I did not choose business; business chose me. From kindergarten through grade twelve, I have always been asked the same question, “What do you want to do with your life?” My mind had always changed from a cashier to an orthodontist, a teacher to a minister, and finally a translator to the founder of a non-profit organization. The careers I had picked were always diverse, but the one thing they had in common was working with individuals. For as long as I can remember I have always been involved with business, whether it be working for my father, or when I managed my own business (a mini-golf course). Growing up my father owned multiple business’s: a clothing store, a convenience store, a gas station, a hotel, an apartment block and rental cabins. They say never work for family, but if I had never had the opportunity to work for my father, I would have never learned the skills I hold today. Through the years of working with family, I learned that patience is a virtue. When I turned fourteen, I was given the opportunity to manage my own business; it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I had to learn how to be a leader, be able to communicate, and maintain a professional workplace. Working for my father and managing my own business has taught me amazing life skills that I will take with me wherever I go.
I have always enjoyed interacting with people, and having the satisfaction of seeing a smile on their face. I believe this is why I had taken the opportunity to get involved with volunteer work. My first experience with volunteering was working at a soup kitchen in downtown Winnipeg. Never had I thought that just by serving hundreds of people a meal, I would impact their lives with such a small deed. After three years of working with the soup kitchen, I joined another organization called Green Hope (founded by my aunt), who promotes Sound Socio-economic for youth, women and children in Africa. I have been involved with Green Hope from the beginning, and being able to see all those impacted from