Making Perfect Timing
Recording and releasing music is something I’ve dreamed of doing for as long as I can remember. I used to listen to homemade mixtapes in my walkman cassette player on long family road trips, pretending I was picking out songs to put on my album. Back then, I didn’t really know where the songs came from. I don’t know why, but it never occurred to me as a little girl that someone sat down and created those songs. Songwriting is something I discovered later on, and haven’t been doing for all that long, but am deeply in love with. There is no feeling like the one I get after finishing a new song. I’m so happy (even when it’s a sad song) and so fulfilled, like I’m doing exactly what I should be. At the same time, it is the most difficult and vulnerable thing I’ve ever done.
I’ve grown immensely as a person and an artist making my first EP. I’ve struggled with the push and pull of being creative; the highs of feeling good about my work and the lows of insecurity, second guessing and worrying that people are going to tell me it’s awful. I’ve taken risks that I never thought I’d have the guts to take; self-funding a project that will likely never pay me back and sending it out into the world to be heard by anyone. I’ve been more supported than I ever thought I would be; playing these songs to a room full of my family and friends before moving to Nashville, having so many people offer to help me with graphic design, building a website, writing a bio, and help in any way they can. It’s all been terrifying and incredibly liberating. It makes me feel alive and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Now that I’m at the end of the process, I’m excited to share what I’ve done. I’ve written songs that I’m really proud of and brought them to life with the help of a great producer and some very talented musicians. I’ve learned so much about the process of this art form, about myself and about the journey of life. It may not be perfect, but it’s Perfect Timing (see what I did there?). I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be in my life. There is nothing better than listening to your heart and believing in yourself.
Perfect Timing will be released on March 11th on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, etc. Check back for links then! I hope you enjoy my songs, and I hope you’re inspired to follow your heart and do something you’ve always wanted to do. The prize is the journey, and we're all on it! Don’t take it too seriously and find some joy in every day!