Music, mountains and mammoths are things that I think about on a regular basis. I constantly think about music. When I was younger, I would judge my peers by what they listened to. Mountains are in my thoughts as forms of different challenges that each of us face. We all climb our different mountains, some with help and companionship and some all alone. We may not see the top but we know that it is there. But Mammoths? Really Adam?!... How do mammoths play into your thoughts?
So going back to music thing, I like a lot of underground music that may seem obscure and esoteric to those on the outside. That is the way I like it. It is like a little club that a few people are in and have privy to speak your "language" and know the code. I have always gone to my music as a source of education and confidence. I even ran a blog which was titled "Music for the Working Man". I would tell people that the music I listened to was building my intelligence.
As any young person I sometimes struggled with my own self confidence. One day as I was listening to this band named Pelican I heard their song "Mammoth" (which is the video to the right > ) and it really spoke to me. When I listen to this song it makes me feel as though I can overcome anything. I literally see me standing at the top of a mountain looking out over what I have just overcome. I feel so powerful! I can do anything!
This feeling, this power, is what I want the kids, no, no My kids to have when they are in my classroom! I want them to be able to face their mountains and become the conqueror that I know they are. I want to prepare myself the best I can and be able to be the sharpest tool to help them to achieve their goals.