So with the release of another song and music video, I wanted to post an update here about the process and what’s been going on in my life lately. It’s been a while since my last post so I figured this was overdue and I want to get real with you guys.
I have been getting back into my YouTube channel finally and it’s been going fairly well. We’re getting there with me getting back to posting regular weekly videos – slowly but surely. I did a video recently mentioning that I have been struggling with anxiety and depression which has been an ongoing struggle most of my life, but it hit me again this past spring/summer and has been something I have been dealing with a lot lately. My biggest issue has been bottling things up over the years and trying to be strong/positive and put on a happy face but I have come to realize that that doesn’t solve anything – it only makes them worse in the long run. So I have been forcing myself to finally start facing everything I have bottled up and work through it inorder to be healthy and learn to allow myself to be happy. I know that I always preach peace, love and positivity and I do believe in that 100% but it definitely has become more of a struggle over the past few years. No one is perfect, myself included – but it is in those moments of imperfection and struggle that we learn things about ourselves and are able to find grace and see the blessings in our lives. I will be doing a lot more about the journey to self-love and learning to allow yourself to be happy and living your best positive life on my YouTube channel as I go through the journey myself so be sure to subscribe to follow that.
I am a huge supporter of spreading awareness and giving support to mental illness and helping those who suffer with it in any way that I can especially because it is something that I have suffered with as well. Music has been one of the biggest helps for me in dealing with mental illness along with having an amazing support team and of course – my dog. Creating and writing are huge outlets for me and allows me to work through my emotions and struggles and music blends all that together so perfectly. I love what I do so much and feel so blessed to be able to be doing this and making my dreams a reality.
I really wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already given so much support on the music video for my latest song “What You’re Looking For”. You guys are honestly the reason that I do this; other than the benefit of it feeding my soul and being a form of therapy for me to work through my emotions. Taking my life stories and experiences and emotions and putting them into a song that can help someone else get through something they are going through at a time in their life is the most thrilling and fulfilling part of being a musician and a songwriter. I love when you guys connect to my music and am so glad that you all have been loving this new one. It is such a personal song (when aren’t they? haha) and it is about a topic that I am very passionate about – loving yourself and realizing your self-worth and having the self-respect to walk away from something or someone that doesn’t fulfill you. *For more about the meaning behind the song read this interview I did recently with Sam from MusicMusingsAndSuch.com
Well that is it for now, I will do my best to post more updates but honestly you will probably get more up-to-date going’s on of my life on my snapchat, twitter, Instagram and of course my YouTube channel.
Below is the video for those of you who haven’t yet seen it. I am so glad you are all loving it – don’t forget to share with your friends if you love the song 🙂
To anyone who is struggling right now – please know that you are not alone. You have strength within you and you are worthy of happiness and you WILL ge through whatever struggles you are dealing with right now – I promise you. Be strong.