I AM LIVING. <3

I noticed a few of my friends on Facebook sharing an article written by Kabir Sehgal in the Harvard Business Review titled "Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers." While reading it, I couldn't help but form a smile on my face. I felt understood and in a strange way, validated.

So much of my life has had to do with pursuing my creativity (music and YouTube) while working various jobs. My resume is filled with part-time work as a restaurant hostess, cashier, tutor, admin. assistant, radio VJ, etc. I've even worked other full-time jobs as a sales associate, and most recently, as a support associate at a software company for over a year. I learned a lot about various industries but they all involved people. You can imagine the types people I've been able to encounter through these chapters in my life -- so many amazing individuals who inspired me to work harder in the things I'm passionate about, along with not so amazing people who remind me the importance of being kind. At the end of the day, I have a huge heart for community and believe that there's always someone you can connect with no matter where you go if you're willing to try and hone the gift of listening first. I am fulfilled by the authentic relationships/friendships I form in this lifetime. But it isn't the only thing that fulfills me.

While holding these positions down, I've kept up with my own music and online presence. Though many times it became difficult to do so, it's been a marathon that I've actively made efforts to stay on the course of. Some moments, I hit the ground running, while in other instances, I moved at the pace of a tortoise. I've watched people go passed me, stay in front of me, and continue to accomplish some fantastic things in their careers wondering if I had become a fraud because music wasn't the only thing I could focus on. I'd be headed somewhere and life would change the course. I kept singing, though. Even when no one was listening.

Truth is, focusing solely on music was never my dream. Rather than praying for stardom, I prayed to God everyday to be married to a man of God who'd lead my family in a Christ-centered relationship, and He granted me that. I've also come to the realization that I've always loved being part of different organizations and clubs. In high school, I was singing in jazz band, playing on the tennis team, was in the percussion section for pep rallies (really just hanging out lol), running for leadership, preparing for mock trials, and acting in musicals. I was training for my future! Looking at my life now, it all makes sense.

I'm still a YouTuber -- posting content on my channel and I continue to perform, write music, and even have a performance this Wednesday evening for Flipside Atlanta. Earlier that same afternoon, I have my first booked photoshoot gig thanks to my Theatrical/Commercial agency, People Store. I just signed on as the new Sales and Marketing Director of Studio South Atlanta and will also be consulting social media strategies for other entities. These all come after my duties as a wife, mother (to my fur children), daughter, sister, and friend.

I AM LIVING. <3

At the end of this marathon of life, I don't know who will be there when I get to the finish line, but I have a confidence that I won't be alone. :)

Birchbox | April 2017 Unboxing

"Let your insides show on the outside!"

For the month of April, Birchbox embraced the theme of "Magic Inside" -- reiterating the importance of having beauty within.

I actually prefer the minimalist look and really enjoyed the goodies I got.

Watch the video to see what I got in the mail for Birchbox's April 2017!

When it gets harder to remember, I will make effort to keep on singing.

At this heightened time of tension and confusion, I remember that I put faith not in man but a God that is beautiful, wonderful, and powerful. When it gets harder to remember, I will make effort to keep on singing.

Accompanied by Josh Fu of
Video & Audio Production: Pronunced Footage x The Futuristic Vintage

My 2016 | highlights, memories, & reflection

2016 was an incredible year.
How was yours?

I just wanted to highlight some of my experiences and create this in video form as a keepsake for myself, as well as share it with you all. I hope it encourages you to keep creating memories that matter to you. Others will always expect things from you, whether it's because they love you or just don't know you at all, but what's most important is that you can go to bed in peace and wake up proud of who you are.

Thank you for always watching and listening. :)

"I don't know why... But I know the last shall be first."

Brooke Fraser - Flags

Come, tell me your trouble
I'm not your answer
But I'm a listening ear

Reality has left you reeling
All facts and no feeling
No faith and all fear

I don't know why a good man will fall
While a wicked one stands
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land

Who's at fault is not important
Good intentions lie dormant
And we're all to blame

While apathy acts like an ally
My enemy and I are one and the same

I don't know why the innocents fall
While the monsters still stand
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land

I don't know why our words are so proud
Yet their promise so thin
And our lives blow about
Like flags in the wind

Oh oh oh oh

You who mourn will be comforted
You who hunger will hunger no more
All the last shall be first
Of this I am sure

You who weep now will laugh again
All you lonely, be lonely no more
Yes, the last will be first
Of this I'm sure

I don't know why the innocents fall
While the monsters stand
I don't know why the little ones thirst
But I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first

Thanks for stopping by!

Creating a new space for myself to combine and share all my creative juices. Take a seat, take a sip. Can't wait to share everything with you. :)

It's 5:34AM because I work better while everyone else is sleeping. The day is going to be interesting.