Jun 30, 2013

An Interview With Therese

Here's Interview #7, featuring Therese from Living Diffidently. Enjoy! :)

Tell us about yourself.
I'm Therese Gabrielle Santos, I'm 14 and I turn a year older on the 20th of September. I love school, even if it causes me to stress out more often. I like keeping myself busy, playing sports, spending time online, and hanging out with friends and family. I am currently a sophomore high school student, and I'm also a cheerleader, trying my best to balance my academics and social life.

What inspired you to start a blog?
I've always wanted to start a blog, but I was scared of what others would think of me. I was afraid they'd think that I was way ahead of myself and that I over-estimated my skills. All those were quickly disregarded when I joined the Junior Book Crew and learned that I should be who I am, and if I want something that much, I should actually act about it now to achieve it. 

What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I love meeting new people and reading a lot of different posts, learning a lot of things from each. I love how I can express my thoughts and to have people tell me that they understand me and know exactly what I'm talking about, it makes me really happy knowing I'm not the only one.

Which would you prefer: taking photographs, drawing, writing, dancing, or singing?
I guess, I'd rather dance. Odd answer, considering that I blog and all that. I guess it's because I don't have full confidence in my writing, I'm still learning how to take good photos on manual setting, and I can't draw or sing to save my life. Not that I'm implying that I'm a really good dancer, because I'm not. Even if I am a cheerleader and I'd spent about 5 years of my life as a gymnast and a few of my toddler years as a ballerina, I look incredibly awkward when I dance. I guess I chose it because I'd rather be embarrassed through my dance moves, rather than anything else.

What are three things that you did today?
Well, I woke up at 9:30 am and it's now 10:30, I haven't done much in an hour. I checked my Twitter and Facebook accounts for notifications. I spent a few good minutes on my Tumblr account, which came with a lovely surprise of 2 messages, and it's really cool because I rarely (actually never) get messages there. I also planned my schedule for today, which unfortunately consists of catching up on requirements and homework. 

What items do you usually bring in your bag?
I'm assuming you mean the bag I bring when I go out to the mall and such, so I usually bring my phone, my iPod Touch, my earphones, and my wallet. 

What do you want to be when you get older?
This is such a difficult question, because I haven't really figured it out yet. I'm torn between being a journalist who interviews personalities and travels around the world, a magazine editor who also gets to travel the world, a doctor (but I haven't made up my mind on my field of study), and maybe a kindergarten teacher. I'm really confused, but I guess I'll just see where high school takes me and hopefully by the time I graduate I would've already decided on it.

Do you have any favourite quotes? If yes, what are they?
"Wake up with no regrets"
"Be who you are, because nobody can be a better you"
"Things will get better in the end, if it's not better then it's not the end"
"Nothing worth having ever came easy" 

If you could do absolutely anything, what would you do?
If I could do anything right now, and I mean anything, I'd hop on a plane and get myself to America so I could see One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer live. If that's a bit too much, then I'd just like to have breakfast right now.

If there is one thing you’d want people to remember most about you, what would it be?
I've always wanted to make a great impact on others, hopefully an impact great enough so that they won't forget me even when I pass on. I guess I want to remembered as a girl who put others' happiness before hers and treasures all friendships and bonds she'd made.

{Image (c) Therese Santos}

1 comment:

Thank you so, so much for your encouraging words! I hope your day is as awesome as you are. c: