Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am going to be talking about music, and what it means to me.

During COVID-19, my weekly lessons of piano, guitar and singing stopped being in person and went to being online. It was hard for the first lessons; there was so much more to figure out. It was up to me to push myself and find out what I could do by myself. And this was challenging.

But the more I delved into the music that I was making and the music I listened to, I realized how much music had an impact on me. It gives me clarity and it’s fun to play songs. I pride myself on what I can do with my voice, with the piano, and with the guitar, and that’s all because of the motivation it gives me. It’s like a cycle. I play and practice, and that gives me pride. And then I want to do it again because I want to feel that pride again.

I love to listen to music other people have written, and that helps to give me inspiration in the stories I write, or just to make something that would normally be boring fun. When I have chores to do, I normally listen to music while I do them to give me motivation to finish.

Music is a big part of me, and has been since I was little. I love to play instruments and to sing, and I encourage everyone to try and learn to play an instrument. The feelings it gives me are the feelings I want everyone to experience.

Thanks for reading!

Daily Habit: February

My January habit tracker.

Hey everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today I am going to be sharing with you more about my daily habit, and what I’m going to be doing for the month ahead.

I chose to do my DribbleUp ball every day that I got for Christmas. I didn’t make a note of specific classes I had to do, I just did what I was feeling or what I thought needed improvement on that day. I chose it because I wanted to use it to help me improve my footwork for my futsal season. This really helped me with my footwork and my agility in games that I played. On my habit tracker when I did my DribbleUp ball I marked it as blue. And when I had games, I marked a red PZ; to stand for Performance Zone. My games were when I performed my skills.

Sometimes it was tiring and sometimes I didn’t want to do it; I just wanted to lie down on the couch. I admit that sometimes that was exactly what I did! But I managed to get myself up and tell myself, “This is your habit, you have to stick with it. You have to do it; make it count!” And I really was glad afterward that I did it because I learned something new and I made myself better.

I saw my own self improve with moves that I did and skills that I performed; it was really inspiring to me how practicing for a little bit each day changed how I played futsal.

I’ve mentioned futsal twice now but I haven’t explained what it is! Futsal is a game that is sort of like soccer, except it moves faster, is only played with four players and a goalie, is supposed to be played inside on a court, and the games themselves are shorter. My team and I played against all boy teams.

After doing my habit, I was tired but I felt accomplished. I felt good. And I was really proud of myself when I saw myself do things that I had learned but never tried. It really benefited me in a lot of ways, and I’m definitely going to keep my habit.

So, for February, I am going to keep my daily DribbleUp goal…but I’m also adding another goal. I play piano, guitar and I sing, and right now I realize that I’m not exactly keeping up with guitar and singing as I should be. So my goal is to play my guitar and practice my singing every day for the entire month of February!

Thank you for reading about my daily habits!