There are times I dwell in my reverie, dreaming about being an illustrious actress, having fans crowd me with abundant questions, playing hide-and-seek with paparazzi, attending several important shows, living my life to the most luxurious moments. Through my mind, I play my own movies; I harmonize my music, I think of everything I want to think: acting as Emma Stone, spreading bewitching smile on cameras; dancing wildly on stage like Jenifer Lopez; portraying myself as Kate Middleton donned with adorably gorgeous dresses; or singing duet with Adam Levine on heart-moving songs. But every time I return to my reality, I feel sort of irritated, saying to myself, “Embrace the fact that you’re not a Hollywood superstar!” S.O.S bring me back to my dream world.
Dream . . . Fantasy . . . Illusion . . . Yes, everything happens in mind. Life is just wonderful when we dream about being someone we want to be, or having what we want to have. We want to be who we admire, adore, or even idolize. Hello, who doesn’t want to be a Hollywood superstar? Fame becomes your breath, luxury is your meal, and everything will just fall upon you.
However as I see how my life is going on now, I clearly begin to conclude that my life almost resembles the life of a Hollywood superstar. I may not live in a luxurious life but I am surrounded by luxurious treasures of God which are MY STUDENTS. Paparazzi may not chase me to satisfy their curiosity, but students chase me with several questions regarding their study. Paparazzi may not steal my picture for publication, but students may take a picture with me to be posted on Facebook (still publication, though in a different way :D). I may not have fans who begs for my signature, but I have my amazing students who patiently listen to what I say and stare at me for around one or two hours in class. I may not dine in a fine restaurant, but I dine in a huge restaurant that provides wholesome food wherein I can eat together with thousands of students. I may not be a Hollywood superstar, but I’m the superstar in my own classrooms.
Witnessing all these pictures, I embrace the fact that I’m not a Hollywood Superstar, but I’m luckier than those Hollywood superstars. ^__^
Dedicated to my students