During all my years at Britannia, Mitra has told me a lot of different quotes that she thought would one day stick with me. The one that I remember the most, that definitely stuck with me was the one she told me on the drive home after a basketball game I had. She said Surprise, you need to be “comfortable with being uncomfortable” because that leads to growth.
Fast forward two and a half years later, I was asked to take part in a fashion show for Girls Who LEAP. I immediately said yes but the days leading up to the show, all I could think about was “ how am I going to get out of this?”
To those who know me, they can testify that pictures, cameras, and being in the spotlight is definitely not my thing. However, during the prep for the fashion show, it occurred to me that this was an opportunity to not only get outside of my comfort zone, but an opportunity to connect with the kids there and learn about a culture other than my own. Girls Who LEAP has allowed me to be a mentor to younger girls in my community. It was a chance to celebrate each other and Girls Who LEAP has set the ground work for this. We all just have to take a leap forward with the opportunity we’re given.
- Surprise, Grade 11