- I have Cuban blood in my veins. My great-grandmother was Cuban and my great-grandfather was one of the many coolies who crossed the ocean to find fortune during the Gold Rush.
- I’m the youngest of three children in my family.
- I have severe food allergies and wear my Epipen in a fanny pack at all times. Cross-contamination is one of my biggest fears.
- My career goal is to become a chiropractor. The non-drug, non-surgical approach to patient treatment appeals to me.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Life is filled with a plethora of obstacles, and at some point in our lives, failure is inevitable. Unfortunately, many of us tend to give up when success is just around the corner. This quote reminds me not to let the sting of disappointment hold me back from pursuing my dreams and ambitions. I ought to remember that the best lessons come from our mistakes. If I go to great lengths to avoid making them, I will give up my opportunities to learn and grow. Until then, failure and the pain associated with it are not eternal.
“Mr. Indifferent” by Aryasb Feiz is one of my favourite animated short films. This inspiring and heartwarming movie is about an uncaring man who unexpectedly has a change of heart after he helps a sweet old lady cross a busy road. As seen in the story, spreading kindness and bringing light to other people’s lives is a transformative gift we can give to ourselves and others. However, the impacts of kindness need not be earth-shattering. In my opinion, it can just be a genuine smile, a simple thank you, or a small compliment. After all, kindness is contagious and is something always available if we choose it.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I sometimes feel like I am drifting along with the tides and focusing overly on negative thoughts. This image reminds me to practice gratitude more often. Unlike what most people think, gratitude is not a passive response to something we have been given. Rather, it is an attitude of consciously looking for, acknowledging, and expressing thanks for our blessings – no matter how insignificant they sound. According to scientists, gratitude gives us a sense of abundance and promotes connectedness. It is the key to happiness.
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As an aspiring chiropractor, I must attend a school recognized by the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia. To my surprise, there are only two programs that hold accredited status in Canada, with Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) being the only English-speaking option. With a lack of alternatives, I will likely become an out-of-province student if I pursue my dream. To save costs, I plan to complete three years of undergraduate education in the Lower Mainland before applying to CMCC. I also will try to obtain scholarships and awards available to the college. Embarking on a new journey in a new province is nerve-wracking. However, every time I envision myself wearing a white coat or surgical scrub, my heart starts thumping with excitement.