"Now I see that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart." -Mulan

That is me. I have always loved the performing arts. I loved being on stage, performing, being the star. Singing, dancing, and acting are big parts of my life, because I express myself through these artistic mediums. But for my parents it was never enough. All my passion and dreams and begging never got through until recently.

My mom's a teacher and so from the time I entered school, it was taken very seriously. I was sort of brainwashed as a child that I needed to get good grades so that I could get a scholarship and go to college and be a doctor or a lawyer or something "respectable". So I took my grades seriously all throughout elementary school and high school, and it paid off. I got a full ride to a nursing school.

But halfway through college, I was miserable. Life was really getting me down, all my personal problems were magnifying and becoming even greater than before. I made the decision to quit nursing school and move back home. Currently, I'm very happy and peaceful with my decision to pursue a theater major and a musical theater minor. My family might be less than happy with it, but I wish they had supported me from the beginning and let me choose my own future. After all, it is MY life to live and I've only got this one.
grobiegirl12 grobiegirl12
18-21, F
1 Response Jan 15, 2013

I applaud your bravery to stand up for what you believe! Lend me some strength.