Wednesday, 17 June 2015

21/94: Rebecca, UK

A note from Joelle... 
1. What was your month of birth in 1994?
January 
2. Where were you born?
Cheshire, UK
3. Who were your idols or role models when you were a child?
Growing up I idolised Nicola Roberts. I was inspired by her strength to not care what anyone else thought of her.
4. Name your favourite singer/band from your childhood (the cringier the better!).
My favourite band was Girls Aloud! I was obsessed and still have a box of merchandise that's basically like a shrine 
5. What did you want to be when you were younger?
When I was younger I wanted to be a dance teacher because I loved ballet
6. Do you still want to go into that profession?
I don't want to be a dance teacher anymore. I outgrew my love of ballet when it became so uncool!
7. What were you like as a teenager?
As a teenager I was super moody. If you weren't my bed, food or money, I didn't like you. 
8. What was high school like for you?
High school was hard for me. I struggled with anxiety and I found it difficult to make friends.
9. How have your dreams and goals changed through your life?
When I was younger my dreams were focused on finding a career that revolved around my hobbies. Now I want a career that will fund the lifestyle I aspire to have. 
10. How do/did you feel about turning 21 this year?
Turning 21 was so scary and I refuse to admit still that I'm 21 because I look and feel about 15. There's so many responsibilities to being a 'real adult' that I just wasn't prepared for.
11. Is turning 21 a big deal in your opinion?
Turning 21 is a massive deal. It's a huge turning point in anyone's life and it's when you need to sort out your priorities and really start taking everything seriously.
12. What’s one thing you are looking forward to doing in the next few years?
I'm looking forward to finally getting my own house! Scary but SO exciting.
13. Has anything shocked/surprised you about adulthood so far?
Money. The lack of it. The need for it. The difficulty if getting it. That's what's shocked me about adulthood.
14. Do you have any hobbies or special interests?
YouTube... Does that count?
15. What would you say to a teenager who is worried about adult life?
My advice would be to take each day as it comes. Wake up in the morning and just have a positive outlook towards the day ahead. Ditch the teenage negativity 
16. If you could give your 13-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?
The people who you need will stay with you. The ones you don't will leave so just be yourself and be true to who you are.
17. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘future’
Family. 
18. Who are your idols or role models now?
My idol now is my mum. She's shown so much courage and she's taught me to stick through the rough times and never give up.
19. What steps are you going to take to make your twenties a smoother ride?
The biggest step I'll take is to keep the work/life balance in focus
20. In 2015, do you think that life for young adults is optimistic or full of pressures?
In 2015 life is full of pressures. The education system is so expensive be and job prospects are so small. It's hard to see the light. 
21. What sets your generation apart from everyone else?
I think our generation have a lot of creativity. We are innovative and we have the power to change the future now more than ever. Everyone has a chance.


Many thanks to Rebecca for taking part!

If you were born in 1994 and would like to be interviewed (can be anon), please email me at febgirl@hotmail.co.uk. Please put '21/94' as the subject.
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