I try to live my life for me and enjoy this beautiful gift that God has given me. Aside from this blog, I also have Rule Number 32 and Adventuretta. I grow through music, literature, and spending time with my crazy awesome family. I played alto saxophone in both concert and jazz band and had years of fun. I have read a thousand books (maybe) in my lifetime and plan to read a thousand more. Goodreads is my most visited website and I post my reviews on Rule Number 32. I used to be very active in many different sports and activities but this has dwindled over the years. I have tried to reignite this part of my life by joining campus rec curling and volleyball, which were tons of fun but didn’t stick. I try to work out regularly, but usually fail. Photography, crafting, and drinking tea are also major interests of mine. I consider myself an avid crafter, but I just don’t have the time to do everything that I want to do. That’s what the future’s for, right?
Speaking of the future, my future plans are to become a veterinarian and see the world. And when I say the world, I literally mean THE WORLD: every single country. Now, it’s a long shot, but it’s a dream. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” The veterinarian dream is now going to come true because I made it into the program! It has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I don’t remember a time when I didn’t think my future consisted of being a vet. This job may also help me with my other dream if I could somehow take my veterinarian knowledge overseas. See how that worked out?
I am very passionate about changing the world. Now I don’t mean become someone who will be written down in the history books as Rayna the Great or anything. (That would be pretty cool though). I just want to create a positive difference in other people’s lives whenever and wherever I can. That was where Key Club really came in. Holy Rosary’s branch of this international club started February 2, 2012. The club has completed many projects already and is (I hope) continuing to change our community, country, and the world. In my grade 12 year, we partnered with Our Village Uganda to help this wonderful community with their goals of empowering, educating, and equipping themselves with the tools they need to live great lives. I am extremely proud to have been a part of this club for my high school years and will continue to help others for the rest of my life in any way I can. I am now part of the University of Saskatchewan Kinsmen/Kinette Club, and we are definitely making a positive local impact with the events we have planned, with a special focus on raising funds for Telemiracle.
People are complex beings. We learn, grow, and develop at our own pace. There are situations, experiences, events, and ideas that shape us. They turn us into who we are and what we stand for. We go through life and live based on our previous experiences. We find who we are when we look back on where we’ve been; however, this does not limit where we will go. We are the only ones who can decide our fate. I try to remember all the little moments of my past that make up who I am and grow from my experiences, even if I get lost sometimes and forget to be happy. On Rule Number 32, I post the little things of daily life that make it special.
“One Tribe” by The Black Eyed Peas is my theme song. I wish the world could be free of all terrible things. It seems like this is just a dream that will never be fulfilled, but if more people thought like this, we could make a difference. The Black Eyed Peas did such a wonderful job of capturing how the world should be and pointing out the faults of society. I hope that this song makes you want to see change in the world like it makes me want to see change. I am truly inspired by this amazing piece of art; the world needs more songs like this. If everyone could live by these wise words, the world would be a much better place. I have been making a conscience effort to try to think of how I can change the world one step at a time, and I invite you all to do the same. I have also personally been trying to minimize the amounts of garbage I create and to conserve water. As Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
These two videos both have some amazing images that portray the message of the song very well. The second video is only part of the song though. Enjoy!