Humans of Sophomore Honors: Lila Ekholdt

In this interview Lila told me about where her motivation comes from. She explained what contributes to her driven personality and attitude towards life.

By Whilder K. from Eureka High School in California

“I feel like I am a very driven and motivated person. I know what I want my future to look like, and I feel like I am able to put all of my effort into that. And every single day I’m going to wake up, I’m going to be the person I wanna be. I know that I care about others, and I’m not gonna let one thing hold me back...I see in other people what I want to be and I let that alter who I am... I still am able to hold myself accountable of what I want to see in other people. That allows me to continue to find myself...I feel I continue to grow everyday just by, the people that surround me and I make sure that I let those people lift me up” “(I)ts not always ‘Go, Go Go!’ I can tell you there is always the ups and downs, I will always ask myself ‘Who do I want to be?’, ‘What are other people doing?’ ... I feel like every single day is just an opportunity to get better.” “(W)hat (my parents) did, is show me to do what I love. To do what makes me happy and I will get a good out come...I’m motivated enough that if I put my mind to it, I will get what I want...My parents have taught me... to treat others how you want to be treated... that's the most important thing. (After that) the other stuff will just fall into place"

Eureka High School

Soph Honors, 2nd Period

Sophomore Honors English

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