My name is Lorena, but you can call me Squirrel.
In 2012, I quit my desk job to pursue my dream of becoming a sitcom writer. Because I felt like my life was lacking in experiences to write about, I went to Australia to work and live for a year. Before my year was up and I had to come back to freezing Oh Canada, I travelled up Australia's East Coast. It was at this time that I went diving for the first time. Go figure: I've wanted to breathe under water since I was 8 years old, but didn't try it until I was 25.
I'm 26 now. And I have less interest in becoming a sitcom writer and every interest in becoming a Scuba Dive Instructor.
Since I returned to Canada, I have been bar-tending to save up money. My goal is to send myself to all those beautiful dive sites I want to visit, gain more experience, and enrol myself in the courses I need to complete in order to someday become an instructor. I'm very late in finding out about this contest but entering it is important to me. It's a huge if but IF I win, it would mean so much to me. It would mean that I can start pursuing my dream right away.
The dog in the video is named Sheba and she belongs to my brother. I love her very much, but if I should ever have to go somewhere exotic for a couple of months, she remains in good hands ;)
And if you're wondering why people call me Squirrel, it's because I kind of look like one!
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