I might sound like a pessimist saying this but sometimes it's so annoying to constantly hear that if you work hard enough you can be anything that you want to be and do anything that you want to do. The people you hear saying it are usually the ones that found that pot at the end of the rainbow. It feels all nice and fuzzy to say it but the reality is that no matter how hard you try not all dreams come true. I hate to be a Debbie downer but that's the truth of the matter. There is absolutely no guarantee etched in stone somewhere that dreams come true. It is true that it's possible to dream big and accomplish something even bigger but hard work and dreaming it doesn't always make it so. That's no reason to quit or give up though, and I think you should believe wholeheartedly that it can come true. Don't stop dreaming. Don't stop believing. You kind of have to in order to keep reaching for it but in the end the only thing you can control is whether or not you really and truly did your best and tried your hardest.
American Juniors 10 years ago. I watched every single episode. And this was before DVR. I don't watch the show but when I saw that she was on it, I thought to myself. Wow. She made it. I cried like a baby when Kelly Clarkson won American Idol and season after season tears fall down my face when I watch the winner of America's Next Top Model announced. I even watched a few episodes of Food Court Wars and I can't wait to start watching the first episode of Chasing Nashville. Against all odds. Despite the day to day challenges of life. It's such a beautiful and inspirational thing to see people realize their dreams. I really can't get enough of it.
My emotional response to this video is without completed fill in the blank answers but at the same time very telling. True, I cry when fictional characters die in movies and when people win reality TV shows. And I'm a sucker for beautiful Gymnastics but it was more then that. It stirred up something else inside of me. I may not know what's behind it but I can only hope that some day I will figure it out.
Listen to the words. What do they say to you?