I was born and diagnosed with a reading disability called Dyslexia, and then later found that I too have a calculating disability called Dyscalculia.
From an early age, I developed fear, anxiety and insecurities because of my negative traits and failed to embrace any of my positives. However, no matter how scared I was I strongly believed that perseverance will get me anywhere. By the time I was in high school, I managed to overcome both Dyslexia and Dyscalculia and consistently scored high grades in exams and tests.
My architect mother has always been a big inspiration to me. My love for drawing, creating and building significantly stemmed from the countless of encouragement she gave me. It was also my mother who encouraged me further to pursue architecture as a career, a course in which she thinks might be suitable for me.
For the first three years of studying in a Bachelors of Applied Science (Architectural Science), I have truly grown and learned so much as an individual. The friendships I've made me stronger and more resilient to criticisms and failures. Assessments/assignments which require students to present their work in front of an audience gave me confidence and made me so much more sociable. All these experiences also made me realise that no matter how "inadequate" I may see myself as or how unconfident I felt at times, there are other people who will support me and give me strength in areas which I'm weak in. I have learnt to embrace myself even more and have grown so much more, both mentally and emotionally. Architecture made me realise my love for designing and creating.
My dream is to get my masters degree as well as my license as an architect, and one day would be able to travel around the world and be as involved in many international projects as I can. I would also love to contribute and build homes for people who couldn't afford one and hopefully leave my footprint in this world. The road to studying Architecture isn't an easy one, but I've come to realise that if you genuinely love something, no matter how hard it is, you'll always find yourself enjoying it, just like I have for the past 3 years of my architectural science degree; and the very same passion will most definitely be carried forward into my masters study this coming February.
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