think it would look like?
A: probably just hollow. like a hollow feeling.
Q: What about love? What does love look like?
A: Selfless I think. Like the way kids are, the way they give so much and there are no boundaries to how much they give and it all comes from a place of love. I feel like when you meet someone that you love you want to give them everything, tell them everything, you want to do everything with that person.
Q: If you could say one thing Anonymously to a large group of people, what would you say?
A: Don’t doubt yourself, because I feel like that’s the root of evil in your life is doubting yourself. Whether it’s doubting yourself when you look in the mirror or in your field, in school, in your relationship, Y’know? Be strong in who you are.