Following Dreams

Alexee - plano, Texas
Entered on March 11, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: creativity
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Following Dreams

I believe that everyone should strive to succeed in his or her own way. No one should be preventing others from following their dreams. A major problem in our world is that people are afraid of being different form others. If everyone were the same, then our world would be more chaotic. The definition of independent is not subject to other others and to be self reliance, which is to depend more on one’s self than society. I wish everyone would dare to be different from other people, take risks to reach individual goals, live with fewer restrictions, rules and regulations and live life for themselves like there is no tomorrow.

When I was two years old, my mom decided to put me into dance classes. I participated in jazz, tap, and lyrical dance. I feel that dancing is my most comfortable way for me to express my feelings. When I dance, I feel that my worries and concerns do not exist. After a few years, I decided to take dance even more serious. My dance instructor suggested that I take my dancing to the next level, so I started dancing in numerous competitions as a solo tap dancer. I won first place in the overall tap soloist category. After this competition, I realized that I want to continue for the rest of my life. I was still young, but I had my career planned out. High school came around so fast; by that time I completed 10 years of dance, it was time to try out for Ducthtown High School Dance Team. I was very confident about making the dance team because I felt that my dance class had prepared me well. Team try-outs were amazing. I enjoyed every second of it. Finally, after three days, I found out that I made the dance team. I participated for 3 years, until I moved to Texas.

Still, today, I am very passionate about dancing. Some people ask me what my plans are after High School and they expect me to say, I am going to attend college to be a nurse, doctor, or teacher. I plan to get into Julliard Performing Arts School, in New York City, to become a professional dance choreographer, because I believe I will succeed in this industry.

Many people believe I will not make it far in the dance industry, but I feel that something positive always comes out of negativity, they think I should “depend” on another major and dance for fun, I need to stop dreaming, because I won’t make enough income. “Who cares how many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone,” said Coco Chanel; therefore, I believe you should enjoy what you decide to do with your life, so what if others do not support. My definition of dancing is expressing struggles in life through motions.

I will become a professional dance choreographer.