Yes, that picture is of me. I was always the happy kid. I was always being weird and obnoxious and getting in trouble at school because I was standing on the tables. But now that I’m 21 years old and I’ve found my dream, people don’t seem to be as supportive of me as they were when I was a kid. My dreams aren’t deemed acceptable. Because, of course, you’re supposed to go to college after high school, get a degree, find a husband, settle down, have kids and then die. That’s what’s acceptable right? Well I refuse to settle for social norms. REFUSE.
Ever since I was a kid, I have loved making people laugh. I think I got that from my dad. He was always so funny. Always the life of the party. I have always made funny videos with my friends and put on silly shows for my family. I wanted to make people smile. And now that I’m “all grown up,” I want to do that for a living. I want to make people smile. I want to be a weirdo for the rest of my life! So I make youtube videos. I don’t have a ton of subscribers, I don’t get many views (yet!), and so everyone thinks I’m just wasting my time. But I’m happy when I make videos, isn’t that what matters? I did the whole school thing. I hated it. I don’t learn that way. I want to travel and see the world and make videos. So yes, I’m going to follow my dream. Because I know that if I were to stop right now, go to college and be “normal” I would regret it. I would regret that I didn’t try harder and do my best. Because if you don’t then who knows what would have happened? My dream isn’t shattered yet. And I’m holding on to it for dear life.
I hope that you do, too. Life is too short. Go for it!