(2015 GLA Graduate from Tokai)
Thinking of the journey and experience I have gone through by being a student of the GLA, I definitely made the right choice. Through being a student, I became more disciplined, more focused on pursuing my destiny and more consistent on rewiring negative thoughts out of my mind. The purpose of the GLA, I feel, was to change the way we look at oneself, to find comfort in discomfort and to be open to new ideas. All this was achieved, where I am glad to say that I have been a part of the GLA 2015. After the 6 months of the GLA course, I was accepted be an intern and a fellow GLA co-facilitator at RLabs for the remainder of the year. Through interning, I
found it overwhelming and humble to serve, to the new group of students, what I have learned. After a few months of awaiting my response from CPUT, due to remembering not to submit late, I was accepted to study Interior Design. Now I had to leave my GLA co-workers, who became close to my heart, behind to further my education…
After completing my Extended Curriculum Program (ECP) in 2015, I began 2016 as a 1st Year Interior Design student. Alongside the projects, tests and putting in long hours of perfecting my work, I was the class representative as well. Through the discipline, focus and positive thinking that the GLA has embedded in me, I was able to pass the year and began 2017 as a 2nd Year Interior Design student.
This year was no joke (2017). While I thought 1st Year was difficult, 2nd Year had much
more in store for me, alongside being the representative this year as well.
Through putting more hours into my projects and tasks, I ended up
overnighting at campus a lot more than I had initially planned for, to produce
the best possible results I could. At one stage, a workaholic was all I was, closer
to the end of this year. Ultimately, all the long hours and hard work paid off,
as I have passed all my subjects.