Trevian Joyner: The harder you push yourself, It gets easier.

Name: Trevian Joyner

Social Media Handle/Username: @Hey_Tre

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Where do I begin. First off, My Name’s Trevian Joyner, but most call me Tre. I’m 16 and going Into my Junior Year of Highschool. I have a 3.1 GPA, have all Honors Classes, and did athletics such as Track and Wrestling. I’m known by my family as being kind, sensitive, smart, and goofy. What can I say? It’s fun to be weird. I will say, I credit my goofiness to my slight disabilities, ADHD and HFA, high functioning autism. I admit I faced some struggles with my disabilities, but overall, I’m just a regular teen.

I’d say I have alot of Intrests. Exercisesing, Cycling, but mainly, I’m infatuated with 80s and 90s pop culture. I grew up with alot of said culture that were hand-me downs from my Mom and Uncle’s, hence my love for the era’s tech .

While everyone else had a laptop as their first computer, I had a Windows 95. While people got a PS3, I had a SEGA Genesis, with over 40+ game cartridges. I’m not one of the types to say they were “born in the wrong generation”, I just find myself drawn to older tech and pop culture more, even dressing with vintage clothing. Listen to Cassettes.

Tears For Fears, The Bangles, you name It. I just adore music from the time

What Inspires You Every day? : The fact I know everything will work out

I’ve been told that I’m smart, that I seem to have a bright future, but to be honest, I have a fear deeper than the deepest caves. The fear of failure.

We all fail now and then, but I get afraid all the potential I was told I have, will go to waste. What’s the point of being smart, If you are on the side of the road with no one?

But as I said, I don’t fear It as much. It will all work out, If I don’t give up

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: The harder you push yourself, It gets easier.

When I’m stressed out, I know when to rest, however, at times, I just want to stop completely, and have,

But I remember, I could push myself until I do good enough for myself, my goal. The harder I push, the more easier for my goals, tasks, to be met

So maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but It does get easier. And It will

What is your ultimate goal in life? : I actually say It frequently. My goal Is to be decent In life.

I just want a nice house, a nice home to own

I don’t want to be rich, just make a good amount of money to live

I was raised lower middle class, so I never really wanted much except the basic needs that were already met. Food, Clothes, and Shelter

My ultimate goal Is to just be able to say “I made It”, to not let all my potential go waste

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : My school went on a “long weekend” break due to Covid. School wise, I was bummed about not seeing my friends, but honestly gave me growth to find myself. Virtually Learning wasn’t really that bad, but I prefer working hands on, the material right In front of me.

But really, It affected me due to restrictions

Not like for restaurants or stores, but I couldn’t see my Grandmother for the last time In person

We don’t know what was wrong, and still don’t, but It hurt not to see her In person

She saw me on video call, and like always, told me she was proud of me, to always respect my mother and brothers

What is a message you would like to give others? : For every small win, tackle your bigger mistakes

I live my life one day at a time, taking time to celebrate wins of any size. However, It’s Important to find the problems which lie In your life, and In time, resolve them.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: One other thing I’d like to say Is a deep truth.

I’m Afraid

I’m afraid of how this country Is heading, I’m angered at the problems which lie In a system that could change, but willingly chooses not to. Being Gen Z, I have time, but It’s about how things are now.

I may be Afraid, but not as much as I am hopeful

Change Is a thing that takes time, but we as people can make said change happen If we want to

Even within ourselves

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