Random Topic OT Day (submitted): To My Future Aspirations, Am I Good Enough?

Dear Mahogany,
Ive encountered you before at a photoshoot and realized there was something empowering about you just through your choice of music when you let your Soundcloud play. To see you aspiring to empower other women and help them get through their hardships in life shows me that my first impression was right. I am just a 15 year old girl going through what every other girl goes through. I have dreams and hopes but also have doubts. Ive found my creative outlet through DJing and I know I can do this the rest of my life. Im setting goals and working hard to become the next big female disc jokey. On the other hand, the pressures from the world of “finding a realistic job” or making sure my grades are good, to get into a good college, often bring me down to feeling as if I chose the wrong decision for my future. Any advice you can give me?
Sincerely, Can I be good enough?

 

Greetings!
First of all, I would just like to let you know how appreciated you are just for your words alone. I am so glad and blessed for people like you, whom I’ve only encountered a few times, that chose to keep up with me. It’s the people like you (granted you will meet others like yourself as I did) that will keep you grounded, motivated and feeling supported just like how you just made me feel once you’ve found what it is you would like to do for the rest of your life. Believe it or not, yes I was accepted to a few schools but I wasn’t supposed to be in college God opened that door for me. I am 22 it wasn’t until last year that I found out what my passion was. It was within me the whole time but I couldn’t grasp it, or at least I THOUGHT I couldn’t. Anything that you love, you can capitalize on it and do GREAT things with it. How hard does it sound to make money off of empowering a few people in the world? A little hard right? BUT I am amazing at the things that I do. I plan to do and give whatever I can blood, sweat, tears and money (I don’t have lol) to invest into this dream I believe in – and that is what you MUST do! I’ll leave you with these last couple of thoughts from Epictetus; “Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly yours, meaning that it is your OWN concern, be clear that what belongs to others (including their craft and what kind of schools they get accepted into) is their business and NONE of yours. If you aim to live by these principles understand they wont be easy, you must give up somethings entirely including wealth and power in return for happiness and freedom.” You CAN do whatever you put your mind to. Do not be afraid of your future.
Sincerely, You ARE good enough.
Mahogany The Mayhem

 

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