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.

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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.

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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.

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