I love dance movies for two reasons. First, I love dancing. I have danced since I was a little kid. I have tried many different types of dancing and to be honest I've never become really good at any of them. But I still enjoy it because somehow dancing just washes away all my worries.
The second reason why I love dance movies is that they are always about a girl or boy who wants something, like to win a competition or to get accepted into a dance acadamy, and they all have to face obstacles, they all have to fight, but in the end it always pays of.
Right now I'm watching a dance movie called "Make it happen". It's the story of Lauren who dreams of attending Chicago School of Music and Dance but when she auditions she gets rejected. So she starts dancing in a club and her style improves so much more than anyone could have ever taught her in a school.
I think that's just what life is like. No one achieves his or her goal right away. There are always detours. There will always be hard times and self-doubt. You will be poor and unknown and frustrated. But you have to keep on fighting.
I want to be a professional writer. This has been my dream since I was 11 years old. And I thought now after I have gained so much experience in internships and freelance writing maybe someone will hire me. But not one newspaper I applied to wanted me. Nor was I accepted to the journalism school or literature academy. All I got was this poorly paid job as a copy-editor for a online magazine.
So I could crumble and curse my life and give up. But I don't. Because I know that I can do it and I am willing to put up a fight for what I love. Actually the job as a copy-editor is not that bad. I earn money and I am working with words. I am flexible and I enjoy editing. It's not my dream job but it's a step in the right direction.
Apart from that my boyfriend and I both got accepted for Master programs in a beautiful German city called Tübingen. We are currently looking for an apartment. Maybe I haven't suceeded in becoming a professional writer, yet. But at least I will live with the person I love. Life is never perfect but I know that I am still one of the lucky ones.
So be grateful for what you have. Be patient. Be strong. And never stop fighting. Make it happen.