Becca: Ever felt like the underdog? I sure do.

In high school I was always a big deal, always celebrating a new success. Honor roll, class vice president, student council liaison, marching band drum major, band council president, national honor society, performing on stage for theater and always taking on extra projects. Then I went to college, and I was suddenly surrounded by lots of other talented people and found myself overwhelmed and feeling very small.

It took a while to find myself, and just when I did, I withdrew from college and moved to Bangor, where I’ve felt just as lost and insignificant. Its been incredibly hard sitting back watching all my friends graduate from college this past month, knowing I still have at least 4 years to go. But this past January things started to turn around. I enrolled at Husson University, made plans to start school again and was cast as the lead female role in The Who’s Tommy. And now I’ve made it to the final 3 for Young & Free! 

Yet I still feel like the underdog of this competition. I’m not a college graduate. I don’t have experience in finance. But I promise you this, I know I’d make up for the lack of degree and financial knowledge with my strong desire to learn. I always put 110% into everything I do in my life, and I’m constantly taking on new challenges. Young&Free is my next challenge, and I am SO grateful for the opportunity. This job would truly change my life. (So corny, right? But its true!) Vote4Bex :)

My motivational quote/song of the day:

I am unwritten, 
Can’t read my mind
I’m undefined
I’m just beginning
The pen’s in my hand 
Ending unplanned 

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words 
That you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your innovation 

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in 
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten, yeah

Oh, oh

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries
Are outside the lines, oh yeah yeah
We’ve been conditioned
To not make mistakes
But I can’t live that way oh, oh

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words 
That you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in 
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips 
drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

–Natasha Bedingfield

Becca