It's been a while hasn't it?
I've been taken up in a whirlwind.
Don't worry though, I've been thinking about what to write about next.
I was inspired today in my Spanish class.
I decided to take a chance. Do something that I've never done or even thought about until today.
Folks, I've decided to try out for our schools spring musical.
It's the Wizard of Oz. I'm going for Dorothy.
I figure it's perfect for me. I mean, I've been practicing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" since I was five. I'm a singer and dancer. It's begging me to try out.
It's like I had and epiphony in the middle of crowded room. I realized that if I don't take a chance of looking like a fool, then I may not amount to much of anything in life.
Because that's what makes a good life, right? Taking risks that may or may not work out.
If it doesn't work, one has an experience they can learn a lesson from. But on the crazy chance that it does, one has something so beautiful. Something that makes a life worth living.
I decided that I wouldn't care if my friends laughed at me. (We aren't exactly the drama type..if there is that "type"). I decided that I don't care if I get the part or not, I tried. That's always worth saying. That you tried.
But I'm thinking that if it does work, it would be the coolest feeling to have accomplished that. To be the lead in the school musical as a rookie.
I want my life to be filled with that cool feeling. I want the experiences that I share to be unbelievable.
So, I'm adding this to my New Years Resolution.
Take some crazy chances.
Maybe even dumb chances. I'm only young once, right?
I've got to have something to laugh with my kids about.
It's starting here and I plan to continue taking chances.
I will not be afraid of people will say. I've never really cared for what they had to say anyway.
I will not hold back words.
That is no way to live.
Some of you have been there, taken these risks, seen the beauty, while I am just starting on my journey.
I'd love to hear.
"It's about a city of Emerald, a yellow-brick road."--Mrs. Williams, Spanish II.