I have been told that I am too idealistic, and a dreamer. Is it wrong to be this way? This is in relation to all aspects of my life, whether it be relationships, friendships or work.
I was raised to believe that anything is possible, the sky is the limit. My parents always believed that I could achieve whatever I wanted provided I set my mind to it.
This type of encouragement was great as a kid – parents having so much faith in their child. Although sometimes they could not understand why I did not get straight “As” in school (I was a late bloomer!). I found that with this upbringing I set the bar high as I believed it was achievable with hard work and a bit of luck.
Music is something that everybody can appreciate and enjoy – the universal language (so much better than math!).
With a lot going on in my life right now I find myself listening to music all the time and finding new meaning in the songs. My love of music has always been a huge part of my life growing up, the first thing I used to do when coming home from school and then work was turn on the radio or play some CDs (really showing my age now!). I used to just listen to the music but now I find myself really hearing, feeling and relating to the lyrics – hence the quote above by Frank Ocean.
Next in my life experiences my friend suggested we go to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. the largest event in North America with approximately 350,000 people attending a 3 day electronic dance music carnival over 3 nights (Friday to Sunday starting around 7pm and ending at 6.30am the next morning).
My first acting class seemed ok, until the teacher told us to prepare a song for our next class. We were to discuss the meaning, emotions associated with it, how we relate and then sing a few lines. Sounds easy for some, but not for me as I can’t put a tune together even if I tried.
Anyway I chose my favorite song at the time “Somebody That I Used To Know”.
About a year ago I was watching a movie with one of my best friends and I said to him that I love watching dance movies (like Step Up – a guilty pleasure, but the movie has awesome dance moves!) and have always wanted to learn hip hop so thought I might as well try it while I still physically can.
Not knowing what to expect, he looked at me in amazement and said that he has been wanting to take lessons for years but could not find anybody to go with him. So we figured, what the heck, just do it.