Its funny how I am fully aware that three things have saved my life and i haven’t taken the time to officially thank them for that. So here:
-John and Hank Green
For a while in my life i felt I had nothing to look to and nothing to be and I wanted it to end. But then, I found your youtube communtity and books. Every day might have been a struggle to get through, but the reward for surviving thus far was your videos. Thank you for being awesome.
-My Marching Band
(Taking nerdy to another level) I know that marching band is not seen as a sport by many people. Which is okay, because even though my legs look really awesome because of it, and there may be some (jazz) running involved so you may call it a sport. But calling it a “sport” doesn’t do it justice. We are a family, a group, a team, we work as one mind, one heart and one soul when we are on the feild. I have never been happier in any other activity in my entire life. I played softball for 8 years of my life and I never felt any love from any of those teams. The softball teams were not caring, we did not care outside of the feild. Softball was never fun for me because I couldn’t connect to those people because they wouldn’t connect with me. There was never a family in softball. But, the first day of marching band camp brought me actual joy, because I didn’t know the names of these people, their stories or status’s and they were still there to help. In one day at marching band I felt more welcomed, appriciated, and connected then softball had ever been for 8 years. And marching band gave me friends that will never leave my side now, we are family. We suffered through the hot summer and the begining of a horrible winter, through night practices and Saturday morning practices. We went to game after game and competition after competition to become one bad ass marching band. And we might not have won states this year, but we are going to do it in the next three years because we have that connection, we work our butts off for months on end because we want if so badly. I have my family at home, but sometimes the chosen relationships are better then the ones formed in birth. Even though I love my family, my band family is really keeps me going.
(I know it seems odd that i say that) This boy came into my life because he is a trombone (and bass) playing nerdfighter (see the connection). We might not have lasted but I practically came back to life because of you. I have to thank you for getting me out of the lowest point in my life and bringing me back to life. We might not have seen each other often because of different high schools and marching band, but that was okay because we were doing something we loved when we weren’t in school- band. All good things must come to an end, as our relationship did, but my life didn’t because you gave me a reason to continue. Thanks.