Oralia Soledad Jimenez

Oralia Soledad Jimenez

Cesar Chavez Learning Academy

What's Dark & What's Light? The theme of my painting is to not understand my style; it's to understand that trying to be perfect is much worse than just being yourself. Being perfect is a deadly thing we create to ourselves. Being perfect is more like searching for power that has already killed you from inside out. Being perfect has quite a price tag that can erase almost everything you love to do and have. You think that it is more important than your goals. Becoming perfect fades out your bright light; it makes you wish and maybe keep asking yourself, why do you even bother to exist?

To me, trying to be perfect gave me an excuse to be left alone and forget some horrible things. I stopped listening to music, playing my favorite sport, no longer thought about my career. I was in silence for so long that one day when I looked in the mirror I saw that I had had enough. Right then I just exploded. I decided that no matter how hard, great or maybe even painful for my heart to bear, I wanted to be myself again. The things I love to do, the people who are my friends and family may have been the key to open my eyes. As hard as I try to be myself again I still feel that trying to be perfect still has a hold on me. Though things may seem a little dark for what's ahead of me I guess I have to create my own light to see things a bit brighter for myself. I hope that everyone realizes that being your self is more important than to be perfect; for prefect is what's really dark. Being yourself is what can be your light.

Cesar Chavez Learning Academy

What's Dark & What's Light? The theme of my painting is to not understand my style; it's to understand that trying to be perfect is much worse than just being yourself. Being perfect is a deadly thing we create to ourselves. Being perfect is more like searching for power that has already killed you from inside out. Being perfect has quite a price tag that can erase almost everything you love to do and have. You think that it is more important than your goals. Becoming perfect fades out your bright light; it makes you wish and maybe keep asking yourself, why do you even bother to exist?

To me, trying to be perfect gave me an excuse to be left alone and forget some horrible things. I stopped listening to music, playing my favorite sport, no longer thought about my career. I was in silence for so long that one day when I looked in the mirror I saw that I had had enough. Right then I just exploded. I decided that no matter how hard, great or maybe even painful for my heart to bear, I wanted to be myself again. The things I love to do, the people who are my friends and family may have been the key to open my eyes. As hard as I try to be myself again I still feel that trying to be perfect still has a hold on me. Though things may seem a little dark for what's ahead of me I guess I have to create my own light to see things a bit brighter for myself. I hope that everyone realizes that being your self is more important than to be perfect; for prefect is what's really dark. Being yourself is what can be your light.