“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller.
I do believe that an all-round development is necessary and that’s what I want to achieve with CAS. I really admire how the IB has curated an education system which gives equal importance to academics, creativity, activity and service. When it comes to goals, I like setting achievable goals for myself. So, for this year, I have 5.
CREATIVITY : In the past, I’ve never really had a lot of chances to get in touch with my creative side. After coming to OSC and being encouraged to think creatively, I’ve found a new born interest in visual arts and I’m trying to perfect it while also preparing for the Trinity Grade 4 Electronic Keyboards exam.
ACTIVITY: Activity is really important when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. I’ve started with Wall Climbing while also playing badminton. I do these because I don’t look at them as “activities” necessarily but a hobby. The goal I want to achieve while doing this is increase my agility and become fit.
SERVICE: For my DP years, I’m doing Peer Counselling as my service. I believe that mental health is as important as physical health, but it still has a lot of social stigma associated with it. With my aim of becoming a psychologist in the future, I want to make sure that those barriers are broken by encouraging people to open up about these issues more often and also help them. My goal is to become the service leader by next year.
When it comes to academics, my goals are pretty obvious. I want to do well so that I can get into a university of my choice and build a stable career for myself.
Finally, my goal is to become a better person. Like they say in Spanish: “Quiero ser mucho mejor que ayer” 🙂