I woke up so excited about going to see Jane Lynch in person. She’s so talented and funny and did such a great job hosting the Emmys. Nothing was going to get me down, not even the rain. I was in my cheerleading outfit one-two-three and ready to go. I knew that if Ms. Lynch saw me, she’d know I was perfect for a part as a Cheerio on Glee.
When I got to the campus, there were so many people that I nearly got claustrophobic. It was Cal Performances’ Fall Free for All. Every year, the university has free music the whole day all around the campus ~ from orchestras to jazz ensembles to choruses.
Between all the people on campus to hear music and all the people wanting to see Ms. Lynch, it was definitely crowded. At the Student Union, there was a line that wrapped around and around and around. When we checked in with security, we found out that because so many people wanted to see Ms. Lynch, wrist bracelets were being given out. Unfortunately, the last one was given out ten minutes before I got there.
I was so very, very disappointed.
Luckily, my Pop was there. He saw how I felt and let me talk about it for quite some time. I also kept hearing that Dale Carnegie saying, “when fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.” Ugh! I was just too upset to even have that make me feel better.
My Pop just stuck with me. He let me know that disappointment is part of life and what really matters is how we react to the disappointment. He said that it’s important to not get stuck but to remember to turn obstacles into advantages. That way, I will build my resilience and confidence to keep me motivated to follow my dreams no matter how many disappointments may lay in store for me. He said that he and my Mom had total faith in me and then he quoted Martin Luther King: ”There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” Awwww, I love my Pop!
As I started feeling a little better, I began looking around at what was happening. I saw a woman beaming a big smile at me. I tugged at my Pop, and we headed over to her. To my surprise, she was sitting at the table for Cal’s radio station, KALX, and she introduced herself as one of the DJs. KALX is the best radio station around. She was so supportive and encouraged me to keep following my dreams and maybe she’d soon be playing my songs on the radio. She sure lifted my spirits, encouraging me to put my disappointment aside and let my talent shine through.
We all have dreams, but sometimes they have their own timeline and don’t happen at the exact moment we want them to. I know that if I keep following my dream through thick and thin, it’ll come true. My Pop and my Mom love me no matter what, which is great to know.
I may have been given a lemon today, but I’m not making just lemonade, I’m making lemon chiffon pie! That’s what a star does!
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