I want to have a bright future. But that does not happen over-night. That’s why I have developed a plan to get there. Plans help keep you organized.
My goal after college is to be a singer/songwriter. This journey can occur two ways: 1. I’ll work super hard as an 8th grader to do well in school, then as a result my goal would be accomplished. 2. I will be so unprepared, and not willing to work hard now, and as a result I will fail and never pick up a guitar again. I would much rather the first one.
In the meantime, I will keep my grades up in school, and learn as much as I can about the subject of music and writing. In order to learn about these particular subjects, I have been involved in classes, and I read so many books about them.
After school on Wednesdays, I do guitar class. We learn new songs, and basic theory that we will all use in the future. Our main goal as a class is to have fun. We are on the same page as to treating each other with respect. This class not only is an education opportunity, but it is a chance to make new friends and learn about communication skills. This can come in handy when I work with people in my music business.
This year I also joined a drama class. Acting is not exactly what I want to do as a college graduate, but it did help my stage presence. My character in the play helped me break out of my shell and interact with the audience. I had to be funny and there were so many lines that I had to memorize. It was a great experience altogether.
In school, I do choir as an elective. Choir’s great because I get to learn proper singing techniques, and some music theory. I think that is the main reason for my voice improvement. Once a trimester, we have our concert. Then again I get more experience on stage.
That’s just like last summer when I won a talent show. I was not trying to be competitive, but I was only doing it because I love more onstage experience. I was successful.
That was my background on the things I have been doing to prepare myself for college and my dream job. In high school next year, I plan on continuing to get good grades, and also be looking for ways to volunteer places. This will look good on my college application in upcoming years.
I want to go to Linfeild College because it has a great performance art program. There are also business classes, and that will be relevant to me because as a singer/songwriter I want to manage my own business. Once I am out of college, I might see if I can do work in Nashville, Tennessee.