(Blog Post #4)
This semester is my last one at TCC, been going the the college roughly two years by now and I am not to sure how to feel about my leaving. I will be transferring to the University of North Texas, to double major in Media Arts under Audio Engineering and Audiology. So far I find myself doing pretty well, when compared to most people my age, I work two jobs, fridge is stocked with semi-healthy food and I have the confidence that I will reach my long term goals I have set for myself. I mostly want to focus more of my attention to Audio Engineering for my love of music and being around it all the time and mixing it is something I have always dreamed about as a young kid. I started learning to play the guitar at 12 years old, my older brother taught me the basics that every guitarist should know and simple songs my small fingers were able to play. He was at his last semester at UNT and had to move back to Denton, he had shown me everything he could at the time and from then on, I taught myself everything I know on guitar. I really enjoy learning, an wanted to expand my knowledge of musical instruments and picked out a Cajon. A Cajon is an instrument which you sit on and is made of wood. It made to be beat on similar to a drum on a thinner side of the box, I had a very easy time learning the Cajon for its simplicity. Now I am currently learning to play the piano, which is very hard to teach yourself because how different it is from the guitar. I want to be an Audio Engineer for my love of music, yes every one will tell you the same thing, that they love music, but only a few actually pursue the career, which is kind of sad because there is so much untapped talent in the world. Audiology is interesting to me, I am really bad at science but when it comes to the study of sound and hearing, I can tell you a lot about that. I am better at explaining the acoustics of instruments and the environment because that is what I am most familiar with. I cannot afford the programs for recording and mixing so I turned to learning everything by ear, and I want to share my interest in sound with others by aiding them in hearing. Under Audiology, I wish to work at Cooks to help small deaf kids in hearing the wonderful sounds that they are missing out on. Sound and music are two of the greatest gifts we are given, it allows us to express and feel our emotions and get us through rough times in our lives. To work and share my love for sound is truly an adventure I want to see to the end.