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As Someone Who Listens To Music 100% Of The Time, There Are Songs That Define Me

Songs are more than just sound.

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Psy proclaimed, "The world's most famous and popular language is music." My life has consisted of many meaningful events that could be represented by some songs. They perfectly narrate my feelings within such a small time slot. Some of the lyrics have gotten me through hard times, others describe the love and joy I have been introduced to through my entire life. The best kind of songs are the ones that ignite a sensation of excitement for my future. They expertly describe the love I hope to achieve one day alongside my future family, and the trials and errors it will take to accomplish those milestones.

Just as every teenager comes to the harsh reality of growing up, I had to acknowledge the same feats that erupted within my life. Not because of my home life necessarily, in that sense, I was blessed to be born into such a loving, accepting family that was constantly supporting me. When I was ten years old, I learned that I was diagnosed with dyslexia. The teachers I encountered that I thought were there to guide and help me, would instead call me degrading names to my face and force me to leave the classroom because I was too slow to follow the class during reading lessons.

As Miley Cyrus sang in her early hit, "The Climb," she poignantly states: "Lost with no direction / My faith is shaking but I gotta keep trying." I was determined to succeed academically, so following the negative effects I experienced from my disorder, I have been working harder than anyone else and pushing myself to be the best version of myself that I can be. The song "The Climb" showed me that life is not easy, but it is manageable. Cyrus states,

"There's always gonna be another mountain / I'm always gonna wanna make it move / Always gonna be an uphill battle / Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose / Ain't about how fast I get there / Ain't about what's waiting on the other side / It's the climb /."

Many factors of my life can potentially hinder my journey to success, but I've learned that my attitude will ultimately determine how I handle those obstacles. Helen Keller stated: "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Through the hard work, I now have pushed myself on the verge of success.

When I was 14 years old I moved from my home. Baltimore, Maryland is where I grew up and thought was where I would raise my kids. Everything changed when my family picked up, left my friends and everyone one I loved, and embarked on a new journey to Orlando, Florida. I was scared to move but at the same time, excited to continue forward and take part in new experiences. Styx worded it perfect in their song "Come Sail Away," when they say "I've got to be free free to face the life that's ahead of me." Now, I am so glad we moved to Florida. I have been exposed to so many more opportunities than I would be in Maryland. This move set me up to be more independent in the future and more adaptable to change.

When people ask me what I want to be when I grow up, the first thing that comes to my mind is a husband than a father. The thing I want the most is a family. It was really relatable when Jason Maraz says, "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/ Lucky to have been where I have been/ Lucky to be coming home again/." If I can come home to the women I love and lucky enough to call her my best friend, my life is set. He also says, "They don't know how long it takes. Waiting for a love like this. Every time we say goodbye. I wish we had one more kiss. I'll wait for you I promise you, I will." This is a reflection of what I want my future to be. The greatest gift in life is love. And if I fall in love with my best friend my life would be complete.

There are many songs that I can relate to. Whether they talk about a rough time in my past, or an exciting memory, or even my future where all I have are my hopes and dreams. The thing about songs is they are usually referring to the artist's life, but it can also be applicable to the listeners as well. The songs that are associated are some of many. So many songs have hidden messages and suitable narratives for my life. Music is my compass for when I am lost.

What's yours?

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