being myself

Bryce - Princeton, Illinois
Entered on May 27, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: carpe diem
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Life is short. Some people “play it safe” but others try to “live life to the fullest.” I’m the kind of person who thinks before I act, and I usually try not to get in trouble. However, I believe that life is short, and that you shouldn’t take it for granted. I believe that one day I might do something outrageous and never regret it!

I am currently in eighth grade, going into high school. At school I am never tardy unless the teacher sends me out to do something. I have had one detention my whole life, and it was for chewing gum. (Nothing too bad.) My locker is always organized, my books are lined up by classes, and I am getting all “A’s” and “B’s.”

That is my typical life during the school year. It’s pretty nice knowing what’s going to happen next, but when I think about it, it isn’t all that fun. One day, after P.E., a kid in my class randomly started singing. He told me that he and his friend were going to put a video on You Tube of them singing. This kid didn’t have the greatest vocal cords, but his singing actually brightened up my day!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that, people don’t always have to be in order and do their part, while not having any fun. Personally, I believe everyone should have courage to do things without worrying about what other people might think. Including myself. It would give people something to laugh about, or look back on something and remember, that, “Oh yeah, she was the one who randomly started dancing in the hallways,” or, “I remember her. She made the whole class bust up”!

As the old saying goes, “Sing like no one can hear you, dance like no one can see, and be you!” I know that I don’t have to do something outrageous, but I know for a fact that I can be myself; and since originality is rare, that’s probably the most outrageous thing I can do!