Its so aggravating not know what I want to do with my life. Why cant I just get paid for being the best me that I can be? Why do we always have to have titles? Like music therapist or journalist. I wouldn’t mind be either one of those but its so hard to pick sometimes because I love music and I really want to do something in that field of work but I like writing things too and I’m not that bad at it. Like if I could just sit on my porch, watch my kids play with their father and still be a renown musician who critiques bands in an amazing magqzine, my life would be great. I would die a very happy woman. But no, life doesn’t work that way. I have to choose one or the other and even though it seems like I still have plenty of time to decide, I still want to know what I want to do now. I want to be able to shoot for something besides getting out of high school my last 2 years. This is crap.
So, here’s somethings about myself. My name is Taylor. As of right now, I’m going into my junior year of high school and I have a little over a month until I’m 17. I am originally a flute player, but i recently switched over to bassoon to help my band out (only bassoon player was a senior and about to graduate so my band director asked if any freshman woodwind players at the time would be willing to step up for the position so here i am). Thankfully, I can still play my flute during marching season which is the season that my band is in at the moment. We’re a competitive marching band during the summer and a little into the fall. We are the Marching Rebels. Every year we do different shows (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, go on youtube and look up high school marching bands and watch a video. The show is what they’re doing on the field, kind of like a theme to they’re music and moving aroundness lol). My freshman show was called, Take Flight. The show was basically about shooting for your dreams and doing everything you can to achieve them. my sophomore show was called, Solaris. That show was about the Mayans and what they went through as a civilization. This year’s show is called Dreams. This one is pretty much self explanatory. We’re getting new uniforms that are black and blood red so we wanted a show that would be more on the dark side with the musical aspect. And yes believe it or not this show is dark in the last movement which is called Nightmares. So as you can see I take my music very seriously. My band means the world to me and my playing is my life. I plan on getting a career in music by studying it in college. I want to go into composition or music education. With my blog, my goal is to reach out to music lovers and share with them my struggles and victories and do my best to inspire those who need to be inspired at the moment. I’d love to hear your stories whenever you’d like to share them. Band nerds must stick together!