We return with this highlight on our community: meet Megan. Megan may be scared of a particular circus ride, but in many of life’s tasks she seems quite fearless!
Megan tells us a little bit more about herself here:
I’m a 25-year-old wife, mother, student, and a supervisor at a daycare. My favorite hobbies are gaming, reading, and singing. Music has always been something I enjoyed. Though I know that I had a love of music before I began elementary school, I would have to say that music class from first through third grade and choir from fourth grade through high school really got me interested in music. I was exposed to all different types of music, and encouragement from my teachers sparked a real passion. A random fun fact about me is that I am a roller coaster fanatic, but I am absolutely terrified of ferris wheels.
This speaks to the importance of exposure, ideally from an early age. Whether it’s to musics of the world, philosophies, clothing styles, cultures, TV shows, or food, exposure to a diverse range of treats in life provides an enriching experience for all. Much of the joy of traveling, for example, is in learning something about a new place, while simultaneously learning something more about the place one comes from.
This, of course, applies to more than traveling – by hearing other styles of music, one appreciates the richness of his or her own musical upbringing. Or at least, we can listen to it with a different perspective all of a sudden. And that’s always refreshing.
Questions and comments for Megan, or general thoughts and comments are welcome here. We hope you’ll keep up the conversation with us!
See Megan’s UJAM page here – it’s loaded with great tracks.