The Big Jump
As Jen Sincero so elegantly puts it, "Instead of wasting hours and days and years trying to figure out your perfect next move, just DO something already...Get out of your head and take action" (You Are a Badass... 74).
I waited so long for a GLOBAL pandemic and a heart attack to pull my head out of my own ass and do rather than wish. Music has been my passion for as long as I can remember, right down to the moment my Aunt Gail handed me my very first guitar--dreadnought Alvarez--at the age of ten. My mom followed suit with a First Act (I know we've all been there) black, electric guitar.
It took me a long time to realize that all of these moments--receiving the opportunity to learn and play at such a young age, running open mics in the downtown Knoxville area (underage I might add), building a community of local artists through gigging and booking shows at Casual Pint on Union Avenue--were pushing me to recognition: Music and building community are my callings.
During our #quarantinetime, I have taken the biggest jump in my music career to date. I'm taking Adam Ivy's Sell Music Masterclass 2.0. Yeah. I paid for a marketing class. Rather, I invested in a marketing class.
During our #quarantinetime, I created my first ever video for Instagram, acquired a Facebook after years of thinking it was run by Russian bots (which, let's be honest, it still probably is), created a YouTube channel, signed up for a Twitter account, created a mailing list, and this website.
During our #quarantinetime, I have forced myself to find the silver lining and make use of confinement. I am extremely lucky to be able to invest in myself. I am extremely lucky to be able to invest in my listeners, followers, and audience members.
This is the next chapter in my life. I am so happy that you all are along for the ride.