College Essay:

Ever since I was a child, friends, parents, teachers, have all asked me, “What do you want to be whe
I never really had a preference. I had ideas, and some dreams, sure; but I didn't give much thought into it until I got into high school. I’m sure most people share the same dream I do, but I’m not so sure that as many would dare to try.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with marine animals. I wondered what it would be like to live in such a society. Throughout my earliest years of school, I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist. I had no idea what I would have to do to become one though. All I knew is that I liked the ocean and how cool it would be to be a part of it. I had other interests though…

My father was a radio broadcaster throughout his high school years, and he thought that’s what he’d be doing for the rest of his life. He is now a well-known man in the video games industry. Because my Dad was so into music, I was around it a lot while growing up. We would listen to old records he’d saved from his teenage years. I never used to play a musical instrument because growing up where I did, it was sort of a luxury and children usually don’t have the patience to practice them anyway.

I moved to the U.S.A with my family when I was seven. It wasn’t until one day in Costco, that I really played an instrument. There were some of those starter guitar kits set up and I plucked out something that I had heard on the radio. My parents thought it would be a good idea to buy me that guitar. Soon after that, I started taking lessons. That’s when I started really listening to music.

Today, I’m a singer and guitarist of a band. We plan on going somewhere with our music, but going into the music industry is risky business. If no one likes you, and you can’t perform: you won’t make it. We believe we’ve got what it takes and strive to become bigger. I love performing because it’s fun and I get to share what I’ve written with people. I want to experience what it’s like to be on tour, and drive into the early hours of the morning. Unfortunately, music careers don’t always last.

If my music career tires or personal life interferes, I plan on continuing something within the music industry, or chasing that childhood dream of being a marine biologist. If I want to do so, I have to go to college. College will provide me with new ideas, knowledge, and in today's economy; you can’t go too far without college. I hope to pursue my dream of being a successful musician, because that way I’ll get to be a kid for a little while longer.
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