- Introduce yourself.
Hey, I’m Charlotte. I just finished my second year in EBS in entrepreneurship and business management course and I am starting off my third year as a communication councillor in Student Council.
- How did you end up in EBS?
When I finished high school I had no idea what to do next, but luckily I was offered an amazing opportunity to go and train horses in the south of France with top Estonian and French team members. On that moment I had been competing and training horses almost ten years so it didn’t take me long to take my horse and ten things and move to Nice. I spent the craziest year working my ass off, eating croissants and getting the taste of what it really takes to be a professional athlete. This year gave me a vision of what kind of person I want to become, but I still had no idea what to study. I just knew that it’s time to move on to next challenges.
I was travelling back and forth to Estonia and started to look more and more into different universities. My cousin, Laura-Liisa from EBS, was the one who told me about the creative entrepreneurship course which got me really excited. I did some some research and it didn’t take me more than 5 minutes to realise that EBS is going to be my next stepping stone.
3. Tell us a bit about your passion for horse riding.
All my life I have really loved animals but unfortunately I had very strong allergies when I was a kid. My sister was riding horses but I couldn’t even go near the stable without having troubles with breathing. It took me many years till one of my childhood friends had a birthday party at the stable. I went there and realised that my allergy had gone away, so the next day I begged my parents to sign me up for horse riding training. Then it all started. My parents thought that this is going to be a passing little girl hobby but after a few years competing and training daily with riding school horses they realised that this thing ain’t gonna pass.
It wasn’t just a hobby anymore, it was a big part of my life and something I felt really passionate about. I got my first horse when I was 16 years old and it was the best day of my life so far. Looking back now, I feel horse riding has given me so much more than just a really cool skill. It has given me discipline, a strong work ethic, high tolerance to stress, the ability to motivate myself but most importantly an understanding that nothing is impossible and I can do anything I set my mind to.
4. What is the food that you can never say no to?
I know you are fishing for chicken nuggets, right? Naah, I’m gonna go with sushi. I think that’s something I could never say no to.
5. As the Student Council’s new Communication Councillor, what are you most excited about in regards of next semester?
I’m really excited about all the new people and challenges. We have a record number of Erasmuses coming in this autumn so it’s going to be crazy fun semester.
6. If you could pack your bags right now and a plane would take you anywhere you wanted where would you go and why?
The thing is, I could pack my bags and go anywhere I want to, but I like it here, at least at the moment. But if you are going to pay for my plane tickets I would probably pick Cuba or some other Caribbean island.
7. What can always be found in your bag?
I have always at least 3 different lip products in my bag. I never use them but it gives me peace of mind knowing that I carry some things with me I never use BUT which might come in handy one moment or another. (This moment hasn’t come yet)
8. If you would be a character from a movie who would you be and why?
That’s a really hard question. Am I gonna get the life of this character? If so, I could be Stitch so I could chill in Hawaii and have adventures or Harry Potter to be a fucking legend.
9. Who inspires you the most?
My friends and family. I keep my circle small. I have always thousand things going on in my life and I know it might sound selfish to some people, but I don’t have time for anyone who don’t push me to be a better person every day. I am always inspired by people who dream big and do big and I am fery fortunate to have these people in my life.
10. Words to live by?
I’ve got plenty of them, but I think at the end of the day it’s most important to know that:
”Happiness is an inside job.”