Amethyst R.

You're Not The Only One

I interviewed Justin Sparfven, age 22.

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What years were you in middle school?

"2004 - 2006"

What kinds of music, movies, and fashions were popular at the time?

"Lil Jon, Mean Girls, polos with popped collars and khakis."
DJ T.F - Cassie Feat. Elefant Man - Me And You (LiL Jon & Petey Pablo Album Mixtape September 2006)
Mean Girls - Trailer

What were your favorite activities in middle school? What were your hobbies and interests?

"Basketball, drawing, being with friends."

What job/interests/activities do you have now? Is there a connection between what you like back then and what you enjoy today?

"I work in retail, and I want to make something of myself and form a good future.
I liked girls back then. I still like girls now."

What was the best part about being in middle school?

"Being in shape."

What was the worst part?

"Dealing with hateful comments from peers."

How would you describe your middle school self?

"Funny and hyper."

What advice about growing up would you give to kids my age?

"Don't rush anything, take it day by day."

Did you have a girlfriend back then?

"I had a few."

What would your middle school self say if he saw you now?

"He'd say, 'Stop procrastinating and do something with you life.'"