Whether you are taking a gap year, going abroad to study or volunteer, or taking a break in between semesters to explore, travelling is the perfect way to discover new places and yourself.
Currently, there are over 7 billion people inhabiting the planet. In translation, there are over 14 billion hands, hands of which can proactively assist others, or not bother doing anything. There are some individuals who keep their hands to themselves; however, there are those who use their hands to help others, to positively impact the world.
Public speaking is the reality not only of the classroom, but of the world. Some may seem to have the innate capacity to enthrall others with the power of charismatic words. Others are simply uneasy with the very idea of speaking to a daunting sea of faces.
In today’s global ocean swarmed with buzzwords such as interactivity, technology and connectivity, we are ironically least connected with the self. Social media unlocks the capacity to constantly stay in the loop about what others are doing and allows for you to broadcast yourself to the world.
I entered the world of pageants and soon found that the many negative perceptions people held were an injustice to the ambitious, intelligent and talented women I met.
Truth is, nine out of 10 students go through this exact same phase some time or the other during their university life.