My favorite brand of fruit snacks are Annie’s. I can touch my nose and nostrils with my tongue. I’ve only had Taco Bell once in recent memory, and I did not like it. In my entire life of fifteen years, I’ve had serious infatuations with exactly five boys. I love to sleep without underwear on underneath my pants. My favorite artists are Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and David Hockney. When I was little, I wanted to go to Yale to study performing arts like Meryl Streep. I love to keep lists in my phone. Of anything – quotes, names that I like, things to do when I’m rich and famous, anything! I also love to make playlists for specific feelings and such. My favorite playlist right now is probably “My Sound Aesthetic.” I thoroughly enjoy walking. If I have a charged phone, earbuds, and proper clothing, I could walk for miles. I cannot talk to boys. For my life. The latest I’ve ever stayed up is 4:30 AM. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never pulled an all-nighter. I had so many ideas for facts to put on this, but now I can’t think of any of them! I am an incredibly anxious person. I’m always making assumptions and thinking bad thoughts and it’s really not a good thing. I’m easily intimidated. I hate shaving my legs. I make up very elaborate fantasies about things, mostly my future. When thinking about my future, something that really gets me happy and excited is the thought of buying my own shampoo. I love red lights. I’ve currently been to ten states, and I’ve only left the continent once to go to Australia when I was a baby. Also concerning Australia, I took my first steps there! Standardized tests stress me out. I always wish on things, for example, eyelashes, dandelions, 11:11, etc. I have a love-hate relationship with my phone. I hate how it completely consumes me, but I wouldn’t be able to live without it. When I don’t have it, I get this feeling of isolation that gets me in a slight panic. As of now, I’ve never been to a proper high school party. The first time I smelt weed was in June 2017 on the beach in the evening. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I love to read. I used to read all the time but then I got a phone and that took up all my free time. I love recording things and do it all the time. I’ve decided that if I die young I’d want people to find my phone and listen to the stuff in my voice memos. My favorite flower is a sunflower, but not because of all the hype it’s been getting recently. I can feel guilty very easily. I get friend crushes so much. I have a slight stutter. I was born in Brooklyn, but we moved when I was two. The first song I ever wrote was called Punk Rock Drummer. I wrote it when I was eight while I was cleaning out my backpack for summer camp on my porch. I am a very sappy person! I cry at the tiniest things, particularly movie trailers. My hair color is pretty cool, if I do say so myself. Frank Ocean’s voice makes my heart melt. I hate country music. I inhale and exhale the memes. I am horribly indecisive. I am a professional procrastinator! I love the smell of coffee, but not the taste of it. I have so many favorite movies, but if I had to pick one, it’d probably Edge of 17 or 10 Things I Hate About You. I have a huge problem with Brandy Melville and how their clothing only comes in one size. My favorite magazine is Teen Vogue. My favorite cartoons are Phineas and Ferb, Curious George, and Arthur. I love to bake things for my friends’ birthdays and bring it into school for us to feast on. I hate hospital. Whenever I need to get utensils at the cafeteria I always take two in case I drop one (which happens more that you’d think). I like to brush my teeth in the shower – it’s a real timesaver. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough. I can play four instruments, all of which are string instruments. I am an extremely slow reader, but I can sit and read for a long time, so that’s how I finish books so quickly. I adore plants. I currently have six: Louis-Quinn, Ezra, Tidal, and Gaia are all succulents, Philomena is an orchid, and Charles de Gaulle is an Anthurium. Pure Heroine by Lorde is the soundtrack to my life. I taught myself how to play the ukulele. I’ve had the same eight-ounce bottle of Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance mist from Bath and Body Works for four years. Only recently have I realized how much I love it, and now I wear it every day. I have eczema all over my body, including my face, but I don’t use any prescription on it because the one I had made my face heat up like it was burning. Now I just used Cetaphil moisturizing lotion, and it works WONDERS! #notsponsored #iwish I am an incredibly absent-minded person. Eating videos make me uncomfortable. On Thursday June 15th 2017 I experienced this incredible feeling of happiness within me. It was strange because I had had a mediocre day. I had gone to Tae Kwon Do that evening even though I really didn’t want to, and then I had to walk home because my parents couldn’t get me. I think at one point, my phone died. And after the class, walking home, I just had this epiphany, and I no longer felt all of the negative feelings I had had an hour ago. I felt this bliss, and it was wonderful. I have yet to recreate that same feeling since then. Ezra Koenig – the front man for the band Vampire Weekend – retweeted one of my tweets and it went semi-viral. I screamed when it happened. I’m not a very good artist, but I’d really like to be, so I’m working on it. I have a wall of photos next to my bed. I have mixed emotions about it. It’s always reminding me of the past, and sometimes this makes me happy, but sometimes it makes me sad because I realize that things can never go back to the way they were. I have three different favorite colors. My favorite color overall is pink, my favorite color to wear is maroon, and my favorite color to look at is yellow. I love getting my nails done, but I can never keep the manicure nice for a long time because I have a terrible habit of biting my nails and cuticles. I feel like I’m leaving out so much and am forgetting tons of things, but then again, can any of us describe every aspect of ourselves in facts? The answer is obviously no. But I hope I’ve given you a good picture of myself in these lines. My final fact: I can attest to the remark often stated that teenage years are so unbelievably difficult. I am in a whirlwind of emotions and expectations and changes, and it is incredibly overwhelming. Since I started high school in September, I can physically feel that I am such a different person than who I was a year ago. Part of me is sad about that, but another part of me is at peace with it, happy even. I know that I’m going to continue to grow and evolve in the near future, and it’s going to be extremely hard, but I will make it through. However I may feel at a certain time, I’m confident that I have the power to overcome whatever obstacles lie ahead of me.