When I was young, I always thought I will be famous someday.
During childhood, I wanted to join this TV contest called Little Miss Philippines and become an actress if I win but my mother didn’t even let me enter the competition (which I never regret now). Then, when I entered grade school I thought, maybe I will be a popstar. Maybe, I will be in a group like Spice Girls or solo like Britney Spears. When I learned how to play guitar in high school, I felt embarrassed that I even dreamed of becoming a popstar. I was thinking I wanted to be like Alanis Morissette instead. Then college came and I was chosen to be a vocalist of a band. I was getting ready to be a rockstar.
I dunno where I got the idea of becoming famous until I cleaned my room last time and saw my grade school friends’ letters to me. Like them, I remembered how other people would always tell me, “Don’t forget us when you get famous.” I’m already 25 now and still NOT famous.
Well, you will never be one if you don’t do anything to become one. I can’t even post a video of me singing on YouTube. I never even took a chance to audition on The Voice. At this point in my life, I already know that being popular is not what I really want. Plus, self-confidence? I don’t have much. Haha.
I had a band but I quit because I was tired of singing cover songs. I wanted to make original songs but I couldn’t. I like to write but I’m not really good in writing poems or lyrics. I always thought they were too corny and shallow.
Then, one day, I discovered that I can create good melodies with my bestfriend’s lyrics. I helped her with her projects in college whenever they need an original song. We became a team. Eventually, I started to write my own songs, too. You know what triggered it? A guy broke my heart. Haha. So there’s my motto: there’s always a bright side in any situation. But those songs were about pain. I wrote my first love song to my boyfriend and I was able to create more. 🙂
One of the things I want to share in this blog is my music. A lot of bloggers post photographs to share their adventures, or a how-to of something. Some write poems and essays to express themselves. Me? I want to tell you the stories behind my songs. I’ll be posting every now and then and tell me what you think about it.
The fact that you are still reading this right now proves that you are my fan so please be committed. Haha. To conclude this article, I’ll let you listen to one of the songs I sang in church. This was a recording of my practice so you will hear some echo. This song is called Dare You to Move by Switchfoot. This is related to my blog’s “advocacy” on being positive no matter how bad the situation is.
Oh, by the way, my dream reader? You. ❤
>>>This is my response to Zero to Hero Challenge Day 6: Write to Your Dream Reader.