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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I am. According to Me.

Next time someone asks...

I'm everything I want to be.

I have a video of my niece when she was about 6 that my friend took on her camera phone. She said "Skai, tell me about yourself"

"My name is Skai...I'm an athlete, I'm a dancer, I'm a singer, ummm, I'm an athlete, I'm a basketball player, I'm a cheerleader...I'm a tennis player, I'm an athlete.... ummm...my name is Skai."

Now how good was she at any of these things? As good as any 6 year old girl can be. But in her mind did her lack of a job, skill, or age take away her right to be any of these things in her heart? Absolutely not!

As a 1st grader, she taught me that, you don't have to be Michael Angelo to be an artist, you don't have to play in the NBA to be a basketball player, you don't have to go to Juliard to be a dancer, you don't have a degree to be a teacher.

For me that meant you don't have to have a record deal to be a singer, you don't have to publish a book to be a writer, and I don't have to be Ralph Lauren to be a fashion designer. Maybe the world wouldn't label me as such but as far as I'm concerned,

I'm a singer. Even if it is only according to YouTube

I'm a writer. Even if it is only according to Blogger and Wordpress

I'm a fashion designer. Even if it is only according to Etsy


I'm HAPPY!

With God, the Internet, and Skai, this is possible

PS. This isn't the video of my niece, but its TOO cute and sort of works with what I'm trying to say =) Just enjoy it!

7 comments:

  1. This was a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing, it's really brightened my day. :)

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  2. Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh. That little girl is ADORABLE! :) too cute. And those little curls are too presh.

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  3. Oh my gosh, Kimmy - I love this! Please thank Skai for me. :)

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  4. MeCassieMarie Your welcome! I'm glad it made you smile =)

    Annah I've watched that video about 100 times and that little girl makes me SO HAPPY everytime!

    Jelisa/Bloggingeverafter I will definitely thank her for you! She's the sweetest girl on earth and she'll love that you thanked her!

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  6. Aw! This totally inspired me. Thank you.

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  7. Thanks Margaret! What an awesome compliment! Stay inspired, that's a great place to be =)

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