Speak up: Things I wish I would have known when I was fifteen

In my teen years, I had many opportunities to use and strengthen my talents. I hit about twenty-five and no one seemed to ask me to do anything anymore. For a theater person who loves to entertain that’s a pretty tough pill to swallow. Then I realized the fault for the dry spell was my own. We had moved to Las Vegas to further my husband’s work experience. No one knew who I was or what I was capable of doing. What had I expected, people to take one look at me say, “oh such talent, how have we survived this long without you?”

Yeah, right.

The reality is the world is brimming with talented people. If you want to be a part of it, speak up. And that advice isn’t just for those of us who love to sing and dance. If you have gifts and ideas to better the community around you, tell people, get involved. Don’t wait for somebody to ask, or those opportunities you’re eyeing might go by without you.

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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