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Hello - July 8th 2018, 03:39 PM

First impressions are a very important aspect of life so making a good one I suppose is a plus. This is where my story will begin. My first impressions usually leave people with a bad taste in their mouths and that is even before I get a chance to have a single word come out of my mouth. They look at my dreads, or my piercings, my clothes. Or it may be because they see I have a pack of opened cigarettes in my purse. They also may assumptions that this girl looks likes she is one drugs and homeless. I for one have never touch drugs other than Marijuana that I am a huge advocate for the legalization of it all over, but that is another ball of wax. So yes most definitely first impressions are important in life. My goal here is I hope to make a good impression on everyone. I will attempt to help others with replying to your posts, but understand what I may say may not always be the correct response, but you can be guaranteed that my responses will be coming from my heart and I am responding because I care.

Now for a little bit about myself. Everyone in life has baggage that they are carrying around and basically how people react to that baggage in their lives is how they function. I have many scars that still remain with me to this day, but I have come to terms with them. I was born to a 14 year old drug addicted mom who gave me to the State right after I was born. I never met my mom or dad or ever had any real family in my life. I went from Foster family to Foster family until I aged out at the age of 18 a few months back and moved into an apartment on my own with the money I had been saving for years. As a small child I had hoped that one of the good Foster families would adopt me, but always something would come up and back into the States hands I would go. As I got older I realized I was just going to be a Foster kid and have some good Foster families and other bad ones. Now like I said I am living on my own at the age of 18. I work as a Street Music Performer and also at a Record Store. While other kids my age are planning for college now I am just happy to be doing that. I am a Multi Instrumentalist as I play 10 instruments and am learning the Sitar which is an extremely difficult and fascinating instrument to play. The reason I have chose this path and not college is I am not a book learner I am a people learner. Everyone of those instruments that I have mastered I did by watching other people play and did not learn by books. I cannot read music, but to write I just play and record and learn it.

I believe I have talked way too much and if you are still here, bless you for making it this far. Oh and I can't believe I wrote that much without even saying my name. My name is Tahlia.
   
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Re: Hello - July 8th 2018, 09:25 PM

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Welcome to the site! I am glad you found us. I hope that you are able to enjoy your time here and you're able to receive support and advice. I think it will be great to have another person who will be able to offer advice as well. It definitely sounds like you've dealt with a lot in your life; I am glad you were able to get a place of your own though. I imagine that must be a nice thing to have been able to do.


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Re: Hello - July 9th 2018, 12:09 AM

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I think you will definitely fit right in!

Ten instruments though, that's impressive! Which did you learn first?

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Re: Hello - July 9th 2018, 01:22 AM

Hello Tahlia, and welcome to teenhelp


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Re: Hello - July 9th 2018, 10:35 AM

Welcome to TeenHelp, Tahlia! You've definitely made a good first impression on me as you sound caring and down to earth. Growing up in foster care must've been difficult at times but it's great to hear that despite this, you're creating a life that you want to live. You're very talented to be able to have learnt to play 10 instruments by observing others and practicing!

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Re: Hello - July 9th 2018, 01:55 PM

Welcome to TeenHelp! I agree that you sound down to earth and caring, and I think it's awesome you play ten different instruments!
   
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Re: Hello - July 9th 2018, 07:49 PM

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I think you will fit right in.
It's amazing that you can play 10 instruments. I can't even play one.


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Re: Hello - July 11th 2018, 08:57 PM

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Re: Hello - August 1st 2018, 03:53 AM

Hi there Tahlia!

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Re: Hello - August 2nd 2018, 09:59 AM

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