With a little help from my friends…

I love being an Art Director. When I was 9 or 10 years old, I directed a school play and even acted like we were in a commercial. It was like the most natural thing for me, directing a bunch of my school mates to act in front of people. I still remember the moments when I wasn’t involved in a directorship role or some kind of a lead role at school — I felt that they didn’t give me a chance to show what I can bring to the table. Well, not in those many words at 10 years old but I really believed that I should be the leader at a school play, or at an art show or somewhere where I would be the center of attention or where everyone would look to, for anything.

Some people even said that I was “too bossy”. Maybe so. But it was just a natural thing for me — directing or being a leader. They say because I’m a Leo, born in August and that the Lion is the my animal. Maybe so.

One thing I have learned about myself. I will take a backseat if it meant the team I’m with has a chance to win. I will give it my all. I found out it is just as awesome to work with a bunch of mates who has the same pride, joy, sweat and tears too. I loved sharing the hard work with people who feels exactly like I do. It’s a lot more fun, too.

But I still thrive when I’m sitting at the “director’s chair”. I love being a leader. But now, I am learning what it means to be humble. I am learning that I’m not the only one who’s got good ideas. I am learning that there are people much younger than I am, and I mean people half my age (gulp!) have better ideas than I do. And I have to learn that it’s ok to accept that. I am learning that the abilities and skills I have learned all these years are still good, but can be better with a little help from my friends.

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