Humans of Laker Nation: Sarah Lauerman

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Seleste Knapp

Q: Do you consider yourself introverted or extroverted and why?

A: “I would consider myself to be like a little bit of both. I think it’s called an ambivert. Because it really depends on the kind of people I’m around like a bunch of people, I don’t know. They’re super outgoing, and I’m really more introverted, but if I’m around like, a bunch of quiet people, or, you know, my best friends then I tend to be more extroverted and more comfortable.”

 

Q: What was the best phase of your life?

A: “I’d say when I started to become kind of more of the person I wanted to be, was like, was like seventh grade, I kind of began. It’s really built from there. I think this year has been really good. I mean, it was hard. Because everything was virtual. You know, nobody could really grow as much socially. That’s like a bit of a big thing for me. of you to be a Social Butterfly,“. Yeah, seventh grade. There. We started, I think, especially with doing theater.”

 

Q: What’s your favorite part about theater?

A: “The people, you know, because it’s always every time I’ve done theater, it’s been a family, I guess. And it’s really helped me become comfortable in school and even more at home, opening myself up. Especially now, like this drama program here is amazing. You know, I’ve met so many awesome people. It’s been really awesome. You know, especially because, like, acting, singing. Really, I think it brings out a nice part of me. I enjoy it.”

Q: Do you still have the same dreams as you did when you grew up?

A: Um, I think that some of them are the same. Like maybe the general ones like going to college or something you’re doing married stuff like that. It’s kind of just generally the same but maybe individual kinds of smaller goals have been different. Like when I was little, or you saw I was watching movies and I was wanting to be like, like the kind of like a popular person that you see, you know, and that’s not really the kind of goals that I have. Like that’s changed I think what I want to do with my life has really changed from year to year. When I was little, I wanted to be a pediatrician, really bad, and I mean, I still do but I wanted to do all the different things and it’s still changing. I still don’t know. I think my dreams sort of changed maybe a little bit.”

 

Q: What is one dream you have yet to accomplish?

A: “I dream of going to college, especially the University of Michigan. I was wanting to go there. But yeah, I haven’t accomplished that. I’ve never gotten married obviously. I haven’t gotten a dog. That’s a dream that I have.”

 

Q: What’s one thing you wish you knew how to do really well?

A: “I love eating food and I really wish that I could cook a lot better. It also kind of brings people together you know? I always grew up having family dinners together and I hope I learned how to cook so I don’t cook frozen dinner. I’ve always wanted to know how to play the piano. I feel like it’s like a very nice thing you know how to do, you know.”

 

Q: What would you consider to be your deepest fear?

A: “My deepest fear is spiders, snakes, and insects in general. Just a no from me. Bumblebees are fine. Oh my god! I have such a big fear of the ocean. You never know what’s in the ocean if you go out in the middle of the ocean. Like it’s dark and black and blue and there’s like things that will kill you. There’s no light, no oxygen. It is a death trap. The waves they’re like massive. They will sink your boats and you’ll just die.”

Q: That is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

A: “Don’t worry about friends. Because there are a lot of friends in your life who will come and go and there’s a couple of them that will stay with you. Through all the good and the bad but they come and go, I can’t worry about one friend. Or you know, even if you’re in a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend, you can’t worry about that one and stay hung up on that one person in your life because so many people are going to come and go through your life. In the long run, it probably seems so insignificant to you that one person at the moment seems like such a huge issue. This is a huge problem and this really brings it back to me because I struggled with friends in elementary school. It was hard. I felt like I never really had any real someone.”