First off, a little background on me. While I'm still a teenager, I'm almost legally an adult which is quite scary. I guess you can say I'm a little lost in the world and I have not always been in the brightest of places. I struggle with a lot. People aren't always so nice and some can be very cruel. I don't fit in like a "right" puzzle piece. I'm constantly crumbling under the pressure to be everyone's so called "perfect." I tend to act like everything's alright but in reality everything's crashing down and I blame myself for it.
I think for everyone there are those few people that have something special about them and help you get through these rough years of life. You don't even have to know them personally but they mean a lot to you anyway. Everything about their being makes you realize that there are good people out there and you are loved. They are the ones that you're blessed to have crossed paths with, even if it was just for a second. For me that person was and still is Sierra Deaton.
Just a few weeks ago, I gave Sierra my giving key with the word DREAM on it. She has taught me so much. If anything she's the biggest dreamer of all. She too has had her struggles before she even could even envision her dreams, yet overcame them. Even while trying to accomplish her dreams, she's faced trials that she surpassed, proving not only to herself that she's stronger than she thought but to the astonishment of everyone else also. She has taught me that problems, difficulties, circumstances etc. shouldn't stop someone from dreaming because all dreams are possible if you don't stop believing them (as cliche as that sounds)! She has taught me that despite all the bad evil and cruel things/people in the world, there are still people that are innately good. She's taught me kindness and positivity are key. Never let the world turn you into stone! She's so beyond talented as a performer but the beauty that flows from within her is what truly makes her special to me.
I remember holding on to my giving key necklace on the darkest of nights and repeating the word dream to myself and my mind automatically drew to her and that made me smile and hold on a little longer which is why I gave the key to her. I gave it to her because she's the dreamer that doesn't/didn't stop dreaming and I really do believe that her dream of impacting the world in a positive way is happening day by day.
Words can not express how thankful I am to know who she is and what she stands for. It has made me a better and stronger person. Little does she know how much that little piece of metal with that 5 letter word means to me and I hope it becomes something meaningful to her. She's not only taught me to dream but she has inspired me. There is not enough gratitude or love to capture what she's done for me.