Festival

This past Friday I played in a music festival for concert band with the Fountain Valley Wind Ensemble. Festivals are quiet fun because they give us a chance to perform and then receive constructive criticism from one of the judicators that judged our performance. In my eyes, it was a bit disheartening to see nobody in the crowd; although, it’s understandable why they weren’t present because all of the other schools were most likely warming up for their performance. However, this led to our ensemble feeling less nervous and we went on to play a well-performed performance. The festival was fun and it was a good learning experience.

Photo @2013 by stephanie.lafayette [CC BY 2.0]

Photo @2013 by stephanie.lafayette [CC BY 2.0]

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Perfectionism

In the past I have had difficulties with being a perfectionist. I would like to tell you how I overcame it.

When I was twelve, I wanted a dry erase board for brainstorming and planning completely wacky things. I didn’t want a typical one and I had no money, so I asked myself, “What do I have right now that will help me to create a really awesome dry erase board?” After searching the garage I found an old forgotten four pane window. After scraping and sanding I thought about what else I had that could make this work for me. I searched some more and found some old stain. It wasn’t the perfect color, but after applying it, it looked pretty good! My next thought was, “This clear glass won’t do.” I then remembered a can of white spray paint that I used for my Pinewood Derby car. I taped off the wood and sprayed one side. The result was great, even with the imperfect components.

Photo @ 2014 by LordEfan [CC by 2.0]

Photo @ 2014 by LordEfan [CC by 2.0]

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