When I got to high school, I strayed away from everything I had ever been taught. I fell in the ruts of temptation and stopped going to church, like many people today. Even though I only live a few miles from my church, I would always tell myself, “I am too tired.” Despite all of this God, never gave up on me and still has not to this day. He also placed a certain person in my life,
Most of us crave for purpose and meaning in what we do. I lived my life for several years unhappy and hoping for change. It is our everyday actions and what we choose or not choose to do that shape the way that we are remembered. While some actions can be big, it is especially the small things that we do every day that multiply as we grow in maturity and wisdom that help build a legacy to remember. Sadly, people can pass on without leaving much of a legacy behind; questions may have gone unanswered, words could have been left unsaid.
I actually have taken from both sides of the spectrum from realizing that one special transformative moment but also not even knowing that it would end up steering me towards my current career choice. At a young age, I constantly wanted to express myself through music. I always found a way to incorporate music into my daily life, whether it be by blasting my favorite music, creating my own funky songs, or even having the opportunity to participate in my elementary school choir. My love for music actually took flight after I had decided to join my elementary school choir, however, in my opinion, it is not the most transformative moment in my life. After elementary
One of the first of these is the passion that I have had for the fine arts since I got my first instrument in my fifth-grade year. Instruments for me then and now were used for expression, as well an escape and an outlet, even if it was just for a few minutes. I used music as a sort of antidepressant, as I felt like I did not have very many friends and felt completely alone for a long time. I also used to sing in the school choir and performing in the theatrical productions to express my emotions and feel like an important person to myself in my life. Some of the very first influences I had growing up with music was my grandpa and my music teachers Mrs. Dayton and Mr. Howe (yes, there used to be a Mr. Howe where I used to go to school as well) My grandpa, when I was little, always used to sing around the house and to the kids to make us laugh.
The members have to take the sad news and use it as inspiration, they dedicated their performance to Joe and his family. The documentary Young @ Heart definitely touched my heart. The majority of chorus members have more energy than me. They are beyond dedicate and bless to be members of the Young @ Heart chorus. Even in their worse physical health many members were still practicing and thinking about their “Alive and Well” performance.
A: Abstract 1.) Describe your initial thoughts and/or feelings about the work. Although it is difficult to give my initial reaction to the Battle Hymn of the Republic as I cannot remember a time that this song has not been sang in my family. Just hearing the words to this song has always made me think of the sacrifices that were made by all the generations in the past and of the trials and tribulations of all the soldiers that have died to help create a safe and free country where we all can live in peace. 2.)
For example, I had a chance take all honor classes when I first moved to a new school but my cautious nature took over and I lost that chance to achieve more that year. Mine and Sara’s personality are different by how we approach situations and make decisions. Nevertheless, the connection that Sara and I have is more of a companionship. Mine and Sara’s hardships in discrimination and taking care of our family bonds us but it is our unique personalities that set us apart. Nonetheless, this unity is shared with everyone so no one is ever
The new techniques and styles I learned while scoring films spread to my personal compositions and inspired me to write many new pieces, including my first symphony. In three short years, my music writing career had snowballed from a hobby to one of the most important aspects of my life. With all of these new stylistic options, I could now make my music my own. As my music became more personalized, I began to integrate melodies and harmonies based on experiences from my life. My music became truly personal to and based in my
Dad, I know that you are not here on earth with us any more but, your spirit is still with us. I want to write something down that really hurt me over the years. This is very hard for me to do but, am going to do it. I don 't understand why you never protected me when Jimmy, had force himself on me. This happen when we all Lived in Kirtland.
Tapping into this deferment of my musical dream has motivated me to start playing again. I will have to motivate myself to first start practicing regularly and make several adjustments. Gathering old rocking buddies could be difficult before I can expect this dream to happen. Many of my buddies have kids and don’t play as much as
As the music faded out and our first speaker approached the microphone on stage, I exhaled a sigh of relief. While I loved to sing along during these events, I could never shake the menacing voice of anxiety that was draped over my head. While the speakers delivered their stories, I listened intently, desperate to absorb a saying or phrase that would banish the dark presence from my mind. However, the next morning when I awoke, I was extremely discouraged to realize that I felt no different. Disappointed, I set out to receive advice from my group leader.
When they came to perform for us most had been also suffering from speech and language impairments; however, through their performance, they never stopped and tried their best to make it the greatest performance ever. Some selections they were sung were “You Raised Me Up” by Josh Gordon,” Do Wah Diddy” by Manfred Mann, “Shout(You Make Me Wanna)” by The Isley Brothers, and “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson five. Their performance broadens my view on so many things. Also, it made me realize that no matter the condition you are facing or things you are currently going through you can always bring joy to make a difference in someone 's
The other 3 songs were some of my favorites, so I enjoyed singing them. The last song gave me goosebumps once I heard everyone singing. This was the song that every chorus group all stood together and sung. This was the only song that I didn’t have fully memorized. When I got on stage it all came back to me.
Or maybe just writing these few words is a way of me letting him go. But what I do know is that whenever I look into the eyes of his children, I see a part of my cousin. A part of my heart breaks for the fact that he won 't be there to be part of monumental moments in his children 's lives but a deep part of me knows that he will always be there in spirit. The unknown is a scary thing... it 's something that I worry and fear. But what is known, is that I will always love and miss you, AJ.