Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.
If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.
Pursuing any dream could be difficult. No matter what you choose, you really have to stick with it if you want to see your hard work pay off. Patience is key.
When music is crashing around us, when you hear the same five songs on the radio that aren't really saying much, we can always go back to great music. Great music always lives on.
I am a fan of radio and mainstream music, but I also understand that music is just a small portion of all the really great compositions out there. I enjoy timeless music. I like a lot of different genres, and listen to them regularly. It's always good to expose yourself to new sounds.
I don't regret any decisions I've made in my life.
I believe that everything happens for a reason, so I really don't regret anything. Even when situations are bad, I tend to find the good in them and focus on that. Everything is a learning experience and will somehow teach you something you need to know later in life.
I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
This is honestly how I consider my musical ability as well! I know that my voice is a gift from God, and that's why I believe my life's purpose is to share music. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't sing, and I can't imagine life without being able to express myself in that way. I knew at such a young age what I wanted to spend my lifetime doing. No matter what's going wrong in my world, when I turn to music, all is at peace. Whether I'm performing, songwriting, listening, or teaching music, I'm living my dream. I understand the process and am enjoying this journey.
I love his analogy of fear! Fear really does just ruin your day and get in the way of all the awesome things you could be doing. I, for one, am fearful of quite a few things. I am learning that I have to get out of my head, and just go for it.
I take conscious breaks for myself 'cause I like to rejuvenate and get my creative juices flowing. I also like to take my time with my creativity; I think it's important.
Lately, I've been in the creation phase... working hard to write better lyrics and melodies each time. I'm learning that the creation phase cannot be rushed. It's time that needs to be used wisely, and the vibe has to be right.
I think every individual has his or her own power, and it's a matter of working, taking time and defining what that power is.
I really prefer the actual experience of being onstage and living the character from beginning to end with the energy of the audience. There's nothing that beats that feeling...
It's something about being on stage! #LoveIt
Self-love is really a foundation for everything, and however you practice or express that is so, so important.
This is something every woman should do...it is a journey to self love, and it may not be the easiest for some. For me, once I tuned out the noise of the outside world and truly tapped in to me, I fell into a confidence no one could shake. I am growing as a woman and an artist every day.
My life is a song still being written...watch my lyrics evolve.