Freshman Fifteen: Patricia Johnson

Q: What song is the soundtrack to your life?
A: I Finally Made It because I finally made it to high school and it’s the journey of my life. Middle school was easy but I made it through.

Q: In five years where do you see yourself?
A: [I see myself]  in college, [in the process of becoming a] fashion designer, and a business person. I wanna be able to work for myself.

Q: Who is your role model?
A: My mom because no matter what brings her down, she always gets through it and lets nothing stop her or get in her way.

Q: What is the biggest thing you have had to overcome?
A: Trying to balance life with work, school, and social life.

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A:  [I’m most proud of] keeping up with my grades and starting off on the right foot. I figured high school was going to be much harder and a lot more to overcome, but it’s not as hard. All I have to do is listen.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always wanted to be an actor. Angela Basset was who I looked up to and she always played the role of the mom and could always just get me to feel [some kind of] emotion.

QIf someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
A: [I would tell them to] never let anyone bring you down and fight for what you believe in and keep believing in what you believe in.

Q: What are some things that make you really happy?
A
: When I’m around different people, seeing people enjoy themselves, and going out with my close friends.

Q:What are some things that scare you?
A: [What scares me would be] going the wrong way [in] life and becoming a bum, some people just end up that way and some people are just dumb and I want to stay away from it.

Q: If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
A: Tupac because he talks about real stuff. [Tupac] seemed so real, and made you feel so alive, you just have to listen to what he was talking about.

Q: Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do it?
A: My mom has influenced me the most because she would always sit me down and advise me on the causes and effects of my actions.

Q: Have you ever tried sushi? (Did you like it?)
A: I have had opportunities [to try sushi] but I always stay away cause you can get sick from it. I feel like I would throw up.

Q: If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why?
A: I would be a lion because they are queens of the jungles and just run everything.

Q: If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?
A: To listen to people and not always assume that I’m right.

Q: What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
A: [The most embarrassing thing I’ve done would be when] I fell in front of the whole school and everyone was laughing.

QWhat are some of your favorite websites?.
A: Facebook because I get to stay connected with people,. Instagram [because] I love taking pictures. YouTube [because I] love music and watching funny videos. Twitter because I can say what’s on my mind whenever I feel like it.