This past year I was involved in co-teaching the senior dance team at Montessori Elementary. This experience showed me how a dance program could be implemented into other schools and I hope to apply this knowledge so I can implement a similar program in the future.
I grew up competitively swimming which gave me a competitive spirit and the ability to work as an individual as well as in a team. It also enabled me to develop a healthy life style, learning how important physical activity is for one’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. On top of swimming, throughout the years I have also been apart of every sports team in school. I have always loved competing and being on teams, I find it amazing to have a unified goal with a group of likeminded people. While in university, I have been focusing on volleyball. I enjoy the team aspect and have made many friends through it. I am a huge advocate for getting involved to meet new people and it also sparks my competitive edge.
As much as I love sports, I also thrive in artistic activities. I have found that the arts enhance my creativity and allow me to tap into my emotions. Dance over the years has become an outlet for me to express myself and I have found it to be another way of developing good mental health.
More recently I have become interested in indoor and outdoor rock climbing. I was first introduced to it in my grade 12 outdoor ed course, and have been hooked ever since. One of the things I love most about it is that it is a social activity. Rarely does someone climb alone, and I find I am forever meeting new people. Not only is it physically exhausting at times but also has a huge mental component. I have found some of the biggest things I have overcome in rock climbing were feats that took mental strength, not physical. It has allowed me to face my fears and push my boundaries. Rock climbing continues to be a way for me to rise to a challenge.