A Human of Harrison- Shantel Romero

Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves – so how can we know anyone else?- Sydney J. Harris 

Avery Hatley, a junior, allowed me to pick their brain for about 3 minutes of the day. My goal was to give you the opportunity to visualize the blunt reality of an “average” human at Harrison. The questions asked were open-ended and enabled a disclosed conversation between Avery and I to occur after the interview was completed, which was a conversation I will hold and cherish in my heart forever. 

Shantel/Interviewer- It is.. December 2nd 2022. It’s Friday, we had a 2 hour delay due to winds. And today I am here with..

Avery?Interviewee- Avery 

S-..And I’m going to be interviewing him today for my yearbook project. Okay, to start… How would you rate your 2022 on a scale of 1-10 and why?

A-I would probably rate it .. I think like a 5. It’s been pretty decent, but after experiencing some major losses, it was kinda bad. Could’ve definitely went better.

S-Okay, what were the worst and best moments?

A-I think the best moments were over the summer when I went to go on different trips with my family and probably the worst moment was when my dog died and when my best friend died. 

S-What advice would you tell your past self going into 2022?

A-I would tell myself to stay in therapy and to manage my time a lot better.

S-If you could do one thing different, what would it be?

A- I would again manage my time better or I would learn to appreciate the things I have –at the moment. 

S-How do you expect your 2023 to go and what are you most excited for?

A-I expect it to be, I guess, mediocre. I don’t expect it to be different from this year and I think I’m most excited for finishing my junior year. 

S-Alright, so that concludes the interview. Again, this is Shantel and..

A- ..Avery

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