In her interview, the idol star elaborated on her life before and after SM Entertainment, having been under the label for 15 years including her trainee days. She said she's never regretted putting her foot in the entertainment industry!
However, she added, "There's good and bad. Because I've been living this way since my trainee days, I have little time to spend with family and friends, so that's the downfall. Back when I was in school, I wanted to spend more time with my friends and go eat out but I had to go to the practice room right away. But being a celebrity doesn't mean working 365 days, so when I'm off, I make sure to have a lot of fun. I also tell my friends my schedule ahead of time so they can make time for me."
She also revealed that going under SM Entertainment and debuting as Girls' Generation was the turning point in her life, and relayed, "I was preparing to study abroad in the U.S. with my cousin, but I was cast by SM in the 5th grade. My cousin went to the U.S, and I started training. Originally, my dream was to become a pianist or a ballerina."