Past, Present, Future

It’s strange to think about all the changes we go through in life.  Sure we know some are bound to happen, and some catch us off guard.  Even once they’ve occurred, just trying to comprehend how we went from point A to point B sometimes can truly astound us.  I know that from the day I was born to now I have undergone numerous changes.  I’ve attempted things I never thought I would do when I was younger, and I’ve also made my fair share of mistakes.  From day one till now, however, it’s all these successes and mistakes that contribute to who I am.

This is the place I was born and raised, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  Even though I dorm at the moment I frequently return to visit family and get my fill of the good local food.  This picture happens to show the pier area around Bay Ridge.  It is one of the few things in my life that no matter what happens hasn’t really changed.  It’s always been one of my favorite spots to hang with friends or just take a nice long walk with some music.  It’s especially nice when you can get a glimpse of the full moon while also looking at the city skyline.

This is my former high school Brooklyn Tech.  While there was elementary and junior high school, I feel nothing that significant happened to me until high school.  Was my school building a bit old? Yes.  Were there times when I thought the workload was a bit much? Yes.  Even so, my high school prepared me for college and it was during high school I met some of my closest friends for life, realized my love for music, and overall changed into a more social/better person.  When I look back at my four years of Brooklyn Tech I’m sure I’ll have a few frowns here and there, but I know there will be mostly smiles.

While I may be attending a school known for its business program, my passion is music.  I enjoy singing and writing song lyrics and I want to learn guitar.  My dream job is to form a successful band and tour the world.  My main role model for music is Shawn Milke, the singer/guitarist of Alesana.  Like me he was an honors student and got into college on a full tuition scholarship.  Like him, I want to share my music and the lyrics I write with the world.  I want people to be able to relate to the words I sing and hopefully through my music I can help some people through the struggles in life and help change the world for the better.

At this point in time, I don’t really know what the future will hold.  I’m lucky enough to have the majority of my closest friends from H.S stay in NYC and I’ve made lots of new friends as well.  I imagine a lot is going to happen in my life throughout my four years of college.  For now I’m keeping an open mind and hoping for the best of whatever changes may come my way in the future.