Day 171- Kimberly, 17, Edinburgh

Kimberly is currently doing auditions to get into college.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young scot that probably inspires me most would have to be Emily Middlemas, she lives her life in the media and still has a smile on her face. I definitely look up to her as an idol within Scotland… not just because she sings.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland to me has to be the freedom we have… we have free educations, free healthcare, free parks and amazing transportation systems (such as scotrail and Lothian buses) we aren’t scared to go out and be ourselves.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I want older generations to know that we aren’t all troubled, what you see in the media doesn’t represent all young people in the world, I want them to know that I won’t be mean to them on public transport and that I will actually be there to help.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement has to be getting my first job as a support worker at the age of 16, being able to balance working; studying medical terminology at college and being a young carer for my dad was something I am proud of.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
There is a lot of things I would like to achieve… most are probably too “big” to achieve but with the right mindset I could do anything, I want to go on broadway, even if it is just standing on the stage in the empty theatre I would be happy.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I always give one bit of advice to everyone I meet and have an “impact on” if you are in hard times just remember that everything gets better in the end, if it is not better than it is not the end.

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