Hi everyone! Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my last post! 🙂
Recently I encountered a situation that my friend is going through and I just had to write about it. For privacy reasons, I won’t use her name. So lets call her…. Amy.
Amy has big dreams for her future. One of the reasons Amy and I are such good friends is because we are both striving towards the same career goals.
Amy wants to become an actress and a musician. This summer she decided to become a bit more passionate about it by taking several theater camps and joining a band.
Amy’s parents are divorced and so her dad usually takes her most of the summer. A couple of days before school ended, Amy’s dad gave her a very difficult decision to make, and it was a huge surprise to her.
Her dad told her that he wasn’t going to take her to and from the camps, or band practice, and that she had to choose between her family (him) or herself.
Amy’s dad has never been very stable with his schedule and has been cancelling weekends as long as she can remember. So Amy decided to do what her dad always does to her.
She chose herself.
Amy feels like her dad doesn’t support her dreams and her goals for the future. After constantly telling her that she needs to show more passion towards acting and music, her dad makes it seem as though she is selfish for choosing to take summer camps and have band practices while on his time.
This is a big deal to Amy. She feels as though she was making the wrong decision and being selfish for choosing herself over her family.
But in truth, she’s not being selfish at all.
She’s following her heart, and when following your heart, it can never steer you wrong (or can it?).
Amy was under the impression that she would still see her dad on the weekends and during the weeks when she didn’t have any camps.
But boy was she wrong.
Amy’s mom received an email from her dad saying that due to the camps and his schedule, he wasn’t going to be taking Amy at all over the summer.
Amy was torn.
That night, she had a mental breakdown and couldn’t stop crying.
She was an emotional wreck for two or three days after, then she decided that she didn’t want to spend her summer in tears. She was going to make the most of it.
Amy is at a point where she doesn’t care anymore. She’s made it pretty clear that she’s done with the drama. She’s decided to not call her dad throughout the summer and to just take a break. The thing that shocks both Amy and myself is her contemplation of not visiting her dad for the rest of the year.
After being let down time and time again by her father, on his weekends, Amy’s decided that it’s her turn to choose herself.
She’s going after her dreams, with or without her dad’s support. And I have to give it to her, she’s a strong and talented girl.
Now I have a question for all of you my readers…
Please share your comments in the area below. Amy and I are really interested in reading what you have to share. She could really use some advice and support.
Thank you for reading my blog post everyone. I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far! Until next time! 😀
– Rina Raj