For a good majority of my “younger years” (not to imply that I’m not young any more. 16 is pretty young, but hey.), I wanted to be an astronomer. I loved space. I loved learning about it, and one day I wanted to study it for a living. But after a while, I discovered a little thing called music. I thought, “This is it. I don’t need to search for anything anymore. This is what I’m going to do with my life.” For hours on end, I’d sit in my room, singing along to Guns N’ Roses songs to try to sound as great as my then-hero, Axl Rose.
As time went on, about a year or two passed and I was in 9th grade. (Or 8th. I can’t remember exactly…) I remember not owning a camera, but my dad wanted me to take some pictures of the flowers outside to send to my aunt. So I grabbed my phone, and went out to take the picture. And what turned out was better than I expected. I never really used my camera phone for anything other than talking to people, but soon after that incident, it was my tool to bring my photos into the world.
And, just like anything else that I got interested in, most people around me thought that this would just be a phase of mine, and that I’d get over it or something. But truth is, it was the other things that were the phases. But I’m grateful that I did have those phases, because I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. And some days, I still think about being a singer, but I know that it’s not for me. I’m not giving up what my real dream is. I’m not usually one to give up that easily.
So, I know I hope that you guys never give up on your dreams, and that you always follow your heart! I know doing that has helped me a lot. Hope to see you all around here soon! Leave your comments!