Artifacts Essay

1476 WordsMar 27, 20146 Pages
How Gymnastics Influenced My Life In “Rebel Music”, Daniel Felsenfeld delves into the inspirations he has drawn from music in his childhood. He tells of the struggles he experienced and the lack of inspiration from mandatory piano lessons from Ms. Shimizu. Although he dazzled her every time, he never felt connected to the music. Felsenfeld reminisced, “I was experiencing a personal drought, an acrid lack of culture of all kinds, especially music” (Felsenfeld 624). After he heard Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony while with a friend, he had an epiphany. He felt that in this moment, he heard music for the first time. From then on, he became obsessed and revolved his entire life around it. He then went on to become a composer despite his…show more content…
We had to motivate and push each other to do well. Since I was taught teamwork, working as a waitress has come naturally. I know that to be successful in the workplace you must work together as team. Currently, I am a waitress at a restaurant. I have realized that in order to help every guest to fullest, I must work together with my coworkers. If the guest feels that everyone in the entire restaurant is there to help them, they tend to be happier and in the end, tip better. Therefore, gymnastics has taught me to be a team player and has even made a habit out of it. As well as dedication and teamwork, gymnastics has also taught me how to never give up. As a gymnast, I was constantly working on skills and getting stronger. Sometimes though, it would take days, months or even weeks to perfect the skills I was working on. Even though I wasn’t able to do the trick the first time, I knew that if I didn’t give up, I would eventually achieve my goal. Not only were the skills gradually getting more difficult, my back injury was also getting worse. Therefore, not only was I going against my body, I was also trying to achieve something a normal middle school student could not do. Although my injury eventually forced me to give up the sport entirely, it influenced and molded me into the person I am today. I remember for about a month before I had to give up the sport, I was working on trying to master a
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