During my 2011 violin recital, I was very scared, missed a couple of notes, and afterward was convinced I had done a terrible job. A couple of weeks ago I watched the video of this particular recital. To my great astonishment, I saw that the song I played was not perfect, but overall it sounded … Continue reading Self-Confidence in Performances
Mother's Day: Breakfast in bed, presents, cards. Do you ask your mother what she wants? Or do you know her so well that you get her something that you know she would love? I go to church, and on Mother's Day all the children sing a song in church to their moms. I think that is … Continue reading Mothers Day: How Do We Show Them Love?
Here is an example of a misconception that I once saw at a museum: The reason that the world is light when the Sun is up: The Sun is like a giant vacuum cleaner that sucks up darkness. Pretty silly, right? That is how I feel when I hear lies about my religion. I belong … Continue reading The Truth About Mormons
Recently my family, I, and some good friends went to Emerald Isle, North Carolina for a beach vacation. Toward the end of our stay we decided to explore Shackleford Banks, a barrier island off the coast of Morehead City. We hoped to find some good shells and see the wild horses that live there. We … Continue reading Story of our CRAZY Adventure (And How It Relates To Music)
When I was 4 years old my parents went on a day trip to another city. My brother and I stayed at our Grandparents house in Tempe, AZ. Grandpa took us to a park that was walking distance from their home. I was playing on the swings, and when I got to the highest point … Continue reading The Recovery
How is not practicing dangerous? I have a theory that if you want to get good at something, you have to practice. If you play football, go to practices. If you dance, go to practices. If you play an instrument, practice. If you don't practice, your talent will decrease and when your abilities are tested, you will … Continue reading The Danger of not Practicing
Failure is an interesting paradox. Have you ever been doing something, for example, drawing a picture in an art class, and you realize that the person sitting next to you is doing WAY BETTER than you are? Would you crumple your picture and chuck it in the trash as hard as you could? If your … Continue reading Failure