I MET THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AT 5 YEARS OLD
By the age of five, I already understood what it meant to be in love with one of my God-given gifts and passionately pursue it.
As children, we are innocent and naturally curious and wonderfully naïve and fearless. We just do what naturally feels good and joyful. We do things just for the fun of it. Remember what that felt like? Just simply being to be and not doing for any particular gain.
THAT WAS MY RELATIONSHIP WITH SINGING
I began singing at five years old and continued professionally until I was 27. Pursuing a career in singing was effortless and natural, much like breathing, really. It always felt like home, nurturing and familiar. It was always there for me. I could always rely on my voice and getting lost in the love of it. Music fed my soul.
I would learn much later in life that how I lived for those formative 22 years—following my passion without question or concern—was uncommon, but it was the only way I knew how (and wanted) to live.
Looking back, I realize the gift was so much more than just a beautiful voice.
It led me to the exact place I am today. It gave me profound insight into and experience in passion, dedication, accountability, rejection, determination, fearlessness, courage, blind faith, manifestation, intuition, personal connection, and learning how to make peace after letting go of the love of my life.