In my previous blog labeled, "Vision Boards: What I Aspire to Be", I wrote about four of my life goals. All of them required lots of balance in my life and communication with my family and teachers. One of them was about how I was just learning how to play the bass. I really wanted to commit with it and learn it well, so I said I should stay after school to practice with Mr. Stange's bass once a week. I ended up doing much more than that. I stayed after school nearly every day, as much as I could, in order to practice the bass and took it upon myself to learn songs that my teacher had not taught me yet, which shows Curiosity. I really committed to this instrument and fell in love with it, and I recently got a bass for my birthday, which was more than I ever wanted.
My next goal was about reading and writing more. Alongside music, reading and writing are the true passions in my life and in the past few months I had stopped doing them. I didn't want to lose my writing skill and wanted to keep reading, so my goal was to do both of them more. I have been reading a lot lately, although I've been too busy in the past week to read anything. When it comes to writing, there was a week or two where I was back into my rhythm and writing a thousand words a night, but then I stopped doing that. I think that these two really come down to Balance; can I balance out my workload and personal life to have time for these two activities? Or is this just not the right time to commit to reading and writing? I think that with softball season coming up, I won't be writing or reading a lot in the future. However, I do believe that by the end of the year I'll have figure out how to manage out my activities so I can do everything I can.