[TRANS] Seohyun MD Interview ② ㅡ http://naver.me/IDMwgpXy
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Looking back, Seohyun stated, "I was a member of the SM family for about 15 years. I was a trainee for 5 years before debuting, and was active as Girls' Generation for 10 years. I have mixed emotions. I got a lot of thoughts after this separation, that's not like a separation, from SM, which is like my family.
The reason I decided [to leave] was because I got the thought that I don't want to settle. I was really grateful being protected and loved as the youngest in the team, in a good environment. But, on the other hand, I'm not in my teens anymore, I'm in my late 20s, and I'll be seeing 30 in a few years. It made me look back on my life a lot.
I threw a lot of questions about how I want to live from now on. I thought a lot about what direction I want live my in. After setting everything down, I made my decision because I want to live my life, being responsible for myself."
Seohyun revealed, "I had a meal with Lee Soo Man not too long ago, and he gave me a lot of support."
She said Lee Soo Man told her, "Thank you for doing so well until this day." She added, "Honestly, I'm really thankful to Lee Soo Man. He helped make me, a regular girl who wasn't anything, into the singer Girls' Generation, becoming a good influence on many people. I think this gratitude will extend for the rest of my life. I told him that, no matter where I go, I'll live responsibly."
Seohyun explained that the Girls' Generation members also came to an agreement on this change.
"We talk a lot with each other. Whenever we release an album, we get together and chat, and occasionally have serious talks. We always talked about each of our dreams, too.
We grew up together for 10 years. We grew up spending each day together, and we know well what direction each of us wants our lives to go in, and we always respected that. We were always understanding and said we'll support each other until the end."
Regarding her new start, Seohyun said, "Rather than being scared, I felt a big sense of responsibility. It feels like the responsibilities of 8 members were all placed on my shoulders. It also makes my heart flutter. I think that and nervousness coexist, but it's something that I chose to do, so I don't regret it. I'm going to picture my future a bit more."