Life is tough for people, like me, who are left handed. Growing up, all the desks I sat in were right handed. I did get lucky and had a left handed desk every now and then. When I started community college, my mind was set on tables not desks being used. Guess what I saw….desks. I have flipped my notebooks so the spiral would atleast not bother me as much. But I was annoyed because the desks were connected to the chairs. Fontbonne has tables for students to sit at. It is so much better than being uncomfortable. This just crossed my mind last night when I was falling asleep.
Our prompt for this week was about music and how it plays a role in our lives, right? Let’s see.
Music is almost an every day thing for me. I like music because it’s relaxing and depending on what kind of music it is also makes a difference. I used to listen to R&B and some rap a lot when I was younger and throughout high school, but now I’m more open to various music. Right before I came to Fontbonne, I heard Christian music on the radio (but at the time, I didn’t know it was actual Christian music, ha ha). I found out the radio station with the songs and I love it! 99.1 Joy FM, you know? And Mandisa is one of my favorites! Below is one of her songs:
Now, I still listen to some R&B or whatever genre it fits in, such as Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, etc. I have both of their CD’s. I also have Celine Dion (addicting music!) and Jeffrey Messersmith (I went to his concert last week! First concert EVER!!). Yeah, music is so awesome.
My family are big on music, too. We’re not really like “professional” musicians or anything, but my parents love to sing, especially my mom. She once told me that singing from your heart is what makes the song truly great. I was inspired by that.
My sister and I actually used to play instruments in middle school and some of high school. She played the cello and I played the harp (yes, the big BIG harp). It was pretty fun, but I couldn’t continue because of other classes and time issues. However, I WILL buy a harp one day and try to play it again! Then our younger brother is actually big on music, too. He’s more into rap and all, but he also admires classical and old time music (ex: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, etc). We all love music in some kind of way.
Overall, I love listening to music because it really gives me a moment to not only appreciate it but to feel relaxed and comfortable. And I’m open to most genres. If you have musical talent out there, I think it would be SO AWESOME to share it with the world. Enjoy!
I have decided that my goal for this semester is to just do better. What I mean is that i want to do better in classes, do better at work, just be better overall in my entire life. If I’m doing something I want to put all my effort into, in turn creating a better body of work for myself so everyone can see it. What I truly want to accomplish is the feeling that I did everything I could to make a better life for myself.
So you ask how I will get there right? Well all i can do it get up every morning and put effort into any and everything. Nothing beats a fail but a try! I will be better because I will try everyday and because I believe in myself. I will become a better me.
It’s that time of year to start thinking of a new year’s resolution. Knowing that I graduate in May and that, for the first time in my life, I don’t have a stable work position, I think this is the perfect time to make one!
2013 was a rough go. Not only was I completing my degree but in order to do that, I had to quit my job. In this economy, who quits a perfectly good job? Well, I did. Crazy? I don’t know, but hopefully I will find out that it wasn’t. I’m an optimistic type. During the last few months of work my grandma’s health deteriorated extremely fast. The month before I started my Student Teaching placement she passed away. I completed my placement with great scores! I then began rehearsing for my first show that I wouldn’t be able to invite my grandma to. 2014 will be a year of firsts — girst goes at things without my cheerleader.
I guess my new year’s resolution will be to allow myself to do things by myself. I need to discover the inner strength that my grandma always knew I had. I had always fallen back on her for strength to do things, whether to audition at new theatres, try for jobs I had never done, or simply that person to call on a bad day. I have begun doing small things on my own, yet I still catch myself picking up my phone and trying to call her at the end of a bad day.
Here’s to 2014 and finding the strength in each of us!
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