Meet Brenda, a student at UCI, from Burbank, CA.
The one word that best describes Brenda's life today is "Crossroad." The reason why she chose this word is because she is trying to decide between staying in school or pursuing an acting career.
If Brenda could change one thing in the world, she would "Want people to be more understanding of each other and imagine what it would be like to live a day in their life." The way she will go about making this change is to ask meaningful questions and set aside any judgements or presuppositions.
One year from today, Brenda would like to have changed a person life!
If Brenda's life were a movie, it would be about a person who searched, found and accepted herself while following her own path doing things her own way. The title of her movie would be called "Being the Northern Star" and the subtitle would be called "Forging My Place In The World."
I met Brenda and her amazing friends while they were sitting on the rocks watching the sunset.
Brenda is going to school to become a nurse as a physicians assistant to take care of children. She is wrestling with continuing school or pursuing an acting career.
I was taken aback when I heard her reason for wanting to become an actor. It wasn't because she wanted to be famous, it is because she wants to create a name and a platform to help others and pay forward her success.
Brenda is introspective and has had influential teachers who helped shape her worldview. Before I knew she was pursuing nursing I thought she might be pursuing a career in psychology because of her desire to help people to understand themselves and others.
Nevertheless, I believe whatever Brenda decides to do with her life, she will change many peoples lives. Thanks Brenda for helping me to understand you a little better and for giving me the perspective to live a day in your life.