Who is Samara Waite?

Who is Samara Waite?

Maddie Zeller, Staff Writer

Name: Samara Waite

Year of School: Junior

What are You Thinking About For Your Future? I know that when I’m in college I want to get an internship somewhere, maybe at like a law firm or nursing, something like that. I don’t really know. My mom worked at the hospital and she is going into a lot of that. I think that’s really cool and I want to help people. It makes me feel good about myself, but then knowing that somebody else could feel better than they already have is really important.

Where I Work: Homework I do at home, in the basement. It’s really calming and away from everyone else in the house. I can also listen to music if I feel like it. It’s like my own little space. I like to work by myself most of the time and away from other people.

Daily Routine: I wake up and I get ready. Then I drive to school, and do my classes. After school I go home and check on my neighbor across the street; she runs a childcare and I used help out there. I make dinner, do my chores and then go to bed. So, nothing too interesting. Cleaning is a big destressor, I love it!

Most Essential Ritual/Habit: Singing in the shower to music! I am a horrible singer, so I don’t really have a favorite song. I’m a teenager! I don’t really have a specific playlist, but I just do it for fun!

Favorite Hobbies: I like swimming, and I also foster for the Humane Society. I started swimming when I was in 6th grade, and I started fostering animals last year. My favorite part about fostering is definitely the animals, it is always kittens or puppies! My favorite part about swimming is feeling like I’m in a different zone. I feel like I’m in a completely different place.

Favorite App on your Cell Phone: Snapchat – I can talk to everyone on there, but I also like Tik Tok. I like those because I can reach people more quickly. When I message people, they NEVER text me back. That’s why I like those apps.

Favorite Time Waster: Tik Tok is my favorite time waster. I have been using the app since it was “Musical.ly”. I don’t have any specific content that I use on Tik Tok. I have cleaning and organization videos on my “For You Page”, that sounds so embarrassing! I also have a lot of meme videos and some that share interesting facts too.

Sleep Schedule: Depending on how much I have used my time waster when I go to bed, I usually go to bed at 11 or 12 o’clock, so not too late. I usually get up for school depending on what I feel like doing that day. When I don’t feel like doing makeup I will wake up around 6:20 a.m. If I feel like doing my makeup and hair, I will wake up around 5:30 a.m. I would definitely like to get more, but I can still function.

How do you know when you have been successful? I know I have been successful when the people around me are happy. I seek validation outside of myself. My mom definitely has a big impact on me, and my dad kind of does. My step-dad has a lot of impact on me as well. They don’t ever show or tell me that I’m doing a good job, but I can tell when they’re not disappointed in me. I can tell that I did something right. Every now and then my mom will say “Good Job!”