Explore New Things: Why you should

Life can get pretty boring sometimes, I’m not gonna lie.  Some of us are unlucky to be working a job we don’t like, or having to go to school day after day when we just don’t want to.  There can be a lot of repetition and you can feel like you just don’t want to do this daily routine anymore.  But, good news, there’s a cure.  And that’s going out into the world and trying new things.

It is so important that we live life with joy and happiness.  One fantastic way to accomplish this is doing totally different things!  Never found your passion quite yet?  Go out and find it.  Do something random, dance outside when no ones looking, anything that’s new to you.  Find a sport that seems fun and play it with some friends, write a book, play an instrument.  Sometimes we don’t realize how many things there are to do in this world.  There’s millions!  You just need to go out and explore.

Life is a roller coaster, and the best part isn’t at the end, its the small moments you have in between.  Family movie nights, watching fire works go off in the night sky, going places we like to go, everything.  What we need to do is to expand those small little things that bring us joy.  It’s important we find as many of those things we like to do as possible.

People have developed a mindset that shouldn’t exist:  We go to school, we go to work, we work for a long time, and then retire.  Its as if retiring is a great accomplishment and then that’s the end of life.  But once you retire that’s it! There is of course still great activities to do but there can be a lot of physical boundaries.  And we don’t want boundaries in life.

Yes, there is a routine we must follow.  But we need to add interest into them.  We need to have activities that we look forward to do every day.  But how are you going to find that activity if you’re doing the same boring thing everyday?  You can’t.

So go out, don’t waste your life.  Join a club, I went farther into looking for one and it amazed me how many organizations there are for different activities!

New things can bring so much joy into your life.  Life is a small opportunity for YOU to have fun.  Not just to go to work and retire.  I’ve started trying new things like Mountain Biking, jogging, and even chess.  Now I have so many things to look forward to and to think about.

In the end, it makes life something to live for and its a great feeling to have.  So get out there, find something you like doing.  Do that activity but still explore others!  There’s so much to do out there and we need to strive to do it all!

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How to Learn an Instrument

Yay! You’ve decided to take up an instrument!  Music is a great way to express yourself, have fun, and connect with others.  There are so many reasons why you should play an instrument and if you’re looking to get into it all then you’re going to want some tips.

1.  Find what instrument you’re going to play.

OK, so this may be a little obvious, but it’s so absolutely necessary to get an instrument you are going to enjoy, and be able to play well.  When I first joined band long ago, I wanted to play the trumpet.  In fact I wanted to play the trumpet so much I didn’t even think about testing out other instruments.  I just bought a trumpet and started playing.  You can say I was the worst trumpet player in the world, because I was.  I could barely play it!  For 3 years I played this instrument only to learn that it wasn’t meant for my lips.  Mine were to big!  The second I picked up a low brass instrument (With a bigger mouthpiece) I was able to play anything.  In other words, make sure there’s no physical features of yours that will keep you from your full potential.

2.  Spend some time getting to know your instrument.

Instruments are all very unique.  Whether you’re playing drums, guitar, or flute you’re going to need some basic knowledge.  Learn how people tune the instrument, important parts of it, and how to maintain it if you need to.  If you aren’t going to be taking lessons(which will also be a great idea if you want to speed up the process) learn what clef music is in, and learn how to read that clef.

3. Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials!!!

First thing, I would highly recommend getting a mentor to teach you.  Lessons can get pretty pricey but it can make such a big difference.  It can help so much to have the help of another experienced player.  If not, explore the web for useful videos, and information! Make sure you first know how to play correctly, then fingerings/positions, then note names.  Once you start to learn how to read music off a sheet it will be one of the most joyful experiences of your life.  You can play anything you want!  This will be one of the hardest steps, it can be very intimidating diving right in but just keep learning new things and you’ll get there.  Again, make sure you know the basics of your instrument and music itself before you go into learning how to play it.

4.  DON’T GIVE UP!!!!!

Learning how to play an instrument can be VERY frustrating sometimes.  It may seem like a lot of little things you need to know at first, but give it a few months.  Learn something new everyday.  One new note, one more bar of music.  It will take time.   But the best you can do is keep learning and taking in knowledge.  With that knowledge, practice.  You’ll get there, I promise!

5. With you’re new skills, have some fun!

Do the thing you wanted to do!  Join a music group! Start a band! You can have so much fun with music.  If music becomes your passion play in public every weekend! Joining different groups is also a great way to get better.  Playing with others will teach you more musical skills that are necessary to have.  Yes, it will take time to become a pro at your instrument.  But its a great journey.  Take baby steps, and have fun!

Anonymous “Attacking” ISIS

So, there has been news about a group called anonymous.  Lately, they have been claiming to hack ISIS by taking down there social media accounts.  That’s a good thing right!  Eh, maybe.

Actually, there has been many people saying this is good but also many people saying this is a bad thing.

In case you don’t know, Anonymous is a hacking group.  Anyone can be part of it, all you have to do it get hacking and claim Anonymous did it.  There is no leader, and this group does lots of pranks, protest, and publicity stunts.

I’m not gonna lie, some of the things they do can be hilarious, but they are known for doing a lot of negative things online.  And that is where people get uneasy about this all.  Anonymous is a hacker group, they have a lot of power, and people are putting trust in them to hack anonymous.  This can turn out to be a very bad thing.  There is however another problem, Twitter and Facebook are barely doing anything to shut down these terrorist accounts.

ISIS uses social media as one of their greatest weapon.  They have gained a lot of supporters from it, recruits with it, but most of all, spreads fear with it.  These social media companies can barely keep bully’s from messing with kids.  How are they supposed to stop hundreds of ISIS accounts?  ISIS has claimed to have taken down nearly a thousand of these accounts.  They’ve also claimed to have taken down a number of Facebook pages, and numerous emails.

Anyways, what do you guys think?  Is it great news that we got a few more people trying to take down ISIS?  Or is it bad that we are allowing a hacker group to do work that they shouldn’t be doing?  In my opinion, its a fairly good thing, even though taking down accounts may not make that much of a difference, at least its something.

Starting out

There is always that feeling you get once you just jump right into something.  Especially when it has to do with other people.  Today, I started to do blogs.  The reason: to have fun interacting to other people about different topics.

However, there is a problem.  No ones here to interact with.  Honestly, I have no idea how I’ll start to get a crowd, but I hope that sometime, someday, there will be people to talk to.

Is there going to be people reading this? Probably not.  But I have one thing to say to you: Do NOT give up on anything just because its a challenge to get things going.  Everything is hard to get into to, especially when you don’t know anything about it!  The worst thing you can do is quit.

So, today I begin my journey writing blogs.  There will be times when I feel as though I am writing to no one.  Where I am just typing words on a keyboard for my own eyes.  But, I know that eventually, things will get going. And that time may be a few months, maybe even a few years.  But that’s how it works! And once things finally get going, it will be a great feeling.

At the end of the day, we all have things we want to do.  But there’s so many excuses not to do them!  I beg of you to try your best at anything you wish to do.  You can’t let anything get in your way.  I hope someday someone will stumble across this blog.  If you are that one person, I hope you can achieve everything you wish to.  Try your best, and you will conquer that goal.

My first post.

Hello! I hope this post will soon be an important artifact that will stay in a special place in my heart.  I’m just another guy hoping that I can express my opinions about the world and hopefully give some good info to others!  We’re all unique human beings, and we all have great things to say.  Anyways, Welcome! I hope you have a good time!