How music affects my life.

December 9th, 2012 by nowak3marlena3s

By Marlena Nowak (1995) LOK Krakow/Poland

When I was in kindergarten, I was learning how to dance and sing. I was watching music programms on TV and trying to be like a “superstar” in front of the television set. I had cymbals and small drums, but my favourite toys were a small guitar and pink microphone. I couldn’t “play” on everything at the same time, so I focused on the guitar :) . Now I know, that I wasn’t good at beeing a “singer” and “guitarist”, but then I thought that I was really great…

In primary school I had guitar and singing lessons. I was singing in the school choir and sometimes playing the giutar there. My dream was to be a singer in the future… Music I was listening to was for example Polish POP, songs, which I heard on school discos. They weren’t very ambitious, but they were fashionable among my friend.

Now I’m in high-school. I changed my priorities and music taste, but music is really important to me. When I go to school, I use my earphones and listen to favourie songs. It gives me positive energy for the whole day! Sometimes I hum songs, which I heard on TV or radio. It de-stresses me…

My mum says, that “music smoothes customs”. I think that it’s true. If I had an argument with my parents, or had problem- I listen to music and play the guitar. When school drives me crazy, I listen to calm music and- I can say- it helps me to relax. But if I have a good mood I sing and hum all day (my friends hate it and beg me to stop, but I can’t… sometimes it’s stronger than me!).
I started my “adventure” with music when I was a child. Now I’m 17 and I know, that my love for music will never stop.

How about you? Do you have any hobbies which are so important to you as music is to me?