I began vocally expressing my sentiments towards the world to my friends as I learned from theirs.
While I introduced my friends to thrift-shopping and wrote articles about more environmentally friendly methods of transportation, they took me to my first line-dance and helped me examine the other side of gun-control in `Agora Coffee House'.
Time progressed, however, and dirt, guitar chords, and conversations eventually covered the canvas of the shoes.
When I first moved to Houston in eighth grade, I tried to follow the status quo and keep my shoes white. Ed Sheeran--I began to realize how important it is to listen to the other side and to maintain the confidence to pursue my passions while inspiring others to do the same.
When I moved, I was bombarded by a completely foreign culture.
By sophomore year, however, I realized that compromising myself in order to fit in was a mistake.
" I met Cheyenne through Freshman year volleyball and we were friends because I tried; I borrowed cowboy boots for football games, didn't discuss my quirky music, and washed my shoes.
As I grew, however, it was our differences that brought us together.
I sit in front of my piano for hours, copying the rhythm of until it feels right.
I'll never tire of hearing another tell me how they're feeling without using any words at all and letting it become part of me.