Stamp of Inspiration

Scholarship Entrant: Amanda from Homestead, Florida
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 Amanda: 80

When I was little, I remember wanting to tap dance. I’m not sure why, maybe it was all of the Shirley Temple I watched or because no one else in my class did it. All I knew was if there was a tap dancer onstage, there was no way you could escape their performance. Whether your eyes were open or closed it surrounded you still. I wanted that magnetism so a few weekends later, I was tapping away in a studio. Now, my adventure as a tap-dancing princess did not last long, but it did teach me one of the most important things I could learn; having a goal makes all the difference and persistence without a destination is wasted energy.

One of my biggest professional goals, is to open a successful studio. Theater gave me a space to not only find myself, but project. It gave me a forum and space to express myself. It also taught me to work, hard. Letting others get that chance to express and define themselves would be one of the most fulfilling things I could do and would leave my stamp of inspiration on the world. Meeting one goal is not enough, staying still is not enough. Waiting for things to happen is not enough. Work will get me there, asking will get me there. I will get me there, all I have to do is keep moving and remember where I’m headed.

Vote for Amanda: 80

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