“Bloom where you are planted” -Mary Engelbreit
I remember when I was in high school show choir and I remember always being put in the front row on stage during performances because I was a very strong performer. I also remember one of my peers getting highly upset because she was always placed further back, so she asked our teacher why she never got put on the front row. His reply was “bloom where you are planted!” When he told her that my jaw dropped! In my young mind that was so unfair to tell her to just deal with it knowing she wouldn’t be visible to some of the audience. Eventually there came a time where he rotated performers and she was now in the front while I was placed a little further back, but there was a difference between us. Once she was on front row, she started to give a little more effort into her performance than she did when she was farther back. Me on the other hand…I was still performing just as strong in the back as I was when I was up front and I still got recognized for my powerful stage presence. I didn’t let my position on stage determine how good or bad I was going to perform because my passion was in performing not positioning and it still worked out in my favor.
Sometimes in life we get discouraged with our position because we’re not front and centered, “visible”, or we feel as if our efforts go unnoticed publicly. That doesn’t give us permission to do less because believe it or not someone is ALWAYS watching you. You never know when life will re-position you and everything you’ve been molding in the dark will get to see the light of day. Never stop evolving and blooming just because you aren’t where you think you should be. If you’re spiritual like myself then you will understand that everything has it’s time. Life can be complicated especially when you have goals you want to achieve with little to no resources, but we have to use the little bit that we do have to get where we want to be.
One thing my peer didn’t realize is that even though I was placed in the front often, I started off in the back on the very back row, forced to work my way up to the front. Same goes for the individuals we see getting all the “attention”. There’s no reason to be jealous or feel some type of way…instead be inspired and continue to blossom. Life is a revolving door and right now you may be in the dirt trying your hardest to bud but please keep pushing because before you know it, re-positioning will happen and it will be your time to shine.
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