Saturday, May 26, 2012

"The Absolutely True Story of One Amazing Girl... You!"

Dear Readers,

I would like to share something with you that is not necessarily my own words, but I found it very moving and I got it from my grandma, nana.  Many people make fun of older people, but I don’t think that is fair because when you really think about it, they have been around longer than you have and are wiser beyond their years.  This particular card came to me at a time when I was really struggling with something, and it is like she had ESP.  

The card reads, “Once there was a girl... And she was unique and talented and interesting and amazing and unforgettable... And real.  And she knew, deep down, that if she tried something and things didn’t go as she had hoped or wanted or dreamed or planned, she could just try something different or try the exact same thing again but approach it in a new or different way.  Then, one day, her greatest hopes and dreams actually became true... And so her life was full of all these amazing and unforgettable moments and events and circumstances: incredible wins, of course, but also equally incredible- and worth it- losses.  Because no matter what happened, she learned from everything around her and everything she went through.  Yes, she fell sometimes (like everybody else does), but she got up and moved forward by always being true to herself... And maybe one day she will even make a path for others to follow... Until they can make their own paths, too.  You see, it’s not that she was never frightened or sad or even knew when she woke up each day what to do(no one does). It was simply that she believed in herself and always shined on like a star.  Just like you.  You are one amazing girl.”

It is things like that that make me appreciate the little things in life, like a card, a kiss or a hug.  My grandparents, or nana and popa as I call them, were supposed to arrive with my cousin Justin this Friday from Arizona.  But due to my grandpa’s toothache they are scheduled to arrive sometime next week.  So please keep good thoughts in mind for me that they arrive safely so that we can enjoy the wonderful summer with them.  

Just like the characters in Glee and many people graduating from high school and college, I am going through some changes once again at the apartment.  But, unlike the saying says, “I have a bad feeling about this” , I have a good feeling about this.  And, for the first time in my life, I am happy with change.  Yes, Jessica Martin is happy with change... Don’t fall over Mom!  I would like to explain why I like Glee so much.  It has taken me awhile to figure it out, but I struggled very much in high school, both academically and socially too.  And though I had a few friends, I never really had a place where people understood me and I think it is wonderful that the characters in Glee have a place where they can go where people understand them for who they are.  I wish more high schools had that as opposed to one place for the jocks, one place for the singers, one place for the dancers.    

Happy Summer.