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“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, awake to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers by day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” These words from British Army Officer, T.E Lawrence, have guided the creation of my own personal mantra: “Live your dreams with open eyes”.   This mantra has been affirmed in my life as it drives me to actively pursue my passions – and there are many - with fervour and an undaunted determination. When one door closes, a mere crack of a window is enough to encourage me towards my goals, whether they be emotional, physical, academic or spiritual.
I have always been told that I am an anomaly. Though I am artistic by nature with a natural talent for singing, writing and the visual arts, I always had a love for the sciences, specifically medicine. This love affair grew from watching the many medical dramas which drew me into ‘diagnosing’ and taking care of relatives, tending to sick pets, even nursing a plant back to health. As I grew older and began to see the world from a more mature perspective, I realized that I what I really wanted to do was help. Help people, animals – anyone and anything that suffered in some way. Sadly or perhaps decidedly, I was not able to pursue medicine due to financial circumstances. Instead, I pursued an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. This honed a new awareness in me, of caring about the earth we inhabit and preserving the resources that sustain us.
Though I was firmly dedicated to my field of study, it was very difficult to find available positions once I entered the professional arena, despite my best efforts. Sheer ambition propelled me to then utilize my creativity and explore my artistic side. I believe there are no wrong turns in life, “only paths we had not known we were meant to walk” (Guy Gavriel Kay). I therefore took up various positions in administration, marketing, event...

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