I do one of these after every retreat I’ve been on and it always kind of sounds the same, but whatever I have to document it. I’ve realized over the years that with retreats I always learn something new about myself or organization I’m on the retreat with. All over my tumblr page and even with friends I talk about how all I want to do in this world is dance and make a difference in someone’s life. I absolutely love inspiring and motivating people to reach their best potential. I almost cried last night during our recollection of our top 3 Troy Phi memories because of some of the things that were said about me. You never know how much you truly mean to people until you’re gone or they’re put in the situation and have to speak to it. I’m truly blessed, thankful, and humbled by this experience. I hope that I can continue to brighten the lives of the people around me. As my senior year begins, I think of the legacy that I will leave here and USC and so far I’ve made a pretty good mark. With the toughest summer of my life behind me it is time to step forward and continue to make a difference.
I want to be known for doing something great. Whether that be for one person or millions of people, I want to know that I made a positive difference in someone’s life. If I have inspired someone to start something new, reach for their dreams, or persevere through the toughest road blocks/downfalls then I have left my legacy. What legacy do you want to leave?
Take a second to think about all of those people who are close to you (family, friends, etc.). Now think about everything they have done for you. Lastly think about everything they WOULD do for you, no matter how severe. That measures the amount of love for you. What would they sacrifice?
I truly appreciate the close circle of people who surround me in my life. Some of course have made larger sacrifices than others, but that is only because they have been given the opportunity to do so. I even have those who are willing to be there for me even if they feel helpless or powerless. Although in those times I may look sad, I am truly happy just to see their faces.
People wonder why I’m so positive. It’s only because I’ve seen way to much negativity for someone who isn’t even 21. Don’t take for granted the people who love you and are willing to go to the moon for you. Just think. Thank the people closest to you. Sacrifice for them as much as they sacrifice for you.