Motorsport is a very strong passion within our family. I am very passionate about it too. I am proud to be continuing the Anderson name in New Zealand motorsport. Not through physical racing, but through the simulation kind. At the start of the year, I debuted in my first ever race at the Hyper Stimulator NZ, Supercars Social League. A simulation race league dedicated to providing quality racing action through simulation racing. Me being only 15 years old was the youngest person in the league. It was a big deal for the “Anderson’s” to be participating because my dad was racing too. My dad, Andrew Anderson, is a former NZ V8 Touring Car driver with multiple race wins and podiums to his name. To race against my dad was a pretty cool experience and I would definitely do it again.
This blog post isn’t all about motorsport, although I wish that I could do that. This post is about preparing for the real world. When students are in high school, it is good to prepare them for the next big step in their lives. From internships within a professional network, learning experiences outside of school and interviews with people who are actively involved in the profession that you are interested in. But the one thing that I’ve learnt over time is that if you wish to get somewhere in life, you need to show the commitment and determination to get there. Life is not easy, it never has been and it never will be.
I love this quote. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. But in today’s world, there are so many more choices for people to take because of the opportunities that are available for us! So a message to young people, take the chances that come towards you because they might not be available in the near future.