In my life I know what I stand for but I don’t always sit down to really identify things I value most. First of all I really value family. My family has always been close and we have always stuck together throughout anything life sends our way. I would never be myself without everything my family has done for me. Next, I value authenticity. I am myself due to my raising and all of my experiences I’ve had and and I know that I can’t be anyone except me. Life would be boring if everyone just acted the same! The next two things I value really relate to my career in music. Dependability and self-expressiveness are essential to me being a musician. If I prove to be undependable then that could lead to less opportunities to play music because no one would want to hire me. Self-expressiveness is a big part of my life too. I find that music is a great outlet that is fairly accessible for me to get my ideas out into the world. I try to play what inspires me and try to have my own musical ideas, and I think that goes back to authenticity too. Lastly, I value happiness. life is too short to be unhappy and of course I had some times of sadness, but I try to always look to the good times. I think this was interesting to sit down and take stock in what my values are, maybe I should do things like this more often.