Growing up, I always wanted to be an actress. I knew I had talent and I wanted to prove it to the world. In middle school, I discovered my gift for writing. I always wrote, but I never believed I was any good. It was then that I discovered my love for it. So, I started a journal that I keep everything I ever write in, hoping that one day I can get published. These dreams slowly began to dwindle. I still write and I still want to act professionally. It's just, reality began to kick in, and I realized that I have to think realistically. There are so many other things that I excel in that are more promising, such as a science or math major. And there for a while, I really considered not following my heart and following logic.
Well, HEART BEAT changed everything for me. In this amazing arts production that my team and I, and many others put together, I performed spoken word, interpretative sign language, and dance. It was rejunivating!! I rediscovered my love for the arts. I don't know, being on stage and using my talents for God's glory, just lifted me. I felt as if I belonged on that stage. It was mine, I owned it. I received so much encouragement from spectators, about how I was talented, and they couldn't believe I wrote the spoken words myself. The encouragement and production didn't just make me feel good. It made me feel like for the first time, my dreams, God's plans, and the realism of today's society were coincided. I knew that I couldn't give up. My talents aren't to be pushed aside. God gave them to me for His glory, and I am so ready to shine for Him.