Finding a Niche

Tyler - Columbus, New Jersey
Entered on March 18, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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Have you ever had someone tell you that you could not do something? Furthermore, have you ever thought that you could not do something? All people have at one point.

I believe that I should not put myself down. There was once a time in my life when I felt that I was not capable of doing anything. I always looked at the negative aspects of situations. This all changed on one fateful day.

It was a hot, humid day in the month of July. I do believe the exact date just so happened to be July 22nd, 2007. I was walking into a small shopping complex, which just so happened to include a shop known as G&G Music, when I stumbled upon the most beautiful of items.

Staring at me through the window was a Fender Squire Precision Bass. It was fairly inexpensive and a beautiful shade of crimson. I simply had to have it. I glanced at the price tag. $225.00. I immediately pulled out my leather wallet and rummaged through its paper and metal based contents. I counted every single bill and each coin and saw that I had a grand total of $317.69. I quickly ran inside and purchased this lovely instrument.

From the first time I played, I was very skilled at the bass. I played with great speed and precision, slapping and popping as speedy as a stray cat being chased by a mongoose on a cold August night.

Being such a prodigy gave me hope for my life. It made me realize that I had something I was good at. Since that day I do not put myself down as much, because I have found my niche in life.

I believe I can do anything with my life. I believe that I have something I am talented at something, just like everyone else. I believe that all people are equal in music. Most of all, I believe that if I put myself down, I will not achieve my full potential in life, as a person, a student, an athlete, and as a musician.