The beautiful and talented actress, Sandra Bullock, has become known for a variety of films. During her years of work, she has taught me life lessons that one can truly be thankful for.
My mind goes directly to the film Ms. Congeniality. This is when I really focused in on her career. The movie inspired me and on so many levels and I would like to take this opportunity to explain how this movie had an impact on my life.
I was younger, around the age of thirteen, when this film was released. I had low self esteem and the issues were a constant battle. I had lost touch with who I was as a person and having no life outside of the walls of my bedroom, I was considered a loner. The way I looked at my body image was horrible, or at least the way I perceived myself to be. I asked my sister if she would take me to see the movie. She was surprised that I wanted to get out of the house, but she agreed and off we went.
From start to finish, I was amazed at how courageous Bullock was throughout the entire duration of the film. Being an undercover police officer is tough work, and being a female, even more difficult. At a young age, in elementary school even, I aspired to be a cop. Now, everyone has a dream when they are a kid, but this wasn’t any dream, it was a goal. A goal I still have today and I will fulfill that goal, especially after seeing Bullock take charge as a female officer. It showed how amazing law enforcement can be from a woman’s perspective and pushed me harder towards my future goal.
Furthermore, she was doing something that made her feel unnervingly out of place, which in this case I related to and still do to this very day. She didn’t care about her looks or what anyone seen when they came across her. She was so heavily focused on her career that she had lost sight of herself. After seeing how amazing she could look and feel about herself, she kept that aggressive police image but now in a more womanly manner. She had to learn from the bottom and work her way up. That taught me no matter where you are in life, looks, career, relationship, whatever it may be, you must never give up. Failure doesn’t exist, laziness does.
All in all, I was inspired to take pride in myself upon becoming a teenager and from then on, I made some time for myself to feel better. It doesn’t take all the glamor necessarily to feel great. It takes a certain inner strength and dignity to forget about what everyone else thinks. I let my true colors shine through and I now stand out in the crowd. Sandra Bullock, thank you.