It’s not everyday that you get an email with the title “Your Poem is Approved!” I was super curious as to what was inside the email…so of course I immediately opened it, and to my surprise a poem that I submitted in 2010 had been accepted to be published in a book coming out this fall called “Accomplished”. I found this on their website and thought it was pretty awesome, “Did you know that only a small percentage of students who submit poetry will be published? In fact, less than 20 percent of all submissions will be included in the new 2016 Student Poetry Collection.”
Y’all, how cool is that!! I was a senior in High School when I submitted this poem I wrote in my English class. My teacher probably brought it up for us to submit anything we wanted, if we were interested. I just searched the company’s email address and it turns out they were trying to contact me since 2012, but I was locked out of that email until earlier this year. (oops) Needless to say I think it’s pretty cool and it inspired me to continue writing. I’ve always loved art, photography, and writing, and not to brag but I’ve always been good at all of them.
In High School I got accepted into the AP art program without taking any previous art before this class. I grew and learned so much from this class too!! I recently started pursing my photography business and I love it so much. I love being able to help people while doing things that I truly enjoy doing. And I’d like to say that I honestly think that it’s so important to make sure you’re doing something you love doing, because if you’re just doing it to impress people or because that’s the way society says you need to live your life…you need to just stop it, right now. Give yourself a reality check and make sure you’re truly enjoying your life and fulfilling your calling and all your dreams…every single one of them!
There’s no one standing in your way except YOU! So make sure you realize that and do whatever you need to do to fulfill your dreams, because you only live once. Also, I’d like to throw out there that if you’ve never read the book called “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero, then you should! I listened to it on audible within a couple days! It is such a great book and seriously changed the way I thought and looked at life. -Side note-if you want to listen to it then let me know and I can send it to you on audible for free.
“Be your best. Do your best. Demand the best. Expect the best. Receive the best, and put your best out into the world so everyone can receive your best too.” -Jen Sincero