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Jess Glynne

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Music has played an essential aspect in my life. I have struggled in the past with discovering who I am as an individual. Music was the one thing I could relate to throughout fifth to tenth grade. As I matured so did my music. The songs were full of empowerment and had an energetic style. “Don’t be so hard on yourself” by Jess Glynne is the theme song because the lyrics explain the struggles of discovering oneself, how every individual gets knocked down and urges me to be myself.
In the melody, Jess Glynne starts the second line by saying “Let's go back to simplicity/ I feel like I've been missing me/ Was not who I'm supposed to be/ I felt this darkness over me/ We all get there eventually/ I never knew where I belonged” (Glynne lines 5-10).
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In the next verse, she says "I'm standin' on top of the world, right where I wanna be” (Glynne line 22). These two parts of the song made me understand people make mistakes. Ninth through the start of eleventh grade I lost myself but picked myself up afterward. Now, a straight A math honors student with college credits in math and a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars. I plan to attend college to earn a doctorate in psychology and behavioral research. My best friend, Korina Alvarez, and I are celebrating six years of amazing friendship this year. I would not have made it through high school without her by my side or without the without the stunning individuals I have met along the way.
“Don’t be so hard on yourself” by Jess Glynne is my theme song because the lyrics explain the struggles of finding oneself, how everyone gets knocked down and encourages me to be myself. Being a victim of bullying, it was difficult to remain true to me. However, I grew up and realized other people’s opinions do not matter and continue to be me. Now, I show my true self to others every day and they accepted me. Regardless how many times life knocks me down, I always get back up. People make mistakes, but the mistakes do not characterize who a man is, nor do other people’s
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