Hey #MuseMafia! So, it's long overdue, but I have FINALLY decided to begin a blog. I love to write more than just music and lyrics, and it's time to put my English and Literature-drenched educational history to use! Firstly, I want to say thank you for checking out my blog and taking the time to dive into my brain a bit and really discover who I am, not only as a performer, but as a human bean. I really appreciate it. Without you, I would not be where I am today, and I know that.
Second, I want to explain my blog title. I chose "Road Less Traveled" because it applies to everything I do as well as what other creative people (most of them) experience - like thought processes, the ups and downs, depression, anxiety, and super high highs. Not many people choose this path in life - to pursue something a lot of people don't look at as a real "job." That makes me think of one time, specifically, when someone came up to me after I completed my run on American Idol and naively said, "Wow, it must be so nice to not have to do anything except sing. You're so lucky."
Trust me, I do way more than sing. There are times I wish that guy was right and that all I had to do was sing, but he couldn't have been farther from the truth. Also, there's no such thing as "luck." It's hard work, and it can hurt pretty damn bad when it doesn't pay off at times (another reason I think a lot of people don't actively 110% pursue professions in this industry). We can talk more about that in a later post...God knows I probably will. I can type for DAYS.
So, "Road Less Traveled" is exactly what it sounds like. I took the road less traveled. Through all the successes and disappointments, I am still going. I've been in this business long enough to watch people quit when times got too tough. They were great performers, writers, and even had "the look" to make up for lack of talent in other areas. I've watched people fail and give up completely to take on an everyday job. It's not necessarily a bad thing, I think, as I've seen a few individuals go back to college, get a degree, and now they're incredibly successful...I just hate to see true, raw talent abruptly STOP because life got too tough.
There! First post. I'll write when I can. I'll be reviewing shows, free-writing, talking about my music, and talking about new music and artists I've discovered and love! Stay tuned...