I hope this finds you well. I want to share something (about someone) that inspired me to write to you. It brought tears to my eyes capturing this precious moment but I believe it’s too good not to share.
This blog is about inspiring people through my experiences. I had reason to be inspired and wanted to make you smile because it made me smile and cry.
Miss Highland Dancer had her college / high school interview yesterday. I hate interviews. I can go in like a bull in a china shop, have verbal diarrhea or talk the hind legs off a donkey. But not Miss HD. Now, I could see before we stepped into the principals office that she was pretty nervous. Crikey, I was freaking out!!
She was nervous……but happy. This was her choice. It’s where she wanted to be. This is her direction. She has plans, knows what she wants to achieve and this is where she wants to make that happen. Plans of fashion and interior design plus a few more ideas!!
This girl spent 15 minutes of her life convincing 3 women that she is meant to be at this school. She convinced me. I saw happiness, eagerness and desire. She showed me how much this means to her in those few minutes.
Guess what?? When we started talking about college a year ago, she was so against this school. I reckon it wasn’t because it’s a boarding school but more so that she wanted to go to the local college because she thought her friends (well some of them) would be going there. I can see her reasoning.
She has gone through kindy and primary school with the same girls. They have grown up together, practically lived at each other’s houses, have the same outfits, went to the same schools so far and even been in the same class. This is my baby. She will always be my baby. But she learned something new today.
Since we started talking about high school, she discovered that most of her friends are going away to school and if she went to the local college (High school), well it could be different. She discovered that what she wants to achieve might not be able to happen at the local college. She learned that her choices could be different.
She learned that although her friends may be going to different schools, they won’t lose their friendship. If anything it can only get stronger. She learned that they are all making a similar choices based on what they want to achieve in their lives.
She found out that the more she looked at the good things about this school the more she actually liked what she saw.
When we went for the open day, she discovered that she really liked what she saw. She found herself chatting with friends from dancing, the holiday programme, from camps and even some school friends. She discovered that this school has some classes that she wants to attend, sports activities she wants to try and the boarding area is super cool!! She found that she actually loved it. So when it came down to the interview, she knocked their socks off with her passion about this.
Miss Highland Dancer showed me everything I have been teaching her in those 15 minutes. She got her 15 minutes of fame in my eyes.
The point of this is simple.
Sometimes we need to change our mindset so we can see the possibilities!! She is only 12 and she managed to do that!! My cute, cuddly baby is now 12 and starting a new journey.
So much has happened in a small space of time. She will always be my baby but my baby just grew up so much today. A precious moment to add to the others I have collected over the years!!
What’s your special moment today?? Just stop and think, then hold it!! I bet it makes you smile 😊. It’s your job to pay it forward.
Now it’s your turn to be the reason someone smiles today.