Empowered to Do the Impossible This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

January 2, 2012
I want to run out in the pouring rain stark naked.

I want to feel each individual raindrop kiss my caramel skin and I want to feel the cold mud slipping between my toes. I want to jump in puddles and dance and scream with joy without worrying about perfection and my image. I want to sing with the thunder and laugh with the lightning. I want the stormy night to wrap me in a blanket of mystery and I want to be that crazy girl who obsesses about the song of the storm.

I want to howl to the moon and catch a falling star in my hands.

I want to grab hold of the fleeting comet and make impossible wishes that I know won’t come true and I want to be one with the wind that kisses me cheeks.

I want to fly across the green plains with the stallions and I want to swim with the mermaids in the lost city of Atlantis.

I want to pretend that airplanes in the night sky are shooting stars so I can wish for him to be with tonight.

I want to throw money in the air and make it rain on all those with frowns on their faces, just so that I can witness their hidden smiles.

I want to get married in a bounce house on Halloween and play the ukulele while doing the Electric Slide at my prom.

I want to ride a mechanical bull and have a Coyote Ugly bar moment, and I want to Party Rock in Time Square with a flash mob.

I want to climb to the tip top of Mt. Everest and scream to the world my love for life, and then I want to dig my way to China.

I want to do the impossible.

I want to do what they all told me I could never do, just so I can say “Yes, I did it.”

I want to prove everyone and everything wrong.

Because one day, when the world tells me “No, you can’t”, I want to be able to whisper back “Yes, I can. And I did.”

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HonorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:34 am
This funny! It does sound slightly like poem, but I still think it rocks! :D
TheImaginationOfNessie said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Empowered to do the Impossible is fluid, fun, free, flowing, forthright! It provokes a truly Empowering feeling to Do The Impossible, regardless of others' preconceptions. The only alteration I would suggest is rather trivial - to eliminate the 'then' in '. . . and then I want to dig my way to China.'
Ethereal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 7:55 am
this is awesome! love it! I love the ending, but I agree with dolphin, it does sound poetish- but it is still amazing five stars. hands down.
readaholic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 6:53 am
This was great. All I can say is, it more than deserved that Editor's Choice :)
dolphinportkey7 said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm
It's perfect, Chanel. :) It perfectly describes you, and perfectly embodies the urge we all have to just be and do. My only thought is that it sounds more like a poem, than nonfiction, but whatevs. XD
alluneedislove3 said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Vey, very good! Congrats on the editor's check...by any chance have you written any long works? I would honestly LOVE to read a full-scale novel by you. Your writing is inspiring, at times funny, and at times sad. You have become one of my favorite authors on the site.
RayBaytheDinosaur said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm
This is so inspiring =) We should be able to do all that stuff without worrying what others think of us... although when you find a way to dig to China through the molten lava at the earths core, let me know xD lols this is wonderfully written though and so true, I'll join you in that flash mob ;D
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