Today I turn 25!
Some time ago, I might have thought that I was going through a Quarter-Life Crisis, but I see things in a more positive light now: not a crisis, but rather a breakthrough!
I have lived a quarter of a century, but it does not feel like that at all! I definitely see myself entering a new stage in my life with more responsibility as well as more freedom.
This also marks my 5-year anniversary with dealing with my own Bipolar Disorder. After nearly 10 manic episodes and countless depressive episodes, I feel that I have moved towards a stage of acceptance and brand new responsibility with my Manic Depression. I now know what to expect, and I can anticipate an episode coming around the corner and can prepare for it accordingly. And most importantly, I can stay on top of my meds and rely on the great support system that I have.
THE DARK PAST IS THE PAST
I certainly feel like I have a dark past, but I'm sure there are tons of other people who may feel the same way. The best way I can think about saying goodbye to my dark past is with a song--specifically, Lukas Graham's "7 Years" song. In a remix of both of our words, I dedicate this song to my past, and I hereby declare myself free from it and able to move on to better things! You can listen to the song below.
THE BRIGHT FUTURE IS, WELL, BRIGHT
Moving on, I plan to continue my life exploring music and songwriting to the fullest. I am excited to see what is in store for me. And I'm happy to be an advocate for mental health while at the same time pursuing my passion for music.
I'll be having my first live performance this year on February 15th 2020, around 6 PM CST (Central Time). There will be a way for you to stay tuned either in-person or virtually (via Facebook Live), so I hope that you can come and support my music!
How can I support you in person?
Click on the promotional image below to purchase tickets ($10 pre-sale, $20 at the door) to my performance
How can I support you virtually?
Like my artist page on Facebook and tune in on Feb 15, where I am hoping to post my performance on Facebook Live!
Don't worry--I haven't forgotten about the blog post I've promised to make about my experience navigating the healthcare system. It's coming. Stay tuned!
The Music Business Specialization provides students with the knowledge and experience to gain employment in the exciting fields of the music entertainment industry. Students learn to be music businessmen and women, music arrangers, songwriters, producers and performers. In addition to music business and traditional academic music studies, these programs provide interdisciplinary training in computer based music production technologies, entertainment business strategies, and popular music performance. The commercial music field is where the greatest amount of music industry employment is to be found.
Today was an important day for me. I went up to HCC and changed my major to Music Business. I decided that I would like to earn an Associate's Degree in Music Business with a Specialization in Songwriting/Production. So far, I signed up for 3 courses: Music Business, Songwriting, & Music Fundamentals. I am so excited to see what happens!
So how did this come about? I was hanging out with a friend and she asked me a really interesting question. What is something that has stayed consistent in your life, regardless of setbacks and obstacles? What has stayed constant? The answer for me is MUSIC. I was scared to deal with that answer though. I have tried to pursue something in music before and it turned out to be a flop. I was scared to try again.
But now I am willing to try this again, and this time with the help of HCC! I'm looking forward to seeing how the classes go.