CAS Profile_Reet Bapna

Hi, I am Reet Bapna, a senior at Fountainhead School, currently studying the IBDP curriculum. I am a lover of words, poetry and art in general. Being a logophile I am fond of books and I believe I am an avid reader. I would love to explore the different ways of art and learn new mediums like screen printing, wood cut, oil on canvas etc. I particularly want to learn digital art and photoshop as it is a medium I have recently come to appreciate and enjoy. Apart from my passion for literature and art I also enjoy baking, listening to music, learning about fashion and business and photographing people and places. 

I aspire to study communication design and use the power of creative visuals and words to build brand identities, create brand stories, bring life to new ideas and all together bring about a significant positive difference in the world. I hope to accomplish my goal of helping those in need and make this world a better and a brighter place to live. I also desire to write books that people can resonate with and something that speaks to them. All while traveling everyplace and letting go of my many fears by trying new adventures, meeting new people and enjoying new places and culture.  

I’ve read many self-help books that preach about the different ways to live life differently but there are two things that have stuck with me. One of them being from The Alchemist “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”  And the other being a quote from “The Shawshank Redemption, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” These words by Paulo Coelho and Andy Dufresne respectively have been something that is a constant reminder of never giving up, always holding onto hope and has inspired me to always put 110% into everything I do to make these dreams of mine come true.

CAS has given me the opportunity to stretch my horizons and learn new things, help others and has helped me push back my fear of failure and given me the opportunity to let others appreciate my work. It has also helped me communicate with like-minded individuals, step outside of my comfort zone and try new things. 

In individuals I seek and genuinely appreciate those with the qualities of open-mindedness, selflessness, honesty and creativity. And these are 4 values I’d like to better myself. As for my life philosophy, the pandemic has taught me that “the future is unpredictable and at the drop of a hat things can completely change and so it’d better to live in the moment and enjoy the present.” This is something I want to get better at and appreciate the little things in life that have extraordinary meaning in my life.

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