Just Ask.

This morning, I caught wind of this video of Vanderbilt freshman Michael Pollack asking Billy Joel if he can accompany him on “New York State of Mind.” And you want to know the crazy thing?

Billy Joel said yes.

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 10.04.51 AM

Michael proceeded to kill it.


Michael proves to each of us with a skill, talent, and passion, to get out there and… JUST ASK. What’s the worst someone can say? No? Big whoop.

Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 2.56.57 PM

HA! Literally as I wrote that sentence, I received an e-mail from Vanderbilt University.

I did not get into Vanderbilt’s creative writing program. I asked, and they said no. It hurts. But I guess I have to take my own advice.

Big whoop.

More on dealing with rejection and insecurity

My last chicken-check in.

Someone said yes once.

photo via.


Author: Claire

Hi I'm Claire. I am a freelance writer, Vizlsa lover, and avid runner who lives in Nashville, TN. Nice to meet you.

2 thoughts

    1. Thank you christina. that is the nicest, most well-written compliment I’ve ever received. So proud of the work you’re doing too. Thanks for spurring me on.

What chu thinkin?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s