Believing Dreams

Scholarship Entrant: Christopher from 5153 W. Byron, Illinois
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Christopher: 79

How can I justify that I deserve to do what I love most and get paid for it? I love music, who doesn’t? I want to share my love for music by performing, writing, and teaching, but I may not earn a living doing any of those. So I ask myself, what do I have to do to make those dreams a reality? My answer to that question is simple, it comes from inside. To get back up after a failure and to try again doesn’t come from already having the skills to be successful; it comes from not having them. Believing in what I love is worth the work, having someone else believe in my dreams makes me unstoppable. Now I realize, the only way for me to earn a living performing, writing, and teaching music is to have people who believe in me as much as I believe in myself. To trust the right people who believe in my dream and listen closely to their words, it far is more important to listen than to speak when asking for help.

My message to the world is simple. Never give up on yourself, a message of truth is better to be shared than not. I am taking on young students at a small music center, and playing music at surrounding nursing homes for seniors. Now I have the opportunity to combine these worlds of performing and teaching to write music some of my students perform for the senior citizens.

Vote for Christopher: 79

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