What is your idea of perfect happiness?
To me perfect happiness is living comfortably. If you don’t have to wonder where your dinner is coming from that night, or how your electricity or rent bill is gonna get paid this month, then that’s as close to perfect as happiness gets.
What is your greatest fear?
I’ve struggled all my life, but I was given the opportunity to go to college almost completely free. My biggest fear would be if I didn’t take this opportunity and take full advantage of it. My greatest fear is to fail and continue to struggle as I’ve struggled in the past.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
The trait I least like about myself is how sensitive I am. It generally leads to me taking everything to heart and being sensitive can be a good thing, but it definitely has its cons as well.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I don’t think I really identify myself with anyone. I am my own person, and the only person I identify myself with is Paige (myself).
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
I met Dr. Pamela Thompson, the director of the BEST Program, while being at State. She not only is the director, but she is also my mentor, and I am eternally grateful to have her as someone to guide me through college. She sees a lot of potential in me that I never really seen in myself, so she motivates me to live up to her expectations.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able to sing. I find myself singing all the time, even though I know I can’t. So it would be nice to be able to sing without tearing my roommate’s eardrums.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement thus far would be overcoming all the obstacles and challenges I’ve been faced with growing up. I’m currently in college paying little-to-no money for it, making good grades and balancing a part-time job on top of that. I don’t think it gets much better than this, considering my background.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I think I’d come back as a child from a wealthy home.
What do people notice first about you?
I think people notice my eyes first. They are very blue, so it’s hard to not notice them. I get several comments about how much people love my eyes.
What does BLUE mean to you?
Before college, blue was just a color. Now, BLUE means education. BLUE means dedication. BLUE means love. BLUE means family.