Personal Narrative: Optimistic Epidemic

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Optimistic Epidemic My first time in a singing competition and I was beyond the point of being tensed. Palms sweating, heart racing, and well, of course, the negative thoughts pouring in like the dam gates just burst open. I thought that I was scared. I thought that I would mess up. I thought that this would be the end. But I did not once think that I would succeed. While I was on the back stage waiting for my name to be called, I overheard one of the moms say to her daughter, “Look. I know this is hard. I know that you are not Ariana Grande to sing those flawless high notes, but you are my daughter. And I know that you can sing better than all the best singers out there if you tried.” I personally didn’t know how the daughter felt by the…show more content…
If someone else believed in me, then I should be able to believe in myself. That very moment, I took a deep breath, and turned around. Facing the girl, I told her something that my mom would always tells me, “If you think it’s easy, it will become easy”. The moment that we shared was a bit awkward, but she smiled. It was my turn; I sang and I walked off the stage.Then it was her turn. After she finished her performance, she walked off the stage and made her way towards me. I imagined her coming up to me and saying, “Thank you that helped so much.” But when she did come up to me, she said, “I don’t know who you are, and I think I did better than you, but thanks,” and walked off. The ending could have turned out better, but I understood that I had made an impact. The girl whom I told to think a certain way had regained her confidence, and so did I. I realized that optimism is not something disposable like a tissue and optimism doesn’t revolve around one person like electrons around a nucleus. Instead, it spreads. I believe in spreading optimism. To me, spreading optimism isn’t just person to person; rather it should be like the Black Death. People should be catching it everywhere they go, regardless of who they meet or greet and regardless of

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