At Anderson College, we are constantly amazed by the courage of our students, faculty, and staff. In December 2021 we ran a “My Courageous Moment” story-gathering campaign to celebrate our students, their strength, the moments that have defined their lives and the people who have motivated them to overcome and succeed.
In sharing our stories, we realize we are not alone and are often inspired to recognize, or to find, our own extraordinary courage. We hope the following story moves you, as it has our Anderson family.
Here is Priya’s story of a ‘magical moment’ and the events that set an example for her “little wonders”.
My name is Priya Chaurasia, a human soul filled with gratitude and confidence. My courageous story may be a part of many hopeful hearts.
In 2018, when I landed in Canada, I had dreams just as everyone does, but they were more for my family rather than valuing any promises to myself. However, there comes a magical moment in which everything can change in an instance for a person; that happened for me too.
I studied ‘Masters in Biochemistry’ in my native country, but due to certain rollercoaster-life-rides, it never became my profession. Although I felt proud working as a kindergarten teacher, a one-on-one coach for primary school kids and a choreographer, deep inside I felt I was not doing what I loved most. Initially, I joined Hinduja Global Services, where I served for Rogers Canada. One day, I met a customer who was a law student. That conversation reignited a flame in me to finally do something for myself. I discussed my affinity for studying Medical Laboratory Technician with my family and they valued my goal.
“After completing six months at Anderson College, I can attest to the fact that nothing in this world will make you happier than doing what you love most.”
In 2019-2020, I looked into many colleges, but it was all in vain. Everything was sidetracked again by me, and my thinking about my family and responsibilities, and I put it off once again. In the last few months of 2020, I was completely focused on doing an Excel certification for my entrance into Information Technology. I did a few computer courses and started preparing for a future that looked much the same as my past. While doing so, I was still not able to visualize myself there. I was unable to connect to it soulfully.
On December 21, 2020, I finally took a stand for myself and decided to pursue the Medical Laboratory Technician program. And with the help of my family, I came across Anderson College of Healthcare, Business and Technology located in Mississauga. Since then, I’ve never looked back. After completing six months at Anderson College, I can attest to the fact that nothing in this world will make you happier than doing what you love most.
“Be a decision maker and set an example for all those who are keeping their dreams hidden. Your courageous story might be the only motivation for them.”
Now, whenever my kids say things like, “Mom, how was your exam?”, “Please tell us the test result”, “We know you will do the best” and “We are proud of you”, these powerful words coming from innocent hearts make me realize that, by choosing consciously for myself, I am setting an example for my little wonders. Lastly, I would encourage you to dream, believe and try for your wishes. You just need courage to stand firm in your choices. Be a decision maker and set an example for all those who are keeping their dreams hidden. Your courageous story might be the only motivation for them.
The inspiration which I wish to sprinkle, is definitely to urge everyone to take hold of your life. Believe in your dreams and passion. Be a decision maker because even if you’re wrong you can learn, and if you’re right you will inspire others and be admired.
To learn more about the Medical Laboratory Technician diploma or one of our other 30+ leading-edge programs to help you take life to the next level of success, book a virtual appointment with our Admissions Team today!