My own chords
I take my faithful guitar and hit the strings with my fingers. The piece of music I have chosen to play is a tough one with a crescendo movement across the composition, but I try assiduously. All of a sudden, my fingers strike a chord instead of playing multiple notes one by one. My music teacher's eyes shine with excitement, and she exclaims: "This is tremendous! You have just blended a classical Mozart's Sonata №1 with a piece of your soul!" The note pattern was completely unexpected and extremely fun to play. Chords remind me of myself: many things at once.
The foremost note in my life chord is biology. As Tatar roots resonate in my soul, I have always felt strong pride for native nature, and when I was a curious little girl, my Tatar grandmother encouraged me to explore mysteries of wildlife in her immense garden. The orchard was full of fragrant flowers, which appealed to buzzing fluffy bumble-bees. I stayed out until dusk exploring remote locations of the garden while watching the bumble-bees fly around.
When I grew up, I decided to take my observations to the next level. I read tons and tons of articles, but did not find any papers on the ecology and biology of the insect I was into. I understood that I will never move on to the following step unless I create something of my own. Then I remembered the incredible feeling of freedom, with which I make amazing chords on my guitar. I took all my initiative and will to research deeply in the bumble-bees species dwelling in my region. Once I was chasing a bumble-bee to indicate its species when a thought stroke me: I realized that the insects crawling around and plants in the way are just a part of a huge system, which needs to be protected from being taken for granted. I am interested in the peculiarities of their pollinating habits because the crucial data, obtained during the research, can be used to measure the condition of ecosystems. As I am concerned with biology, I will contribute to nature's conservation now and after. I want to continue uncovering secrets of the world to make people realize how crucial it is to protect and appreciate the wildlife around us.
Many people develop themselves in one sphere or have a single passion that defines them as an identity. Like my guitar, I am an instrument: but an instrument playing a multitude of notes at once. My two main interests are at opposite ends, which makes them even more closely related to one another. Sometimes I feel all stalled out about the investigation and music turns out to be Ariadne's thread in finding the right way to interpret or obtain new data. Such overlap of interests enables me to take the best from both worlds, and I never know if I will end up finding a solution to the distorted chord in the knowledge of biology.
I will take these chords with me to college: I want to unite students of miscellaneous majors to create something of a unique mixture. In my opinion, getting to know the talents, ideas, and motivations of different people leads to building a powerful community.
I am searching for my place in the world combining various interests. Who I am does not always add up into a mesmerizing combination of sounds and may feel like an awkward noise to some people. No matter which chords I play, no matter how I play them, they are my own chords.