- Listed: April 19, 2011 6:49 pm
Time to celebrate!!
I received a scholarship to study in Sweden from The Natural Step Canada!!! Woo-hooo!!! It seems like the sailing metaphor is alive for so many people right now, so i decided to share the opening and closing of my scholarship application. (Thank you Terra for the inspiration!)
I set sail for the mainland then Europe on May 6th. I look forward to celebrating our remaining time together here on Mama Kaua’i!!
“We need to learn to set our course by the stars,
not by the light of every passing ship.”
Omar N. Bradley
At the age of seven, I chose to spend half my summer researching recycling in order to write and illustrate a children’s storybook. While this clever little book has long since been buried in a box of childhood memories, its significance has continued to shine as a guiding light throughout my life. When existential fog rolls into the harbour of my mind, threatening to cloud my sense of direction, the memory of my dedication to communicate a message of hope stands as a directional marker in my night’s sky. It reassures me that even though I voyage in directions unknown to my peers, I will always end up exactly where I belong.
Throughout the years, my inner compass has set a course guided in the direction of becoming an agent of change. Just as my past experiences in sustainability, business, communications and psychology have equipped me to set sail for the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH): Completing the Master’s programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) will ready my ship for the open sea.
It is my desire that in reading this letter, you will know my commitment to sustainability is the very same as my commitment to myself: Long ago I set my course to be a messenger of hope in a time of confusion. I chose to sail the seas of change towards a more balanced world. Yet each day brings with it a different wind, and all any of us can do is show up and raise our sails. Some days the air is still and it is time to let go and relax, basking in the brilliance of the sun’s rays. Other days the wind is strong and moves us forward at an exhilarating speed. The same is true for our efforts in this great time of change. On this journey towards a more harmonious future, we are facing many challenges and it is essential to remember that all any of us can do is to show up and raise our sails.
“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.”
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