Ever wondered what you wanted to do with your English Major?
For the last two days I have been contemplating between acting lessons and writing lessons. I don’t know which to choose out of the two. And lately I have been thinking about my future and where I want to go in the next five to ten years. My teacher suggested that I should get a MFA in English, my career adviser says I should get a degree in Creative Writing and go into film or go into editorial work, either as a writer, poet or editor. Musical Theater teacher says that I should take a chance, take a leap into the theater world, my friends says I should continue to sing and my cousin says that I be on the stage. And my family believes I should go the safe path and be a teacher.
Though I tell them that I would be horrible teacher. Constantly telling them how I rant, lose track of my thoughts, have a terrible way of explaining things and a lack of leadership abilities and traits. They believe that teaching is the only path I can take when majoring in English. I don’t know what’s the true path for me, but I know that there is something more within me. Than teaching. And though I love my teachers and I know that teaching is important. I know within me are novels yet to be published, are poems screaming to be heard are songs tickling the hairs of my tongue, scripts waiting for me to read, are TV shoes desiring to be viewed and words wishing to be written.
Maybe I’m going the wrong path, but I believe that I can only find the right path by trying out my dreams. Even if they sound impossible. I know that I will regret not taking the leap.
Just a thought
These are simple drafts that I have created of my two main characters. I know there is nothing much to them now. But these are the final common looks for Alicia and Kasernage (though he is actually an alien). I think his picture better suits their personalities and relationship. Bringing these characters more to life.
I have no resolutions this year, cause to be honest they have been the same since I was 8 years old. To lose weight, to get good grades, to become extremely pretty and to find love. Growing up they slowly changed and shifted into more rational wishes such as to become a healthy weight, to find the proper set of people in my life, to be successful in school and to be more confident. I’m sure when another year goes by I will still wish for these things unless they are accomplished within this year somehow.
Now could these be stupid resolutions, maybe. Should I give up on them and forget about the New Years all together because I will never accomplish them, maybe. But we all somewhat wish for true love, we all wish to be happy and successful and we all wish for long life if not eternity, am I correct. Especially those who wish for world peace, and freedom of deadly diseases like cancer and such. Are these wishes stupid, are they meaningless and somewhat impossible.
Why should we let impossibilities hold us down, I wonder. Now I understand just going into the new years with no plans, no goals and just winging it. But I also do not look down upon those who wish to plan, to prepare or even set up their new year. Maybe they will never weight, maybe they’ll never fall in love, maybe there will never be cure for cancer. But what’s wrong for wishing for it.
I still believe in the impossible, I still believe that people can do great things when they desire to do great things. That we can cure cancer when we choose to actually cure cancer and not play around with it or let it destroy us. The impossible is only what you choose not to see, what you choose not to believe, what you choose is the end. If you think its impossible to be happy, then you have chosen not to be happy. If you believe there is no such thing as love, then you have compromised to not fall in love.
You choose what you want your year to be, not anybody else. So if you have resolution go with it, but always remember it is up to you to be successful.