Sept. 25, 2012
Through the remainder of the season, each Florida State indoor volleyball student-athlete will participate in a question and answer session that goes beyond the volleyball court and will be posted weekly on Seminoles.com. The first student-athlete is junior outside hitter Olivera Medic
1. Name one thing you miss about being a kid and why?
Not having problems. When you’re a kid your biggest task is playing. You don’t have any worries or responsibilities.
2. Do you have any hidden talents?
I have a split uvula in my mouth. It’s not a talent but it’s something!
3. If you could go on a road trip with any person deceased or alive, who would it be and where would you go?
The first people that popped in my head are my two grandpas. I miss them both and I think they would be proud of me if they saw where I am today. I went one time with one of my grandparents to a vacation out to sea when my mom was pregnant with my sister, so I was really young. I was like a year, year and a half. I would definitely plan a vacation with them somewhere cool where we can relax.
4. What is your goal in life?
One goal that always pops in my head is doing something that I love and waking up every morning being excited that I’m actually going to work. I know a lot of people who don’t like what they are doing and are miserable every day they wake up. That’s one of my biggest goals – finding a job that I love. I’m still in the process of thinking about what I want to do, but I like Deana (Ruggeri’s) job for example being an academic advisor. Pretty much anything that has to do with working with people, especially kids or even athletes.
5. If I were a Genie and granted you three wishes, what would they be?
Make my family’s life easier would be number one. Helping us win the national championship is another. And give me a scooter!
6. What do you think the greatest invention has been in your lifetime?
Skype. Since I came to America that is the only way I can communicate well with my family and friends and stay in touch. It’s nothing like being in person of course, but it helps a lot. We do have Facebook but you can’t see or hear each other through that. It’s a pretty cool thing. I’m pretty thankful for whoever created that. I Skype with my coach at Western Wyoming a lot and a few of the girls who are sophomores now at Western Wyoming Community College.
I Skype with my host family of course as well. With coach Rick (Reynolds), I Skyped with him almost every day when I came here in the summer. Whenever I got a chance and I was in my room I would log on and Skype him. But now we both don’t have as much time so we Skype once every two weeks or maybe three. My host family and I have only Skyped once but we always text.
7. What do you value most in life?
Honesty. I think that’s what I value the most. I don’t like it when I hear people tell me how someone lied to them. Or even when someone lies to me. That’s why I always look to tell the truth even if it’s bad or if I know it’s going to hurt.
8. If you could be one for 24 hours, what cartoon character would you be?
Maybe someone from the Jetsons. I would probably be Jane. The reason I watched that cartoon is because I thought that world was super cool and was wondering `When are we going to have this?’
9. If a movie was made about your life and you could choose the actor/actress to play you, who would it be and why?
It would probably be entertaining. I actually wanted to write a book or make a journal and write about my life, but I never did. I’d say Jessica Biel, I love her. The only show I’ve watched with her is Seventh Heaven. I absolutely love that show. She was always the problematic one, and I used to have my moments growing up. But after, she was still mature to realize things.
10. Do you have a quote that you live by?
In the show “Only Fools and Horses” there is a quote by Del Boy that says “He who dares wins.” It was a show back in the day. I used to watch this show back home. I’m pretty sure I have a lot of other quotes for sure but this is the first one that popped in my head. In our bios at Western Wyoming, we had to put our favorite quote and this is the one I put. You have to fight for what you want every day.
11. If you could paint a picture of any scenery, what would you paint?
I’d probably do the Shoshone waterfalls in Idaho. I loved that place and we went there both of my years when I was at Western Wyoming. I was so excited and jumping around all the time when we’d get to see it and I took a lot of pictures. It was so beautiful because the rainbow was over the waterfall and I think it shows on one of my pictures. It was real pretty scenery.