With the sudden and unexpected death of musical genius Prince last week, I thought it would be appropriate for you all to think about and write about who you turn to in music when you want to be inspired or motivated. I'm not sure how many of you know who Prince was but he was truly one of the most talented musicians of his generation. I encourage you to learn more about him as his music will be missed by many. In addition to singing and playing a variety of instruments, he also wrote his own music for himself and many other artists as well.
For this week's blog topic I'd like you to think about who you turn to when you want to be inspired by music. Is it a particular artist or group? Is is a genre or type of music that you turn to? Tell me who you turn to AND why this is inspirational to you. Don't forget the 2nd part to this topic as some of you are not including all of the questions I ask in your blogs/vlogs.
Ever hear your parents say to you, "Tsk, tsk,"? It's not a commonly used phrase anymore and maybe your grandparents would have used it. "Tsk, tsk," is used when someone wants to express their disapproval of something. An example would be your parent saying that to you after you spilled all of the cereal on the floor after she just told you to use both hands. You didn't listen, spilled all the cereal, and then she said, "Tsk, tsk." It's almost like an I told you so. This week's blog post is going to center around mistakes. We all make them and mistakes are oftentimes the best teacher. We learn early on not to touch the hot stove. It's hot and burns your hand. Your mom tells you not to touch the stove but for some reason you don't listen and touch the stove anyway. You make that mistake of not listening and you got burned. Chances are you won't make that mistake again. What are some of the mistakes you've made and what did they teach you? Pick out your all time top three mistakes you've made over the course of your life so far and tell me about them. Be sure to not only tell me about the mistake you made but what you learned from it.
For this week's blog post, I'd like you to talk/write about the last time you went out of your "comfort zone." According to the dictionary, the comfort zone is a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease without any stress. It's easy to stay within your comfort zone because it doesn't require much work. What's harder is to venture out beyond your comfort zone to try or experience something new.
When was the last time you left your comfort zone and tried something new? Give me three examples on how you've left your CZ and be sure to explain how those experiences went. Were you successful? Did you fail? Did you learn something about yourself in the process? Did it prove to you that you can do it again?
For many of you, you're probably saying to yourself, "Man, this is a hard topic!" Well, I'll give you an example you can possibly use for your first example. If you participated in that dance/song routine in New York right before we watched "Matilda" on Broadway, many of you were pulled out of your comfort zone. You weren't comfortable doing those things but you did it. How did it feel afterwards? Are you convinced that singing and dancing isn't for you or was it ok and not so bad after all? That's the kind of example I want you to think about. Good luck!
It's hard to believe that it's already been two weeks since we've been back from our trip to Atlanta and New York City. Two weeks! Dang! Time sure is flying by. Before we forget, I'd like you to reflect back on your top 3 memorable moments of the trip, good or bad. What were the top three moments that really stood out for you as being the most memorable? Don't forget to explain why.
For Ben and Dylan, what are your top three movies of all time? Also be sure to explain why you chose them.
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