As a child, I was terrified of water.I refused to put my head underwater and to jump in the pool: the teachers had to pick me up and drop me inside the swimming pool.Two lifeguards picking up a screaming, 6 year old throwing a tantrum and just swinging her inside the water!Again and again, encouraged by my parents, I took the first level of swimming classes. 7 tries later, I finally passed and moved on to the next level.Little did I know that years later, I would grow to love swimming so much that I would get a lifeguard license and work as a swimming instructor. I now coach young children who, just like myself, are afraid to jump in the pool. Not only did I overcome my fear of water, but I gained the ability to help others and share my love of swimming while making a meaningful impact on others’ lives.
I am studying law because I want to lower barriers to equal legal representation and make justice accessible to all.I am ready to bring the sense of drive, persistence, and hard-work I had in the swimming pool to my future career. I hope that in 10, 20, or 30 years, I am able to look back, just like I am looking back right now at my swimming accomplishments, and feel just as proud to have grown stronger and to have made an impact and a positive contribution to other’s lives.