Finding my inner cowboy
When I was 4 years old, I wanted to be a cowboy.
I had the hat and the fake pistols on my belt. I was proud!
When I told my grandpa, who wanted me to play baseball, about my dream, he said “it’s dangerous – play baseball.”
Naively, I gave up on my dream.
I also gave up my dream to become a DJ because my mum and dad said “it wasn’t a safe and steady career.”
I gave up on MY DREAMS, but that will be the last time.
How is your past impacting your life today?
Who would you be if you could choose?
I never fit in
I went to a Japanese preschool with over 200 kids and I was the only half-Japanese kid. I was called foreigner and felt like I didn’t fit in because of my looks.
When I moved to Australia at the age of 4, I started kindergarten without being able to speak a word of english. I got teased during a presentation and I cried when I went home.
To top it off, I went to three high schools in three different countries.
Do you feel like you fit in?
If you don’t, I want to help you feel at home everywhere because that’s what you deserve.