Keep On Singin' My Song.
Let me take you back to 2001. I'm in 7th grade, attending Becker Middle School, in Las Vegas, NV. I'm an energetic animal lover, and absolutely obsessed with Christina Aguilera. There is a special that I've been looking forward to for weeks, showing on either MTV or VH1, on her life, and how she got to where she is 'today'.
I'd been begging my parents to help me record a sample tape to send to various record labels, I really felt that I wanted to pursue a singing career, which my dad was really supportive of. We developed a fun schedule where I'd pick a certain number of songs, memorize them, and sing them to him every week. It was really fun, and every single (literally) day, I'd come home and watch this TV Special on Christina Aguilera, so full of inspiration that she followed her dreams and was now a 'superstar'. I did wind up sending a tape to labels, and never heard back from anyone.