“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene. Meet Beedie Luminary, Bettina Karl.
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
I will be attending Simon Fraser University. I am planning on doing a joint major in Psychology and Criminology and tentatively thinking about a minor in Health Sciences. I choose to do this because all the subjects intersect with each other really well and by combining them I feel like they are each individually supplementing the others. It also fits well with my chosen career path as I wish to become a clinical counsellor.
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
I grew up in the downtown eastside in Vancouver. I first went to Lord Strathcona Elementary school and then Sir Charles Tupper secondary school. Throughout the years I really enjoyed being part of my school community and partaking in volunteering and other community initiatives and clubs like writing for my school newspaper.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I think the top contender may have been veterinarian because I really like animals and thought that it must be so fun to just hang out with animals all day long.
What was your senior quote in high school?
“All I got from school was lead poisoning……that’s Sodium funny…” I chose these quotes because they both reminded me of the friends I made in high school and, in a way, my journey of the past 5 years”.
What are you looking forward to in your freshman year?
I’m looking forward to really starting to delve in and learn more about the subjects that interest me. I am just overall super glad to be getting back to learning after many months of doing virtually (haha) no school. School was something that I always enjoyed and I’m honestly just super happy that I’m in university right now and finally using my brain.
Who would you have dinner with if you could have it with any person, living or dead?
I would have dinner with my friends Lucy and Karmina because since online school has started (and even months before…thanks COVID) I haven’t been seeing them in person as much as I’d like. It would be so nice to just have a nice sit-down and hang out in person and not over zoom. This is also my choice because for everyone else that I would want to meet, I personally think that dinner would be way too long of a time for me to sustain conversation with them as I am an awkward person.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene.
What was the last book you read?
The last actual book I read for pleasure was “The Sun and her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur. This is the second book that I have read from her and I really love her work. The poems are hauntingly beautiful and her drawings have a simplistic way of being powerful. I would definitely suggest checking it or “Milk and Honey” (another one of her books) out. (A bonus point is she’s a Canadian author!)
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I am currently learning how to play the bagpipes! I’m not very good at it yet, but I can make passible squeaks that, if put together, can sound like a song 🙂Back To Top