I began writing out lists a webs of possibly topics to write my memoir about. It started with marching band and no matter what other topic I wrote down, marching band had the biggest web of ideas, and that’s how I chose the topic. I chose this topic because for four years I was a part of something bigger than myself. The people, and most importantly the directors, helped shape who I was as a person. I learned respect and discipline have taken it to heart. After band, I found art. I always doodled on the sides of notebook pages but had never taken it to heart as I did band. I decided to apply what I had learned in band to my art and now I am getting a further education to pursue a career in art. Digging into memories to try and figure out exactly when I remembered these lessons I had learned was a challenge, as well as combining all of my thoughts and writing them down.

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