How My Current and Future Academic and Extra- Curricular Activities Will Help Me to Reach My Lifetime Goals

How My Current and Future Academic and Extra- Curricular Activities Will Help Me to Reach My Lifetime Goals

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I have chosen to pursue a career in acting because entertaining people is what I thrive on. Ever since I was little I have loved being the center of attention and making people laugh. My whole life I have wanted to be the person who helps somebody turn their day around. That is why I love being a cheerleader.
I have been cheering long before I chose what career I wanted to pursue but as I was contemplating what to write for my essay I realized, I have been acting my whole life. Every time I step onto a competition mat I am putting on a show to help my team to win. Every time I step onto the football field to cheer on my team I am acting. As a cheerleader, it is my job to get the crowd involved at the games. When my team is winning it is easy to show my emotion because I am truly happy, but when my team is losing, that is where I genuinely have to put on a show. Obviously I am disappointed my team is losing but I can’t show my disappointment to the crowd; the football players and the fans are counting on my team and me to stay positive. Even if my team is losing horrifically I must act like I truly believe that we can come back and when the game. Cheerleading has taught me how to control my emotions, which is the most prominent part of acting.
Before I cheered for my high school team, I cheered competitively. This is where I learned how hard work and determination is truly the key to success. I would have four, three hour practices a week on top of my school work. If I was not at school, I was at the gym, either at a practice or I was just there to work on a new skill by myself. Waking up on competition days was like nothing else because I knew that for two minutes and thirty seconds I was able to put on a show and entertain the ...


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...at. Being in a sorority will help me to meet people on campus and to make lifelong friends. I could meet somebody who has a family member involved in making movies or who even is in movies, and they could help me along the way.
Acting is a part of me; it is what I want to do for the rest of my life, no doubt. I have cheered for an award winning national champion team, and I have cheered for a team that did not win a single completion. If there is one thing I have learned in cheerleading, it is that life is about taking chances and acting is a chance I am willing to take. From the acting class I have taken in high school and being able to put on a show every Friday night cheering for my football team in front of my community, to the acting classes I will be taking in college; I am fully prepared for my future as, Victoria Haddox, Academy Award winning actress.



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