Talent in our youth should always be nurtured and harnessed, so that they may be able to design their futures and their lives to the best of their abilities and satisfaction. However, success does not actualise without at least a modicum of sacrifice, and though great success is most visible and envied, the struggle and determination to achieve that success is rarely seen and acknowledged.
Cherish Kim is a talented 12 year old, and has always had a presence in front of the camera. She is one of the few teenagers, who early on has realised what field she wants to pursue and why. She fondly remembers her reactions to a family camera back in her childhood, never shy of posing and discouraged of having fun. She hopes to earn enough to support and payback her family of her two sisters, her brother, her mom, and her dog and kitten.
Having fun and meeting new people with various talents was what Kim certainly loved about acting, and she was decided on going full steam ahead. But she soon felt the burdens and pressures that come with following what you love. Kim had opted for an advanced class, with tests and quizzes an obligation. She admittedly couldn't focus in class and was further assigned extra credit projects. Her burden would weigh heavier as her acting classes would start after school at 5:30 pm, and end late between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm late at night.
The struggle to wake up for a tired, unprepared and stressed 12 year old Kim caught up as she broke down during her acting classes. Bewildered, she still managed to keep it together and showed great resolve. She realised that crying would solve nothing, and that focusing on the problem was of no use, instead focusing past if and on a solution was the sensible course.
The next day, she honestly confessed to her teacher that she was blank during her classes, who in turn helped by breaking down the lessons for Kim to easily focus on. Kim organised her time and finished her studies and homework from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm, and started her acting class from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. She was able to open a little more time to study and rest herself.
She now wakes up ready stress free, and determined to face the challenges of the day. Her breakdown serves as a learning experience on her journey to success. Nothing comes without sacrifice and hard work, some who break never find the will and courage to pursue what they love. Cherish Kim broke, but she mustered the sensibility and resolve to recuperate and chase what she wills to again.