To all the people out there that feel different
- Growing up in the closet, it was hard not to feel out of place no matter whom I was surrounded by. I always wished I could be like everyone else. Ask the cute girl to the dance, be one of the guys, but it wasn't in the cards. I always gravitated to the unpopular hobby, and I was ostracized for it. Don't get me wrong; this isn't a "poor me" story. I am pleased with the road I've taken so far because it led me here, and here is where I want to be. That said, it wasn't easy.
I've been playing Kiara's Idol, and this week the theme was musicals. At first, I was elated, but then the reality set in that this was going to be tough because, after about an hour, I narrowed my list down to about 20 musicals, not songs, but musicals. I started scanning through all of them to figure out what might be good for my voice or something different than I have been doing. But after a while, I stopped thinking about the songs that would be best for me and started looking at the lyrics, and that's when it clicked.
For the musical week, I picked a song called "Somewhere" featured in West Side Story. This song speaks to me because, as I stated before, belonging was never really in the cards for me, and I would often always wish that one day I would get to a place where I felt accepted and normal and thankfully, that did happen. My story happens to be about my sexual orientation, but anyone who has ever felt different has often had times where they wish they could find a like-minded person to connect with. Well, if that sounds like you, I dedicate this song to you. Here is hoping you found your someone & somewhere where you belong <3
If you want to listen click the link below:
Somewhere - West Side Story
Thank you to all the judges and organizers for putting this game together. It has indeed been one of the best experiences because it has forced me to work on something I've been putting off for years that does make so happy.
Judges & Organizers:
Kiara_xoxo Mouseter09 Candy_land Quackattack817
I wish the best of luck to my fellow competitors & musicians, and thanks to my friends here on tengaged for your encouragement and support.
MsKathryne ilovetosing konohavillage1 Jacadeux BURBERRY VanitySmurf brightongal Elian zach3051
Rude_Lamb seana86 brandonpinzu Yates Megan EEstrada17 TheRoseHorse Minie LenaThePlug looana Halley Jengaged RowanPlaysTengaged LaCroix
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making this. Cheers!
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