Sydney Clarke, Douglas College student

Humans of DC: Carpe Diem

By Douglas College Student Life

“Five years ago, I got really sick and was hospitalized. I almost died, but because of that I think it made me a better person and it changed my perspective on many things. I kind of see it as a positive, and that’s why I have this tattoo on my wrist. It’s that date, just because I don’t think I’d be who I am today if that didn’t happen to me. And I’m happy with myself today. I’m proud of myself for coming out of that experience with a good attitude, and always being positive and trying not to be negative. I think it taught me how precious life is, and that we need to try new things and experience all of it.”

tattoo of date Sydney was hospitalized and almost died

“Growing up, I always wanted to play music, but I also played sports. I’ve always been so focused on sports, so coming to Douglas, I wanted to see what music had to offer as a profession. But I’ve found out that music isn’t for me; I love it, but I’m not going to continue with it next year.”

“I think if you’re interested in something, try it out! If you don’t like it, take it off your list and try something else. This is a journey and I think it’s important to figure out what you like and don’t like. It’s all a process.”

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