The Strong Ones

Have you ever held your breath underwater for a long time? I can distinctly remember summer days in the Florida sunshine at the community pool holding my breath for as long as I possibly could, then inevitably coming up for air. There was always something so euphoric and freeing about taking that first deep inhale…

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The meaning behind "Good Enough"

The hardest conversations are often the most necessary to have. Perhaps it's our hesitancy to endure pain, or discover something we weren't prepared to hear or acknowledge that causes us to ignore the obvious; however, as hard as it may be at times, in order to grow, these conversations are a vital component to our hearts development…

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Songs that inspired "Good Enough"

Picture an endless shoreline with white sand, and cacti roaming the terrain, all the while standing on a lush mountainside... That is the visual I wanted to give my listeners upon first hearing my new single (: Call me crazy, but that is a literal way I described the feeling I wanted to translate to my band and producer…

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On the Horizon.

I hope you all are well. I am writing to you all from a very content, joyful place! I can say confidently that I am the happiest I have been in a very long time! I have hopped back on my blog a newly graduated student, a freshly inspired songstress, and a little bit goofier then before (: (if you can believe it) 

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To the Girl.

To the girl single on valentines day, Another year of hoping, another year a yearning, another year of longing for someone to sweep you off your feet has come and gone. It stings to witness your friends celebrate this holiday because unlike the rest of them, community is briefly set aside to commemorate that someone special for one day.

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How to "Make It" in the Music Industry.

If you are pursuing a career in the music industry, without a doubt, you have thought or heard the all-encompassing question that is, how does one “make it” in this business? You may have paid for producers to give you “that sound” that’s marketable, or attended conferences an panels to gain more knowledge on achieving your desires; perhaps, you've even paid to sit in rooms with reputable professionals who aren't really sure themselves...

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Hello, 2018

This morning I awoke to the sad realization that NBC's 'Sea Quest' show back in the early 90's prediction of talking dolphins in 2018 has yet to come true... alas, maybe next year! I don't about you, but the changing of the year often feels like a clean slate, or a "do-over" if you will; almost as if life itself is handing us a new opportunity to start again, and hopefully be better. Personally, I am very excited about...

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He Has Chosen You.

Happy Friday y'all! And a happy first day of December! (aka, let the Christmas shopping chaos begin!) That is, if you have waited to go shopping until now for your loved ones like myself. This season is one that brings families together around the tree, Christmas wrapping galore, hot chocolate, tinsel draped around our homes and the acknowledgment of the birth of Jesus.

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The Good Ones

Grief. We are all well aquainted with this un-wanted emotion... some more then others, nevertheless, none of us are immune to it. A tragedy or traumatic event may takes place in your life, losing a loved one or experiencing some kind of personal struggle- where it feels as if time slows down, and you can feel every painful, agonizing emotion gnawing away at the very core of who you are...

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Entering a New Season

In my sweet little home of Franklin, Tennessee, summer has finally come to its end, and fall has made her grand arrival. She has begun pruning the leaves and drenching them with an assortment of vibrant colors! What was once humid air, is not slowly becoming cool and crisp and quite frankly, I look forward to breaking out my collection of turtle necks and knitted sweaters! (I know, I am a elderly woman) 

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