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College Writing I No Fear Being part of a musical family, music was always a part of my life. At a very young age I discovered my love for music and singing. I would sing almost twenty-four hours a day singing anything from nursery rhymes to songs I’d heard on the radio. Looking back, I don’t know where I would be without it. Music instantly became my passion. Music became my life. Music became my soul. It is unusual however, for a singer with that kind of passion to not perform. I guess you could say for a long time I was unusual. I wouldn’t even let my mother hear me sing because I had such a fear of performing. I would only sing in the shower and to my dog because they could never critique me. When I was around the age of fifteen, I came to the realization that I had a gift. But what good is a gift if you do not share it with others? By not performing and keeping my talents to myself, I was being selfish. It was then that I decided that I wanted to take voice lessons. Being a singer is not simply serenading the mirror, but sharing the gift God has given you with the world - or as much of it as possible. Taking voice lessons was incredible. I finally discovered that I actually did have talent by hearing it from someone else. My self-confidence as far as performing goes was rising, but I still had yet to perform anywhere. Then it came time to prepare for a mass as a requirement for Confirmation with my youth group. During the planning, I was “nominated” to be the cantor. When I first heard this, my immediate reaction was no, despite my voice lessons and everything I was learning. The idea of performing seemed okay in theory, but I guess I had not overcome my fear as I thought I had. Ultimately,
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 061118 taught by Professor Fleet during the Fall '08 term at Lewis University .

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