Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Passion Project

    Regarding one of my lasts posts about presentations, I would like to take this week's post to talk about a project that we are taking part in this year called the Passion Project. This is a project where we were able to choose anything that was a passion of ours and believe it or not, make a project out of it. We would be devoting 1/5 of our class time in language arts to this project, and along with this we would have to work outside of class to get this project complete.
    Now that you hopefully get the jist of what the project is about, I'm going to go back to the presentations. I now feel two things regarding presentations. One half of me hates them and thinks that the only thing that they do is give me anxiety. The other half of me knows how important they are to being my definition of successful in my future. So I guess you could say it's a love-hate relationship. Myself, being a good student, and a very hardworking person, I tend to put 100% effort into anything regardless of it I enjoy it or not. So to conclude the part of this blog about presentations, I will say that I am going to work hard to keep more of an open mind. 
    Now to get to the other part of my Passion Project. The topic. Music has always been a very large aspect of my life, and with my project I am working to further explore that. I will be writing notes and lyrics for 5 original songs, then when complete I will record and post them. Being about half way through the project right now, I have run into many obstacles which have made it hard to continue with the project. The main obstacle has been self doubt. Just last week I had a fully complete song, which I then completely scrapped because I was having second thoughts about sharing that aspect of my life. Most of my songs so far are quite personal and I haven't been able to deal with sharing them. I have only told one person about the songs I have written. My best friend, who has been super sweet and amazing with boosting my confidence throughout the process. She is probably the nicest person I've ever met. But the other people in my life, I am sadly having a hard time trusting, even my parents. Especially my parents. But I'm hoping that once I share the music, I will be able to think differently.