“The past is in the past and there is no use obsessing over it.” Meet Beedie Luminary Abigail Kievit
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
I am studying computer science, and I love it because there’s a lot of problem solving involved. I like being presented with a unique issue then pushing my limits to solve it.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
To keep myself surrounded by people who will help me grow instead of holding me back.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
“Always happy but never satisfied.” I’m happy with every stage of my life, but I’m always going to work towards more.
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
“No regrets.” I say this to myself whenever I make a bad decision. This reminds me that the past is in the past and there is no use obsessing over it. Instead I learn from my mistakes and do my best in the future.
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
Last semester when I started at UVIC, I moved to a different city where I didn’t know anyone. It was completely out of my comfort zone, and I was homesick for quite a while. However, I’ve grown a lot these past few months and I’m proud of myself for everything I’ve accomplished.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I learned what my Nigerian name is from my friends.
What’s the coolest trend you see today?
Awareness on mental health. It’s becoming much more of an open topic.
Who inspires you and why?
My older brother inspires me. He’s a couple years further in the same field as I am. Throughout highschool, and now in university, he has given me advice on how to study, volunteering, what scholarships to apply to and how I should manage my time. He has also believed in me and pushed me to my limits, and I am so grateful for him.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
People are usually surprised that I can braid hair. I mostly braid my Mom’s hair, testing out unique cornrows styles. Although it takes hours, I always enjoy doing it.
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
The community and support. The Beedie Luminaries community is full of peers with the same driven mindset and interests.Back To Top