Zero to a Hundred, Real Quick.
In the wise words of the one and only Drake.. My plan for this 2016 year went from “Zero to a Hundred, Real Quick.” I did not know what i was really going to do until about a couple months ago. When I told my mom, I had a lot of explaining to do. I told her that the little girl who has always loved performing and singing Britney Spears, Beyonce, Hilary Duff, and the rest of all the great 90’s baby music wanted to pursue her future in the music business. I explained to her that there’s a school in Florida where I can study music business and also keep studying my performing. This is not a traditional school and it is very expensive so, you could only imagine the reaction on her face at first for her little Texas girl like me to be making all these big moves in my life. It took planning to get my mom on my side 100% and supportive. I stayed up late nights and got numbers together for apartments, loans, scholarships, and transferring jobs into Orlando from where I work now, Starbucks, that I got my boss to help me with. I had to prove that I was beyond serious about this journey and was 100% committed to doing well.
Why don’t I try the traditional 4-year college or university thing? I have. I’m the person where I only learn with something I’m passionate about. I know as crazy as it sounds, I wasn’t doing well and I felt like I didn’t belong. I left the best friends I had at my university, moved back home, went to community college, and started working at Starbucks until I figured out my path.
The problem before was that I wanted to make my family proud in their way, not mine. I worried too much about their perception of me and doubt that I would be successful. Their not the type that would disown me but they all definitely have their own opinions and word travels fast about how everyone feels about what you do in your life. So, I didn’t want to be a part of that category. But, most people that do fail in following their dreams follow the path that someone else draws for them. You have to be the one that colors outside the lines to make a masterpiece.