How did you become a Pilot? What is it that hooked you? What has their music taught you? Anything! This site is meant to be a place for Pilots to gather and encourage others through their creations... through their stories - Let other know that they're not alone in their struggles. You can share lyrics that touch you, that make you think, that break you down. You can send in pictures or creations of the guys that you've done or taken during a concert. Anything!
In September of 2009 I packed up all my worldly possessions and moved 300 miles away from every single one of my friends and family members to start college. I was 17 years old. I knew no one, was known by no one. I was an Elementary Education/Exceptional Needs double major. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life and exactly what everyone else wanted me to do with my life. After I completed my freshman year, I found out very quickly by looking at my 1.98 GPA that I was going to struggle. I had severe ADD/ADHD, I lost my insurance when I moved to college, therefore losing my medication. I floundered in my classes. I was lost. In 2011 I changed my manger to Elementary Education with a concentration in Science. I couldn't be a Special Needs teacher, I had two siblings with Autism, it was too real. I spent the next year struggling in my classes. I tried to hard to apply myself but I couldn't make my brain focus. I ended up having to petition into my classes and write all kinds of appeals over the next two years. It was in January of 2013 that I was told I couldn't graduate. Let me rephrase that, I was told I couldn't be a teacher. I ignored my teachers and I fought and I fought, but my grades just wouldn't cut it. It was March 6 at about 2AM when my friend and I were chatting on Facebook. He sent me a link to a song. Car Radio. and from there Holding Onto You. I downloaded the two songs, got in my car and drove for hours listening to those songs on repeat. Crying and yelling at God because I felt abandoned and I felt as though my life had lost the purpose that I had been striving for for the past 4 years. On March 6 at about 9AM I changed my major. 6 weeks before I was supposed to graduate. I was lost and so I got the rest of Vessel and then got regional at best and then got twenty one pilots. For months I spent hours driving around listening and singing along, all the while pleading with God to help me figure out my place in this world.