Posts tagged ohio
A Lesson from Failure

It's been a long while since I've had the opportunity to fail at something I truly care about. This past weekend I competed in my first dance competition in over 7 years. I gave it my best shot, I felt super confident in my performance... I came nowhere near winning. I was crushed; I doubted my ability, my self-perception, and even whether I wanted to continue dancing. My ego was definitely bruised. But I am thankful for losing; I've learned a really valuable lesson about my creative self.

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"You'd be famous if you didn't write love songs"

I really enjoy getting feedback from you all when I share my creativity. I think it's really special to have the opportunity to connect with so many of you I've never had the chance to meet in the real world. It's difficult at times to respond to you all, especially now that I'm an adult with grown-up responsibilities and music has taken a backseat. But I swear I read every message you all send!

Some comments stick with me for a very long time. Like, for example, a long while ago (I think I was in high school at the time... so 10ish years ago?) someone wrote on my YouTube channel something along the lines of "You should stop writing so many love songs. You'd be famous if you wrote about something else, just saying." Now I know, I know. Sticks and stones, right? But this one stung! I felt like I let one of my fans down simply by writing song upon song about love.

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I Miss the Early Days of YouTube

This is a long post of me whining about being old and not knowing how to be social media savvy anymore. TL;DR: I want your feedback. Feel free to email me or leave a note in the comments. I want to know...

  • Where do you go to find new music?
  • What social media do you find yourself using most? Why?
  • Are you craving a more personal form of social media like I am? Would you give anything to get back your chronological timeline?
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