As the fall semester winds down and comes to a close, I find myself thinking about the progress I have made with this project since day one. Not only have I met new people and made amazing memories, but I honestly think this whole thing has taught me some of the most valuable lessons about life.
One of these lessons is putting yourself out there. I have learned that this isn’t such a scary concept at all. Sure, just like anybody else, I was nervous about what others were going to think of my idea. The truth is, you’re always going to have people doubting you. Once you can look past that and realize in the end, they won’t matter, you will move closer to your dream.
I have also learned that you must always look to the positive side of things. There are so many days, especially during school, when I am tired and stressed out. Sometimes I start doubting myself. I start doubting this project and my ability to do other things. However, this just knocks you down even more. I have found that envisioning myself dancing on Ellen’s show helps me keep my head up. It helps me feel closer to achieving my dream more than anything else.
I have learned that this project is taking me somewhere. Since day one, I’ve gained so many wonderful supporters. This has made me realize that even if I don’t achieve my dream in it’s entirety, maybe I will have inspired others to do something they love each day. Maybe I will have made at least one person laugh. To see people having a good time in my videos is something that has made this worth while.
I know that someday, I’m going to look back on all this and it’s going to represent a major turning point in my life. Essentially it has made me a stronger person. It has made me grow up. It is preparing me for something. Maybe that something is not the Ellen Show. Maybe it is. I may not know the answer, but for now I’ll let my every action move me towards the wonderful things this project will produce.