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Who is your favorite individual or group musical performer? Favorite genre? Why?

My favorite genre is rock because it's fast and exciting. Currently my favorite group is Los Lobos, a Latin influence rock band from East Los Angeles (my favorite band changes frequently). I like their music cause it's fast and exciting but has a certain softness to it.

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    Feb 3 2013: and uncle, and of course my boyfriend now.

    I can say that when I was little I thought I was going to be a singer. And I do have a friend who is in a band. But I am quite shy. Being in the spotlight is not my thing. I would probably be like Jim Morrison at first from the Doors and sing with my back facing the audience. haha. I would prefer more to do art. I paint quite a lot, and I almost majored in Art. It is a therapy for me. I'm still very undecided in what I will major in. I just know I want to help children. I think that I will have a lot of fulfillment in my life if I have done that. I want to also be able to see the changes that I have made within people's life. I need that reassurance to know I am doing something right.

    I did think a lot about majoring in Anthropology. But majoring in Anthropology conflicts with another dream of mine. Although I have always dreamed of traveling, I still dream of having a family and raising a child. Raising a child is probably my biggest dream.
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      Feb 3 2013: Well, don't forget, not all jobs in music mean being in the spotlight. And anyway, you're saying after a while you could become comfortable in the spotlight, just not at first. I would say your Rockin' Style is a special talent you have, and I believe if people have a special talent they should seek to share that with the world.
      Art is rockin', but not as rockin' as music. Working with children is rockin', but not as rockin' as music. Anthropology is rockin', but not as rockin' as music. Do you agree with me that it's important to choose something that actually gives you fun, it shouldn't just be about helping other people, there should be something in it for Haley? Cause maybe music would be the most fun for you.

      My most desired job, if I could do anything, would be to be a dairy farmer. A long time ago, I fell in love with the idea of cows, milk, outdoors, country, nature. The city where I live is right on the edge of Los Angeles, and there is no agriculture in my city. I stay here because my mother and sister live here, and my brother lives nearby, and I like being close to them. But dairy #1.

      Do you think it would ever interest you to be a dairy farmer, or a dairy farmer's wife?
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        Feb 4 2013: I know that music can help a lot of people going through struggles in life, as it helped me a bit. But I don't think music helps as much as someone going out on the job saving a child from child abuse would. Which is why I am seeking that. I have made it my life purpose to help children specifically and I don't think I could help children with music (unless I want to be like Miley Cyrus or something.) The only way I could feel that I could help children with music is if I taught music classes to children.

        My boyfriend I don't think would ever be a dairy farmer. So I would never marry one. I would never be one either, I don't like milk actually, I have to take calcium vitamins everyday. When I was a baby I was lactose intolerant, I only drank goats milk, I believe.
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          Feb 7 2013: Yeah, I would say music can help children in a lot of ways. For example, starting from a young age, it gives them happiness and entertainment. In junior high and high school there are dances that bring the two sexes together, partly over music. In fact, throughout your life there are dances that bring people together, and to dance you need music. Concerts the same. Some kids wouldn't even be here if their parents hadn't met at a concert!

          Saving a kid from child abuse would also be great! My intuition about you, even though I don't know you that well, is that fun, having fun, matters to you. I tend to think music would be more fun than social worker. You know best.

          Remember, if you're ever not sure about your choice, since you said you thought about art and anthro too, you can always talk to a college counselor.

          I hope I can get you interested in milk again, or that life will get you interested in milk again! I just love the stuff and drink a great deal. It is the first food we consume, and nature provides it to be really good for us, plus it tastes delicious!

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