Day 38- Adriana, 16, Aberdeen

Adriana is in 4th year, doing Chemistry, Biology, Maths, English, Health and Food Technology, PE and she also volunteers at her local kickboxing clubs helping at the young people’s classes!

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Which young Scot inspires you?
Everyone with a kind heart inspires me in Scotland; those who are compassionate and caring knowing they get no reward are the most inspirational people to me. To care about everything and everyone and do your best in every situation you are put into.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Growing up in Scotland has its negatives and positives; the chance to be able to have food and shelter readily available to anyone who needs it is beautiful. We take for granted how lucky we are to have such such opportunities in life to succeed in education, sport, leadership and endless more.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would let the older generation know that young people today have very different views in life now, in sport, our diets, how we view ourselves and the importance of education to young people of today as competition is increasing ever so gradually.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Overcoming my mental health illnesses and been given the chance to be placed into care, that is my biggest achievement. That I was strong enough to say, “I am going to stay alive and I’m going to do it for myself” made me the strong person I am today.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would like to become a dietitian; I work very hard at school to make sure I get good grades and will stop at nothing to achieve my career although I know at my age, I still have lots of time to decide so it might change! I would also love to learn how to be fluent again in Lithuanian as going into care I’ve forgotten it.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Love and respect your family and appreciate everything they do for you. Learn to let go of grudges and care for everyone that sets foot in your path as long as they do the same to you. Learn to love yourself and accept that the person you are can be always be changed for the better.

If Adriana’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

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