My name is Hailey W. I’m 16 and in 11th grade. I was born in Denver, Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital on June 26, 2001. I have lived in Aurora, Colorado my whole life. A turning point in my life was my sister being born. When she was born I took on a unnecessary responsibility; My sister, my responsibility. My parents usually are busy running around and working, so I stepped in and started to help take care of her. It changed my life drastically. I didn’t stay out late, I didn’t hang out with friends much, I just wanted to make sure she had someone to look up to. I need to be seen as her role model.
I enjoy music. Choir is my favorite class of the day. I enjoy learning how to make my voice better and read music better. I love choir and music but, I do have a secret liking of English. I enjoy putting my thoughts on paper and seeing them flow like a river. I also enjoy losing myself in a good book. Math is my least favorite subject but, I’m really good at it. Science is the only subject I’m good at and enjoy. Science just makes sense to me and I enjoy learning new things through experiments.
When I’m not in school, you can find me writing songs, playing any instrument I can get my hands on, and long boarding. I write lyrics as well as the notes for the guitar part. I can play 6 different instruments, guitar, bass, drums, piano, violin, and cello. Even though I love playing any instrument, I really love to play guitar and drums. I like the rush I get when banging on a drum and the way my hand hurts after playing a song. It makes me feel like I’m good at music. I grew up in a house where music was played constantly. I would wake up to my mom listening to country music quietly while she drank her coffee, and I would go to bed listening to my dad blare his rock music downstairs in the bar area. My parents loved going to concerts, they would go to a concert every other week when I was little. When I was about 7 or 8, my mom took me to my first concert, Oozy Osborne. From then on I have had a passion for music. Music has influenced the way I view my life.