A creative at heart, I have always considered myself first and foremost a storyteller, whether that be through music, writing, or art. I was so excited to tell a story (with a moral) through music about this prevalent and pressing topic. As someone who is not only violently afraid of driving due to the reckless cars on the road, but also knows people who have been involved in such crashes, it is important to me spread awareness about how dangerous reckless driving truly is. Thank you Create Real Impact for giving me and all the other students who are entering the competition a chance to showcase our gifts in an “impactful” way! (Song was created using MixPad Multitrack Recording Free by NCH Software — many thanks to them as well!) Lyrics: Her life was just getting started when she moved out of her parents’ apartment. Make a difference, see the world. Goals strewn in her journal on a dreamy night. Meet new people, become something, make her childhood wrongs right. Threw that journal in a backpack in the backseat of her car. Out of the driveway, down the highway, took a detour through the park. Scenic route, she said, “I’ll get there someday. Might as well enjoy the ride so far.” Headlights glaring, playlist still playing as she swerved to miss a car. Lights flashing red and blue. Handcuffs clashing as they’re secured onto the wrists of a stranger who couldn’t wait to send a message saying, “I’ll be late.” They found her backpack later in the ditch, journal opened to the page with the list. Would have been a beautiful adventure, but it cost her life. Don’t text and drive. It’s only a matter of time before those wrongs can’t be made right.