I never really took a ton of chances in high school. I took one big risk and it ended up going smoothly, but that was it. One big chance in four years. In the one year I have been here, I have found out that taking chances is so exciting. Chances that if you fail, you will feel terrible, but if you succeed, then you are so excited that you can't help but smile. I have taken countless chances here, and I have found that you fail many more times than you succeed, but that makes the success seem so much better. Earlier this semester we had a portfolio review in the art department, where we had to submit 10 different works of art, and the professors reviewed them and told you what you needed to work on. Needless to say, I didn't do very well. That was a rough day. I suppose that was the day that I really started to question if I was even supposed to be doing art. It has always been something that I have enjoyed doing, and it's such a great way for me to express myself, but I really question if it was what God really wants me to do with my life. So, contrary to what I really wanted to do, I submitted 6 photos into the student art gallery and 3 of them were accepted! I cannot stop smiling! I still have no idea what to do with my life, and what God's will is for me, but taking this risk of being yet again rejected and coming up accepted makes me realize that is something that I am supposed to be doing. Wether I major in it, minor in it, or just do it for fun, I know that I am meant to be an artist. And no, it isn't just because some of my art was accepted, that is just more of a confirmation. Anyway, here are the three photos that were accepted.
So all that is to say, that you NEED to take chances and risks. It's scary knowing that you can and will be rejected. But it is so rewarding when you are accepted. And always know that someone out there will always hate what you do, even when everybody else loves it. And when everybody hates what you do, know that there is always someone that loves it.