Adults always ask children, “What are you going to do with your life?” and we lie. We start off saying everything from Doctor to Psychologist, then go through a fantasy phase of unicorn and princess, until finally, at around age 15, we default at hobo. Still, some of us don’t exit that fantasy phase and end up like me, pursuing pipe dreams of becoming America’s prestigious 1% which, for me, means R&B singer.
This decision didn’t come suddenly but had been stewing in my mind since I was 9. I had everything I could imagine somebody in my position might need: drive, talent, an ego. The only problems were these; one,there’s no degree for this, and two, the responses given are less than encouraging. Still, I have some idea of how to get there.
First, I’ll pursue a major in film studies partially, because I have a strong background in video editing but mostly because I understand the perks of being hands on with my work. My minor will be vocal music because to be a singer you should sing and lastly, I will use my skills with the music production software Logic to take the world by storm. Now, the only thing left to do is synthesize all of that knowledge, get that one in a million big break, and constantly remember that the people that I’ll help with my music are worth more than the stress I’m bound to acquire trying to become that 1%.