💛So I still remember my first stage show in 1998 at Little Lamb Preschool, Ann Arbor. I was so excited shopping for it, sharing my practice experiences with my family and rehearsing my lines at home. And finally the day came. Everything seemed like it was going alright until the narrator called out my name as a cue for me to come perform. I was TERRIFIED! I could just feel this sense of fear engulf me and I knew I wasn't ready for this. I just took one step forward and ran all the way across to the other end of the stage and began crying. That was the only performance I managed to put together on my first stage. That was the beginning to my anxiety issues when it came to crowds and basically people in general.
💛It's interesting how today I find myself in a profession where meeting new people, mentoring groups , hosting events and delivering talks is my strength, purpose and something that fills me with joy! In a later post I shall share those breakthrough moments that paved the way for me.
💛Here is a glimpse from our recently held Arise 'n' Shine International Preschool's Annual Day 2020 - Celebrating 10 Years In India! Taking to the stage as a host, it took me down memory lane to my very first show. I saw many children who reminded me of my younger self. But deep inside I knew that each one is made for something great and one day they will have a story to share.
💛The point here is, everyone is made differently. Not every child makes it the first time they try. Not every child learns like the one next door. They need to be given the space, the love and inspiration to keep trying till they discover their strengths.
💛There will be a day where everyone, regardless of how or where they started, will go on to achieve greatness. 💫☄ .
Thank you @indya for this pretty outfit. 💖
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