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The Wheels of Perception Go Round and Round…(WA1)

What if I had grown up with the belief that I could one day literally change the way I perceived myself? How would it have changed me in college?

WELL…

If I HAD grown up with the capability of being able to foreshadow the events in my life that would change the way I perceive myself, that change would never have occurred.

Knowing things ahead of time always allows you a period of time to brace yourself for the impact of what is to come.  I would honestly rather not know and then crash into it with full force.  The anticipation of knowing I could change my perspective of myself would surely have hindered that change from actually taking place in my life.

Instead, I am glad that I grew up blindly accepting my fate, as the results of my experiences and consequences of my choices shaped and molded me along the way.

I feel as though I would never have been as receptive to information or dared to do half of the things I have accomplished in college if I grew up knowing I could change my own perspective.  I allowed myself the full freedom to think, question, contemplate, collaborate, and create during college–And, in doing so, my perspective gradually changed right under my feet and I didn’t even fully realize it until I reflected on it while writing this post.

I walked into Baylor a freshman and am about to exit as a self-assured young woman with immense internal and external perspective…which will surely only continue to change and grow,–as it should.

-NZ

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About Nico

She is Nico. Nicolette Joscelyn Zulli is a singer, songwriter, and fledgling producer. At 19 years old, she is gifted with a unique and powerful vocal talent possessing a range that exudes star quality. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nico grew up in Houston, Texas. Her parents hail from the great City of New Orleans where she has spent lots of time exploring the musical haunts and talents of the Big Easy. Nico grew up listening to the voices of Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Linda Eder, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Aaron Neville, Harry Connick, Jr., Vivian Green, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross, whose musical talents greatly influence her eclectic vocal style. Nico recently graduated from Houston Christian High School, a private college preparatory school, where she was an honor student and secretary of the National Honor Society, President of Water for Life, a campus-wide charitable outreach program, member of the girls’ varsity volleyball team, and President of the school’s 125-member choir. Nico has performed in public since the early age of 7 years old when she sang the Star Spangled Banner at a Houston Hot Shots Professional Soccer Game at the Houston Astro Arena (Reliant Arena) and received a standing ovation from thousands of roaring fans. Her name in lights flashed across the score board,and a star was born! She is a paid performer at local Houston restaurants which feature dinner jazz music, corporate functions, charity functions, private parties, churches, and schools. She has worked with several local producers, including the Grammy award winning producer for Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love”, Errol “E-Poppi” McCalla. She is currently working with one of H-town's hottest producers, Tahl Cole, and looks forward to continuing her trek in the world of music with a career in the industry. She currently attends Baylor University in Waco, Texas as a double major in Journalism News Editorial and Communication Specialist with a minor in Spanish. Post-undergraduate, she intends to pursue a degree in Entertainment Law.

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