Wednesday, May 25, 2011
the silence as well as the song
last year for mother's day my mom asked each of us kids to tell her something we appreciate about her. and it was an awesome thing to do, 'cause i have all sorts of amazing things to tell my mother, and if she hadn't of asked, well, maybe i wouldn't have remembered to say them. it was my birthday earlier this month, and she decided to do the same for me. i'm so glad she did. she said things that i felt really good hearing. one of those things was how i am willing to really put myself out there and be terribly honest and open about what i go through and what i learn in the process. she said that allows other people to do the same. and i really appreciate that, especially now that i'm actually trying to treat myself as a Professional Musician, and even more frighteningly trying to convince the world that's what i am too! ;) and it makes it hard, all the pressure to always put your best foot forward and always have your game face on. i don't want to be part of the intimidating face of "the music business" and all it's competition that i feel uncomfortably face to face with so often. i want to remember that i am a unique person with a unique musical journey. everyone else is, too. we all come from different places; we all sing from different hearts. it is my goal to believe that people want to know me, during the silence as well as the song.