Day 86- Emilie, 14, Kirkcaldy

Emilie is in 3rd year of high school and is also a YoYP 2018 Ambassador!


Which young Scot inspires you?
My best friend Alex Doig and my young school teachers such as miss watt… they inspire me because they always encourage me to do my best and try my hardest by doing that I always achieve my fullest and I’m happy with the results I get out of doing it

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland to me is the scenery and the cities we have. Growing up in Scotland is important to me because it has given me some amazing opportunities and opened so many doors for me and my family.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
That we are not all addicted to our phones we do concentrate, and we aren’t all bad. I would like them to know this because there are many misconceptions about young people mostly teenagers and I’d like to change their thoughts on young people.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Probably overcoming anorexia and making new friends these were such big achievements because I had moved schools and hardly knew anyone, and I seemed to fit right in and well overcoming anorexia that’s quite obvious why that’s such a big achievement.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I’d like to become a forensic psychologist and work for the BAU which is owned by the FBI this would mean so much to me because it would be such a big achievement and its my dream job and I’m going to aim for the stars to get there.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
“Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future cant be better than you ever imagined.” This is important to me because it tells you that your future can always be better than your past.

If Emilie’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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