Today is my last day of teaching my four year old Magical Ballerinas. I'm actually quite emotional about it as they have been the most well-behaved, honest, loving, and hard-working class I have ever taught. This letter is in honor of them, but applies to every one of my students.
|I took this photo of my beautiful niece in Disneyland.|
While we were waiting in line, she suddenly started dancing to the music without a care in the world
The world is only interested in what you have to offer them, but be yourself anyway. You'll more than likely surpass their expectations if you do so. But more importantly, you'll be happier and you won't turn to temporary fixes like toxic friends, good looking men, and the Panda Express' menu to make yourself feel complete.
Magazine quizzes, Oprah, and 'inspiring blogs' will try and decipher your personality and tell you who you are. You don't need them. You need a way to express yourself, you need your family (if you're lucky enough to come from a good one), and you need a select group of friends with hearts as pure as yours.
Together we explored the power of creativity. We picked stars from the sky in our rainbow ballgown dresses and rode our green, blue, and yellow magical ponies with our sparking tiaras and long ballerina necks. And if you wanted a pony with rainbow fur, her name tattooed on her chest, and gold high heels on its feet, then that's what you got. Because out of everything I taught you (plies and skips and how to stand correctly), this is what I want you to remember:
It is more important to be yourself than to be accepted.
And that's the last lesson I'll ever teach you. Keep riding those crazy ponies.
aka... Your Lead Star-Picking Fairy