Lifescouts: Guitar Badge

Okay, first off, let me get this out of the way by admitting that no, I do not know how to play the guitar despite the fact that I own one. I guess my owning of this badge is justified by the fact that when I was 15, shortly after PMR ended for me, my uncle (who is so musically gifted in every way that he taught himself to play the guitar and piano through online courses only and is currently part of a band) gave me one of his guitars as a present and so I started to learn how to play the guitar through tutorials on YouTube.

My motivation only lasted for a day.

Not even gonna lie, I was so enthusiastic at first, and the first song that I chose to learn on YouTube was Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day and it went horribly. In the end, I got nothing out of it and tried another tutorial of Pressure by Paramore. I obtained the same results and proceeded to give up, all of this within an hour or so. I feel like I’m turning into Dan Howell because what all my readers should do is list down the things I do and never do them. Perseverance and determination, what’s that???

But to justify by laziness and lack of motivation, my guitar is a classical guitar and thus doesn’t sound the same as an acoustic guitar which most people use to play with but excuses excuses excuses.

And that is the story of how I got this badge (alternatively known as HIGTB) (if you know what I’m referencing).

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Author: Michelle Teoh

23-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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