When asked what moves me, the first thing I can think of is my parents. My parents have not only been my support system for my whole life, but also my best friends. My parents have supported me in every aspect of my entire life for as long as I can remember, whether it was dance, theater, or sports. Anything I wanted to do they supported me in, even when it was coming out of the closet. I cannot describe the bond that I have with my parents, as it is something that I hold so dearly to my heart that it is indescribable. They support me to do my very best in every aspect of my life, however they never put any pressure on me if I do not succeed fully. They are accepting of my flaws, and always there when I need a break from the pressures of life.
My mother has always told me “do your best, and forget the rest”. This is something that I have lived by since I was ten years old and I honestly am so thankful to have this motto in my life. My father’s favorite quote was “shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”. They told me this every day before I would go to dance, and it would always encourage me to do my very best, even if I wasn’t in the mood to be dancing that day. I cannot explain enough how much my parents move me, they are truly more than I ever expected out of anyone. I am so blessed to have a support system that ‘moves’ me in this way, because I am aware that not many people have this support system. I count my blessings every day, as I am extremely lucky. In the future, I hope to ‘move’ my parents in my own way, because they have done so much for me in my life.