Inspiration With Every Click

Sarah C.

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Kendall Carlson, my mom, has always had a creative and artistic vision since day one. Art class was always a time to for her to show that creative and artistic vision. Her devotion to art class in high school lead her to attend a college that would help further her creativity and artistic skills, Rollins College. Her skills in art grew drastically in college and ignited another passion: art history. Her passion for art and the history of it helped her obtain multiple jobs at museums. The devotion found in her jobs at the museums landed her a job at a magazine, House & Garden, that was on an opposite side of the art spectrum. It dealt with house decorations and the image that you can show through your home. Although this job was almost completely opposite to her previous jobs, she was still able to show her artistic vision through her new job. After working multiple years for House & Garden, she decided to take a break from working and spend time with her kids. I believe that this time she spent away from the art world let her grow even more than she ever has. Her artistic and creative vision is shown through the decor in our house to the clothes that she wears. After almost twelve years away from the art world she decided to take a job at J. Crew, which showed more of her fashion sense overall. My mom has shown ability to transfer her artistic and creative vision in almost every way possible, which has lead to a conclusion of what a hero is in my mind: someone that inspires you to achieve similar goals that they have reached and inspire you to be the best you can be.

PASSION CAN CHANGE IT ALL

Merriam-Webster online dictionary describes a hero as a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. Those brave acts and fine qualities may lengthen your life, according to a study done by National Geographic. However, being a hero goes far beyond great or brave acts like, rescuing a lost dog, an exhausted parent coming home from work and helping their child do homework, and buying a meal for a homeless man or women. A hero is someone that inspires you to achieve similar goals that they have reached and inspire you to be the best you can be.

A hero is a mother that teaches you to chase your dreams, for which she has done the same and reached hers. Imagine your mother in her twenties receiving her diploma for majoring in art and heading to D.C. for an internship at an art museum. Consider she has now been living in D.C. for two years and she finally gets the call that she got the job at the magazine company, which had always been her dream. This scenario parallels my mother, for which her dream has been to work with a magazine company that can apply her skill with art. When she graduated college and received an internship in an art museum, she knew that this was definitely going to get her one step closer to her goal of working for a magazine. The moment she received the call that she got the job at the magazine company she knew that her goal was met. My mom's journey to achieve her goal has inspired me to go after a similar dream as hers, to become a stylist at a magazine company. My mom's success will not only make me prosper with my dream, but will make her more of a hero than she already is.

A hero is a best friend that changes you for the better. Rachel has been depressed for months now. She constantly is putting on a happy face at school and for friends, but no one knows what she is really feeling, besides Meredith. Meredith is more of an acquaintance towards Rachel's, but she is close with Rachel enough to realize how she is feeling. Meredith starts to ease into becoming closer with Rachel and soon enough they are inseparable. Meredith starts to see great changes with Rachel's attitude towards everything and anything. Three months after Meredith has helped Rachel crawl out of depression, Rachel says two simple words, "Thank you." Meredith's help to get Rachel out of the deep, dark hole of depression changed her for the better. It finally let Rachel be happy again and changed her to be the happiest version of herself because she had her true best friend by her side. The change Meredith was able to make to Rachel's attitude shows how much changed can be made for the better of a person by a simple gesture.

Being a hero may seem like a simple thing to do, but in reality it’s not. It’s not about the big gestures you make, it’s about the small, consistent ones that make you a hero. You don’t have to be a firefighter or Superman to be hero, you can just be friend that goes to infinity and beyond, but don’t worry you don’t have to be Buzz Lightyear either. All you have to do is be hero that inspires others to achieve similar goals as you, that you have reached and inspire someone to be the best that they can be.

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