So, for those who have been following my for a while (& for all my new followers, THANK YOU), I decided to stay in Los Angeles to broaden my horizons and also figure myself out as an artist.
About 2/3 years ago (2016/2017), I’ve always played around with the idea of making art a full-time job. It wasn’t until when I did some soul-searching that I realized, regardless of where I worked, I always identified as a creative.. or artist. After working a number of dead-end jobs, I’ve realized that art is my truest passion, and I’ve never felt more myself without it. That’s when I decided I needed to commit myself to my art more seriously, and this blog has allowed me to do just that.
I am grateful how far my education and life experiences has taken me so far that I don’t think I would have it any other way. I’ve learned to harden my inner voice and to follow it all the way regardless of doubt & rejection. And I don’t think there is any other self-fulling lesson that life has taught me.
Though I was born and raised in L.A., my decision to stay and find my independence is probably the best decision I can make for myself. I have built my connections, grown my confidence in my work and belief that it has only taught me how much more I have yet to learn and also, want to learn. Professionally, there is so much about the music business I have yet to learn about and music marketing aspect that I have already learned a great deal about along the way. As an artist, my goal is to improve my media presence, build my following, and my network which I could say I am slowly making this a reality with my time here in Los Angeles. Stepping into the music industry in general is highly competitive and a very small number succeed at it. But given the amazing encouragement and feedback I have received from my managers, peers, and followers, I only feel inspired to produce more for ya’ll and my job(s).
With my experience with vocal coaching, studio time, alongside my employment as a music teacher, promotions intern, and music analyst, I’ve learned that it takes persistence and perseverance to grow and I am learning that through hard work and solid work ethic and a little bit of faith, anything is possible. Nothing is guaranteed, and that only pushes me harder.
Thanks for following me on this journey, ya’ll. Can’t wait to share more with ya’ll very soon.