I don’t know what you think when you see me walking by. I don’t know what runs through your mind when you hear my name. I don’t know how correct your first impression of me was compared to what you know now.
I don’t know. In fact, I don’t know you…but you don’t know me either.
A lot of the people in my life right now are people who had just walked into my life. Meaning a lot of the people in my life right now weren’t here just a couple months ago. These are the people I do not know; these are those who do not know me.
As much as I want to believe these people will stick around, I know better than to have that kind of hope right now. As much as I want to trust that these people have pure and good intentions, I know better than to make the assumption that everyone I meet has my heart. As much as I want to think nothing is going to go wrong, I know better than to give myself false expectations.
Though…I believe everything happens for a reason. So I will go along with where the wind blows; I will ride the waves to see where they lead; I will play it by ear so I do not miss the game that is supposed to play out. I will give everyone around me a chance, as long as they give me the same chance.
So, that’s what I ask for:
I don’t know what you think of me. I don’t know what you think of when you hear my name. I don’t know what you want from me.
But, if you expect me to give you a fair chance, I will need you to give me one as well.
That’s what I ask for: A fair chance.
After my life has turned upside down from a dream that I was living, I was struggling to simply get through the day with a smile on. But as I found my friends and got my fingers typing out stories again, I was more happy and felt like I belonged a little bit more. You would think that when all that has pasted and I am happy again, I would want to stay where I am. No, that’s not the case.
The school I’ve been wanting to apply to is still there. The deadline for applications are coming soon and I want to get in before it’s too late. There are chances at the school I don’t see anywhere else for someone like me. It’s an art school that many of my friends are currently attending and are loving it there. The year before I was planning to apply but it was too late to send in an application when I discovered that i wanted to go.
The students there learn from professionals in the category that they personally love. There are many different departments and many different classes that you could attend. The school schedule is a little bit different then what I’m use to, but that’s the price I have to pay to get this kind of opportunity.
Even though i don’t plan on making my future based on the arts, I still have that passion and love that’s growing for it. Learning at this school, from these people and with these students would be like a dream come true. Walking around in normal streets, I don’t meet many people who share my passion and love. That’s part of the reason why this school is so different. Everyone who is like me, or something like me, are gathered together to learn from the best. I think that’s a chance I can’t just let go by without taking a risk and leaping for it.
It’s definitely a chance not everyone gets. It’s a chance that I’m not going to sit around and watch disappear.
If you are like me and have a love for the arts, leave a comment and maybe you have the exact same chance that I do without even knowing it’s there. If you do, we’ll take the leap together and hope for the best.
Wish us luck 🙂