Please give me some advice, I'm trying to make this personal, yet formal...
I know that the many activities that I have participated in throughout high school have changed my perspective. However, I believe that there are many just plain fun experiences in my life that have equally affected the person that I have become.
In fact, this example was definitely a turning point in my life. My friend Madison invited me and a couple of our friends to go and listen to a concert which featured Hellogoodbye. I had never been to a concert before and I was apprehensive about what would occur. I heard all the horror stories of fights, mosh pits and illicit activities that happen at concerts and scared would be an understatement of what I felt. Yet, by being continuously poked and prodded I decided to go. When my friends and I arrived, I thought that my fears had been confirmed because there was a very tight fit with people pushing and shoving each other to get to the front. However, when the bands started to set up and play live, I saw a different side to music. I never knew that listening to a band live was a completely different experience than just using iTunes. In fact, by the time the headlining band was starting their set I was jumping up and down and screaming along with everyone else. I felt a connection with the band that I had never felt before and soon after that I was addicted to concerts.
Not only did I have a great time during my first concert experience, but I also learned a valuable lesson. There are always different perspectives to every story. I had a wonderful time, and so did my friends, but I know that there are many others who would have been upset at painful squish of people surrounding the stage and the booming music. The fact that I listened to my friends when they encouraged me to go definitely depicted the fact that I have learned to embrace new experiences. I have definitely grown to take opportunities and try everything, even though I do not know if I will enjoy the experience or not. Perhaps my next fun experience might be something more exhilarating and interesting.