Hmm.. Should I Be Involved in Arts or Music??
So.. on a particularly lazy and idle Sunday morning my mother woke up and asked me the quintessential question you ask to a 20 something girl on the verge of finishing college education. “What is next for you? Are you worried at all? What are your future plans?” And I gave the same odd answer we all give, “Five more minutes Mom! Let me sleep! It is Sunday after all!” Society always in a way bullies us to take a decision and we succumb to the pressure of it.
But hey you sitting there in your big cubicle and comfy chair and enjoying your position as the CEO of that big business, let me ask you “Did you know what you wanted to be when you were 20? Were you absolutely sure that this is what you wanted to do in life and in your career?” I guess not. So why do you ask me? How am i to know? I will follow my spirit and hope it will take me to the right place. My mother goes out of my room.
I get up and switch on my computer as usual
It is my world. The music stored in it is something I am really proud of. Although everyone is proud about their own music collection but I am particularly proud about it because I feel it has something for everyone. If music touches your soul, you will find something to listen from my collection of songs. The olden goldies, the new melodies, songs from various movies and so on.. It has always been kind of a dream to pursue music as a career ; to study music and excel in it.
As these thoughts cluster around my mind I play the music of my favorite band and just for a few moments, I lose myself in the irresistible charm of a good melody. My mind is floating along the keys and notes of the various instruments and I try to follow each and every beat. Soon a very coarse reminder pops up on my screen.. college education applications for such courses need to be done now. I again recollect my composure and get back to it.
My mother is calling me for breakfast. The book propped up beside my computer is “The history of English Literature”. Reading such books gets me into my own zone. One day I want to be able to contribute something to this book. Something so significant that the world will step up and notice. From my very childhood, I knew I wanted to pursue Arts and do some really meaningful work in the field. And so i need to further my dream and go forward in this field considering I have topped all my classes for the last two years in all such subjects.
I have categorically worked on all my assignments and term papers and mostly got an A. Studying of such subjects can be boring but I have figured out my own unique way of handling it! Imagination! I feel I am doing that particular thing or in that place and experiencing it! And there it is! The secret to make every boring battle interesting and fun!
So.. decisions.. hmm..
If music is my soul, arts is my heart and both of them have shaped up my personality. And like a sudden flash of lightning, a thought crosses my mind!! What if I could do both?!! Just the thought of it makes me stand up! Wow! What if i could merge them both? It would be awesome! I will study both and merge it in my own way!
And I will be famous! Everyone in the entertainment industry will know me! Because isn’t it actually a mixture of both arts and music? I will have a dream job. And I will love that job. Maybe I could also travel the world and find out the different kinds of music and arts. Even the media and the “news making industry” will hire people like me.
But will I be able to do both music AND arts?
Is there an option to do both simultaneously? I think the best way out is to do it one at a time. Slowly I open my internet browser and fill out my application for a course in Arts. And make a silent promise to the music reverberating in my soul.. “I will come back to you very soon” …