My name is Macy Taylor Kersey, but you can just call me Taylor. I am a senior music therapy major at Georgia College located in Milledgeville Georgia. I am from a very small town called Hoboken Georgia, we have one red light and if you blink you’ll miss the town completely. I graduated with the same people I went to preschool with, and I’ve had the same best friend since I was five years old. In short I am from a very small town. I came to Georgia College first and foremost to study music therapy and secondly for a change in environment.
During class recently we discussed what season of life we are in. I believe that I am in a season of change, acceptance, and doing. First a season of change because its my last year in undergrad, I’m beginning that transition into ‘official’adulthood. Second, acceptance because I’m learning to accept that nothing stays the same and eventually you do have to grow up. Lastly it’s a season of doing because I’ve finally started to do all the things I dreamed I would. In high school I would always talk about the person I would become. I recently discovered that I am indeed becoming that person.
Over the last four years I have discovered I really enjoy working with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Which is one of the many reasons I suggested Mary and I look at the Life Enrichment Center. The LEC is a nonprofit program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Baldwin county area. Their mission is to support and maximize the over all quality of life for individuals with Intellectual disabilities by using person centered and community based programs and services. I have worked with the LEC in the Creative Expressions program. Creative Expressions is run by the music therapy program at the LEC and they partner with the music therapy department at the college. Creative expressions is made up of several different music groups that implement music therapy to bring together a concert at the end of each semester. The center also offers other programs from art therapy to dance therapy. The Life Enrichment Center is such an important part of the Baldwin county community. Overall I am very excited to work with the LEC on a deeper level besides just helping with Creative Expressions.
It took me a while to find the words for this blog post. I really had to think about the question of “who am I?”because that is a difficult question to answer. Mostly because I’ve changed so much over the last year. I stared at a blank page for several days before the words finally came. I hope that eventually these blogs will become easier. Who knows maybe after the course is over it’ll be so easy for me that I start my own personal blog.