“If you won’t be worrying about it three weeks from now, it’s not worth worrying about.” Meet Beedie Luminary Beatrice Sebastian
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
I am currently a First-Year Nursing student at the Okanagan campus of UBC. I had always felt the need to help others through personal connection and science, and nursing blends both of those areas perfectly. It bridges my love for social interaction, caring for those in need, and assisting people through anything with my love for biology, chemistry, and life-long learning.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
I don’t remember where I read this, but it went along like, “If you won’t be worrying about it three weeks from now, it’s not worth worrying about.” It’s definitely helped me, a person who worries a bit too much, through a lot of situations.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A Bea’s Life *with a drawing of a bee*
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
I like to keep a positive mindset and usually think, “It doesn’t hurt to try,” when something poses a challenge.
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
The last experience that has made me a better person may be one many others can relate to: moving away from home. It’s taught me to cherish the time I spend with friends and family and to not take everything for granted. I’ve learned how to live on my own and meet new people. It’s helped me overcome difficult situations and has made me a much better person than before.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I learned how to use different types of lifts in my nursing lab to be able to assist patients who have fallen, are unable to mobilize themselves, or who just need a bit of extra help!
What’s the coolest trend you see today?
Not that much of a “big” thing, but I think reusable bags are awesome. We are slowly all transitioning into a sustainable lifestyle. It’s better for the environment, and it’s something simple that we can all do. We’re taking baby steps, and it’s better than not doing anything.
Who inspires you and why?
I’m sure I’m not the only person who can say this, but my mom inspires me a lot. She’s a single-parent who immigrated to this country with no help and then proceeded to sponsor me all on her own, which is quite difficult even if you are financially stable back in your home country. She’s been my number one supporter and acts as my mom and my dad.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I love to stress bake. It’s great for my weekly snacks for school or practicums, and it’s one of my favourite things to share with friends and make them happy.
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
The Beedie Luminaries community is amazing! From my mentor to the friends I’ve met, I feel like I belong with everyone. There’s just this deep connection we all have from one another, even if not all of us talk that much or at all. We’re all family here, and it feels good to be in the Beedie Bright community.Back To Top