Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:01 PM
As I sit on this couch I begin to reminisce upon my latter Jr High days. I never really enjoyed school (not because it was difficult) because some of the subjects I was required to learn didn’t spark my interest. I have always had a creative mind, and around this period of my life I became interested in skateboards. When I would arrive to school I would begin designing and constructing a finger board skatepark on my desk. It was quite impressive to me and my friends. I mean it was fully functioning…handrails, steps, quarter pipes, vert ramps, THE WORKS!! Needless to say my teacher was less than impressed. I was forced to demolish my master piece. My grades continued to suffer (I believe I had all F’s at this time). Some time later, I was faced with devastating news from my school. They informed me that I would be held back and forced to repeat Eighth grade. I was angry/hurt/embarrassed/and most of all motivated. I knew I was intelligent, and I set out on a mission to show my teachers and family I could pass. So I transferred schools. I didn’t have a miraculous breakthrough at the new school. I simply did my homework, and I prepared for my tests. I went from F’s to straight A’s. I even ended up in the NJHS with Principals List Honor Roll. All because I chose to apply myself.
I said all that to bring you up to speed with where I am now. I am MOTIVATED. I want nothing more in life than to make it with my music. People told me I couldn’t put out my own music, I set out to prove them wrong. People told me you cant play like that because it doesn’t make sense….I set out to prove them wrong. I am motivated beyond explanation now that I have gotten passed what people expected from me. I couldn’t care less who from Arizona supports me. My vision is beyond Arizona, it’s beyond what people conceive. I am not motivated by hate, spite, revenge, but by LOVE. My love for music knows no limits. It’s what kept me awake at night as I practiced my piano alone in the dark. It’s what made me stay home and practice while everybody else had fun. I have applied myself a billion times greater for my music than when I simply wanted to “pass” Eighth grade. You do the math…what am I going to accomplish…only time will tell.